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Musicals with SMALL Casts

samerz8162
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joined:6/27/14
Musicals with SMALL Casts
Posted: 6/27/14 at 12:05pm
I am in the process of working with a small venue that could potentially host SMALL scale musicals (ideally with casts of 6 or fewer people, but could potentially be stretched). The musicals that would work best would be sung-through shows; shows with dialogue would have the option of being presented in concert form (with only critical dialogue being used).

Ideas I've already come up with include:
- Songs for a New World
- Closer than Ever
- Edges
- [title of show]
- The Last 5 Years

I am looking for more ideas to expand on the above, as I am hoping to create a long partnership with the venue and continue doing productions of this sort.

Thanks in advance for any help!
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madbrian
Broadway Legend
joined:6/1/06
Musicals with SMALL Casts
Posted: 6/27/14 at 12:21pm
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
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trentsketch
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joined:6/25/09
Musicals with SMALL Casts
Posted: 6/27/14 at 12:26pm
Musical of Musicals: The Musical. 4 person cast, piano only, and everything is staged with a chair, the piano, and even the sheet music copies ripped out of the piano player's book.
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dramamama611
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joined:12/4/07
Musicals with SMALL Casts
Posted: 6/27/14 at 12:28pm
Jacque Brel!
If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
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themysteriousgrowl
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joined:11/10/10
Musicals with SMALL Casts
Posted: 6/27/14 at 12:29pm

^ Didn't he die?
CHURCH DOOR TOUCAN GAY MARKETING PUPPIES MUSICAL THEATER STAPLES PERIOD CUM OIL
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dramamama611
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joined:12/4/07
Musicals with SMALL Casts
Posted: 6/27/14 at 12:34pm
Nah, he's alive and well and living in Paris!
If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
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ethan231h
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joined:5/5/11
Musicals with SMALL Casts
Posted: 6/27/14 at 12:38pm
Next To Normal
First Date

Updated On: 6/27/14 at 12:38 PM
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haterobics
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joined:3/29/14
Musicals with SMALL Casts
Posted: 6/27/14 at 12:39pm
I initially read this as seeking musicals that somehow involved small cats, which seemed oddly specific/random.
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themysteriousgrowl
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joined:11/10/10
Musicals with SMALL Casts
Posted: 6/27/14 at 12:40pm

"Nah, he's alive and well and living in Paris!"




CHURCH DOOR TOUCAN GAY MARKETING PUPPIES MUSICAL THEATER STAPLES PERIOD CUM OIL
Updated On: 6/27/14 at 12:40 PM
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haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
Musicals with SMALL Casts
Posted: 6/27/14 at 12:42pm
The Last Session (requires a lead actor who can play piano, though)
Marry Me a Little
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RippedMan
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joined:8/14/05
Musicals with SMALL Casts
Posted: 6/27/14 at 01:27pm
The Great American Trailer Park Musical

Guttenberg: The Musical

The Big Bang (technically a play with music, but it's about two guys who are putting on a presentation of their musical for backers. It's awesome)
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MikeInTheDistrict
Featured Actor
joined:8/27/11
Musicals with SMALL Casts
Posted: 6/27/14 at 01:33pm
If you can stretch the cast to 10, Avenue Q would work.
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darquegk
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joined:2/5/09
Musicals with SMALL Casts
Posted: 6/27/14 at 01:45pm
You can do Avenue Q with seven, assuming your cast is made up of seven strong singers, since there won't be much harmonic doubling. I just played in the pit for a production that used this breakdown.

Princeton/Rod
Kate/Lucy/Singing Box
Nicky/Trekkie/Ricky/Bad Idea Bear Puppeteer 1/Singing Box/"Doubling" Puppeteer in group scenes
Brian
Christmas Eve
Gary Coleman
Mrs. Thistletwat/New Kid On The Block/Bad Idea Bear Voices/Bad Idea Bear Puppeteer 2/Singing Box/Trekkie "Body" operator/"Doubling" Puppeteer in group scenes

The few lines as "offstage voices" that are traditionally spoken by the Ensemble Puppeteers were done by the conductor from the pit. The show worked very well small, actually.
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mjohnson2
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joined:11/2/13
Musicals with SMALL Casts
Posted: 6/27/14 at 01:57pm
Tick...Tick...Boom!
Assassins
Bonnie and Clyde (if you must)
The Fantasticks
John & Jen
SHOUT!
A Year With Frog and Toad
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Starship
Broadway Star
joined:7/29/12
Musicals with SMALL Casts
Posted: 6/27/14 at 01:59pm
Can't Seussical be done with a small cast of 9-11?
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Rhoda4
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joined:6/13/13
Musicals with SMALL Casts
Posted: 6/27/14 at 02:10pm
They're Playing Our Song
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nightnic001
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joined:2/14/14
Musicals with SMALL Casts
Posted: 6/27/14 at 02:36pm
Next to Normal would only need 6 people.
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Wildcard
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joined:6/21/06
Musicals with SMALL Casts
Posted: 6/27/14 at 02:40pm
I swear I thought the title of this thread said "Musicals with SMALL Cats"

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TBone
Leading Actor
joined:8/14/03
Musicals with SMALL Casts
Posted: 6/27/14 at 02:45pm
The Spitfire Grill.

4 women, 3 men.
"Where nothing ever grows Where no one ever goes In lands of storms and snows We'll plant one burning rose, love..."
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MichelleCraig
Understudy
joined:5/28/14
Musicals with SMALL Casts
Posted: 6/27/14 at 03:11pm
TRIUMPH OF LOVE (Cast of 7)
AMOUR (Cast of 9)
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eperkins
Broadway Star
joined:5/21/07
Musicals with SMALL Casts
Posted: 6/27/14 at 03:19pm
Ain't Misbehavin' is the perfect small cast musical.
LittleEdieFan
Understudy
joined:12/21/13
Musicals with SMALL Casts
Posted: 6/28/14 at 12:37am
Falsettos if you could stretch to 7.
Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
Musicals with SMALL Casts
Posted: 6/28/14 at 12:46am
Little Shop Of Horrors

I Do I Do

Godspell

The Fantasticks

Is There Life After High School

Nunsense

Pump Boys & Dinettes
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Wickedlover56
Understudy
joined:5/2/14
Musicals with SMALL Casts
Posted: 6/28/14 at 12:55am
Next to Normal
Light in the Piazza (9 total Characters)
Grey Gardens (9 total characters)
You're a Good Man Charlie Brown
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
The Fantastiks
Floyd Collins
cooltu
Chorus Member
joined:8/18/08
Musicals with SMALL Casts
Posted: 6/28/14 at 12:59am
Everyday rapture lady day a night with Janis Joplin
Jarethan
Understudy
joined:2/10/11
Musicals with SMALL Casts
Posted: 6/28/14 at 01:22am
I Do! I Do!
The Apple Tree -- really only 3 roles and a few chorus parts that could be limited in size, since they do very little
Baby
I Love My Wife -- would love to see if this is dated...I loved it way back when and the score is great
Something's Afoot -- may be too large, requiring a cast of 10 as I recall
Romance! Romance -- have to admit that I did not like this one, but the critics did
They're Playing Our Song

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