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The Grand Tour

Full-Length Musical, Comedy  /  4f, 5m, 20m or f

Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble

"A splendid evening with tuneful lyrics." - New York Post

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    4f, 5m, 20m or f
  • Duration
    Duration
    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Adventure, Adaptations (Literature), Period
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
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Summary
In France, 1940, an unlikely pair team up to evade the approaching Nazis. Little Jacobowsky, a Polish Jewish intellectual, has been one step ahead of the Nazis for years. Stjerbinsky is an aristocratic, anti-Semitic Polish colonel who’s trying to get to England. Jacobowsky has a car but can’t drive; the colonel can. And so begins their adventurous journey – set against a backdrop of lively and lovely songs and dances – that takes them to a carnival, a Jewish wedding, and, when the car breaks down, onto a train. Accompanying them is Marianne, the colonel’s girlfriend with whom Jacobowsky falls in love. But it is not to be.

History

The Grand Tour premiered on Broadway at the Palace Theatre in January 1979 under the direction of Gerald Freedman.

Cast Attributes
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Expandable casting
  • Room for Extras
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
Performing Groups
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
S. L . JACOBOWSKY
MME. BOUFFIER
CZIESNO
COLONEL TADEUSZ BOLESLAV STJERBINSKY
SZABUNIEWICZ
CHAUFFEUR
CAPTAIN MEULLER
MME. VAUCLAINE
MARIANNE
CONDUCTOR
MME. MARVILLE
A PLEASESANT WOMAN
HUGO THE HUNGARIAN HERCULES
MME. MANZONI
STILTWALKER
BARGEMAN
MAN WITH A FLOWER IN HIS LAPEL
PAPA CLAIRON
CLAUDINE
BRIDE'S MOTHER
BRIDES FATHER
BRIDE'S AUNT
BRIDE
GROOM
COMMISAIRE OF POLICE
PEDDLER
MOTHER MADELEINE
SISTER ROLAND
  • Time Period 1940s / WWII
  • Features Period Costumes
  • Duration 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Cautions
    • Gun Shots
    • Mild Adult Themes

Media

REVIEWS

"A splendid evening with tuneful lyrics." - New York Post

"Endearing, amusing and poignantly humane." - TIME

"A first-class Broadway musical." - WABC-TV

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Music

Song Samples

Overture
I'll Be Here Tomorrow
For Poland
I Belong Here
Marianne
We're Almost There
More and More / Less and Less
One Extraordinary Thing
Mrs. S. L. Jacobowsky
Wedding Conversation
I Think, I Think
You I Like
  • Musical StyleClassic Broadway
  • Vocal DemandsEasy
  • Orchestra SizeLarge
  • Chorus SizeLarge

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1 Reed 3
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1 Trombone
2 Percussion 1&2
1 Harp
1 Mandolin/Banjo
1 Accordion
3 Violins ABC
1 Viola
1 Cello
1 Bass
20 Piano-Conductor

Authors

Michael Stewart

Michael Stewart (1924-1987) scored on Broadway the first time when he won a Tony Award for his Bye Bye Birdie libretto. He was the librettist for Carnival (Drama Critics Circle Award) and Hello, Dolly!, which earned him both a Tony and Drama Critics prize. Stewart also wrote ...

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Mark Bramble

Mark Bramble was nominated for a 2001 Tony Award for his work on 42nd Street. He began his theatrical career working for David Merrick. He directed 42nd Street in London, Tokyo, Sydney and Amsterdam and is the author of Barnum (Tony Award nomination for Best Book and Best Mus ...

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Jerry Herman

Hello, Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage Aux Folles are home to some of the most popular, most-often performed and most successful musical hero(in)es of all time, and have given Jerry Herman (1931-2019) the distinction of being the only composer/lyricist in history to have had three ...

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