Johnny Guitar

by  Nicholas Van Hoogstraten, Martin Silvestri, Joel Higgins

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  6m, 2f

"Bravo! Johnny Guitar works, joyously!" - The New York Post

"Screwy fun! A rip-snorting, bang 'em up, rootin', tootin' good time!" - WOR Radio

"Staged with the agreeable goofiness of a Mel Brooks spoof." -

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6m, 2f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Period
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

Based on the Republic motion picture Johnny Guitar. This laugh-filled musical based on the legendary Joan Crawford cult western embraces and sends up fifties-style movie acting, melodramatic romance and rough-and-tumble cowboy action. Featuring a sensational score with echoes of doo-wop and steamy southwestern ballads, Johnny Guitar tells the story of a sultry saloon keeper and her jealous nemesis, the town's tycoon. When a handsome stranger with a secret past rides into town, the stage is set for a hilarious showdown unike anything the Old West -or the theatre- has ever seen!
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Reviews

"Bravo! Johnny Guitar works, joyously!" - The New York Post

"Screwy fun! A rip-snorting, bang 'em up, rootin', tootin' good time!" - WOR Radio

"Staged with the agreeable goofiness of a Mel Brooks spoof." - Newsday

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots

License details

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: Wild West
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Country/Western
  • Vocal Demands: Easy
  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo, Medium
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Song Samples

Johnny Guitar
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Let It Spin
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Branded a Tramp
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Old Santa Fe
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What's In It For Me?
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Who Do They Think They Are?
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Welcome Home
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Tell Me A Lie
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The Gunfighter
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We've Had Our Moments
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Bad Blood
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Casting

6m, 2f
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Cast Attributes

  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Expandable casting
  • Flexible casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

Casting Notes

Plus 4 Musicians

Resources

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Full Package

1 Piano Conductor Score (Act I)
1 Piano Conductor Score (Act II)
8 Vocal Chorus Books

Drums
1st Guitar
2nd Guitar
Keyboard
Bass

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Authors

Nicholas Van Hoogstraten

Nicholas Van Hoogstraten

Martin Silvestri

Martin Silvestri

Joel Higgins

Joel Higgins

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