Take Me Along

Take Me Along

Take Me Along

Take Me Along


In a small Connecticut town on July 4, 1906, Nat and Essie Miller head a middle class New England family with teenage children who are coming of age, falling in love, and desperately trying to stay out of trouble. Bob Merrill's rousing and lovely score includes "Staying Young," "That's How It Starts," "Promise Me A Rose," and the title song.


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  • Genre: Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Christmas/Holiday, Period, Romantic Comedy
  • Time Period: 1900-1910
  • Cast Attributes: Expandable casting, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences


Bob Merrill

Bob Merrill (May 17, 1921 - February 18, 1998) was an American songwriter, theatrical composer, lyricist and screenwriter. He was the second most successful songwriter of the 1950s on the UK Singles Chart, with hits such as “How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?,” “Mambo Ita ...
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Joseph Stein

JOSEPH STEIN won the Tony Award and Drama Critics Circle Award for Fiddler on the Roof. His other musicals include Zorba (Tony nom., Drama Critics Circle Award); Rags (Tony nom.); The Baker’s Wife (Laurence Olivier Award, London); June; Take Me Along; Irene (starring Debbie ...

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Robert Russell

ROBERT W. RUSSELL was an American playwright, screenwriter and documentarian. Over his career, he was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Writing, Original Story and Best Writing – Screenplay. His plays include Take Me Along, Flora the Red Menace and Washington Shall Hang. ...

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Eugene O'Neill

Eugene O’Neill, born in New York City on October 16, 1888, was the first great American playwright. His father was James O’Neill, the famous dramatic actor, and during his early years, O’Neill often traveled with his parents. Beyond the Horizon (1920), the first of his plays ...

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