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Cheaper by the Dozen

Cheaper by the Dozen

From the book by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey. Dramatized by Christopher Sergel. Score by David Rogers and Mark Bucci.

Product Code: C01000

  • Musical
  • Comedy
  • Cast size: 10m., 7w. (flexible chorus.)

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$11.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $110/perf

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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.


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  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Musical
  • Product Code C01000
  • Cast Size 17
  • Min. Royalty Rate $110/perf
  • Cost $11.95
  • Approx. Run Time 165 min


  • Target Audience Middle School | High School | College and Adult
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | TYA
  • Genre Comedy
  • ISBN(13) 9780871295606
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Customer Reviews

"Faithful rendering of the book. Warm and respectful attitude toward Frank Gilbreth. Excellent music, captures the era. My cast loves the songs."
Review by Bonnie Adams, Step Up Performing Arts Center, Orange, Calif.
"Fantastic musical for middle school actors! Delightful dialog and musical numbers!"
Review by Lynn Ellingboe, Blake School, Hopkins, Minn.



The Teddies Tangomp3Download
What Works in the Factorymp3Download
People With Know Howmp3Download
On My Ownmp3Download
The Slicker Songmp3Download
Hey, Angelmp3Download
As Far As I Can Seemp3Download
Motion Study Two Stepmp3Download
The Housework Songmp3Download
Old Enough To Knowmp3Download
Happy Broommp3Download
They've Got to Growmp3Download
The Happiest Time - Finalemp3Download


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