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Jubilee

Full-Length Musical, Comedy  /  4f, 7m

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter / Book by Moss Hart / Orchestrations and Vocal Arrangements by Larry Moore

Inspired by the festivities celebrating the 1935 silver jubilee of King George V of Great Britain, Jubilee is a romantic comedy about the Royal Family of a fictional European country.
  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    4f, 7m
  • Duration
    Duration
    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Period
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences
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Jubilee

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Summary
Inspired by the festivities celebrating the 1935 silver jubilee of King George V of Great Britain, Jubilee is a romantic comedy about the Royal Family of a fictional European country. Cole Porter’s great music includes “Begin the Beguine” and “Just One of Those Things.”
History
Jubilee opened on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre on October 12, 1935, starring Melville Cooper as the King, Mary Boland as the Queen, and Montgomery Clift as Prince Peter. The production ran for 169 performances.
Cast Attributes
  • Expandable casting
Performing Groups
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Church / Religious Groups
When an impending revolution threatens their regime, members of the Royal Family of a fictional European country decide to abandon obligations and pursue their private dreams. Each family member befriends a favorite celebrity: the King meets party hostess Eva Standing; the Queen grows enamored of swimmer-turned-actor Charles Rausmiller; the Prince pursues singer Karen O'Kane; and the Princess is wooed by playwright/composer/actor Eric Dare. When the hostile uprising proves to be a hoax, the four return to power, bringing with them the commoners who have taught them some important life lessons.
Principals
(4 female; 7 male)

The Royal Family:

  • The King
  • The Queen
  • Prince James
  • Princess Diana
  • Prince Peter
  • Prince Rudolph, a cousin

Lord Wyndham – the Prime Minister
Eric Dare – the nation’s most celebrated playwright, composer, adventurer
Eva Standing – the celebrated party-giver
Karen O’Kane – a singer
Charles Rausmiller – Olympic swimmer and actor who plays “Mowgli” in films

  • Time Period 1930s
  • Setting A fictional European country. 1935.
  • Features Period Costumes
  • Duration More than 120 minutes (2 hours)

Music

Act 1

Overture - Orchestra
1. "Our Crown" - Company
2. "We're Off to Feathermore" - King, Queen, Prince James & Princess Diana
3. "Why Shouldn't I?" - Princess Diana
4. "Entrance of Eric" - Ensemble & Eric
5. "The Kling-Kling Bird on the Divi-Divi Tree" - Eric & Ensemble
5a. Chorus Exit - Ensemble
6. "When Love Comes Your Way (Part 1)" - Eric
6a. "When Love Comes Your Way (Part 2)" - Eric & Princess Diana
6b. End of Scene - Orchestra
7. "What a Nice Municipal Park" - Tourists & Guides
7a. Scene Change - Orchestra
7b. Scene Change - Orchestra
8. Mowgli and the White Goddess - Orchestra
9. "When Me, Mowgli, Love" - Charles (Mowgli)
9a. Scene Change - Orchestra
9b. Exit of Queen & Mowgli - Orchestra
10. "My LouLou" - Ensemble
11. "Begin the Beguine" - Karen
12a. Scene Change - Orchestra
13. "Good Morning, Miss Standing" - Eva & Secretaries
14. "My Most Intimate Friend" - Eva
14a. Scene Change - Orchestra
15. "There's Nothing Like Swimming" - Queen & Boys
15a. Scene Change - Orchestra
16. "A Picture of Me Without You" - Karen & Prince James
16a. Picture Dance - Orchestra
17. "Ev'rybod-ee Who's Anybod-ee" - Ensemble
18. Aphrodite's Dance (The Judgement of Paris) Wrestlers and Fox Trot- Orchestra
19. Aphrodite's Dance (The Judgement of Paris) Masque - Orchestra
19a. Underscore - Orchestra
19b. Incidental - Orchestra
20. "Swing that Swing" - Eva & Ensemble
21. Act I Finale: "Off To Feathermore" - Royal Family

Act II

22. Entr'acte - Orchestra
23. "Sunday Morning, Breakfast Time" - The Footmen
24. "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" - Queen, King, Prince James, Princess Diana, Karen, Eva, Eric & Charles
25. "Six Little Wives" - Girls
26. Opening to Beach Scene - Orchestra
27. "Me and Marie" - King, Queen & Ensemble
27a. Scene Change - Orchestra
27b. Scene Change - Orchestra
28. "When Love Comes Your Way" (Reprise) - Princess Diana
29. "Just One of Those Things" - Karen & Prince James
30 "Our Crown" (Reprise) - The Royal Guard
31. Jubilee Presentation - Orchestra
32. Finale: "Me and Marie" (Reprise) - King, Queen & Company

Full Orchestration

Violin A
Violin B
Violin C
Viola
Cello
Bass

Reed 1: Piccolo & Flute
Reed 2: Oboe & Cor Anglais
Reed 3: B-flat Clarinet, E-flat Clarinet & Alto Saxophone
Reed 4: B-flat Clarinet, Flute & Alto Saxophone
Reed 5: B-flat Clarinet, Bass Clarinet & Tenor Saxophone

Trumpet 1
Trumpet 2 & 3
Trombone (Tenor with Bass attachment)

Percussion 1 & 2:
Trap Set Drums, Triangle, Wood Block, Cowbell, Tambourine, Bell Tree, Bells (Glockenspiel),
Marimba, Vibraphone, Chimes (Tubular Bells), Timpani (2 or 3), Tam-Tam, Temple Blocks & Castanets.

Guitar & Banjo
Harp
Piano & Celeste

  • Musical StyleClassic Broadway
  • Dance RequirementsModerate
  • Vocal DemandsDifficult
  • Orchestra SizeLarge
  • Chorus SizeSmall

Materials

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13 Libretto-Vocal Book
1 Piano-Conductor
1 Reed 1
1 Reed 2
1 Reed 3
1 Reed 4
1 Reed 5
1 Trumpet 1
2 Trumpet 2&3
1 Trombone
1 Piano
1 Harp
1 Guitar & Banjo
2 Percussion 1&2
1 Violin A
1 Violin B
1 Violin C
1 Viola
1 Cello
1 Bass
13 Libretto-Vocal Book
1 Piano-Conductor

Authors

Cole Porter

Cole Porter was born in Peru, Indiana in 1891 and died in Hollywood 73 years later. In between, he wrote some of the most memorable songs ever heard on stage or screen, among them “Night and Day,” “Begin the Beguine,” “You’re The Top,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “Love For Sal ...

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Moss Hart

Moss Hart (1904-1961) began his career as a playwright, director and producer in 1930 when, with George S. Kaufman, he wrote Once in a Lifetime. Subsequent Kaufman and Hart successes include Merrily We Roll Along, You Can't Take It With You and The Man Who Came To Dinner, amo ...

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Larry Moore

LARRY MOORE was raised in Ohio and moved to New York City in 1979 when he began his career in music. He has worked as an orchestrator in the theatre, choral, opera and recording industries. His restoration of Cole Porter’s lost musical Jubilee has been performed by The New Am ...

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