Ballroom

by  Jerome Kass, Bill Goldenberg, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman

Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy  /  14m, 17f

"It brings class to Broadway." - New York Post

"Flows with grace and glows with affect." - Christian Science Monitor

"Ballroom is a major achievement in widening our understanding of the potential of musical the…

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    14m, 17f
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

The delightfully humane and moving Broadway production was developed by Tony Award-winning director Michael Bennett co-creator of A Chorus Line. Based on the CBS television movie The Queen of the Stardust Ballroom which starred Maureen Stapleton as aging widow Bea Asher who, having lost her beloved Morrie, begins life anew at the Stardust Ballroom, an old school Brooklyn dance palace. There she meets middle-aged mailman Al and falls in love again. He's married. Bea's children and friends advise her against starting up a romance with a married man who refuses to leave his wife but Bea, having found a new life and love decides that "fifty percent" of someone you love is better than "all of anybody else".
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Reviews

"It brings class to Broadway." - New York Post

"Flows with grace and glows with affect." - Christian Science Monitor

"Ballroom is a major achievement in widening our understanding of the potential of musical theatre." - Women's Wear Daily

Keywords

Betrayal, Love, Marriage

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.

Production

Music

  • Orchestra Size: Medium

Song Samples

Overture - The Stardust Waltz
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A Terrific Band and a Real Nice Crowd
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A Song for Dancing
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One by One
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Dance Montage (Cha-Cha)
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Dreams
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Somebody Did All Right For Herself/Dreams
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Tango
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Goodnight is Not Goodbye
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I've Been Waiting All My Life
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I Love to Dance
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More of the Same
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Fifty Percent
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I Wish You A Waltz
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Casting

14m, 17f
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Cast Attributes

  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

Casting Notes

Casting includes ensemble

Resources

Rehearsal Resources

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20 Piano/Conductor Scores

Reed I (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone)
Reed II (Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone)
Reed III (Oboe, Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone)
Reed IV (Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone)
Horn
Trumpets I & II (2 books)
Trumpet III
Trombone I
Trombone II
Trombone III
Percussion I & II (2 Books)
Guitar
Harp
Violin
Cello
Bass

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Authors

Jerome Kass

Jerome Kass

Bill Goldenberg

Bill Goldenberg

Alan Bergman

Alan Bergman

Marilyn Bergman

Marilyn Bergman

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