Jack's Holiday

by  Mark St. Germain, Randy Courts

Full Length Musical  /  9m, 5f

"Mightily entertaining.... At the cutting edge of musical theatre, the knife has rarely been sharper than this." - The New York Post

"Elegantly sinister, period inspired melodies." - New York Times

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    9m, 5f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

The 1921 boast of Police Chief Thomas Byrnes that Jack the Ripper would be captured within thirty six hours in New York City sets off a series of murders and catches a young reporter in the midst of them. Based on the premise that Jack the Ripper actually crossed the ocean, as chronicled in the newspapers of the day, Jack's Holiday delves into the nature of evil and the responsibility of the press while holding a mirror up to our time.
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Reviews

"Mightily entertaining.... At the cutting edge of musical theatre, the knife has rarely been sharper than this." - The New York Post

"Elegantly sinister, period inspired melodies." - New York Times

"Fascinating.... A humdinger of a show." - Gannet Newspapers.

"No bona fide ripperologist will want to miss [it]." - The New York Observer

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Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1920s
  • Setting: 1921, New York City
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo

Casting

9m, 5f
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15 Piano/Conductor Scores 
1 Keyboard 1
1 Keyboard 2
1 Bass/Guitar
1 Violin/Viola
1 Percussion

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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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Randy Courts

Randy Courts is a composer/lyricist who collaborated with playwright/lyricist Mark St.Germain on the musicals The Gifts of the Magi(ten consecutive seasons at the Lambs Theater, two national tours, over 200 productions worldwide); Johnny Pye and the Foolkiller(Lambs Theater, AT&T New Plays Of The Nineties Award); J ...

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