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THE WAR BRIDES MUSICAL

Book by Ron Sproat, Lyrics by Frank Evans,

Music by Christopher Berg

BACK HOME was presented in the 2007 New York Musical Theatre Festival by Musical Mondays Theatre Lab, Pat Addiss and Ricky Stevens. The production was directed and had musical staging by Bick Goss. BACK HOME was originally produced at the New Hope Performing Arts Festival, Robin Larsen, producer.

SCRIPT

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MUSIC

SCORE

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CAST BREAKDOWN

MO /  IVY
Because the play goes back and forth in time, the age of actresses playing MO and IVY can vary.  It is suggested, however, that both actresses be approximately the same age.

All other parts are played by the COMPANY, comprised of three WOMEN and three MEN

 

If budget dictates seven salaries, the man playing JERRY can double.

 

The following is a suggested breakdown of those parts:

FIRST WOMAN:   (Older)
WOMAN I
BRIDE I
MO’S MUM
VERA
CINEMA TICKET SELLER
SECOND WOMAN:   (Younger)
WOMAN II
BRIDE II
GLADYS
ALICE
THIRD WOMAN:   (Older)
WOMAN III
BRIDE III
KITTY
JEAN
DORIS
IVY’S MUM
JERRY
FIRST MAN: (Younger — around the same age as Actress playing MO)
TOM (Mo’s Brother)
MAN I
BERNIE
SOLDIER IN BARRACKS
TYPIST
SECOND MAN:   (Old enough to play IVY’S father)
IVY’S FATHER
MAN II
CINEMA USHER
MAN WITH MAIL
LEN
DOCTOR
TYPIST
SOLDIER
YOUNG AMERICAN CAPTAIN
SOLDIER WITH MAIL
SOLDIER AT SOUTHAMPTON
ANNOUNCER

AWARDS

BACK HOME was named best show of the year 2002 by The Norwich, CT Bulletin and received the Spirit Award for Best new show of 2002. 

Honorable mention for THE VERIZON BEST OF FESTIVAL AUDIENCE AWARD and EXCELLENCE IN LYRICS at the 2007 New York Musical Theatre Festival Awards. BACK HOME was named “BEST OF THE YEAR” by the Norwich (CT) Bulletin and winner of the SPIRIT AWARD for BEST NEW WORK.

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