My Jo
My Jo
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An all-new musical inspired by Little Women and the works of Louisa May Alcott set in Massachusetts during the American Civil War. The March family struggles to survive while the patriarch is away in battle and the four March daughters experience growing pains, including the pangs of young love. An endearing new musical the whole family can enjoy. 

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SONG LIST

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  1. Into the Vortex
  2. Jesus, Joseph, Mary
  3. A Nice Little Dance
  4. Step, Two, Three
  5. In the Company of that Girl (Part I)
  6. In the Company of that Girl (Part II)
  7. You Haven’t Fallen in Love
  8. Girls Today
  9. Little Women
  10. Little Women (Reprise – Hannah)
  11. Jesus, Joseph, Mary (Reprise)
  12. My Jo
  13. Soar
  14. This is Love
  15. Soar (Reprise)
  16. You’ll Find… Men!
  17. When I’m Feeling Wicked, I Do
  18. Through Your Eyes
  19. Little Women (Reprise – Marmee)
  20. This Moment and You
  21. Through Your Eyes (Reprise)
  22. My Jo (Finale)

Characters:
The Women 
Marmee (To be played by actress in her late 30’s through early 50’s) 
Meg March (To be played by actress in her late teens/ early 20’s) 
Jo March (To be played by actress in her late teens/early 20’s) 
Beth March (To be played by actress in her late teens to early 20s) 
Amy March (To be played by actress in her mid—late teens) 
Hannah (can be cast using an actress anywhere from mid-20’s through senior citizen age) 
Aunt March (Actress middle-aged to senior citizen age, or an actor in drag) 
Mrs. Kirke (Can be played by actress in her mid- 20’s through mid 40’s) 
Mamie (Can be played by actress in her mid-teens through early 30’s) 

The Men 
Laurie Lawrence (Can be played by an actor in his late teens to early 20’s) 
John Brooke (Can be played by an actor in his early 20’s—early 30’s) 
Mr. Lawrence (Can be played by an actor, middle-aged—senior citizen) 
Fritz Bhaer (Can be played by an actor in his early 20’s—mid 40’s) 
J.T. Dashwood (Can be played by actor in his late 20’s through senior citizen age) 


Rob Lauer is an award-winning playwright, theatrical director, and TV talk show host. His first play, Digger, won the 1982 Mayhew Award and was later produced and published to critical acclaim. In 1990, he became the first playwright to win both awards for drama at the Deep South Writers Conference. His satire Tom & Penny’s Yard Party won the Best Play of the Year, while his urban drama, The Church Street Fantasy, won the Paul T. Nolan Award. Some of his other works include: First Freedom, with music by Emmy-Award winning composer, Sam Cardon; the critically-acclaimed, A Southern Christmas CarolMy Joand The Emperor's New Clothes, and the comedy, Geeks & Gangsters—inspired by the true story of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster—the Cleveland teenagers who, during the 1930’s, created Superman. Rob currently lives in Virginia.

Rick Rea is a prolific composer-lyricist, librettist, director and vocal/acting coach. His works as a composer and/or lyricist include My Jo (with Rob Lauer), First Freedom (with Rob Lauer and Sam Cardon), (mis)Fitting In (with Jamie Young), A Fairly Potter Christmas CarolMay the Mouse Be With YouThe Hundredth Race (with Melissa Weisbach), Kurt ’N’ Pat: Spies 4 Hire (with A.J. Freeman), Sherlock: The Musical (from the web series Places), and Perks of Being a Wallflower (in development). After five years as the Artistic Director of Ziegfeld Theatre Company, Rick is presently composer/lyricist for the Tony Award-winning BMI Lehmen Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. Rick is also a highly-sought after voice and acting coach, with several students playing leading roles on Broadway, in Nat’l tours, and regional theaters around the country. He lives in New York City with his husband and their (fake) plants. @rickreation • singing.nyc

Performance Royalties are based on theater particulars. Please fill out an application for a personalized quote. 
 
Billing responsibilities, pertinent copyright information, and playwrights' biographies are available in the show rider that comes with your license agreement.

Materials: your materials will be sent to you two months prior to your opening date and will include everything necessary for your production and can be ordered in Printed or Digital format. Printed Materials are provided on unbound three-hole punched loose-leaf paper while digital Materials are provided via email as downloadable PDF files for you to print in-house. All materials are yours to keep! No deposits, no returns.

The required materials for My Jo include:
 
Production Scripts, Piano/Conductor Score, Vocal Scores
 
Orchestrations: TBA
 
Available Products:
 
Acting Edition – Beautifully bound scripts available at wholesale costs to sell in your lobby!
 
Director's Script – Single-sided script with space for director’s notes.
 
Logo Pack – Includes high-resolution artwork, reviews and pull quotes, and reference photos

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