Little Mary Sunshine
by Rick Besoyan
Full Length Musical, Comedy / 13m, 10f
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This hugely successful Off-Broadway show played for almost three years at New York’s Orpheum Theatre, winning an Obie award as the Best of the Season.
- Obie Award Winner!
"The burlesque is delightful, lively and humorous. Mr. Besoyan's musical parody is tuneful, genteel and amiable...He also has a way with lyrics." - The New York Times
"Bubbles with music and mirth." - New York Herald Tribune
"Wild improbabilities follow one another in wooly sequences...Audiences shout with laughter at every sinister turn inh the plot." - Time Magazine
- Gun Shots
- Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.
- Time Period: 1900-1910, Wild West
- Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Setting: The exterior of the Colorado Inn. The early 20th century.
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
- Musical Style: Operetta
- Vocal Demands: Moderate
- Orchestra Size: Large
- Chorus Size: Medium
CHIEF BROWN BEAR - Chief of the Lakota Indians
CPL "BILLY" JESTER - a forest ranger, tenor or high baritone
CAPT. "BIG JIM" WARINGTON - captain of the forest rangers, handsome, baritone
"LITTLE MARY SUNSHINE" (MARY POTTS) - Proprietress of the Colorado Inn, soprano
MADAME ERNESTINE VON LIEBEDICH - an opera singer, contralto
NANCY TWINKLE - Little Mary's maid, soubrette
FLEET FOOT - an elderly Indian guide
YELLOW FEATHER - Chief Brown Bear's rogue son
GEN. OSCAR FAIRFAX, RET - a Washington diplomat, likes to flirt with younger ladies.
YOUNG LADIES FROM THE EASTCHESTER FINISHING SCHOOL - CORA, HENRIETTA, GWENDOLYN, BLANCHE, MAUD, MILLICENT and MABEL
YOUNG GENTLEMEN OF THE UNITED STATES FOREST RANGERS - PETE, SLIM, TEX, BUSTER, HANK, CHUCK and TOM
- Expandable casting
- Flexible casting
- Room for Extras
- Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
- Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
Maud has no speaking lines.
Music Material Rental Packages
1 Piano/Conductor Score
23 Chorus Books
Trumpets I & II (2 books)
Duo-piano arrangement also available upon request