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Lies & Legends - The Musical Stories of Harry Chapin

  • Full Length Musical
  • Revue

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Appropriate for all audiences, Adult
  • Set Requirements: Bare Stage/Simple Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre, High School/Secondary, Professional Theatre, College Theatre / Student, Church / Religious Groups
More than any other popular songwriter in recent memory, Harry Chapin was a storyteller. He celebrated the extraordinary lives of ordinary folk, and whether through comedy or pathos, reminded us of a shared emotional heritage. Here, the most inherently theatrical of Chapin's narrative pieces have been assembled, allowing the stories within them to dictate their own dramatic shape.


"Evoked with stunning theatricality ...marked with a quintessential American flavor...deft imagery ...the range of material is remarkable, and the show itself has the earmarks of an enduring piece of musical theatre."

Women's Wear Daily

"Aims to recapture the wistful, world-gone-by pathos and tattered-blue-jeans idealism that defined the singer-storyteller... the themes of Chapin's songs still resonate."

Jackie Potts Miami New Times
  • Casting: 3M, 2F
  • Casting Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

  • MARTIN - the father figure
    TERRI - the mother figure
    JOHN - the romantic young man
    JOANNA - the dream girl
    RON - the comic guy
  • Name Price
    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 Store (Act II)

    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 Drums
    1 x Cello
    1 x Bass
    1 x Guitar

    $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