Miss Liberty
Miss Liberty
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin | Book by Robert E. Sherwood
It is 1885 and Horace, a newspaper photographer, is fired when he bungles the important assignment of covering the Statue of Liberty ceremonies. At his girlfriend Maisie's urging, he goes to Paris in pursuit of the ultimate scoop-to discover the model who actually posed for the statue. When he finds her in sculptor Bartholdi's studio, Maisie sets about persuading the competing paper from which Horace was sacked to underwrite a U.S. tour for the model. What Horace doesn't realize is that he has the wrong model, and what Maisie doesn't know is that Horace has fallen in love with her. Upon their return from Paris, some antic and heartfelt complications ensue but a happy ending is inevitable when the statue is dedicated in a rousing patriotic finale that only Irving Berlin could have written.
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Proving to be a huge hit in professional theatres across the country, Mid-Life! is now a brand-new studio cast recording. read more

This summer the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, under the baton of maestro John Mauceri, featured the world premiere of Irving Berlin's "Patriotic Overture," read more

Even though Irving Berlin's century - plus life's work included the scores to 17 Broadway shows, only five of his musicals have been available for production - until now... read more

Trivia for Miss Liberty

In 1949 MISS LIBERTY opened at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway, with a score by Irving Berlin that includes the hit, "Let's Take an Old Fashioned Walk."" It ran for 308 performances."
In 1896 Robert E. Sherwood was born. He collaborated with Irving Berlin by writing the book for the musical MISS LIBERTY.
In 1950 MISS LIBERTY closed on Broadway after 308 performances.

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"Shows exactly why the score is so prized by lovers of musical theatre...building to a triumphant choral finale, it is genuinely touching...Berlin's music is lovely ...stirs up more patriotic feeling than a stage full of flags." — Norwich Fairpress, January 01, 1983
"A major source of musical enjoyment...With Berlin combining two of his favorite things — patriotism and romance — you can't go wrong." — Oakland Tribune, January 01, 1949

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STANDARD

  • MISS LIBERTY - Orchestration Package (24 Books/28 Players)
    • 1 – PIANO CONDUCTOR SCORE - Act I
    • 1 – PIANO-CONDUCTOR SCORE - Act II
    • 1 – Pit Piano Act I
    • 1 – Pit Piano Act II
    • 1 – REED I (Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax)
    • 1 – REED II (Clarinet, Alto Sax, Optional Oboe)
    • 1 – REED III (Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, Tenor Sax, Optional Flute)
    • 1 – REED IV (Flute, Clarinet, Tenor Sax)
    • 1 – REED V (Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Baritone Sax)
    • 1 – TRUMPET I-II
    • 1 – TRUMPET III
    • 1 – HORN
    • 1 – TROMBONE I
    • 1 – TROMBONE II (With F attachment)
    • 2 – PERCUSSIONI-II (see "Materials Notes", under "Production Information")
    • 1 – VIOLIN A (Divisi)
    • 1 – VIOLIN B (Divisi)
    • 1 – VIOLIN C (Divisi)
    • 1 – VIOLIN D (Divisi)
    • 1 – VIOLA I-II
    • 1 – CELLO I-II
    • 1 – BASS
    • 1 – HARP
  • 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

ADDITIONAL

  • Libretto/Vocal Books 10 pack
    • 10 – Libretto-Vocal Books
  • MISS LIBERTY - PRE-PRODUCTION PACKAGE
    • 1 – Libretto-Vocal Books
    • 1 – PIANO CONDUCTOR SCORE - Act I
    • 1 – PIANO-CONDUCTOR SCORE - Act II

Cast Requirements for Miss Liberty

PRINCIPALS
2 Women
3 Men

FEATURED
1 Woman
2 Men

COMMENTS
Large singing-dancing ensemble with many small roles

CHARACTERS
Maisie Dell
The Herald Reader
James Gordon Bennett
Horace Miller
Police Captain
The Mayor
French Ambassador
Carthwright
Joseph Pulitzer
The Sharks
Bartholdi
The Models
Monique Dupont
The Boy
The Girl
The Acrobats
Strong Man
The Countess
A Lover
His Girl
A Gendarme
A Lamplighter
Another Lamplighter
A Socialite
An Actress
A Minister
An Admiral
The Boys
The Mother
The Policeman
The Brothers
The Train
Reception Delegation
A Maid

Set Requirements for Miss Liberty

MISS LIBERTY takes place in various locations in Paris and New York, 1885.

SPECIFIC LOCATIONS
An Outdoor Ceremony in New York City
An Artist's Studio in Paris
A Newspaper Office
On the Quai Under a Paris Bridge
A Cabin on the RMS Aurania
A Dock in North River
A Salon in the Fifth Avenue Hotel
Outside Walhalla Hall
Inside Walhalla Hall (The Policemen's Ball)
The Interior of Castle Garden

Materials Notes

Trap Set, Timpani, Wood Block, Bells, Xylophone, Gong, Ratchet, Temple Blocks, Slide Whistle, Vibraphone, Slap Stick, Triangle.

Featured News

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This summer the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, under the baton of maestro John Mauceri, featured the world premiere of Irving Berlin's "Patriotic Overture,"

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