These Tams-Witmark Young Performers' Editions are one-hour adaptations of Broadway musicals, specially tailored for primary and junior high school-aged actors. The materials have been prepared to help your school or youth theatre group mount the best possible production and to give your young cast and crew an exciting and rewarding experience.
The Wizard of Oz - Young Performers' Edition
By L. Frank Baum. Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg.
Short Musical, Backing Tracks, Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Contemporary
CASTING: 4M, 3F
Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy's imagination.
42nd Street - Young Performers' Edition
Music by Harry Warren. Lyrics by Al Dubin. Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble. Based on the Novel by Bradford Ropes.
Short Musical, Drama, Comedy, 1930s
CASTING: 7M, 8F, 1M or F
The ultimate show-biz musical, 42nd Street is a celebration of Broadway, Times Square, and the people who make the magic of musical theatre. Aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer comes to the big city from Allentown PA, and soon lands her first big job in the ensemble of a glitzy new Broadway show. But just before opening night, the leading lady breaks her ankle. Will Peggy be able to step in and become a star? The score is chock-full of Broadway standards, including Go Into Your Dance, We're In the Money, Lullaby of Broadway, Shuffle Off to Buffalo and Forty-Second Street.
Anything Goes - Young Performers' Edition
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter. New Book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman.
Short Musical, Melodrama, Backing Tracks, Romance, 1960s
CASTING: 12M, 11F
Anything Goes is a classic Boy-Meets-Girl story full of intrigue and comedy. The story is wrapped around one of Cole Porter's magical scores, featuring terrific numbers like It's De-Lovely, Friendship, I Get A Kick Out Of You, Anything Goes, You're The Top and Blow, Gabriel Blow.
Crazy For You - Young Performers' Edition
Music and Lyrics by Ira Gershwin Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin Book by Ken Ludwig
Short Musical, Backing Tracks, Comedy, 1930s
CASTING: 4M, 5F
Crazy For You is the story of Bobby Child, a well-to-do 1930's playboy whose dream in life is to dance. And despite the serious efforts of his mother and soon-to-be ex-fiancée, Bobby achieves his dream! It's a high energy comedy which includes mistaken identity, plot twists, fabulous dance numbers and classic Gershwin music.