Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope

by  Vinnette Carroll, Micki Grant

Full Length Musical  /  6m, 6f

"Zesty and fun...lively score and lyrics...Deserves a wide audience." - The New York Times

"The kind of show at which you want to blow kisses." - Sunday Times

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Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope

by  Vinnette Carroll Micki Grant

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6m, 6f
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

A Tony nominee as Best Musical of the season, this dynamic mixture of rock, calypso and ballads utilizes a dozen singer-dancers in twenty numbers. In revue-style format, Don't Bother Me...explicates the African-American experience with vibrant song and dance.
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Reviews

"Zesty and fun...lively score and lyrics...Deserves a wide audience." - The New York Times

"The kind of show at which you want to blow kisses." - Sunday Times

"Sends you home wanting to snap your fingers and click your heels." - The New York Daily News

"Magical combination of passion and humor...perfect." - The New Yorker

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Keywords

Black issues

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo

Casting

6m, 6f

SALOME - singer
CHARLAINE - singer
SHEILA - singer
CLINTON - singer
NAT - singer
TIM - singer
AGNES - dancer
JULIA - dancer
PAT - dancer
EDMUND - dancer
STEVE - dancer
ROBERT - dancer

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Cast Attributes

  • Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
  • Multicultural casting

Casting Notes

Plus four musicians. Can be cone with a minimum cast of 9.

Resources

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Full Package

Piano/Conductor Score
15 Vocal Chorus Books

Alto Saxophone
Drums
Guitar
Bass

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Authors

Vinnette Carroll

Vinnette Carroll

Micki Grant

Micki Grant

Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope was first presented at the Playhouse Theatre in New York City on April 19, 1972. Directed by Vinnette Carol.

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