Kennedy: A Musical Celebration

by  Leslie Bricusse, Allan J. Friedman

Full Length Musical, Drama  /  8m, 2f

The story of John F. Kennedy, starting in 1959 with his bid for the US presidency and following events through to his assassination in November 1963.

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Kennedy: A Musical Celebration

by  Leslie Bricusse Allan J. Friedman

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    8m, 2f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Docudrama/Historic

Additional Info

"If I told you what I really know about the assassination, it would be very dangerous to this country." J. Edgar Hoover, F.B.I.

This is the story of John F. Kennedy, starting in 1959 with his bid for the US presidency and following events through to his assassination in November 1963. The casting is very flexible - the original production was performed entirely by young people - and large TV screens are used around the stage to display and rear project photos, film of the Kennedys, America and the world. 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of President Kennedy.

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Cautions

  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1960s, 1950s
  • Setting: An open set which can be transformed into appropriate settings like the beach, Family Room, Oval Office, Conference Room etc. Several large TV screens are situated around the stage to display and rear project photos, film of the Kennedys, America and the world. The main screen wil be made of translucent strips which the actors can walk through.

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only
  • Chorus Size: Medium

Song Samples

Fairytale
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One Shining Moment
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My Son, The President
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The New Frontier
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Compromise
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Nixon's Nemesis
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Love/Hate
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I've Got to Leave Him
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That's My Boy
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Imitate the Sun
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LBJ
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The Man He Is
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Some People Say
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Seeing It Through
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Fairytale (Reprise)
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Casting

8m, 2f
JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY
JACKIE KENNEDY
JOE KENNEDY SR.
ROSE KENNEDY
JOE KENNEDY JR.
BOBBY KENNEDY
TEDDY KENNEDY
LYNDON B. JOHNSON
RICHARD NIXON
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
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Full Package

11 Piano/Vocal Scores

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Authors

Leslie Bricusse

Leslie Bricusse

Allan J. Friedman

Allan J. Friedman

Originally produced as One Shining Moment.

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