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Drat! The Cat!

Ira Levin, Milton Schafer

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  6f, 9m

Book and Lyrics by Ira Levin
Music by Milton Schafer


Drat! The Cat!

by  Ira Levin Milton Schafer

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    6f, 9m
  • Duration
    Duration
    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Farce, Period, Parody / Spoof, Romantic Comedy
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Description
The scene is turn-of-the-century New York. A cat burglar who's none other than the beautiful daughter of the richest man in town has struck. When old Bulldog Purefoy, the respected sleuth on the case dies, the Keystone Kops turn to his good hearted but feckless son, Bob. His bumbling attempts to follow in his Dad's footsteps lead him to the "Cat" herself, falling head-over-heels in love. So he tries to reform her while she thwarts him at every turn. Will goodness and love triumph? Why, heavens yes! Songs include "She Touched Me," "Wild and Reckless," "Deep in Your Heart," and "Holmes and Watson."
History
Drat! The Cat! Opened on Broadway at the Martin Beck Theatre on October 10, 1965.
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Considerations

Performing Groups
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Cautions
  • Gun Shots
  • Smoking

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Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: New York City in the later part of the 19th century.
  • Additional Features: Physical Comedy

Casting

6f, 9m
Cast Attributes
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Room for Extras
THE MAYOR
PINCER
MALLET
ROGER "BULLDOG" PUREFOY
KATE PUREFOY
THE DOCTOR
BOB PUREFOY
VAN GILDER'S BUTLER
MATILDA VAN GUILDER
LUCIUS VAN GUILDER
ALICE VAN GUILDER
MAID
MINISTER
MAYOR'S WIFE
JULIETTA ONDERDONCK
JUDGE
PROSECUTOR
Casting Notes

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Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Large
  • Chorus Size: Medium

Materials

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16 Piano/Conductor Scores

Reed A
Reed B
Reed C
Horn I
Horn II
Trumpet I & II (2 Books)
Trumpet III
Trombone
Percussion I
Percussion II
Guitar
Cello
Bass

Song Samples

Overture / The Cat Strikes
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Drat! The Cat!
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My Son, Uphold the Law
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Holmes and Watson
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She Touched Me
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Wild and Reckless
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She's Roses
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Dancing with Alice
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Purefoy's Lament
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A Pox upon the Traitor's Brow
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Deep in Your Heart
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Let's Go
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It's Your Fault
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Wild and Reckless
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Ballet / The Upside-Down Thief
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Today Is a Day for a Band to Play
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I Like Him
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Authors

Ira Levin

A successful novelist and playwright, Ira Levin (1929-2007) became a best-selling author with his first novel, 1953's A Kiss Before Dying. More thrilling works followed, including 1968's Rosemary's Baby and 1976's The Boys from Brazil, which were later turned into feature fil ...

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Milton Schafer

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