Up from Paradise

by  Stanley Silverman, Arthur Miller

Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy  /  9m, 1f

The musical version of Arthur Miller's The Creation of the World and Other Business.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    9m, 1f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Faith-based

Additional Info

This musical version of Miller's The Creation of the World and Other Business is about the first First Family - Adam and Eve. Which makes it the perfect show for synagogue and church production. How can you go wrong? You have a book by one of America's preeminent playwrights, and music by the celebrated theatrical composer Stanley Silverman, whose music was praised by the New York Times for its "merry use of barbershop, baroque and gospel harmonies."
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"Delightful score, ranging from Handel to Weill, and with all sorts of entertaining stops in between." - New York Daily News

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: Ancient

Music

  • Musical Style: Operetta
  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo

Song Samples

The Lord is a Hammer of Light
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How Fine it Is
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When Night Starts to Fall
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Hallelujah
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The Center of Your Mind
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It's Just Like I Was You
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But if Something Leads to Good
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I'm Me, We're Us
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Curses
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Lonely Quartet
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How Lovely is Eve
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I Am the River and Waltz
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All of That Make for Me
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As Good as Paradise
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It Was So Peaceful Before There Was Man
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It Comes to Me
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I Don't Know What is Happening to Me
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All Love
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Nothing's Left of God
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Passion
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I Know He Wants Us to Praise His Mornings
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Casting

9m, 1f
ADAM - Baritone
GOD - Bass Baritone
EVE - Mezzo Soprano (low A to high B)
CHEMUEL - Angel of Mercy, Tenor
URIEL - Angel of Philosophy, High Baritone
AZRAEL - Angel of Death, Bass
LUCIFER - Tenor or high Baritone
CAIN - Baritone
ABEL - Tenor
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Full Package

Full Conductor's Score
10 Piano/Vocal Scores (Pianist doubles on Bell Tree)


Flute (Alto Flute, Piccolo & Treble Recorder)
French Horn
Oboe (English Horn, Harmonica & Wind Chime)
Clarinet in Bb & A (Bb Bass Clarinet)
Bassoon (Contrabassoon)

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Authors

Stanley Silverman

Stanley Silverman

Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller (1915- 2005) was born in New York City and studied at the University of Michigan. 2015 marked the centenary of his birth. His plays include The Man Who Had All the Luck (1944), All My Sons (1947), Death of A Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View From the Bridge and A Memory of Two Mondays (1955), A ...

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Up form Paradise premiered at the Jewish Repertory Theatre in October of 1983 under the direction of Ran Avni.

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