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The Wind in the Willows — Short Musical

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 in Child/Youth Audiences, Classics, Coming Soon, Musicals, Women Playwrights/Composers

Book, Music and Lyrics by Meg Phillips Crespy Suitable for Professional, Amateur and Educational theatres for Children and Youth, TYA Written in melodrama style — in keeping with may of the theatricals of the period in which the original novel was written and the story set — the script encourages audience participation. It chronicles the adventures of Toad and his friends with a fast-moving storyline, lots of humor, and a nod to Kenneth Grahame’s beautiful prose. Although the primary audience is children, the script also contains references for adults, in the vein of the old Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons.   PLAY DETAILS 2M, 1F and 2 actors of either gender. Several fluid settings. Running Time: 40 mins Order # 3195 Available soon! REVIEWS and COMMENTS: SOON PERUSAL MATERIALS Perusal Pages File available COMING SOON (The PDF file contains the...

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Before Nevermore: A Poe Adventure — Short Musical

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 in Child/Youth Audiences, Coming Soon, Musicals, Women Playwrights/Composers

Book, Music and Lyrics by Meg Phillips Crespy Suitable for Professional, Amateur and Educational theatres for Children and Youth, TYA BEFORE NEVERMORE is a mashup of Poe tales including The Gold Bug, The Purloined Letter and The Pit & The Pendulum, with references to others. Aided by a raven named, Nevermind, Poe investigates a mysterious paper that was found in a bottle, creating history’s first detective fiction along the way. With a dash of audience participation, a bumbling villainous duo, jokes for young and old, and four delightful songs, this show points to many of the masterworks created by Edgar Allan Poe, and gives a humorous look into the process of how a story is discovered. The SFX clips are included with the rental of the script/show, but they should still be ordered below PLAY DETAILS 1M, 1F and...

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WILD DUCKS

Posted on Oct 13, 2016 in Classics, Latest, Musicals, New Releases

by Henrik Ibsen Adaptation and Lyrics by Lee G. Williams II Music by C. Michael Perry (For performance by College/University, Professional and Community groups) An Epic, Dialectical rendering of Henrik Ibsen’s “The Wild Duck” – An Integrated Work of Art Once upon a time ago Lee G. Williams II, who loved all things Brechtian, began to re-imagine one of his favorite Ibsen plays as told by Bertolt Brecht. WILD DUCKS is that reinvention. Through symbolic realism truth is brought under the microscope, and illusion is pitted against reality. With interpolated original songs, slides of images reinforcing or contradicting the shifting moods of the piece, an old man played by a woman, and a familiar story, we have a new play for a new era. In this new version, the audience will come to realize, clearly, that there is more...

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It’s Up To Me — A Musical Revue

Posted on Jun 9, 2016 in Child/Youth Audiences, Coming Soon, Musicals

by Mark Ogden  (Perfect for Middle Schools, Junior High Schools, High Schools, Youth groups) “WHAT DO YOU NEED TO SURVIVE? TELL ME WHAT MAKES LIFE WORTH LIVING. WHAT LETS YOU KNOW YOU’RE ALIVE? WHAT IS YOUR ULTIMATE GOAL?” (The Cast sings from the opening song) This show provides some answers to these and other questions. Loosely based on Dr. Abraham Maslow’s “Hierarchy of Needs”, this is a fun approach to a serious subject. Welcome to the typical American neighborhood, where eighteen kids of all ages –  all ethnicities – all interests – are learning to identify their needs and then taking the responsibility for filling them. Well, they’re supposed to be taking responsibility, but a few of them are dodging it at every turn, some are even trying to escape it completely! Their quest for self-discovery has been stifled...

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The Ransom Note (or Sweet Katy’s Peril) — A Melodrama of Unusual Mirth

Posted on Jun 7, 2016 in Child/Youth Audiences, Coming Soon, Musicals, Women Playwrights/Composers

by Sheila Lynch Rinear  with Musical Arrangements by Aimee Beliveau Flores (Perfect for Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, Junior High Schools, High Schools and many youth theatre groups.) Want some silliness that doesn’t mean anything and goes nowhere but no one cares because they’re having too much fun? Then you have the idea of THE RANSOM NOTE. The typical melodrama characters are present in the story of money to be stolen by the Villain, a Heroine to be kidnapped, and a Hero to be educated. There are orphans, and animals, and fathers who come to the rescue. There are old time songs to be sung, talent to be auditioned, and Villains to be thwarted. It s a smile-a-minute, laugh-out-loud evening of frivolous merrymaking and a blast for your cast.   PLAY DETAILS  Large Cast, Singing Chorus, and a Band One...

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The Sideshow — a musical

Posted on May 5, 2016 in Child/Youth Audiences, Coming Soon, Musicals

a musical about young people (and the grown-ups who teach them) by Mark Ogden WHAT ABOUT JOE AVERAGE? WHERE DOES HE FIT IN? Perfect show for Middle Schools, Junior Highs, High Schools and Youth Groups using age-appropriate casting,  or for College & University, Community and Professional Groups where older actors can play the younger roles, or casting can be age-appropriate. Joel Barker, looking back on his childhood, when he was just Joe Average, interacts with the memories of his past. Younger Joey was competent, fun, and talented in ways that don’t regularly stand out. His father was the principal of The Institute for Gifted Children, and after a divorce, young Joey goes to live with his dad and go to school there. He meets the other kids of varying ages, who are all genius at something. He doesn’t fit...

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Irving Berlin: In Person — Original Cast CD

Posted on Apr 29, 2016 in Cast Albums & Demo CDs / DVDs

Written and Arranged by Chip Deffaa Inspired by the life of — and featuring the songs of — Irving Berlin Berlin was a small boy when his family–with little more than the clothes they were wearing–fled Russia to escape religious persecution. He never had much formal education. He never learned to read or write music. But he gave the world songs that will live forever. This is the first–and only, as of this date–one-man show ever to be written and published about Irving Berlin. Berlin made more money and wrote more hits than any of his so-called competitors. This dynamic solo show includes 40 Berlin songs–some famous, some rarities and rediscoveries; all irresistible.   Song List: “IRVING BERLIN: In Person”  Musical Numbers (Unless otherwise indicated, numbers are sung by Jed Peterson with accompaniment by Richard Danley.)  1.  “AFTER YOU...

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misFitting In (An anti-Bullying Musical)

Posted on Feb 4, 2016 in Child/Youth Audiences, Coming Soon, Musicals

Book by Jamie Young Music and Lyrics by Rick Rea Musical Arrangements and Orchestrations by Taylor Williams Based on a true story, this an original, anti-bullying musical about a boy, Ben, who is new at school and is trying to find his place to fit in with the other kids. As he struggles to make new friends, he is faced with a difficult choice of following the crowd or being true to himself. This show is an excellent story that presents powerful messages in an amusing, creative way that will keep both kids and adults entertained until the very end. Flexible casting allows all adults to play all roles, or also have the roles played by age-appropriate actors.  Also, multiple adults could play the adult roles. PLAY DETAILS: Characters: 3m 3F + 1 Adult to play 5 roles +...

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My Turn On Earth — A Family Musical

Posted on Aug 10, 2015 in Musicals

Book & Lyrics by Carol Lynn Pearson Music by Lex de Azevedo © Deseret Book Company, Licensed here exclusively, by permission Five children from heaven play out mortality like a treasure hunt, with LOVE being the greatest prize. My Turn On Earth is the story of each of us playing out a delightful and poignant answer to the ever-burning question–what in the world am I doing here?  Five children, sent to take their turn on earth, are challenged to come back with the treasure, the most precious thing of all.  But time is of the essence.  Suddenly their turn is finished.  Has the treasure been found? Contemporary, best-selling music—a story to captivate young and old—My Turn on Earth is a winner. PLAY DETAILS: Characters: 3W 2M About 2 hours Settings: fluid, multi-location Costumes: ethereal or unified dress Order # 2077...

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Uncle Tom’s Cabin Concept CD

Posted on Jul 17, 2015 in Cast Albums & Demo CDs / DVDs

Book & Lyrics by JEAN B. BOYCE Music by C. MICHAEL PERRY (Formerly known as “DIXIE!”) Based on the novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe A faithful and inspiring musical adaptation of  the classic, “UNCLE TOM’S CABIN”. The characters are rich and colorful in this hopeful tragedy of life in the Pre-Civil War South. And this Uncle Tom  is not like any other you may see. He is strong, honest, righteous and trusting in the ways of his only Master, God. The popular notion of an “Uncle Tom”, as passed down incorrectly by those who seek to denigrate, as a shuffling, ‘massa-saying’, subservient slave, demeans the true story of his character and goodness. Stowe had hoped to lift the concept of ‘property’ and expose this particular ‘property’ by returning these men and women to their full status as Human Beings...

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Columbus! The Discoverer– A Musical Adventure for TYA

Posted on Jun 17, 2015 in Child/Youth Audiences, Coming Soon, Musicals

Conceived and Written by JOE COSENTINO Music and Lyrics by SUSAN MONDZAK (Performable by Professional, Amateur  & Church Groups, and Educational groups. ) COLUMBUS! The Discoverer  follows Columbus’ dreams of becoming a famous explorer and his attempts to sail a direct route to the Far East. We witness his struggle for support, eventual backing from Queen Isabella of Spain, the survival of his ship’s mutiny, landing in the new world, and his effect on the Native Americans. Columbus may not have discovered America — even by accident — but he was the explorer who found it and thus enabled European expansion. This show was first produced by Interborough Repertory Theater and toured through Encore Performing Arts, Inc. of New York. PLAY DETAILS: About 50 minutes 8M 4F + extras (can be doubled to 3M 1W) Several simple settings Order...

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Esther: The Musical Schpiel — The Original Cast Album CD

Posted on Jun 6, 2015 in Cast Albums & Demo CDs / DVDs

Book, Music and Lyrics by Lori Jacobs The classic Biblical story with a twist. With a score made up of original songs based in the styles of  Kletzmer Songs, Rap, Showtunes and even a little Country and Pop, this show is a rapid, surefire, farcical, tongue-in-cheek-retelling of the rise of Esther and her salvation of the Jews in Persia. And — oh, that Act One Finale! Gripping! As produced by Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids.   PRODUCT DETAILS 74minutes 21 tracks UPC — 636160243126 Lori Jacobs List Price: $15.99 Available Now! SONG LIST Drink, Drink, Drink (3:10) We’re Having A Party (2:06) I’m The Queen (1:59) : Exalted King (3:19) The Decree (2:59) Mordecai’s Lament (3:23) The Visit (4:09) Beauty Contest / Wedding (7:04) The Plot (2:10) Power (3:25): We Don’t Bow Down (3:25) The Rally (2:51) Shema Kolenu (5:37)...

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Esther: The Musical Schpiel

Posted on Jun 1, 2015 in Musicals, New Releases, Women Playwrights/Composers

Book, Music & Lyrics by Lori Jacobs The classic Biblical story with a twist. With a score made up of original songs based on Kletzmer Songs, Rap, Showtunes and even a little Country and Pop, this show is a rapid, surefire, farcical, tongue-in-cheek-retelling of the rise of Esther and her salvation of the Jews in Persia. (Performable by Professional, Community  & Church Groups, and Educational groups. ) PLAY DETAILS: Characters: 5M 2W 1 either m or f + ensemble of 6m 6f. About two hours Settings: Various Order # 3103 Available for all groups by August 2015. REVIEWS Grand Rapids Press: June 16, 2006 – “Esther premiere shows real promise. 
’Esther, the Musical’ is a party with a purpose. Both goals were served well by the world premiere Thursday before a sold-out house of about 230 people in Spectrum...

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American Medical Assassination — Musical

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 in Interactive Murder Mysteries

by Jim Christian Synopsis: The prognosis is definitely negative at the Serv-U-More Hospital’s annual talent show. The prescription: take two aspirin and call in the morning . . . if you’re still alive! PLAY DETAILS: ORDER #3082 Characters: 7m 3w Kevin Walters – gynecologist and radio host of “The Love Doctor” Kay Lawrence – highly-strung, Type A administrator Harry Deifendurfer – hypochondriac physician Spark Howell – sports medicine expert and fitness fanatic Bob Rodney – sweetly absent-minded family practitioner Lugene Phipps – gabby operator of the hospital gift shop Greg Dudley – up-and-coming intern with hidden talents Leslie Framm – “popular” nurse whose talents aren’t so hidden Paul Overman – medical inspector with a flair for Shakespeare Chuck Burdick – moderately competent officer of the local police PERUSAL COPIES The PERUSAL PAGES file for American Medical Assassination is available...

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That’s The Way The Fortune Cookie Crumbles — Musical

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 in Interactive Murder Mysteries

by Jim Christian Synopsis: Set during WWII in the American Embassy on Chinese New Year, this tale weaves international espionage with a cock-eyed USO show. The hijinks escalate and soon it becomes obvious that no one is safe! PLAY DETAILS: ORDER #3096 Characters: 5m 3w Lloyd Pennington – American ambassador to China during WWI Nella Pennington – Lloyd’s gregarious and overpowering wife Allen Massey – international playboy and parasite Rev. Ezekiel Bob Jackson – Southern preacher & missionary Sweet Pea Jackson – the reverend’s precocious daughter Tony “Digger” Tod – Chicago-based foreign news correspondent Benny Kraplodowski – dull-witted shore patrolman Dotty Crandall – bubbly, self-assured USO girl PERUSAL COPIES The PERUSAL PAGES file for That’s The Way The Fortune Cookie Crumbles will be available by clicking FortuneCookiePERUSAL The PDF file is the first act of the play and all other...

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Slaughter On The Strip — Musical

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 in Interactive Murder Mysteries

by Jim Christian Synopsis: The Pink Mink Hotel provides the setting for this Las Vegas spectacular where a manipulative showgirl double-crosses once too often and misses her entrance thanks to one of her fellow entertainers. PLAY DETAILS: ORDER #3093 Characters: 5m 3w Jackie Hall – tacky lounge lizard and host for the evening Anita Lenhart – fallen Broadway legend on the comeback trail Chip Connelly – third-rate comedian who cashes in on old debts Lillian Barlow – the last surviving member of a trio of singing sisters Ivan Kominski – illusionist who fled Russia long ago with his brother… Nicolai Kominski – …and still lives in fear of the KGB Jetta Rae Parsons – high-stakes country singer Terry O’Donnell – blind pianist and musical genius PERUSAL COPIES The PERUSAL PAGES file for Slaughter On The Strip will be available...

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Whatsoever: The Musical Story of Abraham

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in Coming Soon, Musicals

The Quintessential Man of Faith by Mark Ogden   From the city of Ur to the pinnacle of Mount Moriah, Abraham’s story is the most pivotal in the Old Testament as it wraps up what has gone before and prepares for what comes after. It is a type, a foreshadowing of the New Testament and the sacrifice that will be asked of another Father and Son. (Performable by Church, Educational, Professional and Community Groups) PLAY DETAILS: Characters: 14M 5W 1 boy 2 teenmales + ensemble About two hours Settings: Various Order # 2073 Soon available for all groups. (Inquire, if interested.) PERUSAL MATERIALS The PERUSAL PAGES file (in PDF format) is available here: WhatsoeverPERUSAL (Call and ask for details.) SONGS (recorded from a live performance): ACT ONE Scene 1 — #1 — Opening & Whatsoever — Jehovah & Abram :...

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Esther — The Musical

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in Musicals

by Mark Ogden The Biblical story of staying true to yourself. YOU’VE READ THE BOOK — NOW SEE THE MUSICAL! From the pages of the best-seller in history — the epic story of Persia’s legendary Queen now comes to the stage! (Performable by Church, Educational, Professional and Community Groups) The Biblical story of staying true to yourself and finding courage. Esther is the newly crowned Queen of Persia, wife of Xerxes, and she is Jewish — a refugee from one of Xerxes’ father’s campaigns. No one knows that she is Jewish, or that she is the daughter of the highest ranking Jewish man in the land of Persia. Then the Jews are all condemned to die by Haman, the Prime Minister. Will Esther find the courage and the means to thwart Haman? PLAY DETAILS: Characters: 7M 7W + soldiers,...

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Irving Berlin: In Person — A Bio-musical

Posted on Dec 12, 2014 in Musicals

Written and Arranged by Chip Deffaa Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin (For Professional, College/University, Community production) ASCAP award-winner Chip Deffaa–creator of such acclaimed solo  shows as George M. Cohan Tonight!  and One Night with Fanny Brice –has now written Irving Berlin: In Person. Berlin was a small boy when his family–with little more than the clothes they were wearing–fled Russia to escape religious persecution. He never had much formal education. He never learned to read or write music. But he gave the world songs that will live forever. This is the first one-man show ever to be written and published about Irving Berlin. For a strong triple-threat performer, it’s a wonderful showcase.  This dynamic solo show includes 40 Berlin songs–some famous, some rarities and rediscoveries; all irresistible. Irving Berlin was the most successful single songwriter in history. He wrote more hits,...

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Don’t Forget To Remember — A Musical

Posted on Sep 9, 2014 in Child/Youth Audiences, Musicals

A Musical for Today’s Teens and Families by Pat Davis, Ralph G. Rogers, Jr. and K. Newell Dayley (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, Youth Groups) A story about a teen, his machine and the unforeseen. This contemporary musical deals with the communication problems between parents and youth; and how each party has responsibility in the matter. A motorcycle crash enables a young man to be transported back in time and unknowingly receive the counsel that he needs from the Apostle Paul; once awakened in his hospital bed he remembers that counsel and uses it to help him solve his problems. PLAY DETAILS: 6M 3W 9TB 4TG 1B 1G plus chorus Unit Set 90 mins Order # 2044 PERUSAL MATERIALS A PDF PERUSAL PAGES file is available Don’tForgetToRememberPERUSAL It contains the first half of the script. Selected...

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Don’t Forget To Remember Original Cast CD

Posted on Sep 9, 2014 in Cast Albums & Demo CDs / DVDs

by Pat Davis, Ralph G. Rodgers, Jr., & K. Newell Dayley A story about a teen, his machine and the unforeseen. This contemporary musical deals with the communication problems between parents and youth; and how each party has responsibility in the matter. A motorcycle crash enables a young man to travel back in time and unknowingly receive the counsel that he needs from the Apostle Paul; once awakened in his hospital bed he remembers that counsel and uses it to help him solve his problems.   PRODUCT DETAILS 19 minutes 7 tracks UPC: 887936994371 Zion Theatricals List Price: $12.99 Available by September 30, 2014 SONG LIST Don’t Forget to Remember Bye, Bye Blackbird / Times Have Changed:http://www.cmichaelperry.com/leicesterbaytheatricals/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/02-Bye-Bye-Blackbird.mp3 Life Was Once So Simple Gonna Make It! Will It End This Way? Walk While Ye Have The Light:http://www.cmichaelperry.com/leicesterbaytheatricals/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/06-Walk-While-Ye-Have-The-Light.mp3 The Light Will...

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The Irving Berlin Story — A Musical

Posted on Jul 31, 2014 in Musicals

by Chip Deffaa Music by Irving Berlin, Chip Deffaa and others (For regional theater, community theater, college, or secondary school.) The name of Irving Berlin conjures musical magic in the hearts and minds of  theatre-goers and of the general populace. To those who listened and watched on Broadway, to dance bands, to singers in concert, on the radio, and on film, Irving Berlin, at one point in our history, was popular music. He wrote them all and we listened. The Irving Berlin Story is the first and only full-scale musical biography of Irving Berlin.  In his lifetime, Berlin blocked every effort by others to dramatize his life, saying he insisted on maintaining his privacy; he said people could dramatize his life after he died.  And now ASCAP award-winner Chip Deffaa has done just that. The Irving Berlin Story is a...

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Take The Mountain Down — DVD

Posted on May 21, 2014 in Cast Albums & Demo CDs / DVDs

Book, Music and Lyrics by Marvin Payne & Steven Kapp Perry Concept by R. Don Oscarson a finger pickin’ parable of the prodigal son “Mountain” is the musical telling of the parable of the prodigal son in the bluegrass music style. What happens when a wayward young woman needs to hear the sweet story of the Prodigal Son, and the only folks who love her enough to tell it are the players in a bluegrass band she once deserted? On an autumn afternoon in Appalachia, the Potluck Social String Band takes a break from their concert in the park and weaves the timeless tale of redemption and forgiveness around their former bandmate with the strings of guitars, banjos, fiddles, bass, and mandolin. However, the story can be told by actors with a separate band, or actors who can play...

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One Night With Fanny Brice — A One Woman Musical

Posted on Mar 28, 2014 in Banner, Musicals

Written 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 back again. Everyone loves...

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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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My Jo — A Little Women Musical

Posted on Jan 20, 2014 in Classics, Musicals

A new musical inspired by “Little Women” and the life of Louisa May Alcott Book and lyrics by Rob. Lauer Music by Rick Rea (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, Junior High Schools, Church Groups, Youth Theatres) Set during the American Civil War. Tom-boy, Jo March, dreams of becoming a writer of Gothic thrillers, and has no interest in boys, romance or marriage. When her sisters begin pursuing romantic attachments, Jo — torn over the gender roles of the time — moves away to New York City to pursue a career. Family ties eventually pull her back home and threaten to undermine her dreams and aspirations. Through family trials and tragedies, Jo eventually finds her true voice as a writer; and a companion who loves her for the woman she is. First produced by...

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The Fanny Brice Story — A Musical

Posted on Jan 6, 2014 in Musicals

Written and Arranged by Chip Deffaa. (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, Junior High Schools, Church Groups, Youth Theatres) This musical is inspired by the life of Fanny Brice (1891-1951), who rose from modest beginnings to become the highest-paid American singing comedienne of her day–for many years a famed star of the Ziegfeld Follies.  The show begins with Emmie, a 16 year old girl in 1950, interviewing the then 60-year-old Fanny Brice. As Fanny reminisces the show unfolds onstage. Featuring 35 songs from the era of Fanny Brice, and characters who are larger than life, (Eddie Cantor, Flo Ziegfeld, W.C. Fields, George M. Cohan and Nicky Arnstein) this show was a hit in its premiere in New Jersey. This unique, family-friendly celebration of legendary entertainer Fanny Brice includes stories and songs (such as “Becky...

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Yankee Doodle Dandy — A Musical

Posted on Nov 13, 2013 in Banner, Musicals

Book by Chip Deffaa Music and Lyrics by George M. Cohan (and others) (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, Middle Schools/Junior High Schools, Church Groups, Youth Theatres) The story of the rise of George M. Cohan to the Broadway stage is told in this exuberant musical. Cohan rose from poverty to become a top star, playwright, songwriter and producer, also honored with the Congressional Medal of Honor. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY relates his inspiring all-American success story, filled with such immortal Cohan greats as “Give My Regards To Broadway,” “You’re A Grand Old Flag”, “Harrigan,” “Mary Is A Grand Old Name,” and “I’m A Yankee Doodle Dandy.” You can use 33 different actors to play the 33 different characters and you can also  have  a chorus as big or as small as you want. 18 of...

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A Southern Christmas Carol — A New Musical

Posted on Sep 4, 2013 in Banner, Christmas Shows, Musicals

Book, Music and Lyrics by Rob. Lauer Musical Arrangements by Jeff Joyner (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, Church Groups, Youth Theatres) “Think Charles Dickens meets Horton Foote.” Looking for a funny, deeply moving, musical Christmas show that will entertain audiences of all ages and backgrounds?…A critically acclaimed musical that can be produced with as few as 10 actors or with as many as  30? Then look no further! When “A Southern Christmas Carol” premiered in 2003, critics called it “good fun…a hoot that warms the heart”… “Lovely, there’s no other single word to describe it…Charles Dickens himself couldn’t have written a better account of the spirit of Christmas. At least not Christmas in 1933 Depression-ridden Southwest Georgia.” In “A Southern Christmas Carol,” award-winning playwright Rob. Lauer moves the classic tale of Scrooge  from ...

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Charlie’s Monument — The Musical

Posted on Jul 13, 2013 in Musicals

Book by Susan McCloud and Marvin Payne Lyrics by Marvin Payne Music by Newell Dayley based on the popular, best-selling novel by Blaine M. Yorgason (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, Church Groups, Youth Theatres) It is the frontier! It is 1890. He has only one arm and a twisted foot. He stands on the mountain bravely watching over the town that cast him out — piling stones in some frail hope that he’ll be remembered. Then he is loved by one who sees and mirrors the bright spirit inside him. He is fulfilled, awakened, renewed. But then he is wounded, called to be tried and when all but love is stripped away, he is triumphant. Charlie is the tender, crippled man ostracized by his fellow citizens and it is Nellie’s love and faith...

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Take The Mountain Down — A Prodigal Musical

Posted on Jul 13, 2013 in Banner, Musicals

Book, Music and Lyrics by Marvin Payne & Steven Kapp Perry Concept by R. Don Oscarson a finger pickin’ parable of the Prodigal Son (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, Church Groups, Youth Theatres) “Mountain” is the musical telling of the parable of the prodigal son in the bluegrass music style. The Prodigal Son becomes The Prodigal Daughter. What happens when a wayward young woman needs to hear the sweet story of the Prodigal Son, and the only folks who love her enough to tell it are the players in a bluegrass band she once deserted? On an autumn afternoon in Appalachia, the Potluck Social String Band takes a break from their concert in the park and weaves the timeless tale of redemption and forgiveness around their former bandmate with the strings of guitars,...

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Fauntleroy! The Musical

Posted on Jun 26, 2013 in Musicals

An Exciting New Musical Book & Lyrics by Max Golightly. Music & Lyrics by C. Michael Perry. (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, Junior High Schools, Church Groups, Youth Theatres) The charming adaptation of the timeless classic, LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY. The original story that helped inspire “Little Orphan Annie.” The tale of a wonderful, well-bred American boy, Cedric Erroll,  who suddenly finds himself a member of the British aristocracy through his deceased father’s inheritance. He leaves his life and friends behind him in New York City to travel to England where he will be trained by and live with a man he has never met, his grandfather, Lord Of Dorincourt. Troubles and set backs plague him but in the end he emerges — “Fauntleroy!” PLAY DETAILS: 11M 8W 6B 1G + chorus Wing and...

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The Anointed — An Epic Musical

Posted on Mar 22, 2013 in Musicals

Book & Lyrics by Thomas F. Rogers Music and Lyrics by C. Michael Perry (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, Church Groups) A musical spanning and contrasting the years from Saul’s Kingship, when David slew Goliath, through to Solomon’s building of the temple in Jerusalem. A gripping musical drama with a soaring score and plenty of pageantry to balance with the intimate scenes. PLAY DETAILS: 39M 3W +chorus. (Doubling of roles is recommended) Unit Set. 2hrs Order #2001 Available for ALL producing groups. PERUSAL MATERIALS The PERUSAL PAGES file is in PDF format and contains the first act of this musical: AnointedPERUSAL This and other plays by Thomas F. Rogers may be read in the new publication: The Plays of Thomas F. Rogers Volume 3 : Crises In Faith (the SEVEN plays included are: Huebener,...

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Jonah! — A Short Musical

Posted on Mar 22, 2013 in Latest, Musicals, New Releases

Book, Music and Lyrics by C. Michael Perry (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, Junior High Schools, Church Groups, Youth Theatres) A one-act adaptation of the popular Bible story where God speaks to Jonah, Jonah speaks back to him but decides not to listen and proceeds to try to hide from God.  In a similitude of the Savior, he spends three days in the belly of the whale (or great fish), likened unto the three days in the tomb.  He follows the will of the Lord and is not happy about it until he is allowed to realize that all people, no matter their state of righteousness, have the right to salvation. SONGS INCLUDE: Arise, Jonah!,  Middle Of The World, From The Deep, Nineveh City, New Man, Of You! PLAY DETAILS: Bare stage. Props...

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