Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair: Youth Edition

Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair: Youth Edition

Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair: Youth Edition

Based on the screenplay by Oscar Hammerstein II and the Novel by Phil Stong

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Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair: Youth Edition

Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair: Youth Edition

Based on the screenplay by Oscar Hammerstein II and the Novel by Phil Stong

Overview

Rodgers & Hammerstein's only musical written directly for the screen is now a stage musical that's had critics raving from coast to coast. Set against the colourful backdrop of an American heartland tradition, State Fair travels with the Frake family as they leave behind the routine of the farm for three days of adventure at the annual Iowa State Fair. Mom and Pop have their hearts set on blue ribbons while their daughter and son find romance and heartbreak on the midway. Set to the magical strains of an Academy Award-winning score and augmented by other titles from the Rodgers & Hammerstein songbook, State Fair is the kind of warmhearted family entertainment only Rodgers & Hammerstein could deliver!

In this adaptation for young performers, the content has been edited to better suit younger attention spans, but all the elements that make this show a classic are still in place. You and your students will be enchanted by the timeless story and the dazzling score as you learn about theatre and its production. Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair: Youth Edition is the perfect show to introduce young people to the magic of live theater.

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Details

  • Genre: Period, Docudrama/Historic
  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII
  • Cast Attributes: Roles for Children
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

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 light ...

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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 ...

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Tom Briggs

Director of The R&H Theater Library (precursor to R&H Theatricals) for over a dozen years, Tom Briggs began his love affair with R&H as a youngster in Wisconsin, appearing in productions of Oklahoma! South Pacific and Carousel. His years as a young adult found him singing an ...

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Louis Mattioli

Louis Mattioli (1954-1992) co-authored the book for Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair with Tom Briggs (FANY nomination Best Book of a Musical; FANY Award Best Musical 1995-96 season; 2 Tony Award nominations).

While attending the University of his native Wisconsin, Mr. Mattio ...

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Phil Stong

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