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The Daly News (musical)

"The Daly News sends you out singing."

New Times, San Luis Obispo, California

  • Full Length Musical
  • Drama
  • 120 minutes

  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII
  • Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre, College Theatre / Student, High School/Secondary
The Daly News is a story about love and distance between fathers and sons. The source material for Jonathan Gillard Daly's uniquely personal story is his own grandfather Martin's World War II newsletter, The Daly News, written from 1943 to 1946 and distributed to Martin's children, who were scattered over the globe in the service of their country. 

The journal entries and personal letters -- all preserved faithfully by Martin's children -- reveal a universality of perspective on the events which formed the World War II years. The score includes songs ranging from boogie-woogie to vaudville-style patter and contemporary ballads. 

  • Casting: 5M, 4F