Lies & Legends - The Musical Stories of Harry Chapin
Lies & Legends - The Musical Stories of Harry Chapin
Music Arrangements by Stephen Chapin and Tom Chapin | Original Creative Consultant Sandy C. Chapin | Original Concept by Joseph Stern | Music by Harry Chapin
More than any other popular songwriter in recent memory, Harry Chapin was a storyteller. He celebrated the extraordinary lives of ordinary folk, and whether through comedy or pathos, reminded us of a shared emotional heritage. Here, the most inherently theatrical of Chapin's narrative pieces have been assembled, allowing the stories within them to dictate their own dramatic shape.
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The birthday of songwriter and activist Harry Chapin, whose music was turned into the revue LIES & LEGENDS.

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"Evoked with stunning theatricality ...marked with a quintessential American flavor...deft imagery ...the range of material is remarkable, and the show itself has the earmarks of an enduring piece of musical theatre." — Women's Wear Daily, January 01, 1998
"Aims to recapture the wistful, world-gone-by pathos and tattered-blue-jeans idealism that defined the singer-storyteller... the themes of Chapin's songs still resonate." — Jackie Potts, Miami New Times, January 01, 2000

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Big John Wallace and Howard Fields :

Big John Wallace and Howard Fields were, respectively, Harry Chapin’s original bass player and drummer until Harry’s fatal car accident in 1981. These two individuals are available, on those instruments, in your band during your presentation of “Lies & Legends: The Musical Stories Of Harry Chapin”.

Big John and Howard helped create Harry music in the recording studio and performed over 1,000 concerts with him in his career. Their expertise in playing his songs is unparalleled and their services as musical consultants will be dramatically beneficial. The number of performances they might be used in is negotiable along with their fee. The two musicians would also, if desired, be available for talkback/Q&A touching upon their experiences with Harry and their unique perspective of his life and his music.

If interested in this option please contact Howard Fields 201-387-8781, hfrockpaper@optimum.net.


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  • LIES & LEGENDS - Orchestration Package (6 Books/5 Players)
    • 1 – PIANO-CONDUCTOR SCORE (Act I)
    • 1 – PIANO-CONDUCTOR SCORE (Act II)
    • 1 – DRUMS
    • 1 – CELLO
    • 1 – Bass
    • 1 – Guitar
  • Rehearsal Set (24 Books)
    • 20 – Libretto-Vocal Books
    • 1 – Logo CD
    • 2 – PIANO-CONDUCTOR SCORE (Act I)
    • 2 – PIANO-CONDUCTOR SCORE (Act II)
    • Digital Logo

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  • Libret
    • 10 – Libretto-Vocal Books
  • Lies & Legends - PRE-PRODUCTION PACKAGE
    • 1 – Libretto-Vocal Books
    • 1 – PIANO-CONDUCTOR SCORE (Act I)
    • 1 – PIANO-CONDUCTOR SCORE (Act II)

Cast Requirements for Lies & Legends - The Musical Stories of Harry Chapin

PRINCIPALS
2 Women
3 Men

CHARACTERS
Martin - the father figure
Terri - the mother figure
John - the romantic young man
Joanna - the dream girl
Ron - the comic guy

Set Requirements for Lies & Legends - The Musical Stories of Harry Chapin

LIES & LEGENDS is a musical review and although it suggests various locales, it does not take place in a specific location.

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