A Connecticut Yankee
A Connecticut Yankee
Music by Rodgers, Richard | Lyrics by Lorenz Hart | Book by Herbert Fields | Adapted from A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court | By Mark Twain
On the eve of his wedding, our hero receives an unexpected visit from his former fiancée. When his current wife-to-be finds them together, she knocks the fellow out cold with - what else? - a champagne bottle. He awakes to find himself transported back to the days of Camelot where he charms King Arthur's court and is soon put in charge of industrializing the country. He falls in love only the have his armour kidnapped by the King's hilariously evil sister. He awakes from his prophetic dream realizing that he almost married the wrong girl. This delectable musical comedy with its willfully silly dedication to pure hi-jinks, was meticulously restored in 2001 for its presentation by the acclaimed Encores! series in New York City and is now available with Don Walker's thrilling orchestrations.
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The birthday of Herbert Fields, who wrote the book for the musicals ANNIE GET YOUR GUN and A CONNECTICUT YANKEE.
In 1927, Rodgers & Hart's musical A CONNECTICUT YANKEE had its New York premier at the Alvin Theatre. The show ran for 418 performances.
In 1895 Lorenz Milton Hart was born in New York City. In 1918 he was introduced to Richard Rodgers, and they collaborate on twenty six Broadway musicals over the next two decades, including A CONNECTICUT YANKEE (1927), BABES IN ARMS (1937), I MARRIED AN ANGEL (1938), THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE (1938), PAL JOEY (1940), and BY JUPITER (1942).

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"Listen to the glorious melodies and lyrics." — Richard Connema, TalkinBroadway.com, January 01, 2001
"A knock- your- socks- off evening... thoroughly wonderful, a delightfully well- wrought musical. A whole lot of fun, right from the start!" — Pat Craig, Contra Costa Times

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  • A CONNECTICUT YANKEE - Orchestration (20 Books/24 Players)
    • 1 – PIANO CONDUCTOR SCORE
    • 1 – PIANO
    • 1 – REED I (Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet)
    • 1 – REED II (Oboe, English Horn)
    • 1 – REED III (Flute, Clarinet, Baritone Sax)
    • 1 – REED IV (Clarinet, English Horn, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Sax)
    • 1 – REED V (Clarinet, Tenor Sax, Flute, Bassoon)
    • 1 – HORN
    • 2 – TRUMPET I&II
    • 1 – TRUMPET III
    • 1 – TROMBONE
    • 1 – DRUMS (see "Materials Notes", under "Production Information")
    • 1 – VIOLIN A (Divisi)
    • 1 – VIOLIN B (Divisi)
    • 1 – VIOLIN C (Divisi)
    • 1 – VIOLIN D (Divisi)
    • 1 – VIOLA (Divisi)
    • 1 – CELLO
    • 1 – BASS
  • Rehearsal Set [22 books]
    • 20 – Libretto/vocal Books
    • 1 – Logo CD
    • 2 – PIANO CONDUCTOR SCORE
    • Digital Logo

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  • Libretto/Vocal Books 10 pack
    • 10 – Libretto/vocal Books
  • A Connecticut Yankee - PRE-PRODUCTION PACKAGE
    • 1 – Libretto/vocal Books
    • 1 – PIANO CONDUCTOR SCORE

Cast Requirements for A Connecticut Yankee

PRINCIPALS
3 Women
4 Men

FEATURED
1 Woman
1 Man

ENSEMBLE
Singing-Dancing ensemble as desired

CHARACTERS
Lt. Kenneth Kay, U.S.N. / Sir Kay
Judge Thurston Merrill / Merlin
Admiral Arthur K. Arthur, U.S.N. / King Arthur
Ensign Gerald Lake, U.S.N. / Sir Galahad
Lt. Martin Barrett, U.S.N.
Capt. Lawrence Lake, U.S.N. / Sir Lancelot
Lt. Fay Merrill, W.A.V.E. / Queen Morgan Le Fay
Corp. Alice Courtleigh, W.A.C. / Alisande La Courtelloise (Sandy)
Evelyn
Queen Guinivere
Lady Angela
Naval Officers / Knights and Slaves
Dancing Girls / Ladies-in-Waiting

Set Requirements for A Connecticut Yankee

A CONNECTICUT YANKEE takes place in Hartford, Connecticut in 1943 and Camelot in the time of King Arthur's Court.

SPECIFIC LOCATIONS
The Grand Ballroom of a Hotel in Hartford, Connecticut, 1943
On the Road to Camelot, 543 A.D.
A Courtyard of King Arthur's Castle
A Corridor of the Royal Factory - three months later
The Palace of Morgan Le Fay

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REED IV NOTE: English Horn cued for Clarinet or Bass Clarinet.

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