Flora, The Red Menace

by  George Abbott, Fred Ebb, John Kander, David Thompson

Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy  /  5m, 4f

"A highly entertaining evening." - Newsday


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    5m, 4f
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    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

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Musical cultists will remember this show as the first Broadway collaboration of Kander and Ebb as well as the Tony Award-winning debut of Liza Minnelli as Flora Mezaros. With a new, updated book that presents a romance of charming simplicity set amidst the American communist agitation during the Depression of the 1930's. Is Flora a "red menace" or just that good old Broadway stand by: a Girl in Love? Songs include "A Quiet Thing", "All I Need is One Good Break", "The Flame", "Dear Love" and "Sing Happy". From the writers of Cabaret, Zorba and Chicago.
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Reviews

"A highly entertaining evening." - Newsday

"Covers familiar territory with a refreshing lightness of touch." - New York Magazine

"The score is consistently winning and often quite funny." - WQXR Radio

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Keywords

Love, Politics

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Production

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  • Time Period: 1930s

Music

  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only

Song Samples

Overture
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Unafraid
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All I Need is One Good Break
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Not Everyday of the Week
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Sign Here
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The Flame
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Palomino Pal
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A Quiet Thing
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Hello Waves
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Dear Love
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Express Yourself
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Knock Knock
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Sing Happy
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You Are You
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Casting

5m, 4f
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Cast plays a variety of roles

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10 Piano/vocal scores

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Authors

George Abbott

George Abbott was an important director, author, and producer, whose distinguished career in the American theater spanned more than seven decades and gained him the title of “Mr. Broadway.” Abbott wrote his first play, a comedy-farce entitled Perfectly Harmless, while studying at the Universit ...

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Fred Ebb

Fred Ebb (1928 – 2004) won Tony, Emmy, Grammy, and Kennedy Center Honors Lifetime Achievement Awards for his work as a writer, director, and composer. His collaborations with John Kander, Bob Fosse, Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, and Liza Minnelli made him a legend in the New York theatre community. Mr. Kander and Mr. ...

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John Kander

John Harold Kander was born on March 18, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri to Harold and Berenice (Aaron) Kander. He was exposed to music at an early age. Kander believed that a bout of tuberculosis as a baby, which had kept him isolated from other people, had actually helped him develop his sense of sound. At age six he b ...

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David Thompson

David Thompson

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