Weird Romance

by  Alan Menken, David Spencer, Alan Brennert

Full Length Musical, Satire/Political Satire  /  5m, 4f

"Her Pilgrim Soul is a melodious musical about buried memory and reincarnation." - The New York Times

"Her Pilgrim Soul is so cunningly written and musicalized with such emotional sincerity, I dare any proponent of new a…

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This off-beat musical by the composer of Little Shop of Horrors and the Disney films Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid is two one-act musicals of speculative fiction. The first, The Girl Who Was Plugged In, is about a homeless bag-lady whose soul is transplanted into the body of a gorgeous female android by a company which manufactures celebrities. The second, Her Pilgrim Soul, is about a scientist who researches holographic imaging. One day a mysterious "living" holograph, apparently a woman long dead, appears and changes his life forever.

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Reviews

"Her Pilgrim Soul is a melodious musical about buried memory and reincarnation." - The New York Times

"Her Pilgrim Soul is so cunningly written and musicalized with such emotional sincerity, I dare any proponent of new age philosophy to resist it." - USA Today

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Additional Features: Special Effects
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo

Song Samples

Weird Romance
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Stop and See Me
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That's Where We Come In
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Feeling No Pain
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Pop! Flash!
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Eyes that Never Lie
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No One Can Do
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Worth It
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Endgame
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My Orderly World
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Need to Know
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You Remember
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Another Woman
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Pressing Onward, Moving Forward
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I Can Show You a Thing or Two
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A Man
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Someone Else is Waiting
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Casting

5m, 4f

The Girl Who Was Plugged In

SHANNARA
ZANTH
FANS
ISHAM
PAUL
P. BURKE
MUGGER
PARAMEDICS
JOE
DELPHI
TECHNICIANS
MOVEMENT COACH
DIALOGUE COACH
MAKE-UP SPECIALIST
REPORTERS
ISHAM'S ASSISTANTS
DIRECTOR

Her Pilgrim Soul

JOHNNY BEAUMONT
DANIEL GADDIS
KEVIN DRAYTON
BOXER
BRIDE
CAROL DRAYTON
REBECCA
NOLA
SUSAN GRANVILLE
CHUCK
LESTER
RUSKIN

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Cast Attributes

  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Expandable casting
  • Flexible casting

Casting Notes

The two pieces can be performed with as few as 5 men and 4 women. Each cast can also be expanded and independent of the other if desired.

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Full Package

10 Keyboard/Conductor's Score
Keyboard 2
Bass
Percussion

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Authors

Alan Menken

Alan Menken

David Spencer

David Spencer

Alan Brennert

Alan Brennert

First premiered at the WPA Theatre in New York City on June 14, 1992.

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