How the West Was Fun -- The Musical

by  Ed Puras, James L. Seay

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  4m, 8f

Curley and Lobo stop by Ms. Claire du Loon's dance hall to unwind over one of her famous sarsaparillas. Curley is head over heels in love with Miss Lilly, pretty and pert school teacher turned dance hall girl. He's going to need some real magic, though, to get her disengaged from Sergeant Terwilliger

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How the West Was Fun -- The Musical

by  Ed Puras James L. Seay

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 8f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Period, Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

"I Been on the Trail Too Long" says it all. Curley and Lobo stop by Ms. Claire du Loon's dance hall to unwind over one of her famous sarsaparillas. Curley is head over heels in love with Miss Lilly, pretty and pert school teacher turned dance hall girl. He's going to need some real magic, though, to get her disengaged from Sergeant Terwilliger - so who should appear but rascally Dr. Samuel Sasquatch and his assistant, Princess Grinning Fox. They offer the poor, love-struck Curley a genuine, certified love potion and, being desperate, Curley says, "Jes' Name Yer Price!" It's a steep price - but he'll sacrifice even his horse because "Love's a Potent Potion." Soon, all the dance hall girls are in love with Curley!

A great show, filled with action, romance, and wild west comedy!

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Keywords

Love

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

License details

  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Wild West
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: The Red Stocking Dance Hall in Prarie Dog, Kansas.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway, Country/Western
  • Orchestra Size: Large
  • Chorus Size: Large

Casting

4m, 8f
CURLEY - A young naive boy in love with Lilly 
LOBO - Curley's partner
MISS LILLY - Queen of the Red Stockings Dance Hall and in loved with Sgt. Turwilliger
SGT. MAJOR TYREE TURWILLIGER - A dashing and thoroughly obnoxious Cavalry trooper who is in love with Lilly
MS. CLAIRE DU LOON - The worldly-wise owner/operator of the Red Stockings Dance Hall
SALLY - Miss Lilly's rival for Queen of the Red Stocking Dance Hall
DR. SAMUEL SASQUACH - A brassy, Medicine-Show quack and huckster
PRINCESS GRINNING FOX - Dr. Sasquatch’s faithful companion from New Jersey
GOLD CRUST GERTIE - An old female prospector
KATE AND EVE - A couple of dance hall girls
MAUDIE - A telegraph operator and town gossip
DANCE HALL GIRLS
COWBOYS AND SOLDIERS
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Cast Attributes

  • Room for Extras

Casting Notes

Plus a Chorus of 5 females and extras

Resources

Rehearsal Resources

Music Material Rental Packages Glyphs / UI / Tooltip

Full Package

2 piano/conductor scores
20 vocal scores

Rented Full Orchestration Package includes:
2 piano/conductor scores
20 vocal scores
Tenor sax
Guitar
Bass
Flute
Alto sax I and II 
Clarinet I and II
Baritone sax
Drums
Trumpet I and II 
Trombone I and II

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Authors

Ed Puras

Ed Puras

James L. Seay

James L. Seay

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