Abe

Abe

by: Roger Anderson, Lee Goldsmith

by: Roger Anderson, Lee Goldsmith

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Abe

Abe

by: Roger Anderson, Lee Goldsmith

by: Roger Anderson, Lee Goldsmith

Overview

Abe is a new musical about the early life of Abraham Lincoln. The show explores his youth as a flatboat pilot on the Mississippi, his early love for Ann Rutledge, his troubled marriage to the difficult and mentally fragile Mary Todd, and his attempt to be a good father to his sons. The story follows Abe from his earliest attempts at self-improvement through the 1860 election which made him the 16th president of an already fracturing United States.

The score is fully orchestrated and uses bold, melodic and traditional musical theatre styles that embrace the story's period and Americana roots. It can be produced fully staged or as a concert performance. The musical features a large cast and requires strong singers: baritone, soprano, mezzo-soprano, 3 adult male singing roles, 3 male children singing roles, male/female chorus with many speaking roles.

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Details

  • Genre: Period
  • Time Period: Victorian (British and American)
  • Cast Attributes: Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Room for Extras
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

Roger Anderson

Born and raised in Louisiana, Roger was encouraged as a pianist, songwriter and singer from an early age. His mother was a pioneering and flamboyant minister and piano player, his two brothers were R&B recording artists and country & gospel music was an integral part of his childhood. But drawn more to Hindemith and Ba ...

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Lee Goldsmith

Lee Goldsmith

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