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Minnie's Boys

Robert Fisher, Arthur Marx, Larry Grossman, Hal Hackady

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  8f, 16m

Book by Arthur Marx and Robert Fisher
Music by Larry Grossman
Lyrics by Hal Hackady

NOTICE: Please be advised, this title is from the Samuel French Vault and is made from a scan of an archived manuscript. We hope you’ll treasure this glimpse into theatre history.
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    8f, 16m
  • Audience
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    • Appropriate for all audiences
Description
The madcap Marx Brothers musical. A touching, song-filled celebration of the origins of these show-business legends and gutsy, tender, matriarch Minnie Marx, the extraordinary woman who gave birth to a generation of laughter in the form of the maddest, merriest quintet that ever drove a mother-and then the world-wild. This is their story—and Minnie's as well. "Mama a Rainbow," "Rich Is," "They Give Me Love" and the title song are just a few of the catchy, Broadway-style melodies in this hummable score from the composer of Goodtime Charley and Snoopy.
History
Minnie's Boys was first presented on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre in March 1970. It was directed by Stanley Prager. 

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Details

  • Time Period: 1930s

Casting

8f, 16m
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Music

  • Orchestra Size: Medium

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2 Piano/Conductor Scores
24 Vocal Chorus Books
Reed I
Reed II
Trumpet I & II
Trombone
Percussion 1
Percussion 2
Bass

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Overture
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Five Growing Boys
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Rich Is
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Empty
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The Four Nightingales
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Mama, A Rainbow
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You Don't Have to Do it for Me
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Where Was I When They Passed Out Luck?
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You Remind Me of You
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They Give Me Love
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Minnie's Boys
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Be Happy
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Finale
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Authors

Author

Robert Fisher

Author

Arthur Marx

Larry Grossman

Larry Grossman is an award-winning composer, having written for Broadway, television, film, concerts and cabaret. His Broadway credits include: Minnie's Boys (The Marx Brothers Musical), Goodtime Charley, A Doll's Life (Tony and Drama Desk nominations) and Grind (Tony and Drama Desk ...

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Hal Hackady

Hal Hackady (1922-2015) was an award-winning American lyricist, librettist, and screenwriter. In addition to writing the lyrics for Snoopy!!! Hal wrote for Broadway, West End, Film and Television. His Broadway credits include Minnie’s Boys, Goodtime Charley, Almost Crazy, Ambassador, and Teddy ...

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