Full-Length Musical, Comedy  /  4f, 4m

Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Book by Michael Bennett
Based on the play Two for the Seesaw by William Gibson

"A love of a show." - The New York Times
  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    4f, 4m
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences
Licence details
  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.


From the composing team of Sweet Charity, Seesaw is an intimate, engaging love story and a big, brassy musical comedy rolled into one delightful evening of theatre. Jerry Ryan, a handsome, WASPish lawyer from Omaha who has left his wife and fled to New York meets Gittel Mosca, a single, loveable Jewish girl from the Bronx who’s studying to be a dancer. This unlikely pair meet, fall in love, and part in a bittersweet tale that is full of fun, music, and laughter through tears. Sparkling musical numbers capture the excitement of New York street life and the up-and-down “seesaw” of Gittel and Jerry’s affair.
Cast Attributes
  • Room for Extras
  • Time Period 1970s
  • Cautions
    • No Special Cautions


"A love of a show." - The New York Times


  • Seesaw


Song Samples

My City
Nobody Does it Like Me
In Tune
Welcome to the Holiday Inn
You're a Lovable Lunatic
He's Good For Me
Ride Out the Storm
We've Got It
Poor Everybody Else
Chapter 54, Number 1909
It's Not Where You Start
I'm Way Ahead of the See-Saw
Reed 1 (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone)
Reed 2 (Clarinet, Alto Saxophone)
Reed 3 (Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone)
Reed 4 (Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone)
Trumpet 1&2
Trumpet 3
Trombone 1
Trombone 2
Percussion 1&2
Bass (Fender & Acoustic)


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1 Piano-Conductor
20 Vocal Book
1 Reed 1
1 Reed 2
1 Reed 3
1 Reed 4
2 Trumpet 1&2
1 Trumpet 3
1 Trombone 1
1 Trombone 2
1 Guitar
2 Percussion 1&2
1 Drums
2 Violin
1 Viola
1 Cello
1 Bass

1 Piano-Conductor
20 Vocal Book


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William Gibson

Cy Coleman

Cy Coleman (1929–2004) was born Seymour Kaufman in New York City to Eastern European Jewish parents, and was raised in the Bronx. A child prodigy, Coleman gave piano recitals at Steinway Hall, Town Hall and Carnegie Hall between the ages of six and nine. His educational backg ...

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Michael Bennett

Michael Bennett (1943–1987) was an American musical theatre director, writer, choreographer, and dancer. He won seven Tony Awards for his choreography and direction of Broadway shows and was nominated for an additional eleven.

Bennett's choreography credits include Henry, Swee ...

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Dorothy Fields

Dorothy Fields (1904–1974) was an award-winning American librettist and lyricist. The brother and sister team of Herbert and Dorothy Fields was part of a vibrant New York theatrical family that also included their brother, Joseph, a prolific librettist and playwright, and the ...

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