2 Acts, Revue, Rated PG
Original Off-Broadway Version (2003) / York Theatre
A lyrical celebration of the music and indomitable spirit of the legendary Jerry Herman.
Prepare yourself for a slice of musical theatre heaven. All Jerry Herman, all the time. Showtune delivers everything its title promises...and then some!
No lyric is left unsung in this topnotch retrospective of Herman's phenomenal career in songwriting. Familiar tunes from such illustrious titles as Hello Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage Aux Folleswill be stuck in your head long after this charming show ends. A performer-driven piece whose heart lies in his words, it is the perfect celebration for the recipient of the 2009 TONY Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater.
Requiring only a small cast and a grand piano makes this revue perfect for any size theatre, but especially ideal for smaller spaces with limited technical options and/or tight budgets. One-act and two-act versions of Showtune are both available to license.
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The part of Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, was originally written for Phil Silvers. Both he and Milton Berle turned down the role, leaving Zero Mostel, to create one of the most legendary characters in musical comedy.