Flexible Cast of 18 (5-9M, 9-13F)
Set in 1927
Four dancers set out from New York City to make it in Hollywood, but they meet a silent movie director set in his ways. Will he finally be able to make his "all-singing, all-dancing" talkie? And if he does, what does the future hold for his cast and crew?
Dance, song, love and much laughter.
Fun costumes, simple set.
Suitable for upper middle school to high school.
All songs/lyrics are in the public domain. Songs included:
“The Broadway Blues”
(Stronsom/Morgan-- as performed by Nora Bayes)
“You'd Be Surprised” (Berlin 1919)
“When a Fellow's on the Level with a Girl That's on the Square”
(G.M Cohan 1908)
“Say It With Music” (Berlin 1921)
“I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise” (Gershwin 1922)
“Melancholy Baby” (Burnett/Norton 1912)
“Look For the Silver Lining” (Kern/DeSylva 1919)
“Jazz Baby” (Merrill/Jerome 1919)
“Gee But I Hate to Go Home Alone”
(James F. Hanley and Joe Goodwin 1922)
“I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate” (Piron 1922)
“A Woman is Only a Woman, but a Good Cigar is a Smoke”
“Always Leave Them Laughing When You Say Goodbye”
(G.M Cohan 1903)
“I'm Always Chasing Rainbows” (Carroll/McCarthy 1917)
“April Showers” (Silvers/De Sylva 1921)
Purchase of this script entitles the buyer to unlimited use in the classroom and one public, non-for-profit performance only.
Written by Nora Louise Syran
themes/topics: Hollywood, La La Land, dreams, music, dance, 1920s, change, modernity