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Me and Juliet

Rodgers & Hammerstein's valentine to the theatre takes place both onstage and backstage during the production of a musical entitled-what else? -- Me and Juliet.

  • Full Length Musical
  • Comedy

  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre, High School/Secondary, Professional Theatre, College Theatre / Student, Church / Religious Groups
Rodgers & Hammerstein's valentine to the theatre takes place both onstage and backstage during the production of a musical entitled-what else? -- 'Me and Juliet.'

This show-within-a-show follows the romance between a chorus girl and an assistant stage manager leading to their secret marriage. Their happy union is threatened by the electrician who still carries a torch for the girl and, in a drunken rage, tries to kill them both. A contrasting romance involves the stage manager, whose credo never to fall for a girl in a show he's working on is complicated when a dancer he's been wooing is suddenly thrown into the cast of 'Me and Juliet.'

Informed by rich insights into the world of Broadway -- how jobs are gotten and lost, the inside tricks of the trade and the pitfalls of backstage romances -- ME AND JULIET is an innovative, irresistible show that consistently delivers both musically and dramatically.

REVIEWS:

"Far and away the best musical of the season...It has a glorious score which we will be hearing for years to come...Hammerstein has caught the true spirit of the theatre."

New York Morning Telegraph
Premiere Production: In 1953, Me and Juliet opened at the Majestic Theatre, New York, where it ran for 358 performances.
  • Casting: 14M, 9F
  • Casting Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Chorus Size: Large

  • GEORGE - 2nd Assistant Stage Manager
    SIDNEY - Electrician
    JEANIE - Chorus Singer
    HERBIE - Candy Counter Boy
    CHRIS - Rehearsal Piano Player
    MILTON - Drummer
    STU - Bass Fiddle Player
    MICHAEL - A Chorus
    BOB - Electrician
    LARRY - Assistant Stage Manager
    MAC - Stage Manager
    MONICA - Chorus Dancer
    RUBY - Company Manager
    CHARLIE (ME) - Featured Lead
    DARIO - Conductor
    LILY (JULIET) - Singing Principal
    JIM (DON JUAN) - Principal Dancer
    SUSIE (CARMEN) - Principal Dancer
    VOICE OF MR. HARRISON - Producer
    VOICE OF MISS DAVENPORT - Choreographer
    HILDA - An aspirant for a dancing part
    MARCIA - Another aspirant for a dancing part
    BETTY - Successor to Susie as Principal Dancer
    BUZZ - Principal Dancer
    RALPH - Alley Dancer
    MISS OXFORD - A Bit Player
    SADIE - An Usher
    MILDRED - Another Usher
    THEATRE PATRONS
    COMPANY
    STAGE CREW
    AUDIENCE
  • Name Price
    Perusal Material Shipped immediately. This is optional. Order Now

    1 x Libretto
    1 x Vocal Book
    1 x Piano-Vocal Scores

    $24.00
    Pre-Production Pack Shipped upon receipt of a signed License Agreement and full payment of all invoices. This is optional.

    1 x Libretto
    1 x Vocal Scores
    1 x Piano Vocal Scores

    $75.00
    Rehearsal Material Shipped a minimum of 3 months before the last performance. This must be hired as a condition of the License to produce this show.

    20 x Libretto
    20 x Vocal Books
    2 x Piano Vocal Scores

    $550.00 +$135.00/pm
    Orchestral Material Shipped a minimum of 1 month before the last performance. This is optional.

    1 x Piano Conductor Score
    1 x Reed I (Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Baritone Sax)
    1 x Reed II (Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, Tenor Sax)
    1 x Reed III (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax)
    1 x Reed IV (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax)
    1 x Reed V (Clarinet, Bassoon, Tenor Sax, Bass Sax)
    1 x Horn
    1 x Trumpet I-II
    1 x Trumpet III-IV
    1 x Trombone I
    1 x Trombone II
    1 x Trombone III
    1 x Percussion (Trap Set, Timpani, Triangle, Bells, Castanets, Optional Maracas, Tambourine, Cow Bells, Wood Block, Xylophone)
    1 x Violin A (Divisi)
    1 x Violin B (Divisi)
    1 x Violin C (Divisi)
    1 x Viola
    1 x Cello
    1 x Bass
    1 x Harp
    1 x Piano (Piano Conductor Score)

    $350.00 +$135.00/pm
    Lib/Vocal Book 10 Pack Shipped with (or after) Rehearsal Material. This is optional.

    10 x Libretto-Vocal Books

    $50.00 +$50.00/pm