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Make Me a Musical

A modern backstage comedy with a Faustian twist and a cynical view of showbiz. Concept recording stars Lon Satton, Claire Moore, Kathryn Evans, Jessica Martin, Maurice Clark.

"Make Me a Musical" is loosely based on the Faust story and is set in the modern era, revolving around the backstage events during rehearsals for a new off-Broadway show. It is essentially a parody musical, with a jazz-swing score. It was first performed as "Success!" in September, 1995, at the Civic Theatre in Rotherham, West Yorkshire, where it received standing ovations and a rave review in the local press. Other productions are in the pipeline - including a Rumanian-language production by the State operetta company in Constanta, on the Black Sea. It is also being translated into German.

The show requires a minimum cast of about 15, but can be expanded to include a chorus of 20 or more. Orchestrations are available for a pit orchestra of 12.

 

View the introductory videos: Part 1 | Part2 | Part 3

Principal Characters:
Cedric E De Ville - Middle-Aged, Oily, Raffish
Robert Ponsonby - 30s, Nerdish but Nice
Angela Goodhall - 20s, Love's Young Dream
Stella Martin - Thirtyish Vamp

Secondary Characters:
Juanita Fitzgerald - Sassy and Cynical Irish-Hispanic New Yorker
Nigel Hudson - Fading Star
Barry - Slightly Camp Director of the Show

Chorus (Minimum Of 8)
Including Named Characters:

Riff Winkler, Jerry Obenstaller, Kevin Nolte, Gordon, Girl 1, Girl 2

Please see Production Enquiries for licensing contacts. Libretto, orchestrations/scores, midi files and backing tracks are available upon request; contact Bernard J. Taylor.

 

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