Man With a Load of Mischief - Piano/Vocal Score by Ben Tarver, John Clifton
MAN WITH A LOAD OF MISCHIEF was originally presented off-Broadway in 1966, receiving rave reviews and garnering such comments as: "A solid hit!" and "Perfectly charming!" (New York Times), "Remarkably appealing!" (New York Post), and "Sprightly and ingratiating!" (NY Daily News). Since then this delightful musical has become a classic, seen in many productions throughout the United States and countries across the world. The six-character show has seen four revivals in New York City. RECORD WORLD described the show in this encapsulation: "Set in a Regency England highway inn, it scrambles with surprising little condescension the affairs of a gentleman who isn't a gentleman, a lackey who isn't a lackey, a lady who isn't a lady and a maid who isn't a maiden with grand comic style. But the show's real strength-happily, in this musically stultifying integrated age-lies in its tunes. If anyone would fault the songs for not being integrated, it is because they stand out from the text, as a good song will, and can be recalled after the last bow." Unfortunately the complete piano-vocal score had not been available for purchase until this current publication (2011). This score represents the complete musical, containing every song, every note found in the piano conductor score used in public performances. It includes the Overture, all the songs, scene changes, and miscellaneous cues.