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Allegro

From cradle through a mid-life discovery of who he is and what his life is truly about, this musical chronicles nearly four decades in the life of an Everyman, Joseph Taylor, Jr.

  • Full Length Musical
  • Comedy, Drama

  • Time Period: 20th Century
  • Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Adult, Senior
  • Set Requirements: Bare Stage/Simple Set

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

  • Accolades:
  • The 2005 revival of ALLEGRO at the Signature Theatre in Washington D.C. was nominated for 7 Helen Hayes Awards and won 2 for Outstanding Resident Musical and Outstanding Director (Eric Schaeffer).
This ensemble musical chronicles nearly four decades in the life of an Everyman, Joseph Taylor, Jr., from cradle through a mid-life discovery of who he is and what his life is truly about.

The first musical to be staged by a director who was also the choreographer (the legendary Agnes de Mille), the unique structural format allows the saga to whisk us from Joe's birth through his childhood, from college dorm to marriage altar, and on to his career; from the tranquility of his small Midwestern hometown to the hectic din of big city life, in a series of vignettes and musical sequences dazzling in their simplicity and stunning in their impact.

Ahead of its time theatrically, ALLEGRO remains timeless in its appeal.

REVIEWS:

"A musical play of rare distinction...to be remembered with SHOW BOAT and OKLAHOMA!...a consummate theatrical achievement and an electrifying entertainment..."

New York Herald Tribune

"ALLEGRO is a 'modular' musical, built from deceptively simple little blocks of thematic material that gain in power as they are repeated ...the words are important. But it is the emotional strength of the music that gives these building blocks their greatest impact."

New York Daily News
Premiere Production: In 1947, Allegro opened at the Majestic Theatre, New York, where it ran for 315 performances.
  • Casting: 6M, 5F
  • Casting Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

  • MARJORIE TAYLOR
    DR. JOSEPH TAYLOR
    MAYOR
    GRANDMA TAYLOR
    FRIENDS OF JOEY (2)
    JENNIE BRINKER
    PRINCIPAL
    GEORGIE
    HAZEL SKINNER
    CHARLIE TOWNSEND
    JOSEPH TAYLOR, JR.
    MISS LIPSCOMB
    CHEERLEADERS
    COACH
    NED BRINKER
    ENGLISH PROFESSOR
    CHEMISTRY PROFESSOR
    BERTRAM WOOLHAVEN
    MOLLY
    BEULAH
    MINISTER
    MILLIE
    DOT
    ADDIE
    DR. BIGBY DENBY
    MRS. MULHOUSE
    MRS. LANSDALE
    JARMAN - a butler
    MAID
    EMILY WEST
    DOORMAN
    BROOK LANSDALE
    HARRY BUCKLEY

    ENSEMBLE
    Singing-dancing ensemble with several small roles
  • Name Price
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    1 x Libretto/Vocal Book
    1 x Piano Vocal 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 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.

    20 x Libretto/Vocal Books
    2 x Piano Vocal Scores

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

    1 x Full Score - Act I
    1 x Full Score - Act II
    1 x Flute (Doubling Piccolo)
    1 x Oboe (English Horn)
    1 x Clarinet I
    1 x Clarinet II
    1 x Bassoon
    1 x Horn I
    1 x Horn II
    1 x Horn III
    1 x Trumpet I
    1 x Trumpet II
    1 x Trumpet III
    1 x Trombone I
    1 x Trombone II
    1 x Tuba
    1 x Percussion
    1 x Piano
    2 x Violin I (Divisi)
    2 x Violin II (Divisi)
    2 x Viola
    1 x Cello
    1 x Bass

    $350.00 +$135.00/pm
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    10 x Libretto / Vocal Books

    $50.00 +$50.00/pm