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One Night With Fanny Brice — A One Woman Musical

Posted on Mar 28, 2014 in Banner, Musicals, One Person Shows

Script and all Musical Arrangements by Chip Deffaa Fanny Brice worked her way up from singing on street corners for pennies as a kid, to burlesque, to Broadway… to becoming America’s highest-paid singing comedienne. She fell for a dashing confidence man, Nicky Arnstein–and when she introduced her immortal “My Man,” the whole country knew she was singing about him. There’s no better showcase to be found anywhere for a strong triple-threat actress than ONE NIGHT WITH FANNY BRICE. The score mixes fierce torch songs (like “My Man,” “After You’ve Gone,” “Baby Won’t You Please Come Home”) with irresistible comedy numbers (“Second-Hand Rose,” “Oh, How I Hate that Fellow Nathan”), ragtime (“That Mysterious Rag”) and vintage pop (“Lovie Joe,” “Rose of Washington Square”). The actress gets to sing, to dance; to go from laughs to pathos, triumphs to heartbreaks… and...

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Matthew Ivan Bennett

Posted on Mar 19, 2014 in Authors

MATTHEW IVAN BENNETT …is a resident of Plan-B Theatre, listed by American Theater magazine as one of 14 companies nationwide exemplifying social action and civic engagement. At Plan-B, he’s premiered several plays, including “A/Version of Events,” “Eric(a)”—which won Best Drama at United Solo (New York)—and “Mesa Verde,” nominated for an ATCA Steinberg. In 2014, he received the Holland New Voices Award at the Great Plains Theatre Conference, in 2015 was a Finalist at the Austin Film Festival, and in 2016 was an O’Neill finalist. He’s worked with Chicago’s Circle Theatre, Rising Sun in New York, Monkeyman in Toronto, and Source in DC. Matt is a member of the Dramatists’ Guild. Plays Represented: Different =...

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Different Equals Amazing – A play about bullying

Posted on Mar 19, 2014 in Child and Youth Audiences, Plan-B Theatre Company Play, Short Plays

by Matthew Ivan Bennett (For production by Professional, College/University, Community, Church, or High School group performing for young people) Different does not have to mean weird or bad. In a great many cases, “Different=Amazing.” The subject matter of this new play is drawn from real-life bullying experiences of elementary students, including current Salt Lake and Davis County students in Utah.  The goal is to provide students with the tools to identify, address, cope and hopefully prevent bullying in their own schools, neighborhoods and lives. Each short piece shows a different dimension of bullying to help students understand the painful effects of bullying and the role they can play in addressing bullying behavior. Inspired by the 2010 event of the same name. The original production featured Tyson Baker and Latoya Rhodes, and was directed by Jerry Rapier, Plan-B’s Artistic Director. PLAY DETAILS...

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The Seven Little Foys Original Cast Album CD

Posted on Mar 17, 2014 in Cast Albums Demo CDs DVDs

by Chip Deffaa Featuring the 2012 New York Fringe Festival Cast! The story of “THE SEVEN LITTLE FOYS” inspired a classic film musical (starring Bob Hope and James Cagney), and then later also a TV special (starring Eddie Foy Jr. and the Osmonds).  Now ASCAP award-winner Chip Deffaa has adapted this heart-warming saga for the stage, portraying a master entertainer, struggling to keep his family together after the death of his wife. Eddie Foy was a beloved song-and-dance comedian, and he was also a bit of a rogue. For the most part, he left the responsibilities of parenting to his wife. But when his wife died, he took their seven high-spirited children on the road with him. They created a family act–“Eddie Foy and the Seven Little Foys”–that became the top family act of the era, an American institution....

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Song-and-Dance Kids: The Musical Story of The Seven Little Foys

Posted on Mar 17, 2014 in Musicals

by Chip Deffaa Principal Roles include: 6M 6W 2Teenboys 1 Teengirl 3Boys 1Girl + Supporting roles for 8 men 11 Women totaling 38 speaking parts (doubling possible) Additional Chorus also possible or the supporting roles can be the chorus. Several simple settings. If you’re looking for a big, exuberant, full-length musical comedy with roles for lots of actors, look no further! The warm, witty, and nostalgic “SONG-AND-DANCE KIDS: The Story of the Seven Little Foys” includes such colorful, historical characters as Harry Houdini, Marie Dressler, Irving Berlin, President Woodrow Wilson, and Mae West. The real stars of this musical, though, are seven rambunctious “song-and-dance kids” of the Eddie Foy Family. This is the story of a real-life master song-and-dance man who wound up leading the most successful family act in vaudeville by taking his seven irrepressible children out with...

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The Seven Little Foys — A Musical Fable of Vaudeville

Posted on Mar 17, 2014 in Musicals

by Chip Deffaa The story of “THE SEVEN LITTLE FOYS” inspired a classic film musical (starring Bob Hope and James Cagney), and then later also a TV special (starring Eddie Foy Jr. and the Osmonds).  Now ASCAP award-winner Chip Deffaa has adapted this heart-warming saga for the stage, portraying a master entertainer, struggling to keep his family together after the death of his wife. Eddie Foy was a beloved song-and-dance comedian, and he was also a bit of a rogue. For the most part, he left the responsibilities of parenting to his wife. But when his wife died, he took their seven high-spirited children on the road with him. They created a family act–“Eddie Foy and the Seven Little Foys”–that became the top family act of the era, an American institution. It was out on the road, Foy said,...

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Susan Ronson

Posted on Mar 13, 2014 in Concert Talent

Nashville Recording Artist and Tribute Artist The unforgettable Susan Ronson sings the songs of the legendary Patsy Cline The Patsy Cline Tribute (30 or 60 minute show) Blue Moon of Kentucky (2:19) Back In Baby’s Arms (2:05) Walkin’ After Midnight (2:36) Crazy (2:54) Seven Lonely Days (2:14) Just Out Of Reach of My Two Open Arms (2:39) Leavin’ On Your Mind (2:29) In Care of the Blues (3:12) When I Get Thru With You (2:53) She’s Got You (3:06) I Fall To Pieces (2:52) Your Cheatin’ Heart (2:31) Rose of San Antone (2:40) Wayward Wind (3:16) Foolin’ Around (2:09) Faded Love (3:48) I’ve Loved and Lost Again (2:27) Sweet Dreams (2:32) So Wrong (3:23) Strange (2:12) Half As Much (2:37) Crazy Arms (2:47) Imagine That (3:07) Her versatile voice and style also shine through in pop and country standards...

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Coming Of Age — A Play about Aging

Posted on Mar 2, 2014 in Plays, Senior Theatre, Seniors in Cast, Women Playwrights and Composers

A Play by Shirlee Hurst Shields (For production by Professional, Amateur, Educational, College/University, High School groups) Adult and Family Audiences. No matter who you are, where you are, or what you are doing, there are two things ever present in your life that you cannot control: aging and the passage of time. This is a symbolic play within a play. Time and age are represented, respectively, by a large grandfather clock (FATHER TIME) and a young actress who portrays the dual role of Julie/ MOTHER AGE. The story follows Joan and Jerry from their marriage to retirement. Mothers-in-law, pregnancy, mid-life crisis, empty nest syndrome, life, love and sex after 60 bring a thoughtful humor to this play. The aging process is controlled by MOTHER AGE while time passes with the aid of FATHER TIME. The characters are very conscious...

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Merry Christmas, George Bailey! — A Staged Radio Play

Posted on Mar 1, 2014 in Christmas Plays and Musicals, Classics, Plays, Women Playwrights and Composers

A Staged Radio Play by Shirlee H. Shields Based on the classic movie, “IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE” (written by Francis Goodrich, Albert Hackett & Frank Capra) (For production by Professional, Amateur, Educational, College/University, High School groups) Adult and Family Audiences This version of the popular and familiar film story is a fully staged radio play set as if in a radio studio in the 1940s. The battle for Bedford Falls, New York,  is on as George Bailey, hometown boy, combats the miserly Mr. Potter, with the help of his family, friends and an angel 2nd class named Clarence, with little help from Uncle Billy. All the familiar story elements are there but the charming setting in a radio studio give a special edge of performance charm. The perfect Christmas production for any theatre group. What a great hook-up with...

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Due Process: Hiram Bebee, Alias The Sundance Kid — The Play

Posted on Mar 1, 2014 in Plays, Women Playwrights and Composers

by Shirlee Hurst Shields Based on a True Story Who was the Sundance Kid? The play is about justice on three levels. One: the ‘told’ story of the townespeople who witnessed the murder of their Marshal and their resulting vigilante justice; Two: the ‘justice unto himself’ of Hiram Bebee (The Sundance Kid), a self-styled philosopher who interpreted the law his own way; Three: the story of the court appointed lawyer who must adjudicate between the two and serve justice according to the ethics of his profession. The origin of Bebee’s moniker, ‘The Sundance Kid’ is revealed along with his times with Butch Cassidy, the Wild Bunch and their South American Odyssey. His love affair with Etta Place, who became his common-law wife and died on the Utah Prison steps after a visit. This historically accurate play reveals much more...

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