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The Gig

The Gig

by: Douglas J. Cohen

by: Douglas J. Cohen

Overview

A used car salesman, a dentist, a real estate agent, a financial advisor, a deli owner and a music teacher get together once a week to play jazz. It is the highlight of their lives. When one answers an ad and gets a two week gig in the Catskills, they shed their ordinary lives and begin an adventure that reveals truths about friendship, the joy of music and the importance of dreams. The gig is not what they expected and each returns from the Catskills changed by the experience. This winner of the 1994 Richard Rogers Grant was inaugurated at the Manhattan Theatre Club's New Musicals in Concert at City Center and was developed at the O'Neill Music Theatre Conference and the Goodspeed at Chester.

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Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Adventure, Adaptations (Stage & Screen)
  • Time Period: 1980s, 1970s
  • Cast Attributes: Ensemble cast, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Local Celebrity Cameo, Parts for Senior Actors
  • Target Audience: Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Authors

Douglas J. Cohen

Douglas Cohen received the 2010 Fred Ebb Award and two Richard Rodgers Awards for NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY 150 productions globally, Off-Broadway productions at Hudson Guild and York Theatre; Ghostlight Records on itunes), and THE GIG (workshops/readings: O’Neill, MTC Stage II, NAMT Festival; productions: Goodspeed, Sacr ...

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