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Charlie and Algernon (Flowers for Algernon the musical)
Charlie and Algernon (Flowers for Algernon the musical)
Based on the book by Daniel Keyes. Book and lyrics by David Rogers. Music by Charles Strouse.

Cast: 5m., 4w. (1 child.) David Rogers has adapted his play Flowers for Algernon for the musical stage and it includes the glorious melodies of Charles Strouse. Charlie Gordon, a man with the mind of a child, is given innovative surgery. His intelligence increases to genius level paralleling that of Algernon, a lab mouse, who has had the operation earlier. The interweaving of the fate of the man and the mouse and the love that grows between Charlie and his teacher, Alice Kinnian, make a most unusual, intelligent and romantic musical. The songs, as varied and exciting as the story, include the enchanting love song, "Whatever Time There Is"; the skylarking "Hey, Look at Me!"; the brilliant "The Maze"; the literate "Reading"; and a vaudeville turn in which Charlie appears to dance with the mouse. The original Broadway and London orchestrations are by Phil J. Lang and are scored for an orchestra of nine. The scenery requires small, fragmentary sets and is easy to create. Please treat yourself by listening to the cast album. You and your cast will know why you should give very serious consideration to this warm and wonderful show. Area staging. Approximate Running Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes.

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The original London cast recording of Flowers for Algernon (Charlie and Algernon) can be purchased from Footlight Records
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Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Musical
Catalog Code:  C03
Cast Size:  9
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  70
Royalty:  Submit Application.
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  105 min.
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Drama
ISBN (10): 1583420150
David Rogers, Broadway playwright who has written for television, opera and night clubs as well as authored five novels and many short stories, died June 5, 2013, in Westport, Conn. He was 85 years old. Of his six Broadway shows, he was best known for his 1981 Tony- nominated musical Charlie and Algernon, for which he wrote the book and ...More
Charles Strouse's first Broadway musical, Bye Bye Birdie (1960), won him a Tony award and the London Critics Best Foreign Musical award. In 1970, Applause, starring Lauren Bacall, achieved the same honors and his smash hit, Annie (1977), also won a Tony for Best Score as well as two Grammy awards. Some of his other musicals include All American;Golden Boy ...More
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* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.

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