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Musical of Musicals

Musical of Musicals

by: Joanne Bogart, Eric Rockwell

by: Joanne Bogart, Eric Rockwell

Overview

The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) is a musical about musicals! In this hilarious satire of musical theatre, one story becomes five delightful musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different master of the form, from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim. The basic plot: June is an ingenue who can't pay the rent and is threatened by her evil landlord. Will the handsome leading man come to the rescue? The variations are: a Rodgers & Hammerstein version, set in Kansas in August, complete with a dream ballet; a Sondheim version, featuring the landlord as a tortured artistic genius who slashes the throats of his tenants in revenge for not appreciating his work; a Jerry Herman version, as a splashy star vehicle; an Andrew Lloyd Webber version, a rock musical with themes borrowed from Puccini; and a Kander & Ebb version, set in a speakeasy in Chicago. This comic valentine to musical theatre was the longest running show in the York Theatre Company's 35-year history before moving to Off-Broadway.

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Cautions

  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots

Details

  • Genre: Parody / Spoof
  • Time Period: Present Day, Not Applicable
  • Cast Attributes: Non-Traditional casting, Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Room for Extras
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Authors

Joanne Bogart

Joanne Bogart began her collaboration with Eric Rockwell at the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.  For The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)

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Eric Rockwell

ERIC ROCKWELL is an award-winning writer and composer of several critically-acclaimed musicals. A 2004 Drama Desk nominee for best music, Eric composed the score and co-wrote the book with Joanne Bogart to The Musical of Musicals (the Musical!) which, after two years of performances in New York, went on to have succes ...

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