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That’s The Way The Fortune Cookie Crumbles — Musical

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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 pertinent information about the play.
  • EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also include a contact name and phone number.

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.)

  • Fees for Amateur and Educational performances of Musicals:
    • $75 Royalty for the first performance + $30 (for Performance Package: 1 Script, 1 set of sleuthing sheets, other materials needed)



    • Performance License & Performance Package emailed to you (you must return the license signed)
    • Permission to make multiple copies for your group only (up to 15 copies, including technical)
    • Following your performance run, you must also sign the “Certificate of Destruction” indicating that all copies of the script sent to you, including the electronic PDF original, have been destroyed, and that nothing has been distributed to others. The performance license is good for 365 days, after that time a new performance license must be issued.
    • $60 — Royalty for each additional performance




  • Professional Rights quoted upon application to us
  • EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also include a contact name and phone number.




PRODUCTIONS

  • Taylorsville High School Theatre Arts Department — December 22, 2016
  • Chameleon’s Murder Mystery Theatre — 1988- 2014

BILLING CREDITS

The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:
That’s The Way The Fortune Cookie Crumbles

A Chameleon’s Murder Mystery Musical
by
Jim Christian

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.

ALSO:

THIS NOTICE MUST APPEAR IN ALL PROGRAMS, ON ALL POSTERS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS AND INTERNET ADVERTISING/WEBPAGES FOR THE PLAY:
That’s the Way the Fortune Cookie Crumbles is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


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