The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Revised Version)

The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Revised Version)
This legendary American original rises above her impoverished beginnings and proves you can't keep a good woman down in a revitalized version of the classic tale.

The Unsinkable Molly Brown is the rags-to-riches love story of Molly and Leadville Johnny Brown, owners of the richest mine in the U.S. at the turn of the twentieth century. The show features music and lyrics by the incomparable Meredith Willson, and a book and additional lyrics by Tony-nominated author Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Renascence) based on the original book by Richard Henry Morris. 

This new revitalized version includes the songs you love but a story that’s new and true. This is Molly as she really was: vibrant, progressive, and ready to fight for the underdog as a champion of women’s rights, labor rights, and immigration reform.

This spirited tale of a legendary, real-life American original follows the exploits of Molly Brown, whose feisty determination to rise above her impoverished beginnings leads her from the backwoods of Hannibal, Missouri, to the palaces of Europe. Along the way, she marries a lucky prospector, enters the highest echelons of Monte Carlo society, survives the sinking of the Titanic and, most importantly, earns the approval that she so desperately seeks from those "Beautiful People of Denver."

Funny, light, uplifting and uniquely American, The Unsinkable Molly Brown charmed Broadway and Hollywood with its irresistible, outrageous title role and won over new audiences with this revitalized version when it premiered in 2020.

Special Grant Opportunity for US High Schools

The Educational Theatre Foundation, The Music Man Foundation, and MTI are giving up to ten high schools a unique opportunity to perform the new, revised version of The Unsinkable Molly Brown ahead of its general release.

Up to ten $10,000 grants funded by TMMF will be made available for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 school years to be used toward costs associated with the production of the musical. The first round of grant winners have been announced! A second deadline for applications will be announced at a later date. Any accredited high school based in the United States is eligible to apply.

 

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Concert Selections for The Unsinkable Molly Brown

MTI is pleased to provide the pre-approved rental materials of select songs for your symphonic concert performance. Please note, MTI is unable to grant the necessary Performance Rights with this material rental. The Performance Rights needed must be obtained separately through the individual song’s respective small rights agency such as ASCAP, BMI, or SESAC. Please email concerts@mtishows.com with any questions.

  • BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE OF DENVER
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
  • BELLY UP TO THE BAR BOYS
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    WILLSON, MEREDITH
    Lyrics by
    WILLSON, MEREDITH
    Orchestrated by
    WALKER, DON
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE, MALE CHORUS
    Starting Key
    F
    Estimated duration
    4 min 15 sec
    Instrumentation

    1 Piccolo, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Clarinet 3(Bass clarinet), 1 Opt Baritone sax, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 3 Horn 1 2&3, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 17 Violin 1&2, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion(Wood block, Slap stick, Oriental tom tom, Timpani, Cymb, Drum set), 2 Piano Conductor, 25 Chorus books

  • HIGHLIGHTS FROM "UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN"
    First Performance Fee:
    $300
    Each Additional Performance:
    $150
    Music by
    WILLSON, MEREDITH
    Arranged by
    REED, ALFRED
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Symphonic Suite
    Arranged for
    INSTRUMENTAL
    Starting Key
    E♭
    Estimated duration
    6 min 06 sec
    Instrumentation

    1 Piccolo, 1 Flute 1, 1 Flute 2, 1 Oboe 1, 1 Oboe 2, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Bass clarinet, 1 Bassoon 1, 1 Bassoon 2, 1 Cornet 1, 1 Cornet 2, 1 Cornet 3, 1 Horn 2, 1 Horn 3, 1 Horn 4, 1 Trombone, 9 Violin 1, 8 Violin 2, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 2 Percussion 1&2, 1 Chime/Bells, 2 Conductor score

  • I AIN'T DOWN YET
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    WILLSON, MEREDITH
    Lyrics by
    WILLSON, MEREDITH
    Orchestrated by
    WALKER, DON
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE, 3 MALE VOICES
    Starting Key
    A♭
    Estimated duration
    3 min 43 sec
    Instrumentation

    1 Reed 1, 1 Reed 2(Flute), 1 Reed 3(Bb Clarinet), 1 Reed 4(Clarinet), 1 Reed 5(Baritone sax), 3 Horn 1,2&3, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone, 1 Trombone 2, 17 Violi, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion, 2 Piano Conductor, 1 Vocal copy , 4 Chorus books

  • ILL NEVER SAY NO
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    WILLSON, MEREDITH
    Lyrics by
    WILLSON, MEREDITH
    Orchestrated by
    WALKER, DON
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE, 1 MALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    D♭
    Estimated duration
    5 min 00 sec
    Instrumentation

    1 Reed 1, 1 Reed 2, 1 Reed 3, 1 Reed 4, 1 Reed 5, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 3 Horn 1,2&3, 1 Trombone 1&2, 1 Trombone 2, 17 Violin 1&2, 6 Cello 1&2, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion(Bells Choke, Cymb., Tymp), 2 Piano/Conductor2 Chorus books

  • OVERTURE ("UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN")
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    MEREDITH WILLSON
    Orchestrated by
    WALKER, DON
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Arranged for
    INSTRUMENTAL
    Starting Key
    E♭
    Estimated duration
    4 min 09 sec
    Instrumentation

    Piccolo & Flute, Clarinet 1 (optional Eb Clarinet), Clarinet 2, Clarinet 3 (doubles on Bass Clarinet), 1 Baritone Sax (optional), Horns 1-3, Trumpet 1-3, Trombone 1, Trombone 2 (doubles Horn 2), Percussion, Violins, Viola, Cello, Bass. 2 Piano Conductor Scores included.

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