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Carmen Jones

In a Southern town during World War II, Joe, an army corporal, is stationed near a parachute factory where Carmen Jones is employed. This reputed hussy soon manages to steal Joe away from his fiancée, and the army as well, and they run off to Chicago together.

  • Full Length Musical
  • Drama

  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII
  • Target Audience: Adult
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings
  • Cautions: Mild Violence, Mild Adult Themes

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre, College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre

  • Accolades:
  • Winner! 3 Olivier Awards including Best Musical (1992)
In a Southern town during World War II, Joe, an army corporal, is stationed near a parachute factory where Carmen Jones is employed. This reputed hussy soon manages to steal Joe away from his fiancée, and the army as well, and they run off to Chicago together.

But the fickle Carmen loses interest in Joe when she meets and successfully woos Husky Miller, a prize fighter on his way to the top. Mad with jealousy, Joe waits for Carmen outside the stadium the night of Husky's big fight to make a last desperate plea for her love. When she denies him resolutely, he stabs her to death in a rage of passion to the eerie accompaniment of the crowd inside the stadium cheering Husky's victory.

REVIEWS:

"CARMEN JONES can still be exciting...a daring piece of liberal and liberated theatre."

Variety

"Hammerstein's lyrics are as right and renovating as his book."

Time Magazine

"CARMEN JONES has endured because of its sublime balance of memorable music and strong dramatic impetus...CARMEN JONES packs a terrific emotional punch."

Telegraph.co.uk
Premiere Production: In 1943, Carmen Jones opened at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 503 performances.
  • Casting: 10M, 6F
  • Casting Attributes: Ensemble cast, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Minority casting, Roles for Children
  • Casting Notes: Large singing-dancing ensemble with several small roles and children.
  • Chorus Size: Large

  • CORPORAL MORRELL
    FOREMAN
    CINDY LOU
    SERGEANT BROWN
    JOE
    CARMEN JONES
    SALLY
    T-BONE
    TOUGH KID
    DRUMMER
    WAITER
    FRANKIE
    MYRT
    RUM
    DINK
    HUSKY MILLER
    SOLDIERS (3)
    MR. HIGGINS
    MISS HIGGINS
    PHOTOGRAPHER
    CARD PLAYERS
    DANCING GIRL
    PONCHO
    DANCING BOXERS (2)
    BULLET HEAD
    REFEREE
  • Name Price
    Perusal Material Shipped immediately. This is optional. Order Now

    1 x Chorus Vocal
    1 x Piano Vocal

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

    1 x Chorus Vocal
    1 x Piano Vocal

    $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.

    40 x Chrous Vocal
    15 x Piano Vocal

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

    2 x Conductor: 1 x Act I & 1 x Act II
    2 x Piano: 1 x Act I & 1 x Act II
    1 x Flute I-II (both double piccolo)
    1 x Oboe I-II (Oboe II doubles English Horn)
    1 x Clarinet I-II (both double A Clar)
    1 x Bassoon I-II
    1 x Horn I-II
    1 x Trumpet I-II (both double A Trumpet)
    1 x Trombone I-II
    1 x Trombone III
    2 x Percussion
    1 x Violin I (Divisi)
    1 x Violin II (Divisi)
    1 x Viola (Divisi)
    2 x Cello/Bass (Cello Divisi)
    1 x Harp

    $350.00 +$135.00/pm