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[title of show] (clean version)
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Bowen | Book by Hunter Bell
Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away. With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends Susan, Heidi and Larry on the eighty-eights. With the cast in place, Jeff and Hunter begin a conversation about what to write about. Eventually, Jeff suggests they write about what to write about. They make a pact to write up until the festival’s deadline and dream about the show changing their lives. [title of show]—taken from the space on the festival’s application form which asks for the [title of show]—follows Hunter and Jeff and their friends on their journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression. In the span of 90 minutes they write and perform their show at the festival and learn lessons about themselves as people, friends and artists. [title of show] is, above all, a love letter to the musical theatre—a uniquely American art form—and to the joy of collaboration. The musical received a Tony Award® nomination for Best Book of a Musical in 2009. [title of show] (clean version) is approved for high school performers and general audiences.
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"delectable entertainment! A postmodern homage to the grand tradition of backstage musicals like Babes in Arms, Kiss Me, Kate and A Chorus Line.' " — The New York Times, December 31, 1969
"in expert hands" — Associated Press, December 31, 1969
"terric. a kick-a** time" — New York Daily News, December 31, 1969
"sly, sassy, inspired" — Entertainment Weekly, December 31, 1969
"wise, warm, irresistable" — NY Sun, December 31, 1969
"a genuine treat" — Star Ledger, December 31, 1969
"immensely likeable" — The New Yorker, December 31, 1969
"bottomless reservoir of fun" — Amazon.com, December 31, 1969
"a crowd-pleaser!" — Variety, December 31, 1969
"infectious joy" — WPKN, December 31, 1969
"a good dose of fun" — AM New York, December 31, 1969

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Awards for [title of show]  (clean version)

January 12, 1970 — Nomination for Best Book of a Musical, Hunter Bell
January 12, 1970 — Special Citation for Hunter Bell, Jeff Bowen and Michael Berresse (Director)
January 12, 1970 — Favorite Ensemble Cast

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  • [title of show] - Rehearsal Set
    • 8 – [title of show] (Apropos Edition) - Piano Vocal Score
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  • [title of show] - Pre-Production Pack
    • 1 – [title of show] (Apropos Edition) - Piano Vocal Score
    • 8 – [title of show] (clean version) - Libretto

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PRINCIPALS
2 Men
2 Women

COMMENTS
[title of show] also features an onstage pianist.

CHARACTERS
Jeff – a composer/lyricist
Hunter – a book writer
Susan – their actor friend
Heidi – their actor friend

*The production pianist appears onstage at the keyboard throughout the entire performance. He is referred to as “Larry.” If it is a female pianist, then “Mary.”

Set Requirements for [title of show]  (clean version)

[title of show] requires a unit set, four chair and a keyboard. The show takes place in various locales in Jeff’s and Hunter’s lives during the creation of [title of show].

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©Year By R&H Theatricals. This production was videotaped by special arrangement with R&H Theatricals for archival purposes only. All Rights Reserved. WARNING: Federal law provides severe civil and criminal penalties for the unauthorized reproduction, distribution or exhibition of copyrighted motion pictures, videotapes or videodiscs. Criminal copyright infringement is investigated by the FBI and may constitute a felony with a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison and/or a $250,000.00 fine. This Video is provided to you for private, organizational and home viewing purposes only. By accepting the Video, you agree not to authorize or permit the Video to be copied, distributed, broadcast, telecast or otherwise exploited, in whole or in part, in any media now known or hereafter developed.

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