Mail

by  Jerry Colker, Michael Rupert

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  9m, 6f

"A least 12 songs are solid enough to stand on their own. If Mail can't deliver, there is little hope for the future of the musical theatre." - Drama Logue

"Make room for the theatre's newest musical geniuses." - The Same

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    9m, 6f
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Mail piles up for months while Alex, an unpublished author, slips away to escape anxieties over his artistic and romantic problems. When he returns to open the accumulation, each letter springs to life. Alex's girl friend, his family and his best friend - even those sending bills and hilarious junk mail - fill the stage with song and dance. This is a wild and wacky musical by the authors of 3 Guys Naked from the Waist Down.
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Reviews

"A least 12 songs are solid enough to stand on their own. If Mail can't deliver, there is little hope for the future of the musical theatre." - Drama Logue

"Make room for the theatre's newest musical geniuses." - The Same

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Setting: A Manhattan apartment. 6:00 AM one winter morning, and 11:15 PM four months later.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Orchestra Size: Large

Song Samples

Monolithic Madness
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Hit the Ground Running
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It's Your Life
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I'm Cooking with Steam
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It's Just a Question of Technique
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By the Same Token
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Crazy World Intro
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The Ambivalent Rag / It's Your Life Part II
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Get Outa Town
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Power
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The World Set on Fire by a Black and a Jew
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Family Ties
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One Lost Weekend
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Junk Mail / Disconnected
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Helplessness at Midnight
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What Have You Been Doing for the Past Ten Years
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A Blank Piece of Paper
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Sweepstakes
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Harder to Love You
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Asshole / Sweepstakes II
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They're Gonna Publish Your Book
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Happy Birthday You Little Schmuck
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They're Gonna Publish Your Book II
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They're Gonna Publish Your Book III / Ambivalent Rag II
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Pages of My Diary
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Ambivalent Rag III
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Don't Count on It
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Friends for Life Part 1
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Friends for Life Part 2
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29 Years Ago
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Harder to Love You II
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Hit the Ground Running II / A Blank Piece of Paper II
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Crazy World
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Casting

9m, 6f

ALEX - 29; struggling novelist at the crossroads of life.
DANA - Late 20s/early 30s; PhD in Psychology; smart, sexy, tough, and vulnerable.
MAX - Late 50s/early 60s; grew up in Depression and WWII era; blue-collar Jewish with sense of humor.
FRANKLIN - Late 20s/early 30s; Alex's best friend; hip, sexy, and flasy.
SANDI - Late 30s/early 40s; Alex's literary agent; extremely well-traveled and self-assured.
FEMALE ENSEMBLE - Cast of three female actors to pay a variety of roles.
MALE ENSEMBLE - Cast of three male actors to pay a variety of roles.

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Cast Attributes

  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Multicultural casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

Casting Notes

The specifics of casting are merely suggestions. It is possible to have an entire cast of six or seven where resources are limited.

Resources

Rehearsal Resources

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Full Package

Keyboard 1/Conductor's Scores (Act 1)
Keyboard 1/Conductor's Scores (Act 2)

Keyboard 2
Reed 1 (Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Flute, Piccolo)
Reed 2 (Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Bass Clarinet)
Violin
Cello 1
Cello 2
Bass
Guitar
16 Vocal/Chorus

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Authors

Jerry Colker

Jerry Colker

Michael Rupert

Michael Rupert

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