The Grand Tour

by  Jerry Herman, Michael Stewart, Mark Bramble

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  5m, 4f, 20m or f

"A splendid evening with tuneful lyrics." - N.Y. Post

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 4f, 20m or f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adventure, Adaptations (Literature), Period
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

In 1940 France an unlikely pair team up to evade the approaching Nazis. Little Jacobowsky, a Polish Jewish intellectual, has been one step ahead of the Nazis for years. Stjerbinsky is an aristocrat, anti semitic Polish colonel who's trying to get to England. Jacobowsky has a car, but can't drive. The Colonel can. And so begins their adventurous journey set against a backdrop of lively and lovely songs and dances that takes them to a carnival, a Jewish wedding and onto a train when the car breaks down. Accompanying them is Marianne, the Colonel's girlfriend who Jacobowsky falls in love with. But it is not to be.
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"A splendid evening with tuneful lyrics." - N.Y. Post.

"Endearing, amusing and poignantly humane." - Time.

"A first class Broadway musical." - WABC TV.

Videos

  • Grand Tour
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Keywords

Friendship, Love, Religion, War

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre

Cautions

  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Vocal Demands: Easy
  • Orchestra Size: Large
  • Chorus Size: Large

Song Samples

Overture
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I'll Be Here Tomorrow
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For Poland
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I Belong Here
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Marianne
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We're Almost There
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More and More / Less and Less
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One Extraordinary Thing
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Mrs. S. L. Jacobowsky
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Wedding Conversation
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I Think, I Think
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You I Like
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Casting

5m, 4f, 20m or f
S. L . JACOBOWSKY
MME. BOUFFIER
CZIESNO
COLONEL TADEUSZ BOLESLAV STJERBINSKY
SZABUNIEWICZ
CHAUFFEUR
CAPTAIN MEULLER
MME. VAUCLAINE
MARIANNE
CONDUCTOR
MME. MARVILLE
A PLEASESANT WOMAN
HUGO THE HUNGARIAN HERCULES
MME. MANZONI
STILTWALKER
BARGEMAN
MAN WITH A FLOWER IN HIS LAPEL
PAPA CLAIRON
CLAUDINE
BRIDE'S MOTHER
BRIDES FATHER
BRIDE'S AUNT
BRIDE
GROOM
COMMISAIRE OF POLICE
PEDDLER
MOTHER MADELEINE
SISTER ROLAND
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Cast Attributes

  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Expandable casting
  • Room for Extras
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

Casting Notes

Plus extras, singers and dancers

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20 Conductor/Rehearsal Scores

Reed I (Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet)
Reed II (Oboe, English Horn, Tenor Saxophone)
Reed III (Clarinet, Bass Clarinet)
Reed IV (Flute, Bassoon, Clarinet)
Horns I & II (2 Books)
Trumpets I & II (2 Books)
Trombone
Percussion I & II (2 books)
Harp
Mandolin/Banjo
Accordion
Violins ABC (3 Books)
Viola
Cello
Bass

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Authors

Jerry Herman

Hello, Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage Aux Folles are home to some of the most popular, most-often performed and most successful musical hero(in)es of all time, and have given Jerry Herman the distinction of being the only composer-lyricist in history to have had three musicals that ran more than 1,500 cons ...

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Michael Stewart

Michael Stewart

Mark Bramble

Mark Bramble

The Grand Tour premiered on Broadway at the Palace Theatre in January 1979 under the direction of Gerald Freedman.

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