The Big Bang

by  Jed Feuer, Boyd Graham

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  2m

"World history as a camp musical.... A "Bang' up sendup.... Inspired nonsense." - N.Y. Daily News.

"Utterly silly but very amusing." - N.Y. Times."An inventively staged fiesta of eye rolling idiocy." - Time Out.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    National Alliance of Musical Theatre-Festival Musicals

Additional Info

Performed by its wacky creators Off Broadway, this frenetic entertainment is long on shtick and historical hilarity. It is staged as a backers' audition for an 83.5 million dollar twelve hour stage history of the world from creation to the present. Eighteen side splitting numbers portraying Adam and Eve, Attila the Hun, the building of the pyramids, Julius Caesar and Columbus, among others, give potential investors a taste of the impending extravaganza. In the process, the opulent Park Avenue apartment "borrowed" for the occasion is trashed as the two snatch its furnishings to create makeshift costumes while singing and clowning their way through inventive recreations of the past, stopping occasionally for a little supplicating show biz patter.

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Reviews

REVIEWS

"World history as a camp musical.... A Bang' up sendup.... Inspired nonsense."" - N.Y. Daily News.

"Utterly silly but very amusing." - N.Y. Times.

"An inventively staged fiesta of eye rolling idiocy." - Time Out.

Considerations

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Setting: The living room of an elegant Park Avenue apartment in New York City. Time is the present.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only

Song Samples

The Big Bang
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Free Food and Frontal Nudity
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Pyramid
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The Colosseum
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Atilla
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New World
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Cookin' for Henry
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Holding Out for a Hero or Pocahontas
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Today's Just Yesterday's Tomorrow
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Potato
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Loving Him
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Casting

2m
JED
BOYD
ALBERT/KEYBOARD PLAYER
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Casting Notes

Plus an onstage keyboard player.

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Full Package

4 Keyboard/Vocal Scores
1 data disc with required track

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Authors

Jed Feuer

Jed Feuer

Boyd Graham

Boyd Graham

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