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All American
All American
Based on the book Professor Fodorski by Robert Lewis Taylor. Adapted by June Walker Rogers from the book by Mel Brooks.Music by Charles Strouse. Lyrics by Lee Adams.

Cast: 6m., 6w. (flexible chorus.) The composers of Bye, Bye, Birdie have written another musical, this one set at a small, football-oriented college. Professor Fodorski arrives with other immigrants singing a naturalization rag with such lines as "Make us Hungarians/Into Rotarians/Change us Roumanians/To Pennsylvanians." Frantic to please, professor Fodorski finally reaches his sports-minded students by stating his engineering concepts in football terms and, in the course of demonstrating a principle, turns a mousy student drudge named Bricker into a phenomenal kicker. ("Your hip is the fulcrum, multiply by the force of the lever, your knee.") The team becomes a sensation, as do Bricker and the astonished professor. This show makes a comment on education today by putting it in terms of a bright and marvelous musical comedy. This musical has one of the most beautiful love songs ever written for a musical, the haunting "Once Upon a Time." Multiple simple sets. Approximate Running Time: 2 hours.

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Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Musical
Catalog Code:  A02
Cast Size:  12
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  101
Royalty:  Submit Application.
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  120 min.
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Target Audience: Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (All Audiences)
Performing Group: Middle Schools | High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre
ISBN (10): 0871293129
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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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