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The Homecoming

The Homecoming

Based on the book by Earl Hamner, Jr., and the play by Christopher Sergel. Music and Lyrics by Evelyn Swensson.

Product Code: H06000

  • Musical
  • Comedy
  • Cast size: 20 to 30 or more. (Optional extras include townspeople and churchgoers.)

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* 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.

$9.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

In stock

Synopsis

This captivating Christmas musical based on the book by Earl Hamner, Jr., (creator of The Waltons television series) and the play by Christopher Sergel is brimming with appropriate period music and lyrics by Evelyn Swensson. The story takes place on Dec. 24, 1933, in a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia where Olivia and her children are preparing for Christmas and waiting for Daddy to come home. They sing as they make "Applesauce Cake" and listen to Grandpa and Grandma tell about the Depression in "Hard Times." Clay-Boy tries to be like his daddy in "My Father, Clay Spencer" and Becky, frustrated with household chores, sings and dances a flapper number, "When I Grow Up." The whole family trims the tree to a rousing polka, "Let's Have a Merry Christmas." Clay-Boy goes looking for his father at the pool hall ("Pool Hall Blues"); at Mr. Dooly's church where a Christmas pageant is in progress accompanied by a choir and children singing spirituals; and at the Staples' home where Miss Etta sings a wistful waltz about "Ashley Longworth" who once kissed her. Clay Spencer arrives home at midnight with his arms full of gifts and his heart full of love and joy for his family and friends in "Christmas Ev'ry Day of My Life." On hearing these songs for the first time, Earl Hamner said, "I had already fallen in love with the lyrics and I feel the same way about the melodies. The music is everything I could wish for."
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Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Musical
  • Product Code H06000
  • Cast Size 20
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 110 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre
  • Genre Comedy
  • ISBN(13) 9780871298454
* 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.

Audio/Video

Audio

Applesauce Cakemp3Download
When I Grow Upmp3Download
My Father, Clay Spencermp3Download
You Don't Understandmp3Download
Let Tomorrow Take Care of Itselfmp3Download
Hard Timesmp3Download
Let's Have a Merry Christmasmp3Download
Backwoods Robin Hoodmp3Download
Pool Hall Bluesmp3Download
Pretty Little Baby - O Holy Nightmp3Download
Ashley Longworthmp3Download
The Friendly Beastsmp3Download
God Only Knowsmp3Download
Christmas Ev'ry Day of My Lifemp3Download