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[title of show] (clean version)

Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away. With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends...

  • Full Length Musical
  • Comedy

  • Time Period: New Millennium/21st Century
  • Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Adult
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre, High School/Secondary, Professional Theatre, College Theatre / Student, Church / Religious Groups

  • Accolades:
  • Jeff Bowen and Michael Berresse (Director)
    Favorite Ensemble Cast, Nominee! Best Book of a Musical (Hunter Bell)
    Special Citation for Hunter Bell
Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away. With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try and create something new with the help of their friends Susan, Heidi and Larry on the eighty-eights. With the cast in place, Jeff and Hunter begin a conversation about what to write about. Eventually, Jeff suggests they write about what to write about. They makes a pact to write up until the festival's deadline and dream about the show changing their lives.

[title of show] -- taken from the space on the festival's application form which asks for the [title of show] -- follows Hunter and Jeff and their friends on their journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression. In the span of 90 minutes they write and perform their show at the festival and learn lessons about themselves as people, friends and artists. [title of show] is, above all, a love letter to the musical theatre -- a uniquely American art form -- and to the joy of collaboration.

The musical received a Tony Award® nomination for Best Book of a Musical in 2009. [title of show] (clean version) is approved for High School performers and general audiences.

REVIEWS:

"wise, warm, irresistable"

NY Sun

"a genuine treat"

Star Ledger

"terric. a kick-a** time"

New York Daily News

"a good dose of fun"

AM New York

"delectable entertainment! A postmodern homage to the grand tradition of backstage musicals like Babes in Arms, Kiss Me, Kate and A Chorus Line.' "

The New York Times

"sly, sassy, inspired"

Entertainment Weekly

"in expert hands"

Associated Press

"infectious joy"

WPKN

"a crowd-pleaser!"

Variety

"bottomless reservoir of fun"

Amazon.com

"immensely likeable"

The New Yorker
  • Casting: 2M, 2F, 1M or F
  • Casting Notes: [title of show] also features an onstage pianist.

  • JEFF – a composer/lyricist
    HUNTER – a book writer
    SUSAN – their actor friend
    HEIDI – their actor friend

  • *The production pianist appears onstage at the keyboard throughout the entire performance. He is referred to as “Larry.” If it is a female pianist, then “Mary.”
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    1 x Libretto
    1 x Piano Vocal Score

    $24.00