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To Whom It May Concern (Hall)

  • Carol Hall
  • Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy, Present Day, Contemporary
  • 7M, 7F, 1M or F
  • ISBN: 9780573681295

A celebration! ... Communities will be presenting To Whom It May Concern for years to come.

The New York Time

A melodic score and a joyous communal spirit which doesn't end until the house lights come up!

Associated Press

  • Full Length Musical
  • Dramatic Comedy
  • 90 minutes

  • Time Period: Present Day, Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Adult, Senior
  • Set Requirements: Bare Stage/Simple Set
  • Cautions: No Special Cautions
  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre, High School/Secondary, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Reader's Theatre, College Theatre / Student, Church / Religious Groups
Conceived by Carol Hall, who wrote the music and lyrics to The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, this joyful musical took Off Broadway by surprise. It is a tuneful, warm and witty observation of what really goes on in the hearts and minds of people as they participate in a church service. The ninety minutes of song, monologue and poetry require almost no set and only one piano.

Done in a theatre or church sanctuary, To Whom It May Concern is perfect for all church and theatre groups, especially those with access to glorious voices.

REVIEWS:

A celebration! ... Communities will be presenting To Whom It May Concern for years to come.

The New York Time

A melodic score and a joyous communal spirit which doesn't end until the house lights come up!

Associated Press

Witty, inspiring. It's applications are universal.

New York Daily New

To Whom It May Concern is a genial attempt, cast in the Godspell mode, to rethink aspects of worship and the validity of Christianity in these modern times... On the surface of things the show might appear to have the most validity for Episcopalians, since the structure of the intermissionless hour-and-a-half is based on the Episcopal service. But Miss Hall's ideas and ideals are refreshingly ecumenical... To Whom It May Concern' manages to remind the observer, with warmth and wit, that true worship is not a ritual but an ongoing communication with the Almighty.

Christian Science Monito
Premiere Production: To Whom it May Concern was first presented at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, under artistic director Nikos Psacharpoulos, on July 17, 1985. It was directed by Geraldine Fitzgerald. The play was subsequently presented Off Broadway by Bedda Roses Company, by arrangement with Williamstown Theatre Festival, at St. Stephens Church in New York City on December 5, 1985. It was also directed by Ms. Fitzgerald.
  • Casting: 7M, 7F, 1M or F
  • Casting Attributes: Ensemble cast, Minority casting, Flexible casting, Room for Extras, Parts for Senior Actors, Expandable casting, Color blind casting
  • Casting Notes: Casting includes pianist
  • Chorus Size: Medium

  • CHOIR MASTER
    THE CHILD
    THE PRIEST
    GRANDAD
    FAY - a new theologian
    BOB - a dog owner
    CAROLINE - a woman who hears voices
    FREDERIKA - a woman needing miracles
    SISTERS - a woman with religious relatives
    CELIA - a woman unlucky in love
    MIKE - the brother
    DELORIS - a woman who left home
    ELLIOTT - a single parent
    THE STRANGER
    PIANIST / CONDUCTOR