Show Choir! – The Musical
Show Choir
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Told in mockumentary-style flashbacks, this explosion of sequins is about America’s favorite teen pastime… with jazz hands

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The show is hip, modern (and) a completely entertaining experience!

–NYTheatre.com


Characters:

Note: Throughout the show, all characters age eight years. Ages shown are their ages when they first enter the story.
 
Jake Jonathan: 30’s male, tenor, easily excitable show choir visionary. Well intentioned but stubborn, self assured and intense.
 
Monica Susans: 30’s, female, mezzo soprano, sweet, wholly supportive co-director of choir. A very talented musician. Hard worker with a big heart.
 
Janelle Solomon: High School junior, female, big range, vocal dynamo, lacks confidence but blossoms throughout the show.
 
Austin Peterson: High School junior, male, baritone, football player, fantastic dancer, gay.
 
Amber Cohen: High School junior, female, belty alto/2ndsoprano, popular, easily manipulated, party girl.
 
Rajiv Imani: High School sophomore, male, tenor, Indian heartthrob, comic book nerd. Humble and a bit naïve.
 
Millie McNichols: High School sophomore, female, 2ndsoprano, warm, friendly, honest, and dedicated.
 
Andrew “Dru” Peterson: High School junior, male, strong bass, confident, “urban” kid in the suburbs. Tough and fiercely loyal.
 
Tracey Thompson: High School sophomore, female, strong coloratura, clumsy, and funny.
 
Dave Stone: High School junior, male, baritone stoner, dates Karen. Must play guitar.
 
Melissa Sparing: High School freshman, female, soprano, dorky, intelligent, energetic, and spastic.
 
Sean Everett: High school freshman, strong tenor, conceited, obnoxious, insecure, gay.
 
Sabrina Turner: High School sophomore, alto, ruthless, attention hungry, Rich’s stepdaughter, excellent dancer.
 
Rich Cantore: 60’s, baritone, world-renowned record producer. A fast talker who is direct and charming.
 
Karen Noha: High School junior, alto, Asian American piano prodigy. Leader of the Show Choir band. Dry sense of humor.
 
Announcer: any age, non-singing role, cheesy British voice over.
                           Hal Folkes: Morning Show Host
 
Character Man: any age, tenor – to play the following:
                           Slappy Phelps: Jazz legend, Jake’s mentor
                           Reggie: A gruff morning talk show co-host
                           Harry Woolworth: an elderly dance teacher
                           Adam Cohen: Amber’s father
                           Donny Schwartzenstein: of the sibling duo Donny and Donna
                           Bryan Bayridge: host, Red Carpet Special
                           Bartender: Tokyo Hotel Bar
 
Character Woman: any age, mezzo soprano – to play the following:
                           Edith Jonathan: Jake’s Mother
                           Rosie Pertersworth: Head of Show Choir Nationals
                           Kit: A perky morning talk show co-host
                           Sarita Imani: Rajiv’s success minded mom
                           Shari Shalomar: Voice teacher to the stars
                           Donna Schwartzenstein: of the sibling duo Donny and Donna
                         Jane Streams: Elderly fashion critic, Red Carpet Special
                          Auditionee: for “Show Choir of Tomorrow”.
 
Chorus of 3-6: 20’s, any type – to play the following: 
                          Amy, Danny, & Rob: Karen’s “Band of 3”
                          Fairfield Firecrackers: A rival show choir
                          Buffalo Bravado: A rival show choir
                          Commercial Actors: Diet Fizz
                          Celebrity Presenters: At the Grammys
                          Cameramen: Various times
                          Reporters: At the Grammys
                          Bar Patrons: New York dive bar
                          Various Characters
            
Setting:Time: 2004 -2012

Mark McDaniels (Music, Lyrics, & Book) A resident of NYC since 1994, Mr. McDaniels is a graduate of both the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and the New School University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. A jack of all trades, he has worked as a composer, performer, voice over artist, producer, house manager, game show host, and mosaic artist. He and his partner Donald Garverick are the co-authors of the award winning original musical comedy Show Choir! – The Musical (FringeNYC '07, NYMF '10, Edinburgh Fringe '11, A.C.T. San Franciso '12) and Casual Bob (4@15 with NYU.) Their song "Stage Fright" from Show Choir! was recognized at the 2011 York Theater N.E.O. concert, celebrating New, Emerging, and Outstanding musical theatre writers in NYC. Mr. McDaniels is currently the host and co-producer of The Cabaret Showdown, a monthly musical improvisation game show at the Kraine Theater, NYC. Mark is a member of BMI. For more information visit: www.MarkMcDaniels.com
 
Donald Garverick(Book, Lyrics, & Music) Mr. Garverick splits his time between directing, choreographing, producing, and writing musicals with his partner, Mark McDaniels. Together, the pair have written Show Choir! – The Musical andCasual Bob. He also wrote and directed a brand new science-fiction/fantasy adaptation of The Pirates of Penzance, titled Space Pirates of Planet Penzance (Oswego State Theatre.) Recent director/ choreographer credits include The Office! A Musical Parody (Off-Broadway, The Theater Center and 2019-2020 National Tour,) 90210: The Musical (Off-Broadway at Theatre 80, Broadway Playhouse in Chicago,) The Red Shoes from An Evening with Kathryn Morgan (The Kennedy Center,) To Dance –The Musical (FringeNYC,) and Changing Minds (Children's Musical Theatre Festival at The Broadway Workshop.) Other choreography credits include Siren's Heart: The Marilyn Monroe Musical (Off-Broadway at Actor's Temple) as well as the sold-out 2010 NYMF production of Show Choir! – The Musical. Mr. Garverick is also the creator and resident judge of The Cabaret Showdown, a monthly musical game show at Horsetrade Theatre. Donald is a member of BMI. For more information, visit www.DonaldGarverick.com

Performance Royalties for AMATEUR and EDUCATIONAL Groups begin at $150/performance for theaters under 150 seats, and rise depending on ticket prices and theater particulars. Please fill out an application for your personalized quote. 

Performance Royalties for PROFESSIONAL Theaters will be quoted as a box office percentage, with a minimum guarantee based on ticket prices and theater particulars. Please fill out an application for your personalized quote. 

An Authorized Materials/Rehearsal Package must be purchased from Stage Rights as a part of your licensing agreement (see Materials).

Billing responsibilities, pertinent copyright information, and playwrights' biographies are available in the show rider that comes with your license agreement.

"Up With People" meets "Spinal Tap!" Campy fun.  –Theater Scene
 
Show Choir! is an absolutely hilarious parody of a musical, full of brilliant one-liners. It's Fame for this generation, taking what Glee has done and creating a musical with real talent and no auto-tuning." –BroadwayBaby.com
 
"You'll be humming the words to the title track long after you've left the theatre!" –Time Out New York 
 
“A witty and tuneful score... a hugely enjoyable show" –What’s On Stage
 
“The singing is marvelous and the laughs come thick and fast." –HeraldScotland
 
“This production isn't so much high energy as nuclear Armageddon, a non-stop parade of character-based gags and numbers." –Scotsman.com
 
"Hold on to your stage fedoras and tap shoes, because you are in for a ride with this one!" 
LOGO On-line
 
"Catchy songs with amusing lyrics... a high standard production" –BroadwayWorld.com
 
"Show Choir! is a fun and pizzaz-y musical" –Theatre Is Easy
 
"Glitzy, joyful song and dance... Infectiously perky." –ThreeWeeks
 
"An explosion of silver sequins and jazz hands, Show Choir! - The Musical is an effervescent, high kicking delight." –Off-Off-Online.com
 
"Show Choir has the Glee affect!" –Musical Theatre Matters
 
"A wonderfully over the top, sparkling treat" –BroadwayWorld.com
 
"Cheekily cheesy... a real crowd-pleaser!" –Hi! Drama (Channel 56)
 
“McDaniels and Garverick have crafted a side-splitting, rocking musical that allows every showbiz nerd to feel they belong… Their clever mockumentary reveals a teen equivalent to Christopher Guest’s astonishing film Waiting for Guffman.” –A.C.T. San Francisco via Broadway World

Materials: Your materials will be sent to you two months prior to your opening date and will include everything necessary for your production. They 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 Authorized Materials/Rehearsal Package for Show Choir! – The Musical  includes:

  • Production Scripts
  • Piano/Vocal Scores

Orchestrations:

  • Conductor Score
  • Keyboard
  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Drums
  • Reed (Flute, Clarinet, Alro Sax, Tenor Sax)
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone

Official Logo Pack Now Included! To help you promote your show, Stage Rights now includes a logo pack with your license. The logo pack includes high-resolution versions (both color and black and white) of our professionally designed show logo. 
 
Optional Materials:  

  • Performance Tracks
  • Stage Manager’s Script – Printed on standard 8.5” x 11” 3-hole-punched paper, with the same page numbers and text as the Production Scripts, but with more space on the page for notes and cues.