Street Dreams: The Inner City Musical

by  Eve Merriam, Helen Miller

Full Length Musical  /  4m, 5f

NOTICE: Please be advised, this title is from the Samuel French Vault and is made from a scan of an archived manuscript. We hope you’ll treasure this glimpse into theatre history.

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Street Dreams: The Inner City Musical

by  Eve Merriam Helen Miller

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    4m, 5f
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    Adaptations (Literature), Adaptations (Stage & Screen)

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This version of the Broadway show originally produced as Inner City in 1971 is based on the bestselling book The Inner City Mother Goose by Eve Merriam. This revised version musically updates these modern-day nursery tales through the use of songs and character studies, presenting the urban landscape of our modern American cities in an evocative and theatrical way.
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"It's all presented by a fascinating parade of characters: a local congressman, a prostitute, the cop, the drug pusher, each of them has a chance to address the audience, to tell their story, and they tell the audience how things really work. The songs have verve and drive, the lyrics have an exuberant and refreshing frankness." - ABC-TV


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  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only


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10 Piano/Conductor Score



Eve Merriam

EVE MERRIAM was a poet, playwright, director, and lecturer. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1916, she attended Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Wisconsin, Columbia University, and has has taught and lectured at many other institutions. Her first book, Family Circle (1946), was select ...

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