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Beguiled Again

Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, J. Barry Lewis, Lynnette Barkley, Craig D. Ames

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  3f, 3m

Music by Richard Rodgers / Lyrics by Lorenz Hart  / Conceived By J. Barry Lewis, Lynnette Barkley and Craig D. Ames / Music Arrangements by Craig D. Ames

Beguiled Again illuminates the astonishing breadth of their output with a musical menu offering nearly fifty selections from the incomparable Rodgers and Hart songbook.
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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f, 3m
  • Duration
    Duration
    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Docudrama/Historic
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Appropriate for all audiences
Accolades
Accolades
  • Nominee! 1997 Carbonell Awards, Best Musical
Description
The remarkable partnership of composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Lorenz Hart spanned twenty-four years, resulting in the scores for thirty stage musicals and nine films. While their songs are acknowledged as among the most sophisticated and witty of their time, they could also be stunning in their simplicity and directness. Beguiled Again illuminates the astonishing breadth of their output with a musical menu offering nearly fifty selections from the incomparable Rodgers and Hart songbook. This cleverly compiled potpourri juxtaposes the urbane and the melancholy, the sardonic and the romantic, providing ever-changing and contrasting emotional journeys that give this revue real momentum. There is no linear plot or 'and then they wrote' narrative. Rather, the songs are grouped thematically in ways that allow them to tell their own stories and reveal their splendor in the process. Variety and vigor have always been the Rodgers and Hart hallmarks. Perhaps their illustrious compeer, Irving Berlin (who also knew a thing or two about songwriting) summed it up best with his famous maxim: 'Tuneful and tasty, schmaltzy and smart - music by Rodgers, lyrics by Hart.'
History
Beguiled Again was developed at Florida Stage in Manalapan, Florida and quickly became the most successful production in the theater’s history. Conceived by J. Barry Lewis, Lynette Barkley, and Craig D. Ames (who also arranged the music), the show is a revue of Rodgers and Hart’s famous songs. The show won the Carbonell Award in 1997, which recognizes and honors excellence in theater and the arts in South Florida.

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

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Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: Beguiled Again is a musical revue; a unit set is suggested.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

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

ENSEMBLE
While the original production was presented with a cast of only six, a singing-dancing ensemble as large as desired can easily be incorporated.

COMMENTS
The characters are identified in the script and the score by the names of the actors who created the roles. For the purposes of your production, you may want to identify them by the names of your actors.

CHARACTERS
Heather
Michelle
Kim
Seth
Michael
Tom

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus
1. "Bewitched" - The Company
2. "The Lady Is A Tramp" - Heather and the Company
3. "Thou Swell" - Seth and Kim
4. "This Can't Be Love" - Michelle and Michael
5. "That Terrific Rainbow" - Heather and Tom
6. "Jonny One Note" - Heather and the Company
7. "First Blue Moon (Manhattan Melodrama)" - The Ggirlfriend
8. "The Girlfriend" - The Company
9. "You Musn't Kick It Around" - The Men
10. "A Ship Without A Sail" - Michelle
11. "Cause We Got Cake" - The Company
12. "Second Blue Moon (The Bad In Every Man)" - Kim
13. "Sing For Your Supper" - The Women
14. "With A Song In My Heart" - Michael
15. "This Is My Night To Howl" - Kim With the Men
16. "Manhattan" - Michael and Kim
17. "Mountain Greenery" - The Company
18. "Sing For Your Supper (Reprise)" - The Women
19. "Third Blue Moon (Prayer)" - Heather
20. "My Heart Stood Still" - Seth
21. "Ten Cents A Dance" - Heather
22. "Any Old Place With You" - Seth and Heather With the Company
23. "Song Of Paree" - Seth, Tom and Heather
24. "Dear Old Syracuse" - Michelle, Seth, Tom and Heather
25. "A Great Big Town (Chicago)" - The Company
26. "She Could Shake The Maracas" - The Company
27. "I Gotta Get Back To New York" - Heather With the Company
28. "My Funny Valentine" - The Women
29. "Blue Moon" - The Women
30. "Entr'acte" - The Band
31. "Zip" - The Company
32. "Lover" - The Company
33. "I've Got Five Dollar" - The Company
34. "You Took Advantage Of Me" - The Company
35. "My Romance" - The Company
36. "The Most Beautiful Girl In The World" - The Men
37. "Bewitched (Transition 1)" - Tom
38. "It Never Entered My Mind" - Kim
39. "Quartet - Unrequited Love" - 
39.1. "Little Girl Blue" - Seth
39.2. "Nobody's Heart" - Heather
39.3. "Where Or When" - Michael
39.4. "Isn't It Romantic?" - Michelle
40. "Why Can't I?" - Tom
41. "Bewitched (Transition 2)" - Heather
42. "A Lovely Day For A Murder" - The Company
43. "To Keep My Love Alive" - Kim
44. "Ev'rything I've Got" - The Company
45. "A Lovely Day For A Murder (Reprise)" - 
46. "Bewitched (Transition 3)" - The Company
47. "I Wish I Were In Love Again" - The Company
48. "Have You Met Miss Jones?" - Michael
49. "There's A Small Hotel" - Michelle, Tom and Seth
50. "Glad To Be Unhappy" - Seth
51. "Ten Cents A Dance" - Heather and the Company
52. "Falling In Love With Love" - The Company
53. "Finale (Bewitched)" - The Company
54. "Bows (I've Got Five Dollars)" - The Company

Full Orchestration
Piano
Bass

Materials

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8 Libretto
7 Piano Vocal

1 Bass
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7 Piano Vocal
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Press

“Think of it as the thinking person’s musical revue…More than simply entertained, one is edified and impressed with the complexity and wisdom of the songwriting team of Rodgers and Hart.”
Boca Raton News
“Snappy, happy and sassy…an amazing reinvention of the musical revue.”
Sun Sentinel

Beguiled Again touches musical heaven…Rodgers and Hart’s work is beautiful and bewitching.”
Miami Herald

“A dazzler…a completely original approach to the music.”
Palm Beach Jewish Journal

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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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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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J. Barry Lewis

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Lynnette Barkley

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Craig D. Ames

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