Jack + Jill

by  Sarah Hammond, Emily Goldman

Short Musical, Dramatic Comedy  /  1m, 1f

Jack and Jill are identical, inseparable, made-for-each-other best friends, but then Jack falls in love with Jill, which is a problem. A ten-minute musical about climbing hills, breaking eggs, and the perils of growing up.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Literature)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Jack and Jill are identical, inseparable, made-for-each-other best friends, but then Jack falls in love with Jill, which is a problem. A ten-minute musical about climbing hills, breaking eggs, and the perils of growing up.

Published in the Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 42nd Series.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: A little town with a hill in California. Then Jill's apartment back East.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Casting

1m, 1f
JACK - A boy who loves Jill.
JILL - A girl who grows up.
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Cast Attributes

  • Not Applicable

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Authors

Sarah Hammond

Sarah Hammond grew up in Hong Kong, Belgium, and South Carolina. Honors include Actors Theatre of Louisville's Heideman Award, a MacDowell Colony fellowship, a commission from South Coast Rep, and a residency at the Royal National Theatre. Her work has been seen onstage at Trustus Theatre, City Theatre ...

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Emily Goldman

Emily GOldman is a New York-based pianist, composer, and writer. She holds an MFA from NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, and in 2015 she was a MacDowell Fellow in Literature and a Johnny Mercer Songwriting Fellow. Her music has been heard at the Aspen Festival, Barrington Stage, 54 Below, Joe’s Pub, and m ...

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Jack + Jill premiered at the 42nd Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival in New York City in August 2017.

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