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I Remember Mama

Set in San Francisco following the turn of the century, this story of a Norwegian family's survival in the New World is told in retrospect by the eldest daughter, a successful writer recounting the start of her career and the childhood that inspired it.

  • Full Length Musical
  • Comedy

  • Time Period: 1910s / WWI
  • 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
For his final score, Richard Rodgers turned to a play he and Hammerstein had produced on Broadway 35 years earlier that had gone on to become a modern classic.

Set in San Francisco following the turn of the century, this story of a Norwegian family's survival in the New World is told in retrospect by the eldest daughter, a successful writer recounting the start of her career and the childhood that inspired it. She takes us back to relive familial hardships and triumphs including the near loss of their home, Papa's desperate return to Norway when he can no longer find work, and the sale of her first story-this one. But, of course, it's Mama she remembers most of all, always guiding their precarious journey with a firm hand and a warm heart.

REVIEWS:

"Pure, rich Rodgers...the songs burst from Rodgers' amazing fount of melody...meaty tunes that stick to the ribs...the score surges with confidence and youth and has the appealing lilt, warmth and optimism of any Rodgers musical."

San Francisco Chronicle

"A charming family musical...If you liked THE SOUND OF MUSIC and ANNIE, you'll love I REMEMBER MAMA!"

Houston Chronicle
  • Casting: 5M, 9F
  • Casting Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Roles for Children
  • Chorus Size: Medium

  • MAMA
    PAPA
    KATRIN
    CHRISTINE
    DAGMAR
    JOHANNA
    NILS
    AUNT TRINA
    AUNT JENNY
    AUNT SIGRID
    PETER THORKELSON
    UNCLE CHRIS
    LUCY
    DAME SYBIL FITZGIBBONS
    McGUIRE
    ARNE
    DOCTOR ANDERSON
    NURSE
    SEAMEN
    CHORUS
  • 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 Score

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

    1 x Flute I (Doubling Piccolo)
    1 x Flute II (Doubling Piccolo)
    1 x Oboe (Doubling English Horn)
    1 x Clarinet I
    1 x Clarinet II
    1 x Bassoon (Doubling Bass Clarinet)
    1 x Horn I
    1 x Horn II
    1 x Horn III
    1 x Trumpet I
    1 x Trumpet II
    1 x Trombone
    1 x Tuba
    1 x Percussion 
    1 x Viola A (Divisi)
    1 x Violin B (Divisi)
    1 x Violin C (Divisi)
    1 x Viola (Divisi)
    1 x Cello (Divisi)
    1 x Bass
    1 x Harp
    1 x Piano/Celeste
    1 x Piano Conductor Score

    $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