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Rodgers & Hammerstein's Me and Juliet

Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  14f, 9m

Music by Richard Rodgers / Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Rodgers & Hammerstein's valentine to the theatre takes place both onstage and backstage during the production of a musical entitled - what else? - Me and Juliet.
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Me and Juliet
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OVERVIEW

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    14f, 9m
  • Duration
    Duration
    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Romantic Comedy
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Appropriate for all audiences
Description
This show-within-a-show follows the romance between a chorus girl and an assistant stage manager leading to their secret marriage. Their happy union is threatened by the electrician who still carries a torch for the girl and, in a drunken rage, tries to kill them both. A contrasting romance involves the stage manager, whose credo never to fall for a girl in a show he's working on is complicated when a dancer he's been wooing is suddenly thrown into the cast of 'Me and Juliet.' Informed by rich insights into the world of Broadway-how jobs are gotten and lost, the inside tricks of the trade and the pitfalls of backstage romances - Me and Juliet is an innovative, irresistible show that consistently delivers both musically and dramatically.
History
Me and Juliet opened on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre on May 28, 1953, featuring Isabel Bigley, Bill Hayes and Joan McCracken.

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Church / Religious Groups
  • Youth/Camp Programs

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Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: 1950s
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Setting:

Me and Juliet takes place in and around the theatre in which the show-within-the-show, 'Me and Juliet,' is currently playing.

SPECIFIC LOCATIONS
Backstage
The Orchestra Pit
First Scene of Me and Juliet
The Light Brigade
Alley Leading to the Stage Door
Betty's Dressing Room
Night Club Scene in Me and Juliet
Downstairs Lounge in the Theatre
The Bar Across the Street
Second Act Sequence from Me and Juliet
Theatre Manager's Office
Last Scene from Me and Juliet

Casting

14f, 9m
Cast Attributes
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
PRINCIPALS
2 Women
3 Men

FEATURED
7 Women
11 Men

ENSEMBLE
Large singing-dancing ensemble consisting of Theatre Patrons, Company, Stage Crew, Audience.

CHARACTERS
George - 2nd Assistant Stage Manager
Sidney - Electrician
Jeanie - Chorus Singer
Herbie - Candy Counter Boy
Chris - Rehearsal Piano Player
Milton - Drummer
Stu - Bass Fiddle Player
Michael - A Chorus
Bob - Electrician
Larry - Assistant Stage Manager
Mac - Stage Manager
Monica - Chorus Dancer
Ruby - Company Manager
Charlie (Me) - Featured Lead
Dario - Conductor
Lily (Juliet) - Singing Principal
Jim (Don Juan) - Principal Dancer
Susie (Carmen) - Principal Dancer
Voice of Mr. Harrison - Producer
Voice of Miss Davenport - Choreographer
Hilda - An aspirant for a dancing part
Marcia - Another aspirant for a dancing part
Betty - Successor to Susie as Principal Dancer
Buzz - Principal Dancer
Ralph - Alley Dancer
Miss Oxford - A Bit Player
Sadie - An Usher
Mildred - Another Usher
Theatre Patrons
Company
Stage Crew
Audience
Casting Notes

In this show, the race of the characters is not pivotal to the plot. We encourage you to consider diversity and inclusion in your casting choices.

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Dance Requirements: Difficult
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: X-Large
  • Chorus Size: Large

Act I

Overture - Orchestra
1. Opening - Orchestra
2. "A Very Special Day" - Jeanie
3. "That's The Way It Happens" - Jeanie
4. "That's The Way It Happens (Reprise)" - Larry
5. Dario's Overture - Orchestra
6. "Opening of Me and Juliet (Prologue)" - Lily (Juliet) and Ensemble
7. "Marriage Type Love" - Me (Charlie), Lily (Juliet) and Ensemble
8. "Marriage Type Love (Encore)" - Lily (Juliet) and Charlie (Me)
9. Change of Scene - Orchestra
10 Scene on Light Bridge/"Keep It Gay" Incidental - Bob
11. "Keep It Gay" - Bob
12. "Keep It Gay (Dance and Reprise)" - Bob and Ensemble
[There is no #13]
14. The Audition: "Keep It Gay (Reprise)" - Betty and Buzz
15. The Audition Continues: "No Other Love (Snippet)" - Jeanie
16. "The Big Black Giant" - Larry
17. "No Other Love" - Jeanie and Larry
18. Incidental on Dark Stage - Orchestra
19. In the Alley (Dance) - Orchestra
20. "The Big Black Giant (Reprise)" - Ruby
21. "It's Me" - Betty and Jeanie
22. It's Me Exit - Orchestra
23. Dressing Room: "It's Me (Reprise)" - Jeanie
24. Change of Scene - Orchestra
25. Bridge Crossing - Orchestra
26. Finale, Act I: "No Other Love" - Lily (Juliet)

Act II

27. Entr'acte/Opening, Act II - Orchestra
28. "Intermission Talk" - Herbie and Ensemble
29. "It Feels Good" - Bob
30. "We Deserve Each Other" - Betty (Carmen) and Jim (Don Juan)
31. Change of Scene - Orchestra
32. "I'm Your Girl" - Jeanie and Larry
33. Finale, Act II (Part 1) - Orchestra
Finale, Act II (Part 2): "Married Type Love" - Ensemble
Finale, Act II (Part 3): "No Other Love" - Jeanie
Finale, Act II (Part 4): "No Other Love" - Jeanie, Larry and Full Company
34. Exit Music - Orchestra

Full Orchestration
Piano
Reed I (Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Baritone Sax)
Reed II (Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, Tenor Sax)
Reed III (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax)
Reed IV (Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet)
Reed V (Clarinet, Bassoon, Tenor Sax, Bass Sax)
Horn
Trumpet I&II
Trumpet III&IV
Trombone I
Trombone II
Trombone III
Violin A (Divisi)
Violin B (Divisi)
Violin C (Divisi)
Viola (Divisi)
Cello (Divisi)
Bass
Harp
Percussion
Trap Set
Timpani
Triangle
Bells
Castanets
Optional Maracas
Tambourine
Cowbells
Wood Block
Xylophone

Materials

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Full Package:
1 Piano Conductor
20 Libretto/Vocal 
1 Reed I
1 Reed II
1 Reed III
1 Reed IV
1 Reed V
1 Horn
1 Trumpet I&II
1 Trumpet III&IV
1 Trombone I
1 Trombone II
1 Trombone III
1 Percussion
1 Violin A
1 Violin B
1 Violin C
1 Viola
1 Cello
1 Bass
1 Harp
1 Piano
1 Logo Pack

Piano Only:
1 Piano Conductor
20 Libretto
20 Piano Vocal < br/> 1 Logo Pack

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Richard Rodgers

Richard Rodgers' contribution to the musical theatre of his day was extraordinary, and his influence on the musical theatre of today and tomorrow is legendary. His career spanned more than six decades, his hits ranging from the silver screens of Hollywood to the bright lights of Broadway, London an ...

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Oscar Hammerstein II

Oscar Hammerstein II was born on July 12, 1895 in New York City. His father, William, was a theatre manager and for many years director of Hammerstein's Victoria, the most popular vaudeville theatre of its day. His uncle, Arthur Hammerstein, was a successful Broadway producer and his grandfather, Oscar Hammerstein, ...

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