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Some Enchanted Evening - The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein

Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Jeffrey B. Moss

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  3f, 2m

Music by Richard Rodgers / Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II / Concept by Jeffrey B. Moss / For Jerry Kravat Entertainment Services, Inc.

An enthralling revue of some of Rodgers & Hammerstein's most stunning compositions.
Some Enchanted Evening - The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein

Some Enchanted Evening - The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein

by  Richard Rodgers Oscar Hammerstein II Jeffrey B. Moss

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Some Enchanted Evening - The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein

OVERVIEW

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f, 2m
  • Duration
    Duration
    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Christmas/Holiday
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Appropriate for all audiences
Description
More than those of any composer or lyricist writing for the stage, the songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein have become an integral part of our everyday lives. We sing them in the shower; we dance to them in ballrooms; we hear them on the radio and in clubs and, yes, in elevators and supermarkets, too. This stunning collection of Rodgers & Hammerstein compositions places five performers in a theatrical setting: first 'backstage,' where the songs are sung as personal interplay, and then 'onstage,' where the songs are presented to an audience. Offering its performers an opportunity to explore timeless songs within their own styles and sensibilities, Some Enchanted Evening delights its audience with a glorious parade of genuine hits.
History

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • Elementary School / Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Church / Religious Groups

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Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)

Setting:

Some Enchanted Evening requires a unit set with select furnishings and props to suggest different locations.

Casting

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

ENSEMBLE
A singing ensemble could easily be incorporated if desired.

Billy - Tall, dark, sexy"¦could play Jud or Billy Bigelow. A 'Leading Man' type who must sing well and have great personality. This guy must dazzle the ladies with his charm and have a sense of humour and a commanding way with the music.
Will - A song and dance man who could play Will Parker but also could be right for Lt. Cable. A friendly performer who must be able to play comedy as well as tender moments.
Julie - A pretty blond who could play Laurie or Julie. Big soprano. Must have a soft sexiness and playfulness that is endearing. Beneath it all is a spunky lady.
Anna - An attractive lady who could play Anna, Lady Thiang or Aunt Eller. Must have a quality of mystery and sensuousness and be able to play both the regal and the silly.
Nellie - A strong and up-front young performer who might play Ado Annie or Nellie. Appealing with a big, big voice. Might also be at home doing rock and roll but now finds herself doing the Rodgers and Hammerstein 'Classics.'

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Dance Requirements: Moderate
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Act I

1. "Opening" - Company
2. "The Surrey With The Fringe On Top" - Billy
3. "It Might As Well Be Spring" - Julie
4. "There Is Nothing Like A Dame" - Will
5. "The Gentleman Is A Dope" - Anna
6. "I Have Dreamed" - Nellie
7. "Grand Night Agitato & Vocal Overture" - Company
8. "A Wonderful Guy" - Julie
9. "Hello, Young Lovers" - Company
10. "If I Loved You" - Billy & Julie
11. "Something Wonderful" - Anna
12. "A Fellow Needs A Girl" - Billy & Will
13. "I Cain't Say No" - Anna
14. "I Enjoy Being A Girl" - Nellie & Julie
15. "Maria" - Billy
16. "Lonely Room" - Billy
17. "In My Own Little Corner" - Nellie
18. "A Bell Is No Bell" - Anna
19. "Shall We Dance? & Finale Act I" - Company

Act II

20. "Entr'Acte"
21. "Act II Opening Medley" - Company
22. "Twin Soliloquies" - Julie & Billy
23. "This Nearly Was Mine" - Billy
24. "Out Of My Dreams" - Julie
25. "Don't Marry Me" - Nellie & Will
26. "Love, Look Away" - Anna
27. "A Puzzlement" - Billy & Will
28. "A Cockeyed Optimist" - Nellie
29. "Soliloquy" - Billy
30. "Sixteen Going On Seventeen" - Julie & Anna
31. "Younger Than Springtime" - Will
32. "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Outa My Hair" - Anne, Nellie & Julie
33. "Closing Medley" - Company
34. "Some Enchanted Evening" - Company
35. Bows - Orchestra

Full Orchestration

Two Pianos

Materials

Rehearsal Resources

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Full Package:
8 Libretto Vocal
12 Two Piano Vocal Scores – Act I
12 Two Piano Vocal Scores – Act II
1 Logo Pack

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Media

Press

"Once you have found it, never let it go! A fiery, cheeky evening of pure theatre...a show for all seasons, filled with love." — WDVM-TV
"Songs that have for decades defined the medium of musical theatre... Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ingenious work still stands as one of the most important in the musical theatre realm." — Missouri Baptist University Press

Videos

  • Some Enchanted Evening - Riverside Center 2018

  • "Some Enchanted Evening" - Brian Stokes Mitchell

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Authors

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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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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Jeffrey B. Moss

Jeffrey B. Moss, director, directed the fabulous Eartha Kitt in the critically acclaimed LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL in Chicago and the premiere of John Nassivera's THE JAZZ CLUB for the Coconut Grove Playhouse. He also directed the New York hit musical MAYOR, the Broadway-bound production of the Strouse a ...

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