Stand by Your Man

by  Mark St. Germain

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  7m, 3f

"The best thing I have seen and heard in years. I mean the best! From the first minute to the last this was a pure joy." - That's Country

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Stand by Your Man

by  Mark St. Germain

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    7m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Biography
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Tammy Wynette – the woman behind the legend and the incredible songs that made her the First Lady of country music – leaps off the stage and into your heart. Through her eyes, the audience relives her journey from the cotton fields of Itawamba, Mississippi, to international superstar. With comic flare and dramatic impact, Stand by Your Man recounts triumphs and tragedies and explores Tammy’s relationships with the five husbands she stood by. Among the twenty-six songs are “D-I-V-O-R-C-E,” “’Til I Can Make It on My Own,” and “Golden Ring.”

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Reviews

"The best thing I have seen and heard in years. I mean the best! From the first minute to the last this was a pure joy." - That's Country

"Humor perfectly peppers the tragedy and triumph. But ultimately, the show's heart and honesty are what bring it to life [...] Miraculously, it squeezes a host of songs into the story without cluttering the proceedings." - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
  • Tours

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1990s, 1980s, 1970s, 1960s, 1950s
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting:

    1959-1998. Mississippi, Tennessee, Las Vegas, Winnipeg, Alabama, and various other locations.

  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: Country/Western
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only
  • Chorus Size: Small

Casting

7m, 3f

TAMMY WYNETTE - the First Lady of Country Music
GEORGE JONES
MEEMAW
GEORGE RICHEY
YOUNG TAMMY
EUPLE BYRD
DON CHAPEL
BILLY SHERRILL
BURT REYNOLDS
MICHAEL TOMLIN

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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Expandable casting
  • Flexible casting
  • Room for Extras
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

Casting Notes

Plus ensemble. Various ensemble roles can be played by any actors except Tammy.

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Full Package

11 Piano/Vocal Scores

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Authors

Mark St. Germain

Mark St. Germain has written the plays Camping with Henry and Tom(Outer Critics Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award), Out of Gas on Lover's Leapand Forgiving Typhoid Mary(Time Magazine’s “Year’s Ten Best”), Ears on a Beatleand God Committee, all published by Samuel French and Dramatist Play Service.With Randy Courts, ...

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Stand By Your Man was first produced by BellSouth Musical Series at the Ryman Theater. It was directed by Gabriel Barre

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