Mack & Mabel

Mack & Mabel

Mack & Mabel

Book by Michael Stewart
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman

Revised version by Francine Pascal
Based on an idea by Leonard Spigelglass
Original New York Production Directed and Choregraphed by Gower Champion

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Mack & Mabel

Mack & Mabel

Book by Michael Stewart
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman

Revised version by Francine Pascal
Based on an idea by Leonard Spigelglass
Original New York Production Directed and Choregraphed by Gower Champion

Overview

This is a saga of the silent film era, “when movies were movies”: the story of legendary director Mack Sennett and his greatest star, the adorable Mabel Normand. Mack himself guides the audience through his tale of triumph, romance and regret. Bankrupted by the talkies and forced to sell his studio, Mack reminisces about his colorful past, including his bittersweet love affair with Mabel, whom he had discovered and guided to superstardom. Jerry Herman's celebrated score includes some of his most treasured gems, including “Time Heals Everything,” “I Won't Send Roses,” “Wherever He Ain't” and “Look What Happened to Mabel.”

Now available in a revised version that contains changes made for the London revival, which won the Evening Standard's coveted Drama Award for Best Musical.

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Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Drugs Drugs
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Time Period: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s / WWI, 1900-1910
  • Cast Attributes: Room for Extras, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Authors

Jerry Herman

Hello, Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage Aux Folles are home to some of the most popular, most-often performed and most successful musical hero(in)es of all time, and have given Jerry Herman (1931-2019) the distinction of being the only composer/lyricist in history to have had three ...

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Michael Stewart

Michael Stewart (1924-1987) scored on Broadway the first time when he won a Tony Award for his Bye Bye Birdie libretto. He was the librettist for Carnival (Drama Critics Circle Award) and Hello, Dolly!, which earned him both a Tony and Drama Critics prize. Stewart also wrote ...

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Leonard Spigelgass

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