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No Strings

A successful high-fashion model meets and falls in love with a Pulitzer prizewinner who has been trying to recover from a prolonged case of writer's block...

  • Full Length Musical
  • Comedy, Drama

  • Target Audience: Adult
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings

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

  • Accolades:
  • Winner! 1962 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical
    Winner! 4 1962 Tony Awards for Composer (Richard Rodgers); Actress (Diahann Carroll); Choreographer (Joe Layton); Special Award (Richard Rodgers)
    Nominee! 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical (1962)
A successful high-fashion model meets and falls in love with a writer in Paris. While this Pulitzer Prize-winner has been trying to recover from a prolonged case of writer's block, he's assumed the dubious role of charming intellectual-in-residence at some of the Continent's more luxurious watering holes.

As the model's work takes them on a whirlwind tour of the most exclusive European playgrounds, their romance develops into the first deeply-felt, honest relationship either has ever known. The model, however, ruefully comes to realize that the life-style demanded by her career is stifling the writer, and if he's ever to fulfill the promise of his earlier work, he must take responsibility for himself, go home, and write.

Reluctantly, but with no strings, they part, each having discovered anew their capacity to love.

REVIEWS:

"The relationship between the fashion model and the writer is poignant and utterly believable. Rodgers' score helps to heighten the effect...and one can cite a handful of lovely ballads to back that statement up."

The Daily Oklahoman

"Tart, breezy and lovelorn...The revelation of NO STRINGS is that [Richard Rodgers], one of songwriting's greatest collaborators, had it in him to fly high on his own."

The New York Times
Premiere Production: No Strings opened at the 54th Street Theatre on Broadway in 1962, and ran for 580 performances.
  • Casting: 5M, 5F
  • Casting Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Chorus Size: Large

  • BARBARA WOODRUFF
    DAVID JORDAN
    JEANETTE VALMY
    LUC DELBERT
    MOLLIE PLUMMER
    MIKE ROBINSON
    LOUIS DePOURTAL
    COMFORT O'CONNELL
    GABRIELLA BERTIN
    MARCELLO AGNOLOTTI
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    1 x Libretto
    1 x Piano Vocal Score

    $24.00
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    1 x Libretto
    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.

    22 x Piano Vocal Score
    20 x Libretto

    $550.00 +$135.00/pm
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    2 x Piano Vocal Scores
    1 x Reed I (Piccolo, Flute, Alto Flute, Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone)
    1 x Reed II (Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Baritone Saxophone)
    1 x Reed III (Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone)
    1 x Reed IV (Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone)
    1 x Reed V (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone)
    1 x Reed VI (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone)
    1 x Reed VII (Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone)
    1 x Reed VIII (Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Baritone Saxophone)
    1 x Trumpets I-IV
    1 x Trumpets II-III
    1 x Trombone I
    1 x Trombone II
    1 x Trombone III (Doubles Bass Trombone)
    1 x Drums
    1 x Percussion (Trap Set, Xylophone, Optional Door Bell, Siren, Glockenspiel, Triangle, Timpani, Vibraphone, Wood Block, Large Bell, Orchestra Bells, Pop Gun, Temple Blocks, Train Whistle, Bongos, Tambourine, Triangle, Suspended Cymbal)
    1 x Guitar
    1 x Harp
    1 x Bass

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