Class Musical!

by  Rick Abbot

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  6m, 7f

Two conservatory professors assemble rival musicals cast from students in the senior class. When they discover that their shows are slated for the same slot, they can do nothing but perform "Little Women of Troy!"

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Class Musical!

by  Rick Abbot

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6m, 7f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Parody / Spoof
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

When ultra-feminist Professor Muriel Wiggins connives with the senior class girls to rehearse a musical version of "Little Women" (with a 5-1 ratio of female to male roles) for Graduation Weekend at Cranfield Conservatory for the Performing Arts, she is unaware that ultra-chauvinist Professor Horace Treacher is likewise conniving with the senior class boys to do a musical version of "Helen of Troy" (with a 10-1 ratio of male to female roles) for the same weekend! When they discover that their shows are slated for the same slot, they can do nothing but perform "Little Women of Troy!"
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Keywords

Adolescence, Feminism

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: Cranfield Conservatory for the Performing Arts
  • Additional Features: Physical Comedy
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Large
  • Chorus Size: Medium

Casting

6m, 7f

MURIAL WIGGINS - Professor of Drama and Eurhythmics
HORACE TREACHER - Professor of Vocal Music and Harmonics

SENIOR STUDENTS (FEMALE)
LINDA - attractive and level-headed
HOLLY - cute but not awfully bright
CHELSEA - pretty but dryly cynical
FRIEDA - comely but socially insecure
JOCELYN ("Josh") - bookworm and brain
TRACY - stunningly beautifu...and knows it

SENIOR STUDENTS (MALE)
PHIL - handsome and level-headed
TANK - rugged but not-too-bright "jock"
CHARLIE - amiable B-student and wisecracker
JAKE - pleasant but catastrophically clumsy
NORBERT - shy and scholastic genius

CHORUS - any number of male and female undergraduates

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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Features Teens

Casting Notes

Plus optional full chorus

Resources

Rehearsal Resources

Music Material Rental Packages Glyphs / UI / Tooltip

Full Package

2 piano/conductor scores
15 vocal scores
Trumpet
Trombone
Alto sax I
Alto sax II
Guitar
Drums
Bass

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Authors

Rick Abbot

Rick Abbot is one of several pen names for prolific playwright Jack Sharkey (1931-1992). Mr. Sharkey was born on May 6, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. He began writing when he was 10 years old. He graduated from college wi ...

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