Book, Music and Lyrics by James G. Lambert & C. Michael Perry
(For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, Church Groups, Youth Theatres)
A love story, like all operettas, in the style of “New Moon”, “Desert Song” and “Naughty Marietta”. But this one is set in the romantic atmosphere of the California Gold Rush. It spins the tale of the dashing Mexican-American Robin Hood figure of Joaquin Murietta. The Hermanos de Murietta, a band of Vaqueros, have been recovering gold from the corrupt bankers and profiteers and returning it to the rightful owners, the miners. However, as all heroes do, Joaquin falls in love with the lovely Jennifer Wells, the banker villain’s daughter, and the plots interweave as the story winds its way to a happy conclusion, like all operettas.
- 17 M 6W + chorus.
- 2 interiors, 4 exteriors.
- About 2 hrs.
- ORDER# 3003
Available to ALL producing groups. This is a PREMIERE play and entitled to discounts for the first production.
The PERUSAL PAGES file is in PDF format and contains the first act of this musical: GoldenDreamsPERUSAL
The following AUDIO CLIP was made from the Music Notation files using NOTE PERFORMER and FINALE. The song is the opening chorus of the show. There are no lyrics being sung. You should download the PERUSAL script above if you want to see the lyrics.
PURCHASE REHEARSAL MATERIALS:
- Performance License Application: No production rights can be granted until this application is filled out and sent to us. This is a filler form that after you click “SUBMIT” will send directly to our email address. Response averages 2-3 business days.
(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.)
- Script in PDF format — Order #3003a : $20.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)
- Vocal Book in PDF format — Order #3003b : $10.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)
- Piano-Vocal Score in PDF format — Order #3003c : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)
- First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3003d : Royalty terms quoted on application
- Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3003e : Royalty terms quoted on application
- Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
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Sadly, James G. Lambert, longtime friend and collaborator, passed away in 2011. He will be missed by many.
The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:
A Romantic New Operetta
Book, Music and Lyrics by
James G. Lambert
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.)
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