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Cheaper by the Dozen (musical)
Cheaper by the Dozen (musical)
From the book by Frank Gilbreth and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey. Dramatized by Christopher Sergel. Score by David Rogers and Mark Bucci.

Cast: 10m., 7w. (flexible chorus.) An exuberant score brings a special enchantment to this outstanding musical comedy. Dad was (in fact) one of the great pioneers in industrial efficiency and he sings to his large family, "What works in the factory works in the home." His older daughters, however, rebel against their father. Anne, the oldest, sings of her coming independence "On My Own," unaware that her father has a heart condition and is driving them toward superefficiency so the family will be able to survive better when he's gone. What Dad doesn't realize is that Anne has grown up. The breaking apart of Anne and her father and then their coming to a special maturity and mutual respect give meaning and emotion to what is otherwise a delightful and original comedy romp! This musical will excite your cast and your audience. One int. set.

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Music Samples
TitleMP3
Kadooka
The Teddies Tango
What Works in the Factory
People With Know How
On My Own
The Slicker Song
Hey, Angel
As Far As I Can See
Motion Study Two Step
The Housework Song
Old Enough To Know
Happy Broom
They've Got to Grow
Eskimos
The Happiest Time - Finale



Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Musical
Catalog Code:  C01
Cast Size:  17
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  155
Royalty:  Submit Application.
Cost:  $10.95
Approx. Running Time:  165 min.
Categories
Target Audience: Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (All Audiences)
Performing Group: Middle Schools | High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy
ISBN (10): 0871295601
Biographies
Frank B. Gilbreth Jr., with his sister Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, wrote in the 1940s and 1950s the best-sellers Cheaper by the Dozen and Belles on Their Toes. Both were made into major motion pictures: Cheaper by the Dozen starring Clifton Webb in 1950 and Belles on Their Toes starring Myrna Loy in 1952. Dramatic Publishing Company published the acting editions ...More
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

May 7, 1918 - May 7, 1993
President of Dramatic Publishing 1970 - 1993

Christopher Sergel's interests and talents led him on many adventures throughout the world. As captain of the schooner Chance, he spent two years in the South Pacific; as a writer for Sports Afield magazine, he lived in the African bush for a year; as a lieutenant ...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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