Entertaining Mark Twain • A Musical Revue

Book by Charles W. Whitman

Music and Lyrics by C. Michael Perry

Additional Material by Michael Evenden

Thrill to the “War Prayer”! Laugh and cry at the new version of “The Diary Of Adam and Eve” It’s a wonderful show fully packed with Tom, Huck, Becky, Edward Tudor, Tom Canty, Sir Boss and Sandy, The McWilliams’ and oh, yes, Mark Twain himself is the narrator and your host for the evening. The cast can be made up of all young people or it can mix youth and adults for a delightful show.

Many crossover pieces and short sketches, using Mark Twain’s own wonderfully skewed observations on human behavior, have been adapted to engage each person in the cast, especially women and girls.

Several of the lyrics to the songs are based on Mark Twain’s poems.

This show can be produced with a piano only, or can add Bass and Drums. A small orchestra is also available. (See below)

NOW AVAILABLE!


PLAY DETAILS:

  • Variable cast — doubling to a cast of 12-30 with an ensemble of at least 8 + Mark Twain, Adam and Eve
    • Mark Twain
    • Mr. Mc Williams
    • Mrs. Mc Williams
    • Maid
    • Penelope McWilliams
    • Doctor
    • A Daughter and her Mother
    • Tom Sawyer
    • Becky Thatcher
    • Huckleberry Finn
    • Joe Harper
    • Ben Rogers
    • Johnny Miller
    • The Duke
    • Prince Edward Tudor
    • Tom Canty
    • Sir Boss and Alisande (Sandy)
    • The War Prayer
    • Two Lovers
    • Adam and Eve
  • Unit set
  • Simple or elaborate costumes
  • 2 hrs
  • Order #3329 

Other Twain favorites, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huck Finn and the short play, The War Prayer are available from Leicester Bay Theatricals. While The Diary of Adam and Eve is part of Entertaining Mark Twain, if you wish to produce that title as a one-act play, it is available to be produced separately from Eldridge Plays and Musicals HERE


REVIEW:

“A tuneful and choreographical masterpiece!” —PROVO DAILY HERALD.


PERUSAL MATERIALS:

  • A copy of the PERUSAL SCRIPT (in PDF format) which contains half of the script of the play is available: EMTPERUSAL
  • VOCAL SELECTIONS — a sixty page music book with 8 songs. This would not be good for presenting a performance but is only for perusal and/or personal enjoyment. ORDER #3329vs : $12.00 (+ shipping and Manes Sales Tax)



 

  • LIST OF SONGS: 
  • #1 OVERTURE — ORCHESTRA
  • #2 MARK TWAIN! — ENSEMBLE
  • #2A Playout and Scene Change Music — Orchestra
  • #3 WHY DON’T THE MEN PROPOSE? — MOTHER & DAUGHTER
  • #3A Playout and Scene Change Music — Orchestra
  • #3B Playout and Scene Change Music — Orchestra
  • #4 THE HIGHWAYMEN — TOM, HUCK AND BOYS
  • #4A Scene Change and Playout music — Orchestra
  • #4B Scene Change and Playout music — Orchestra
  • #5 THE ROYAL WE — TOM, EDWARD
  • #5A Playout and Scene Change Music — Orchestra
  • #6 GOSSIP! GOSSIP! — MAN & LADIES
  • #6A Playout Music — Orchestra
  • INTERMISSION
  • #7 ENTR’ACTE — ORCHESTRA
  • #8 ONCE UPON A TIME — SIR BOSS, SANDY
  • #8A Scene Change and Playout Music –Orchestra
  • #9 LOVE CAME AT DAWN — MALE, FEMALE
  • #10 Music underscore — Orchestra
  • #11 MARK TWAIN! FINALE! — ENSEMBLE
  • #12 Curtain Call — Orchestra
  • #13 Exit Music — Orchestra

The selected songs below are instrumental demo versions from the FINALE Music Notation files.


PRODUCTION/REHEARSAL MATERIALS:

(Any PDF purchased will be emailed to your email address — if you need to provide that to us (not the one on your PayPal account?), email us. CDs will be mailed to a snail mail address. Do not purchase rehearsal materials or pay for royalties until you have performance clearance.)

Professional Producers, please fill out the Licensing Application form.

  • Script in PDF format  — Order #3329a : $30.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • Vocal Book in PDF Format — Order #3329b : $20.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • Piano-Vocal Score in PDF Format — Order #3329c : $40.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3329d : $90




     

  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3329e : $80




  • BAND CHARTS in PDF Format — Order #3329h : $30.00 (Drum Set, Acoustic Bass, from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • SMALL ORCHESTRATIONS in PDF Format — Order #3329h2 : $90.00 (Flute, Trumpet, Trombone, Violin, Drum Set, Piano, Acoustic Bass, from which you will be authorized to copy for your production) BUTTON SOON

 

  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also include a contact name and phone number.



 


PRODUCTIONS

  • Mahtonedo Venezuela 1996 
  • Blackfoot Players 1988
  • University Of Utah 1987
  • Edgemont 19th LDS Ward 1985
  • Pleasant Hills 3rd LDS Ward 1981
  • Pavillion Productions at the Alhambra Theatre, Pleasant Grove, Utah 1979
  • BYU Summer Youth Theatre 1976 PREMIERE

BILLING CREDITS

The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:

Entertaining Mark Twain
A Musical Revue

Conceived by

Charles W. Whitman

Script compiled and adapted by

Charles W. Whitman, C. Michael Perry and Michael Evenden

Original Music, Lyrics and Lyric adaptation by

C. Michael Perry

 

NOTE: The names of the Playwright(s), Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter shall be equal in size, type, coloring, boldness, and prominence. No billing shall appear in type larger or more prominent than the billing to the Authors except for the title of the play. (In a press release all type, will of course, be the same size.)

ALSO:

THIS NOTICE MUST APPEAR IN ALL PROGRAMS, ON ALL POSTERS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS AND INTERNET ADVERTISING/WEBPAGES FOR THE PLAY:
Entertaining Mark Twain is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”

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