Queen Of The Mist
Queen Of The Mist
Words and Music by Michael John LaChiusa
Based on an astounding and outrageous true story, Anna Edson Taylor, who, in 1901 at the age of 63, set out to be the first woman to shoot Niagara Falls in a barrel of her own design. Navigating both the treacherous Falls and a fickle public with a ravenous appetite for sensationalism, this unconventional heroine vies for her legacy in a world clamoring with swindling managers, assassins, revolutionaries, moralizing family, anarchists and activists. Convinced that there is greatness in her and determined not to live as ordinary, she sets out to battle her fear and tempt her fate. With a soaring score that incorporates turn of the century themes with LaChiusa’s signature complexity and insight, QUEEN OF THE MIST is the story of a single great fall, and how one woman risked death so that she could live.
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“...the gifted LaChiusa continue[s] to treat the musical as an American art form.” — Backstage, January 01, 1970
"a provocative score and inventive staging... an intriguing offering from the Transport Group." — Variety, January 01, 1970
"...gorgeously haunting score… Pretty damn devastating and unquestionably beautiful." — NYTheatre.com, January 01, 1970
"...a bravura piece of music...” — January 01, 1970
“An imaginative new musical that is smartly crafted and distinctively composed... beautifully orchestrated..." — New Jersey News Room, January 01, 1970
"spirited, witty melodrama” — Associated Press, January 01, 1970
“a very original and intelligent new musical” — The Examiner, January 01, 1970
“Queen of the Mist is a thrilling work... ingenious orchestrations... brilliant." — Capital, January 01, 1970
“Queen of the Mist is smarter than most musicals and certainly more musically engaging." — Exeunt, January 01, 1970
"rich arrangements... surges to life with only imagination, a few props and a talented cast." — The Daily News, January 01, 1970

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  • QUEEN OF THE MIST - Rehearsal Set
    • 10 – Libretto-Vocal Book
    • 2 – Piano Vocal Score
  • QUEEN OF THE MIST - Orchestration Package (8 Books/7-8 Players)
    • 2 – Keyboard I (Synth)
    • 1 – Keyboard II (Synth)
    • 1 – Reed (Flute, Piccolo, Soprano Sax, Bb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet)
    • 1 – French Horn
    • 1 – Violin
    • 1 – Cello
    • 1 – Bass (Acoustic)

ADDITIONAL

  • QUEEN OF THE MIST - Pre Production Package
    • 1 – Libretto-Vocal Book
    • 1 – Piano Vocal Score
  • QUEEN OF THE MIST - Libretto-Vocal 10 Pack
    • 10 – Libretto-Vocal Book

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Cast Requirements for Queen Of The Mist

PRINCIPALS
1 Woman

FEATURED
4 Men
2 Women

CHARACTERS
Anna (“Annie”) Edson Taylor
Mr. Frank “Tussy” Russell - Anna’s manager
Quintet (two women and three men to play the following:)
Jane - Anna’s Sister (Soprano*)
Carrie Nation (Alto*)
A Young Soldier (Mike Taylor) (Tenor*)
Man With His Hand Wrapped In A Handkerchief (Baritone*)
A New Manager (Bass*)

Other roles played by the Quintet: Mr. Mallardo, Mrs. Gumstock, Officer Darling, Panhandlers, a Train Conductor, a Carnival Barker, Blondin, Captain Nissen, Maud Willard, T.J. Preston, Ellen King, Charles Mason Dow, Mr. Rudetsky (a barrel copper), River Man, River Boy, Woman Reporter, a Spectator, A Blonde (Martha Frankenfuhrer), A New Manager, A Stage Manager.

*Vocal breakdown:
Soprano: high g’s, h’s legit
Alto: high mix to d, some belt
Tenor: high a, b’s legit
Baritone: to f
Bass: to low G

Set Requirements for Queen Of The Mist

QUEEN OF THE MIST takes place at the beginning of the 20th century, from 1900 to 1922. A minimal setting is suggested, to accommodate a variety of locale: the Niagara River, a lecture hall, Anna’s kitchen, the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo (1901), a burlesque house, etc.
An Important Note: It’s advised that Anna’s “barrel” not be a literal object, but suggested with lighting or projection.
An onstage piano, to be played occasionally, is suggested. For the New York production the onstage piano was used in various ways as a set piece: as a kiosk, a vaudeville backdrop, etc.

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1. The Promotional Video shall be recorded and shown for the sole purposes of advertising your licensed production of the Play. For such a video, R&H allows theatres to film up to 10 minutes of total footage taken at either a performance or rehearsal (i.e.: 10 minutes of scripted moments.)

2. The Promotional Video may not include more than (i) 1 minute from any song or (ii) 3 minutes, in the aggregate, of footage of copyrighted material from the Play.

3. The Promotional Video may not include any sponsorship or underwriting without the prior consent of all R&H.

4. The Promotional Video must be submitted to R&H by sending the source video and video link to editor@rnh.com.

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7. Upon termination of the Term, you shall cease to have any rights to use the Promotional Video including, without limitation, in connection with a future production of the Play, and shall immediately remove its content from any and all websites on the Internet.

8. You may not use a commercially available recording.

9. Any additional promotional rights must be approved by R&H by contactingTheatre@rnh.com.

 

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1. Licensee shall have the right to create the Video and to make up to one hundred (100) copies of the Video for sale at cost to its Members for internal archival, private viewing purpose at Licensee’s address and for private, home-viewing purpose by Members, and shall not be re-copied, distributed or otherwise exploited, in whole or in part, in any media now known or hereafter developed without the prior written approval of R&H. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Video shall not be (i) sold to anyone other than the Members (ii) telecast by any television station or network, including, without limitation, any local cable station or (iii) distributed, exhibited or otherwise exploited over the Internet or as part of any online auction.

2. Licensee agrees to include the following language at the beginning of the Video:

©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.

*You must be and licensed to present Queen Of The Mist in order to license Distribution rights. Please contact customer service with any questions.

Distribution

1. Licensee shall have the right to create the Video and to make up to one hundred (100) copies of the Video for sale at cost to its Members for internal archival, private viewing purpose at Licensee’s address and for private, home-viewing purpose by Members, and shall not be re-copied, distributed or otherwise exploited, in whole or in part, in any media now known or hereafter developed without the prior written approval of R&H. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Video shall not be (i) sold to anyone other than the Members (ii) telecast by any television station or network, including, without limitation, any local cable station or (iii) distributed, exhibited or otherwise exploited over the Internet or as part of any online auction.

2. Licensee agrees to include the following language at the beginning of the Video:

©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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