(For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, Church Groups, Youth Theatres)
Well, you thought you knew “The Tempest”? Well, get ready for this version. We start before Shakespeare begins. We see Propsero and Miranda arrive. We see Ariel deposit Sycorax and Caliban on the isle. We see Ariel impaled in the ‘oak’ and we see Propsero defeat Sycorax. We then see Sycorax come to life again through the intervention of the Caliban and the strangers deposited on the island by the Prospero’s tempest. As in the original, goodness prevails but only after valuable lessons have been learned by all. This story now involves the conflict between Sycorax/Caliban and Prospero. It is no longer an epic but a taught, musical drama with a lively and modern score. “Don’t Just Sip The Water”, “I Looked At The Moon”, “Such Stuff As Dreams”, “That’s Love”, “Brave New World”, “Have No Pity–Rule A City”, are among the songs that fill this score with inventive music and singable lyrics.
8 characters: 4M 4W + small ensemble.
The PREMIERE play is available for Immediate Production by ALL producing groups.
#1 — Don’t Just Sip The Water Propsero
#2 — Where Is Africa? Prospero & Miranda
#3 — I Looked At The Moon Sycorax and Caliban
#4 — If I Only Knew Fire! Prospero
#5 — If I Only Knew Fire (reprise) Prospero
#6 — Someday Miranda
#7 — Once Upon A Moonbeam Ariel
#8 — Why? Caliban
#8a — Finally! Caliban
#9 — Treason Prospero
#10 — Such Stuff As Dreams Prospero
#11 — That’s Love! Miranda & Endre
#12 — Brave New World Prospero
#13 — Have No Pity — Rule A City Nikolai & Keshimir
#14 — NEW SONG? Nicolai, Caliban & Keshimir
#15 –If You Could Only Know Him Miranda
#16 — That’s Love (reprise) Miranda & Endre
#17 — Brave New World (reprise) Nikolai
#18 — Finally! Sycorax, Nikolai & Keshimir, Caliban, Prospero
#18a — Finally! (reprise) Sycorax, Nikolai & Keshimir, Caliban, Prospero
#19 — Just What Does A Father Say? Prospero
#20 — FINALE: Brave New World Prospero, Miranda, Endre, Valeska, Keshimir
#21 — Curtain Call Company
#22 — Exit Music
PURCHASE REHEARSAL MATERIALS:
(Any PDF purchased will be emailed to your email address — if you need to provide that to us (not the one on your PayPal account?), email us. CDs will be mailed to a snail mail address. Do not purchase rehearsal materials or pay for royalties until you have performance clearance.)
Script in PDF format — Order #3009a : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)
Vocal Book in PDF format — Order #3009b : $15.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)
Piano-Vocal Score in PDF format — Order #3009c : $30.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)
First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3009d : Royalty terms quoted on application.
Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3009e : Royalty terms quoted on application.
Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application.
LBTlicenseapp to download a PDF version of the Performance License Application. (There is also a copy of the application in the Catalog.) (We are working on an ONLINE PDF filler form)
Demo CD — Order #3009f : $7.00 (This includes Media Mail postage to you)
Orchestrations in PDF format (when available)– Order #3009h : $125.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production) ORCHESTRATIONS TO BE AVAILABLE WILL INCLUDE: Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Horn, Percussion, Synthesizer (Piano), 2Violin, Bass.
Well, it could be your group listed here as the Premiere Producer!
The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:
Such Stuff As Dreams (loosely based on Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”)
Neil K. Newell
Music and Lyrics by
C. Michael Perry and Neil K. Newell
NOTE: The names of the Playwright(s), Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter shall be equal in size, type, coloring, boldness, and prominence. No billing shall appear in type larger or more prominent than the billing to the Authors except for the title of the play. (In a press release all type, will of course, be the same size.)
THIS NOTICE MUST APPEAR IN ALL PROGRAMS, ON ALL POSTERS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS AND INTERNET ADVERTISING/WEBPAGES FOR THE PLAY:
“Such Stuff As Dreams is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals. All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”