Evelyn Shaffer and the Chance of a Lifetime

by  Greg Edwards, Andy Roninson

Short Musical, Dramatic Comedy  /  2m, 1f

A ten-minute musical infused with a 32-bit score, Evelyn Shaffer and the Chance of a Lifetime shows that, sometimes, the greatest quests aren’t in video games, but our own lives.

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Evelyn Shaffer and the Chance of a Lifetime

by  Greg Edwards Andy Roninson

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Evelyn Shaffer and the Chance of a Lifetime

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Evelyn Shaffer, an indie game designer, has landed an interview for her dream job at Moonbeam Studios. Even better, that interview is with her childhood hero, veteran designer Tim Beck. But as the interview progresses, Evelyn realizes just how quickly dream can turn to delusion. A ten-minute musical infused with a 32-bit score, Evelyn Shaffer and the Chance of a Lifetime shows that, sometimes, the greatest quests aren’t in video games, but our own lives. 

Published in the Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 40th Series 

To license and purchase the sheet music and backing tracks for Evelyn Shaffer and the Chance of a Lifetime, please visit evelynmusical.com

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 / performance
    $75 / performance of 3 plays
    $100 / performance of 4 or more plays


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Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: Moonbeam Studios, a wildly successful video game developer. Present day.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: Pop/Rock, Contemporary Broadway
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Song Samples

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On the Otherr Side of the Screen
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Game On
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Casting

2m, 1f

EVELYN SHAFFER - an indie game designer
TIM BECK - the head of Moonbeam Studios
RECEPTIONIST - a disgruntled employee

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Cast Attributes

  • Multicultural casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

Greg Edwards

Greg Edwards wrote the scripts for Application Pending (Off-Broadway, Drama Desk nomination) and Craving for Travel (Off-Broadway), lyrics for Neurosis: A New Musical (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, SALT Award for Best New Musical), and book and lyrics for Evelyn Shaffer and the Chance of a Lifetime (Samuel French OOB Festi ...

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Andy Roninson

Andy Roninson is the creator and host of Take A Ten, the all-original, ten-minute musical podcast. Episodes have featured the voice talents of Tony-nominees Laura Osnes, Rob McClure, and Sophie Hayden as well as other Broadway and NYC actors. Episodes have been Finalists for three consecutive years at the Sound Bites f ...

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Evelyn Shaffer and the Chance of a Lifetime was originally produced as a podcast by Take a Ten Musicals on September 1, 2014.

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