Cast size: Small, 2 plus
Co-Creator Phillip George and David Lowenstein Continuity Peter Charles Morris

Phillip George | Pop/Rock MUSICAL | small 2 plus

  • About the Show

    SHOUT! flips through the years like a musical magazine and takes you back to the music, the fashion and the freedom of the 60's! This smashing revue tracks five groovy gals as they come of age during those liberating days that made England swing! Join this non-stop journey through the infectious and soulful pop anthems and ballads that made household names of stars like Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield and Lulu. SHOUT! uses letters to an advice columnist, true confessions, quizzes and advertisements as a frame for terrific new arrangements of such chart-topping hits as "To Sir With Love," "Downtown," "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me," "Son of A Preacher Man," and "Goldfinger." With its irresistible blend of hip-swiveling hits, eye-popping fashions and psychedelic dances from the 60's, this fun-filled musical will make you want to throw your head back and SHOUT!

    One-Act Pop/Rock Revue

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    Synopsis

    SHOUT! is the mod musical magazine that brings back the beautiful birds and smashing sounds that made England swing in the 60's.

    From cover-to-cover SHOUT! travels in time from 1960 to 1970 chronicling the dawning liberation of women. Just as Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, Cilla Black, and Lulu were independent women with major careers, English and American women were redefining themselves in the face of changing attitudes about gender. SHOUT! reflects that change through the unforgettable music of the time.

    Though SHOUT! wears its heart on its sleeve, it also has its tongue planted firmly in its cheek. Everything from the period is recreated - from the fashions and the dances to the music and the hair; all of which is heightened and made just a tiny bit larger.

    Created by Phillip George and David Lowenstein (the team that directed and choreographed the Drama Desk Award-winning HOWARD CRABTREE'S WHOOP-DEE-DOO), SHOUT! features terrific new arrangements of such classic tunes as TO SIR WITH LOVE, DOWNTOWN, YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME, SON OF A PREACHER MAN, and GOLDFINGER. Writers like Tony Hatch, Carol King and Bernie Goffin, Burt Bacharach and Hal David are all heard at the top of their game through songs that resonate with a timeless quality which appeals to every generation.

    With a shimmy and shake, the songs are tied together by hilarious sound bites from the period - from 60's advertisements for anything and everything - to lonely hearts letters answered by an advice columnist who thinks every problem can be solved with a "fetching new hair style and a new shade of lipstick."

    With its irresistible blend of foot-stomping songs, eye-popping fashions and psychedelic dances, this delightful musical will make you want to throw your head back and SHOUT!

    Musical Numbers

    1. England Swings / 'Round Every Corner / I Know A Place (Medley)
    2. I Only Want To Be With You / Tell The Boys (Medley)
    3. How Can You Tell
    4. Wishin' & Hopin'
    5. One Two Three
    6. To Sir With Love
    7. Don't Sleep in the Subway
    8. Son of a Preacher Man
    9. James Bond Theme / Godlfinger
    10. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
    11. Diamonds Are Forever
    12. Puppet on a String
    13. Georgy Girl / Windy (Medley)
    14. Who Am I?
    15. Don't Give Up
    16. I Just Don't Know what to do with Myself
    17. These Boots are Made for Walkin'
    18. I Couldn't Live Without Your Love
    19. You're My World / All I See is You (Medley)
    20. Those Were the Days
    21. Shout!
    22. Goin' Back
    23. Downtown

    Casting Information

    Cast size: Small (2-10)

    Cast Type: Ensemble Cast - Many featured roles, Showcases trained singers

    Dance requirement: None/minimal

    Casting notes: AUTHOR'S NOTE: Though SHOUT is essentially a revue, a story gradually emerges; the jokes, speeches, and pantomimes are all true to each character's arc. The actresses should all work from a place of absolute sincerity and avoid the temptation to play stereotypes. The audience should see five real women who change and grow with the passage of time. Directors should work for simplicity and a clear connection between the women, the music, and the audience. The pantomime sections should be done almost like a silent film.

    PLACE: London
    TIME: The Swingin' '60s
    Character Breakdown
    BLUE GIRL A blue-blooded fashion model. Blue is sophisticated, poised, cool, and aloof. Possibly Asian.
    25-30
    Low Bb to High C
    High Soprano Belt
    GREEN GIRL She is a good-time girl. Blousy, middle-class, and zany, she is a bit frayed at the edges, and hopelessly single. A comedian is needed.
    35-40
    Mezzo, Shirley Bassey-like belt
    ORANGE GIRL The mother of the group, Orange is domestic and maternal. Wise, soulful, and mature, she is slowly asserting her new-found independence.
    33-37
    Low Bb to High Bb
    Soprano with belt
    RED GIRL The baby of the group, Red is quirky, enthusiastic, and naïve. A hopeless romantic, she is insecure about her looks and possibly a bit chunky.
    20-27
    Low Bb to High C
    Soprano with belt
    YELLOW GIRL Yellow is an uninhibited and brash American. She is a ray of sunshine with a surprising vulnerability.
    25-30
    F below mid C to belt Eb.
    Alto with big rock diva belt

    Rehearsal Set

    8 x Libretto/Vocal Book
    2 x Piano Vocal Scores

    Ochestration

    Keyboard I
    Keyboard II
    Percussion

    Resources

    Logo Pack
    Reference Recording

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