All Kinds of People

Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers, Michael Presser, Bruce D. Taylor

Musical Revue / Cabaret, Drama  /  2f, 2m

Exploring Issues of Prejudice Through the Words of Oscar Hammerstein II / Music by Jerome Kern and Richard Rodgers / Conceived By Michael Presser and The Midtown Management Group, Inc. / Written by Bruce D. Taylor

A musical revue exploring the issues of racism and cultural bias through the lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II.
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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2f, 2m
  • Duration
    45-50 minutes
  • SubGenre
    Not Applicable
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Throughout a career that spanned four decades, Oscar Hammerstein II used the theatre to promote human understanding. He continually tackled themes of racism and cultural bias, changing the very course of musical theatre in the process. All Kinds of People is a musical revue developed especially for schools (running time: 50 minutes) that addresses the dangers of prejudice, the importance of tolerance and the empowerment of self-esteem. These issues are considered through such songs as 'Ol' Man River' from Hammerstein's 1927 masterpiece Show Boat, 'You've Got To Be Carefully Taught' from his Pulitzer Prize winning South Pacific, and many others from such beloved musicals as The King and I, Flower Drum Song, The Sound of Music and Carousel. Oscar Hammerstein believed wholeheartedly in celebrating our differences instead of fearing them, as simply and eloquently expressed in his musical Pipe Dream - 'It takes all kinds of people to make up a world.'


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

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  • Time Period: Not Applicable
  • Duration: 45-50 minutes
  • Setting: All Kinds of People is a musical revue; a unit set is suggested.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes


2f, 2m
Cast Attributes
  • Expandable casting
  • Multicultural casting
  • Roles for Children
2 Women
2 Men

The cast can easily be expanded to include as many as desired, and the revue can be performed either by students, adults or both.


  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Dance Requirements: Moderate
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus
1. "All Kinds Of People (Pipe Dream)"
2. "Getting To Know You (The King And I)"
3. "The Other Generation (Flower Drum Song)"
4. "There Is Nothin' Like A Dame (South Pacific)"
5. "Son Of The King (The King And I)"
6. "You've Got To Be Carefully Taught (South Pacific)"
7. "Ol' Man River (Show Boat)"
8. "Two Little People (Carousel)"
9. "Make Believe (Show Boat)"
10. "In My Own Little Corner (Cinderella)"
11. "No Way To Stop It (The Sound Of Music)"
12. "All Kinds Of People - Reprise (Pipe Dream)"
13. "Climb Ev'ry Mountain (The Sound Of Music)"
14. "You'll Never Walk Alone (Carousel)" -

Full Orchestration

5 Libretto Vocal



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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, Os ...

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Jerome Kern

Jerome Kern (1885-1945) composed his first complete show, The Red Petticoat, in 1912. Between 1915 and 1919, he composed a series of intimate chamber musicals, mostly in collaboration with Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse, known as the Princess Theatre shows. These works — Very Good Eddie; Oh, Boy!; Oh, Lady! Lady! ...

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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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Michael Presser


Bruce D. Taylor

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