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Around the World in Eighty Days by Richard Cowling
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 54. Chorus. In order to be faithful to Jules Verne, most of the characters are written male. How you cast them is up to you! (For example, whilst it was not so in Fogg's day, the Reform Club is now open to women!)
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPiano and vocal score for seventeen songs and nineteen pieces of incidental music is provided with the producer's copy of the script.
StyleFull-length school musical based on Jules Verne's novel. By the nature of the story, there are a lot of locations, but these can be presented in as simple or complex a way as you please.
SynopsisPhileas Fogg accepts a wager to travel around the World in Eighty days. Armed with only Passepartout (his trusty French manservant) and pursued by a detective, he sets out, venturing via Egypt, India (where he acquires a princess!), Japan and the USA.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Conductor's score and band parts (Clarinet/Alto Sax/Tenor Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, Bass, and Keyboard) for 'Around the World in Eighty Days' by Richard Cowling
** Midi Files for the 36 songs and instrumentals from Around the World in Eighty Days by Richard Cowling. The files contain the band arrangements plus vocal lines.
** Backing Tracks for the 36 songs and musical pieces from Around the World in Eighty Days by Richard Cowling. (The tracks are the orchestrated instrumentals, with additional instruments playing the vocal lines.)
** Vocal recordings of all the songs from Around the World in Eighty Days by Richard Cowling. (Vocals by Richard Cowling and Leanne Cooper.)
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Big Shot by Jonny Ardern
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 15. Chorus. All characters are adults, but could be played by teenagers. Characters are Americans (of various regions), one Englishman and one Mexican-American.
Run TimeAround 100 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPiano & Vocal score (17 songs, 4 instrumentals) provided with the Producer's Copy of the script. Score for Musical Director and band (piano, guitar, bass, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax) available as optional extra.
StyleMusical set in and around a casino. Songs in various styles including swing, ragtime, tango and jazz-funk.
SynopsisGambler Ryan Thomas brings his naive English friend Jack to a casino. Whilst discovering the perils of the Blackjack table, Jack falls for Alice, the pianist with the house band. Unfortunately, Alice is already spoken for by Louis Diaz, known as Mr. Big Shot for his reputation as a lucky gambler. Luck which Jack decides to test - with unforeseen consequences, for this is the 1950s and Las Vegas gambling is dominated by the mob...
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Musical Director's Score for Big Shot (showing all vocal and instrumental lines) plus separate band parts for guitar, bass, tenor sax and alto sax. (Download as .pdf file.)
** A CD of backing tracks for all 17 songs from the musical 'Big Shot'.
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Blackmailing Butterflies by Nigel Holloway
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 16. Chorus. Recommended 4 or more Chorus
Run TimeAround 140 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicScores for songs (mainly from The Beggar's Opera) are supplied with Producer's copy of the script.
StyleA full length comedy play with music, set in a garden and a rehearsal room.
SynopsisTensions within a theatre company arise when a couple of mid-life crises unexpectedly drag past and present emotions into the sharp focus of an ambitious young blackmailer.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A set of MP3 files with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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Blond by Rob Wellington
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Characters are all adults, but suitable for a teenage cast.
Run TimeAround 85 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's copy comes with sheet music (piano and vocals) for 13 songs.
StyleSmall-cast comedy musical, packed with manic zaniness. Few staging requirements, but some interesting sound effects (head struck by frying pan, that sort of thing). Includes mild swearing.
SynopsisJackson Bligh isn't quite the brilliant detective he thinks he is, but he undertakes the job of safeguarding James Blond's amazing recipe from the dreaded Morticia De Bauch. She's in league with James' sister, and it'll take a miracle to save the world...
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'rehearsal CD' with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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Dracula - A Pain in the Neck by Daniel Krueger & Elwood Johnson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 23. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 120 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSheet music for 18 original songs plus incidental music is supplied with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleMusical Gothic horror Melodrama!
SynopsisA faithful translation of Bram Stoker's vampire classic to the musical stage, rendered in a melodramatic style!
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Conductor's score and band parts (Perc., Bass, Cello, Violin, Reeds 1 & 2, Trumpet, Trombone, Piano & Synth) for Dracula - A Pain in the Neck. Music by Elwood Jay Johnson, orchestrated by Wade Clark.
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Esther by Richard Cowling
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 22. Minimum total without doubling = 32. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the script comes with piano and vocal scores for 16 songs, one instrumental and 15 scene-change pieces. (A conductors score and band parts are available as an optional extra.)
StyleFull-length Musical based on the biblical story of Esther. Designed as a school musical, could equally well be done by an adult or mixed company.
SynopsisKing Xerxes of Persia maries Esther, a Jewish orphan who has been brought up by her uncle, Mordecai. Haman, the chief minister of Xerxes court insists that everyone bow down to him. When Mordecai refuses to do so, Haman flies into a rage and plans to kill Mordecai, and all the Jewish people in the kingdom. Mordecai calls upon Esther for help, but this means she must confront the mighty Xerxes...
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'backing track CD' with arrangements of songs from the show
** Soundtrack CD - vocal performances of songs from the show
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Frankenstein - The Monster Musical by George Douglas Lee
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 19. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 100 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script comes with piano/vocal scores for 13 original songs.
StyleGothic horror musical comedy!
SynopsisIf Mary Shelley had written a version of Frankenstein for children, this is how she might have approached it - as a heartwarming family musical, filled with mad scientists, misbegotten creatures and an angry mob!
On a rainy night when the power is out, a father tells his son the story of Frankenstein, and we are transported to Victor Frankenstein's Laboratory with Mary Shelly singing of the creation of the creature. We meet the creature, his bride and a croud of villagers, led by the rabble rouser Frau Gribble, whipped into a frenzy and go in search of 'the Monster'. Eventually, they come to realise that he was just misunderstood!
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'rehearsal CD' with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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The Great Fairytale Robbery by Eric Scott, John Regan & Deanne Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 9. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 22. Chorus. Doubling of one character is essential in this script.
Run TimeAround 94 minutes. [Estimated!] Songs included in the timing for this production.
MusicPiano and vocal scores for ten songs are provided with the Producer's copy of the script.
StyleA musical play for children with multiple settings.
SynopsisThe evil head of a TV studio is determined to rid the world of children's books, and sets out to destroy fairytale and pantomime characters. Poor Cinderella is first on her list, but many familiar characters are also affected. Scarecrow Oz, magically given a brain, devises a cunning rescue plan...
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'rehearsal CD' with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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A Grimm Night for Hans Christian Andersen (Musical) by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 10. Minimum total with doubling = 23. Minimum total without doubling = 40. No chorus. Lots of speaking parts, but few characters per scene so easy to structure small rehearsals. Whilst it does not require a chorus, there is scope for extra characters in a few of the scenes. Some of the characters sing!
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSheet music for 7 original songs and 3 pieces of incidental music is provided with the producer's copy of the script.
StyleComic retelling of fairytales as a musical play. Many scenes, but using the same few pieces of 'set furniture'. Simple props.
SynopsisHans Christian Andersen gets an unexpected visit from the Brothers Grimm - who seem to be upset over the matter of stealing story lines. A competition ensues, with characters from Andersen and Grimm stories taking the stage - often in unexpected ways.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'backing track CD' with arrangements of songs from the show
** Soundtrack CD - vocal performances of songs from the show
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Hook and Peter Pan - How it all began by Giles Scott, Helen Dooley and Bob Walsh
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  Cape Times Awards for Amateur Theatre, "Best Musical" 2003
RolesMinimum Male roles = 12. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 35. Chorus. This is not a panto, but it would be possible for Peter Pan and some or all of the lost boys to be played by girls.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPiano and vocal scores for Overture and 15 songs by Helen Dooley and Bob Walsh are supplied with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleFull-length musical which could be played by a youth company, by adults or by a mixture.
The production notes include extensive explanations of how to fly!
SynopsisEveryone knows the story of Peter Pan. But how did the Boy Who Never Grew Up learn to fly? How did Hook lose his hand? How did the croc swallow the clock? This enchanting musical provides the answers!
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'backing track CD' with arrangements of songs from the show
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