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FACE THE MUSIC

Sharply satirical, its humor both timely and timeless, FACE THE MUSIC combined a piquant Moss Hart script with a superlative Irving Berlin score.

  • Full Length Musical
  • Comedy

  • Time Period: 1930s
  • Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Senior
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, High School/Secondary
Originally presented on Broadway by the legendary Sam Harris, FACE THE MUSIC opened at the New Amsterdam Theater on February 17, 1932, and ran fro 165 performances, before touring and then returning to Broadway's Forty-Fourth Street Theater. 

Sharply satirical, its humor both timely and timeless, FACE THE MUSIC combined a piquant Moss Hart script with a superlative Irving Berlin score that featured such soon-to-be standards as "Let's Have Another Cup of Coffee," "Soft Lights and Sweet Music," the groundbreaking "Manhattan Madness," and the utterly unique "I Say Its Spinach (And The Hell With It)." 

After lying dormant for nearly seven decades, FACE THE MUSIC was lovingly and painstakingly restored by a team of musical archivists led by R&H Director of Music, Bruce Pomahoc. With an adaptation by David Ives, direction by John Rando and choreography by Randy Skinner, FACE THE MUSIC proved to be the discovery of the 14th season of City Center's Encores!: Great American Musicals in Concert.

Premiere Production: In 1932, Face The Music opened at the New Amsterdam Theater and ran for 165 performances.
  • Casting: 6M, 4F
  • Chorus Size: Large

  • HAL REISMAN - a Broadway producer
    KIT BAKER – a musical comedy actress
    PAT MASON – a musical comedy actor
    MRS. MYRTLE MESHBESHER – a rich socialite
    MARTIN VAN BUREN MESHBESHER – the Police Chief
    O'ROURKE – a policeman
    JOE MALARKEY – part of a “genu-wine, A-number-one comical dancing team”
    PICKLES CROUSE – the other part of a “genu-wine, A-number-one comical dancing team”
    STREETWALKER – a woman who wants to sing a torch song
    RODNEY ST. CLAIR – a sensational baritone

    ENSEMBLE (in order of appearance):
    GENTLEMAN
    DOORMAN
    FIRST SOCIETY LADY
    SECOND SOCIETY LADY
    CARTIER MANAGER
    BERGDORF MANAGER
    ELIZABETH ARDEN MANAGER
    PAGE BOYS
    DEPRESSED MAN
    UNCLE SAM
    POLICEMEN
    FIRST ACTOR
    SECOND ACTOR
    THE PRATT SISTERS
    BOOKING AGENT (Lou Shurr)
    COSTUMER
    STENOGRAPHER
    MAILMAN
    LOUIS
    RIVINGTON
    REPORTER
    STAGE MANAGER
    CHORUS GIRL
    FIRST BUM
    SECOND BUM
    FEDERAL INVESTIGATOR (Agent Jones)
    HOTEL DETECTIVE
    TWO NEWSBOYS
    CLERK
    JUDGE
    PROSECUTOR
    DEFENSE ATTORNEY

  • Name Price
    Perusal Material Shipped immediately. This is optional. Order Now

    1 x Libretto-Vocal Book
    1 x Piano Vocal Score

    $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-Vocal Book
    1 x Piano Vocal Score

    $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-Vocal Books
    2 x Piano Vocal Score

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

    1 x Reed I
    1 x Reed II
    1 x Reed III
    1 x Reed IV
    1 x Reed V
    1 x Trumpet I
    1 x Trumpet II
    1 x Trumpet III
    1 x Trombone
    1 x Banjo
    1 x Piano
    1 x Drums
    1 x Percussion
    1 x Violin I
    1 x Violin II
    1 x Violin III
    1 x Violin IV
    1 x Viola
    1 x Cello
    1 x Bass
    1 x Full Score - Act I
    1 x Full Score - Act II

    $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