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Miss Liberty

It is 1885 and Horace, a newspaper photographer, is fired when he bungles the important assignment of covering the Statue of Liberty ceremonies.

  • Full Length Musical
  • Comedy

  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • 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
It is 1885 and Horace, a newspaper photographer, is fired when he bungles the important assignment of covering the Statue of Liberty ceremonies. At his girlfriend Maisie's urging, he goes to Paris in pursuit of the ultimate scoop-to discover the model who actually posed for the statue.

When he finds her in sculptor Bartholdi's studio, Maisie sets about persuading the competing paper from which Horace was sacked to underwrite a U.S. tour for the model. What Horace doesn't realize is that he has the wrong model, and what Maisie doesn't know is that Horace has fallen in love with her.

Upon their return from Paris, some antic and heartfelt complications ensue but a happy ending is inevitable when the statue is dedicated in a rousing patriotic finale that only Irving Berlin could have written.

REVIEWS:

"A major source of musical enjoyment...With Berlin combining two of his favorite things — patriotism and romance — you can't go wrong."

Oakland Tribune

"Shows exactly why the score is so prized by lovers of musical theatre...building to a triumphant choral finale, it is genuinely touching...Berlin's music is lovely ...stirs up more patriotic feeling than a stage full of flags."

Norwich Fairpress
Premiere Production: In 1949, Miss Liberty opened at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway. It ran for 308 performances.
  • Casting: 3M, 3F
  • Casting Attributes: Ensemble cast, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Roles for Children
  • Chorus Size: Large

  • MAISIE DELL
    THE HERALD READER
    JAMES GORDON BENNETT
    HORACE MILLER
    POLICE CAPTAIN
    THE MAYOR
    FRENCH AMBASSADOR
    CARTHWRIGHT
    JOSEPH PULITZER
    THE SHARKS
    BARTHOLDI
    THE MODELS
    MONIQUE DUPONT
    THE BOY
    THE GIRL
    THE ACROBATS
    STRONG MAN
    THE COUNTESS
    A LOVER
    HIS GIRL
    A GENDARME
    A LAMPLIGHTER
    ANOTHER LAMPLIGHTER
    A SOCIALITE
    AN ACTRESS
    A MINISTER
    AN ADMIRAL
    THE BOYS
    THE MOTHER
    THE POLICEMAN
    THE BROTHERS
    THE TRAIN
    RECEPTION DELEGATION
    A MAID
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    Perusal Material Shipped immediately. This is optional. Order Now

    1 x Libretto-Vocal Book
    1 x Piano Conductor Score - Act I
    1 x Piano Conductor Score - Act II

    $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 Conductor Score - Act I
    1 x Piano Conductor Score - Act II

    $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 Conductor Score - Act I
    2 x Piano Conductor Score - Act II

    $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 - Act I
    1 x Piano Conductor Score - Act II
    1 x Pit Piano - Act I
    1 x Pit Piano - Act II
    1 x Reed I (Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax)
    1 x Reed II (Clarinet, Alto Sax, Optional Oboe)
    1 x Reed III (Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, Tenor Sax, Optional Flute)
    1 x Reed IV (Flute, Clarinet, Tenor Sax)
    1 x Reed V (Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Baritone Sax)
    1 x Trumpet I-II
    1 x Trumpet III
    1 x Horn
    1 x Trombone I
    1 x Trombone II (with F attachment)
    2 x Percussion I-II (Trap Set, Timpani, Wood Block, Bells, Xylophone, Gong, Ratchet, Temple Blocks, Slide Whistle, Vibraphone, Slap Stick, Triangle)
    1 x Violin A (Divisi)
    1 x Violin B (Divisi)
    1 x Violin C (Divisi)
    1 x Violin D (Divisi)
    1 x Viola I-II
    1 x Cello I-II
    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