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The Cocoanuts

This happy confection offers not only the resurrection of Groucho, Chico and Harpo, but also the wit of George S. Kaufman and a score by Irving Berlin that includes the ever-green "Always."

The New York Times

  • Full Length Musical
  • Comedy

  • Time Period: 1920s
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings

  • Performance Group:
  • Elementary School / Primary, Community Theatre, High School/Secondary, Professional Theatre, College Theatre / Student, Church / Religious Groups
The Marx Brothers infiltrate the Florida real estate boom circa 1920 and find Margaret Dumont, jewels to steal, pockets to pick, lovers to confuse, hotel guests to confound, and a treasure trove of songs by Irving Berlin. 

The show that introduced the standard 'Always' in 1925 was a smash Off-Broadway hit in 1997. We are proud to make this historic madcap romp available, so Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo-brush up your slap-stick and head south for a feast of wild hilarity!

REVIEWS:

"Full of snappy novelty numbers . . . everything works to do what old-fashioned musicals used to do - entertain."

New York Daily News

"This happy confection offers not only the resurrection of Groucho, Chico and Harpo, but also thw wit of George S. Kaufman and a score by Irving Berlin that includes the ever-green 'Always'"

The New York Times
Premiere Production: In 1925, THE COCOANUTS opened in New York.
  • Casting: 7M, 3F
  • Casting Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

  • JAMISON (ZEPPO)
    MRS. POTTER
    HARVEY YATES
    PENELOPE MARTYN
    POLLY POTTER
    ROBERT ADAMS
    HENRY W. SCHLEMMER (GROUCHO)
    WILLIE THE SHILL (CHICO)
    SILENT SAM (HARPO)
    HENNESSEY
  • Name Price
    Perusal Material Shipped immediately. This is optional. Order Now

    1 x Libretto/Vocal Book
    1 x Piano Conductor Score

    $24.00
    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 Conductor 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 (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax)
    1 x Reed II (Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Sax)
    1 x Violin
    1 x Trumpet
    1 x Bass (Doubling Tuba)
    1 x Percussion

    $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