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A Grand Night for Singing

Taste and imagination, the two key ingredients for a first-rate revue, abound in this fresh take on the Rodgers & Hammerstein canon conceived by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie.

  • Full Length Musical
  • Comedy

  • Target Audience: Adult, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18), Children (Age 6 - 10), 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

  • Accolades:
  • Nominee! 1994 Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Revue
Taste and imagination, the two key ingredients for a first-rate revue, abound in this fresh take on the Rodgers & Hammerstein canon conceived by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie.

Over three decades after the duo's final collaboration, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, took the Great White Way by storm, it was in fact this new R&H musical that opened the 1994 Broadway season with flair and distinction, garnering wildly enthusiastic notices as well as earning two Tony nominations, including Best Musical.

Here at R&H, our founding fathers probably never imagined 'Shall We Dance?' as a comic pas de deux for a towering beauty and her diminutive admirer, nor did they suspect that one day a lovelorn young lad might pose the musical question, 'How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?' But that's precisely the kind of invention lavished upon this new revue, with innovative musical arrangements including a sultry Andrews Sisters-esque 'I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-a My Hair,' a swingin' 'Honeybun' worthy of the Modernaires, and a jazzy 'Kansas City' which leaves no question about how terrifically up to date the remarkable songs of R&H remain.

REVIEWS:

"A splendiferous show of songs, a terrific compendium. Everything's up to date with Rodgers and Hammerstein is indeed a grand night!"

New York Post

"A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING is enough to restore one's faith in the future of the revue and the durability of Rodgers & Hammerstein. It gives the material the kind of thoughtful rethinking it has long deserved."

USA Today
Premiere Production: in 1993, A Grand Night For Singing, a musical revue of Rodgers & Hammerstein's songs, opened on Broadway at Criterion Second Stage Right. It ran for 52 performances.
  • Casting: 3M, 2F

MARTIN - Leading Man, Baritone
LYNNE - Leading Lady, Soprano
VICTORIA - Comic Ingenue, Second soprano
JASON - Comic Juvenile, Tenor
ALYSON - Soubrette, Alto, Dancer

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

1 x Libretto/Vocal Book
1 x Piano Conductor 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 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.

10 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 (Piccolo, Alto Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax)
1 x Percussion
1 x Cello
1 x Bass
1 x Harp

$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