Cast size: Small, 6 plus
Music by MATT CONNER Lyrics adapated from the writings of EDGAR ALLAN POE Book by GRACE BARNES Originally produced by Signature Theatre, Arlington, Virginia (Eric Schaeffer, Artistic Director; Sam Sweet, Managing Director)

Grace Barnes | mysterious musical | small 6 plus

  • About the Show

    Take a dark and mysterious journey into the life of Edgar Allan Poe. This imaginative musical uses Poe's poetry and short stories as its base and his shifting obsession with the women in his life as its catalyst. With hauntingly beautiful melodies, Nevermore breathes new life into Poe's work and explores a twisted true-life tale that is as bizarre as his classic stories of the macabre.

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    Musical Numbers

    Conqueror Worm
    Evening Star
    To one in Paradise
    Bridal Ballad
    Bridal Ballad II
    Eldorado Reprise
    Annabel Lee
    To My Mother
    Poetic Principal
    The Raven

    Casting Information

    EDGAR (bari-tenor): the poet. Ranging in age from 17 to death at 40. Stubborn, determined and obsessed with his work.

    MUDDY (mezzo): Virginia's mother and Edgar's surrogate mother. Muddy is stoic and is the grounded voice of reason.

    MOTHER (mezzo): Edgar's mother. She died when Edgar was still a child. She is a haunting presence in Edgar's life.

    ELMIRA (mezzo): a southern belle. Edgar's first and last love. Ranging in age from 17 to 40. Elmira is understanding, patient and a place of salvation.

    VIRGINIA (soprano): age 13, Edgar's bride and cousin. Virginia is youthful, naive and a source of inspiration for Edgar.

    THE WHORE (alto/belter): an embodiment of Edgar's fantasy. A street wise woman who is insightful and compassionate.

    Rehearsal Set

    Director's Script
    Cast Scripts
    Vocal Books
    Piano-Vocal Score


    (8 musicians)
    Violin 1
    Violin 2


    Persual Pack
    Video Licence Available

Partners & Associates

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