Diamond Studs

by  Jim Wann, Bland Simpson

Full Length Musical  /  6m, 7f

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"Unadulterated fun.... The whole evening is a gas." - The New York Times

"There isn't a flat moment.... A fresh and funny fusillade of tomfoolery." - Newsweek

"It's a barrel of fun, with good music to match." - NBC.

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    6m, 7f

Additional Info

A rip roaring country and western rendition of the Jesse James saga that even had New York critics stomping their feet to the music. Jesse James is seen as a frustrated Southerner at the end of the Civil War, hamstrung by Northern limits imposed on the losers' personal freedom. He turns to bank and train robbery, ultimately to be done in by his pal, Bob Ford, for the sake of reward and publicity.
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Reviews

"Unadulterated fun.... The whole evening is a gas." - The New York Times

"There isn't a flat moment.... A fresh and funny fusillade of tomfoolery." - Newsweek

"It's a barrel of fun, with good music to match." - NBC.

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Music

  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo

Casting

6m, 7f
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  • Cross gender casting
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Casting Notes

13 interchangeable dramatic, musical and vocal roles.

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Full Package

1 Piano/Conductor Score
20 Vocal Chorus Books

Percussion
Banjo
Violin
Bass

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Authors

Jim Wann

Jim Wann, lead songwriter for Pump Boys, is a composer-lyricist-performer whose off-Broadway collaborations include Diamond Studs, King Mackerel & The Blues Are Running, and The People Vs. Mona. Music, events, and more at jimwann.com.

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Bland Simpson

Bland Simpson

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