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Flora, The Red Menace

"A highly entertaining evening."


  • Full Length Musical
  • Dramatic Comedy

  • Time Period: 1930s
  • Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Adult
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings
  • Cautions: No Special Cautions
  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only

  • Performance Group:
  • High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
Musical cultists will remember this show as the first Broadway collaboration of Kander and Ebb as well as the Tony Award-winning debut of Liza Minnelli as Flora Mezaros. With a new, updated book that presents a romance of charming simplicity set amidst the American communist agitation during the Depression of the 1930s. Is Flora a "red menace" or just that good old Broadway stand by: a Girl in Love?

Songs include A Quiet Thing, All I Need is One Good Break, The Flame, Dear Love, and Sing Happy. From the writers Cabaret, Zorba and Chicago.


"A highly entertaining evening."


"Covers familiar territory with a refreshing lightness of touch."

 New York Magazine

"The score is consistently winning and often quite funny."

 WQXR Radio

  • Casting: 5M, 4F
  • Casting Attributes: Expandable casting
  • Casting Notes: Cast plays a variety of roles.

  • FLORA MESZAROS - A young fashion illustrator, full of hope, optimism, and a desire to take over the world. She is absolutely guileless, willing to take on any challenge, without a trace of brassiness.
    HARRY TOUKARIAN - A shy, intense, oddly handsome artist. He stammers, especially when he is nervous. He has a romantic vision of how to make society perfect.
    CHARLOTTE - A bit of a misfit, a party zealot, she is determined to spread Communism singlehandedly. She is dry, droll -- the quintessential comic villian.
    WILLY - Very boyish, spirited. A songwriter who plays the clarinet, Willy, in a sense, serves as the narrator of the play.
    ELSA - Extremely practical, pulled together, she has aspirations to be a fashion designer and has yet to get up the nerve to get her sketches around town.
    MR. WEISS - A former Communist who has lost his jewelry shop to the Depression, he is kindly, knowing.
    MAGGIE - Very innocent. Honest. Maggie came to New York from Oklahoma following a dust storm. She is now trying to get a break with her dance partner, Kenny.
    KENNY - Moving with Ray Bolger-like limberness and comedy, he is very serious about his dancing and determined to get ahead.
    MR. STANLEY - Arrow Shirt Collar-perfect. The perfect department store exclusive. Easily disliked.
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    10 x Piano/Conductor's Score

    $250.00 +$75.00/pm