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Pipe Dream

When Suzy, a homeless girl, is picked up for stealing food, she's taken in by Fauna, the big-hearted Madam of the Bear Flag Café (which is no café at all). Here she meets Doc, a carefree marine biologist, and soon romance is in the air.

  • Full Length Musical
  • Drama, Comedy

  • Time Period: 1950s
  • Target Audience: Adult
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings

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

  • Accolades:
  • Nominee! 9 1956 Tony Awards including Best Musical
From the pages of Steinbeck, the drifters and dropouts along Cannery Row spring to life in this uncommon story of love and hope.

When Suzy, a homeless girl, is picked up for stealing food, she's taken in by Fauna, the big-hearted Madam of the Bear Flag Café (which is no café at all). Here she meets Doc, a carefree marine biologist, and soon romance is in the air. 

Rodgers & Hammerstein struck a new tone with PIPE DREAM-intimate, warm and highly personal. It illuminates their benevolence for those searching outcasts who, although seamy and degraded, are infinitely capable of every emotion and longing felt by the more fortunate members of society. As sung by Doc at the top of the show, the soulful message is simple: 'It takes all kinds of people to make up a world.' Is there a better one? 

REVIEWS:

"PIPE DREAM is a wonderful opportunity to hear an 'unheard' Rodgers and Hammerstein... an eminently pleasant work."

Oakland Tribune

"Tender and entertaining...a beautiful score."

The New York Times

"A revelation of joy."

San Francisco Chronicle
Premiere Production: In 1955, the world premiere of Pipe Dream was presented at the Shubert Theatre, and ran for 246 performances.
  • Casting: 17M, 10F
  • Casting Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Chorus Size: Large

  • DOC
    HAZEL
    MILLICENT HENDERSON
    MAC
    SUZY
    FAUNA
    JIM BLAIKEY
    RAY BUSCH
    GEORGE HERMAN
    BILL
    RED
    WHITEY
    DIZZY
    EDDIE
    ALEC
    JOE
    PANCHO
    AGNES
    MAGLE
    EMMA
    BEULAH
    MARJORIE
    CHO CHO SEN
    SUMI
    SONNY BOY
    ESTEBAN
    A WAITER
    HARRIET
    HILDA
    FRED
    SLICK
    SLIM
    BASHA
    BUBBLES
    SONYA
    KITTY
    WEIRDE
    JOHNNY CARRIAGRA
    PEDRO
    DR. ORMONDY
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