Storyville

by  Ed Bullins, Mildred Kayden

Full Length Musical  /  6m, 6f

"Storyville rocked its audience -the music and lyrics are sensitive, satirical, spirited and strong." - Los Angeles Times

"Storyville's music soars. What we have here is something of a jazz operetta, packed solidly…

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    6m, 6f

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A musical set in New Orleans, 1917, a story of love and jazz music. It follows how a notorious prize fight sent the musicians, bands and entertainers "rollin' up the river" to St. Louis, Chicago and gave America's gift to the world: JAZZ!
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Reviews

"Storyville rocked its audience" -the music and lyrics are sensitive, satirical, spirited and strong. - Los Angeles Times

"Storyville's music soars. What we have here is something of a jazz operetta, packed solidly with a score, lyrics and a bang up cast of artists, all to die for." - Entertainment News and Views

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  • Orchestra Size: Medium

Song Samples

Funeral
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Welcome - Razzy Dazzy Jazzy Spasm Band
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Back O'Town Rag
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So Beautiful
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Everybody's Got Somethin'
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Louisiana Woman
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Makin' It
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A Touch of Danger
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The Blue Book
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Prove It
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Animal Stamp
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Feel That Jazz
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Fat Tuesday Parade / Nobility Of Soul
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Rollin' Up The River
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Demi Monde
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Boulevardier
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Can Tigre Become a Lady?
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Riffs And Breaks
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The Best Is Yet To Be
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What's For Real
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Big Time Ballyhoo
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Casting

6m, 6f
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13 Piano/Conductor Scores

Bass
Drums
Guitar
Reed
Trombone
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Authors

Ed Bullins

Ed Bullins, an African American playwright and author, was born in 1935. Born in Philadelphia, Edward Artie Ed Bullins grew up in a tough part of Philadelphia and was almost stabbed to death as a young man. In 1952, he dropped out of high school and joined the navy. In 1958, he moved to Los Angeles, to attend Los An ...

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Mildred Kayden

Mildred Kayden is a Composer, Lyricist, and Librettist. Her productions include music and lyrics for Storyville (book by Ed Bullins; University of California, San Diego; Mandeville Theatre, Galveston, Texas; San Diego Repertory The ...

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