The It Girl

by  Michael Small, Paul McKibbins, BT McNicholl

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  3m, 4f

"Perky ... Irresistible melodies! A savvy score.... makes frivolity a virtue. A very pleasant surprise!" - New York Times

"A total charmer! Hugely effective. A neat, very witty book. Not to be casually missed." - New York Post

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    3m, 4f
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  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Based on the Paramount picture It

Here is a lighthearted tribute to silent movies and Clara Bow that reinvents her 1927 film about a sassy department store salesclerk who wins an advertising contest held to find the girl with the elusive, thrilling quality known as It. Among those she enchants with sexy charm is the heir to the retail empire that employs her.

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Reviews

REVIEWS

"Perky ... Irresistible melodies! A savvy score.... makes frivolity a virtue. A very pleasant surprise!" - New York Times

"A total charmer! Hugely effective. A neat, very witty book. Not to be casually missed." - New York Post

"Flapper flamboyance gives "It' to "Girl'.... [This charming] musical with plenty to flaunt! Funny, frothy tunes." - New York Daily News

"A funny, breezy Valentine to the Jazz Age. This Girl is IT!" - Entertainment Weekly

"This is one of the best perofrmances I have ever seen in Vancouver....This musical has everything you will ever want in a musical." Review Vancouver

" If you've looking for a fun, innovative, and quirky production, The IT Girl has everything you need." Davie Village

Videos

  • The IT Girl Trailer
  • Dramatirix Productions - The IT Girl Trailer
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Large Stage

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1920s
  • Setting: The late 1920s. New York City.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo, Medium
  • Chorus Size: Small

Song Samples

Black and White World
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IT
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Mama's Arms
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A Perfect Plan
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Coney Island
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Step Into Their Shoes
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Your're the Best Thing
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Finale
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Casting

3m, 4f

BETTY LOU SPENCE - The IT girl. 20s - early 30s. Vivacious dynamo with spunk, effortless sex appeal, tomboy charm and street smarts. Creative physical comedienne, dynamic singer and high-stepping dancer. Adorable, altogether winning ingenue with fire and moxie. Soprano/Belt.
JONATHAN WALTHAM - The IT boy. Mid 20s - mid 30s. A leading man with light comedic skills and easy charm. Masculine but gentle. Classic proper, upstanding member of society with Ivy League good looks. A button-down man who, unconsciously, wants to be unbuttoned. Confident lyric baritone.
MONTY MONTGOMERY - The Comedic Sidekick. Mid 20s - mid 30s. Energetic, nimble light comedian with sure-fire timing and a period sensibility. An upper-crust dilettante concerned with the latest fads, impulsively adventurous, good-hearted but sometimes simple-minded man of leisure. Jonathan's best friend. Facility with physical comedy. Character baritone.
ADELA VAN NORMAN - The Comic Villainess. 20s - early 30s. Socialite, whose bad behavior stems from insecurity and desperation, not an evil nature. Stylish, manipulative, aggressive former debutante who slyly balances charm and wicked determination in order to snag her man. Alto/mezzo/belt.
JANE/MRS. VAN NORMAN/MRS. SULLIVAN - Mid 20s - mid 30s. Jane is a brash, wisecracking shop girl from Brooklyn (a young Bea Arthur or Elaine Stritch); Mrs. Van Norman (Adela's mother) is a haughty, demanding aristocratic matron who values money and breeding (a la Margaret Dumont); Mrs. Sullivan is a shriveled, feisty Irish landlady. Must move well. Alto/character singer, only needs to carry a tune.
MOLLY/DAISY/BREARLY - 20s - early 30s. Molly is a sweet but plucky Lillian Gish type who shows spirit in the face of adversity; Betty's upbeat loyal best friend. Daisy is a delicate, innocent eager-to-please shopgirl. Lyric soprano who can also give vocal punch to a ragtime tune.
MR. NOTTING/MAN OF A THOUSAND FACES - 20s - mid 30s. Mr. Notting is a self-important, punctilious, officious shop manager who lives life by the time clock. Plays other roles which require him to be adept physical comedy skills: an aristocratic gossip, a French waiter, a Coney Island barker, a scandal sheet reporter and a sailor. Tenor.

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Cast Attributes

  • Expandable casting
  • Flexible casting
  • Room for Extras

Casting Notes

Can be case with a minimum of 3 male, 4 female (with doubling) or expandable up to 50, with chorus

Resources

Rehearsal Resources

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8 Piano Vocal Scores (Reel 1)
8 Piano Vocal Scores (Reel 2)

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Authors

Michael Small

Michael Small

Paul McKibbins

Paul McKibbins

BT McNicholl

BT McNicholl

It Girl was first presented at the York Theatre Company in New York City. It was directed by BT McNicholl.

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