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I Married an Angel

Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Janos Vaszary

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  3f, 3m

Music by Richard Rodgers / Lyrics by Lorenz Hart / Book by Rodgers & Hart / Adapted from the play by Janos Vaszary

A marriage made in heaven! Rodgers & Hart's romantic comedy sparkles as a wealthy banker adapts to life with his guileless angelic bride.
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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f, 3m
  • Duration
    Duration
    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Adaptations (Literature), Romantic Comedy
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Appropriate for all audiences
Description
When a wealthy banker becomes disillusioned with women and vows that the only woman for him would have to be an angel, it's only a song or two before she comes flying in through the window! He marries her only to discover that angels can sometimes be troublesome, having none of the human failings that allow us mere mortals to tolerate one another. Her inability to be in any way dishonest results in her alienating everyone, from the banker's biggest depositor to society's grand dame. Through some side-splitting shenanigans, Angel is brought down to earth for what is- naturally - a marriage made in heaven.
History
I Married An Angel opened on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre on May 11, 1938, featuring Dennis King, Vivienne Segal, Walter Slezak and Vera Zorina. The production ran for 338 performances.
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  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Church / Religious Groups

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Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: 1930s
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes, Period Costumes

Setting:

I Married An Angel takes place in various locations in Geneva and Paris.

SPECIFIC LOCATIONS
Chez Valerie
Outside Chez Valerie
The Study at the Perrin Mansion
Bedroom in a Paris Hotel
The Office of the Bank
The Study at the Perrin Mansion
Angel's Boudoir

Casting

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

FEATURED
10 Women
1 Man

ENSEMBLE
Large singing-dancing ensemble with numerous small roles.

CHARACTERS
Major Domo
Two Guests
Olga Madayn
General Lucash
Guest
Peter Mueller
Count Willy Palaffi
Countess Peggy Palaffi
Anna Murphy
Angel
Justice of Peace
Valet de Chambre
Femme de Chambre
Modiste
1st Vendeuse
2nd Vendeuse
Harry Mischka Szigetti
Duchess of Holstein-Kuhhoff
1st Clerk
2nd Clerk
1st Stenographer
2nd Stenographer
Lucinda
Clarinda
Philomena
Rosalina
Seronella
Arabella
Florabella
Premier Danseur

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway, Jazz, Operetta
  • Dance Requirements: Difficult
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Medium
  • Chorus Size: Medium
1. ''Morning Is Midnight'' - Ensemble
2. ''Did You Ever Get Stung'' - Willie, Peter, Ensemble
3. ''I Married An Angel'' - Willie
4. ''Bath And Dressmaking'' - Angel, Celeste and Her Assistants
5. ''I'll Tell The Man On The Street'' - Valerie, Harry
6. ''How Was I To Know'' - Willie, Angel
7. ''How To Win Friends And Influence People'' - Judy, Peter, Ensemble
8. ''Spring Is Here'' - Willie
9. ''Spring Is Here (Reprise)'' - Willie, Angel
10. ''Angel Without Wings'' - Lucinda, Clarinda, Arabella
11. ''A Twinkle In Your Eyes'' - Valerie, Angel
12. ''A Twinkle In Your Eyes (Reprise)'' - Judy
13. ''Ordinary People'' - Peter, Judy
14. ''Radio City Music Hall'' - Valerie and Company
15. ''Finale'' - Company

Full Orchestration

Piano (Piano-Celesta)
Reed I (Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax)
Reed II (Flute, Clarinet, Tenor Sax)
Reed III (Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Sax)
Reed IV (Clarinet, Baritone Sax)
Horn
Trumpet I
Trumpet II
Trombone
Bass
Harp
Percussion
Trap Set
Timpani
Wood Block
Bells
Triangle
Bongos

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Full Package:
30 Libretto Vocal
1 Piano Conductor
1 Reed I
1 Reed II
1 Reed III
1 Reed IV
1 Horn
1 Trumpet I
1 Trumpet II
1 Trombone
1 Percussion
1 Bass
1 Harp
1 Logo Pack

Piano Only:
30 Libretto Vocal
1 Piano Conductor
1 Logo Pack

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Press

"A lovely idea for a stage musical! Rodgers' music is fresh and alive... surprisingly urbane and sophisticated." — New York Post, January 01, 1938

"A lovely idea for a stage musical! Hart's lyrics have verve, wit and a springtime poetry. Rodgers' music is fresh and alive, and the book (by the two of them) is surprisingly urbane and sophisticated." — New York Post, January 01, 1938

"Glorious Rodgers melodies... We can revisit the topical humor and the wicked double entendre and recall why Lorenz Hart was so good at what he did. And we can relive the joyous thrill of discovering a genuine show-stopping hit in the aforementioned "At the Roxy Music Hall," which is so well-conceived that it scores big even without a corps of Balanchine dancers to help put it over; so funny that you laugh out loud." — Martin Denton, NYTheatre.com, January 01, 2000

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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 and beyond. He was ...

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Lorenz Hart

Lorenz Hart was born in New York City on May 2, 1895, the oldest of two sons of Frieda and Max Hart. Hart graduated from Columbia Grammar School and attended the Columbia School of Journalism. In the late teens a mutual friend introduced Hart to composer Richard Rodgers. Rodgers & Hart began their career writing ...

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Janos Vaszary

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