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Large cast, female heavy musical suggestions

  • 1.  Large cast, female heavy musical suggestions

    Posted 17 days ago
    Hello Everyone,
    It's that time of year again.  Looking to do a large cast, female heavy musical next year on our main stage.  The stage was made ADA complaint last year and now extends over what used to be the orchestra pit and also has a ramp downstage center that extends well into the house.  I'm looking for possibilities to utilize that to great effect.  Pics are included.

    I also have a bit of a prodigy in one of my females so something with a star making role would also be great.  I am perusing a few ideas but thought I would put it out to the forum since I had such great success with Little Women:  The Broadway Musical  which was suggested to me on here.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    John

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    John Rowe
    Theatre Teacher, Advisor Washington Street Players
    Independent School District of Boise
    Boise ID
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  • 2.  RE: Large cast, female heavy musical suggestions

    Posted 17 days ago
    You might try looking at one of the versions of Cinderella, Legally Blonde, Aida (if you have enough boys), Annie (not a fan but lots of females), Beauty and the Beast, Hairspray (again, if you have enough for casting), or Jane Eyre. It really depends on what your possible casting looks like and the style of show you want. I tried to give a variety of options

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    Shira Schwartz
    Chandler Unified School District
    Chandler AZ
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  • 3.  RE: Large cast, female heavy musical suggestions

    Posted 17 days ago

    We decided on Disney's The Little Mermaid for next year because we have an abundance of girls and it's a great show for training up some boys who are less experienced.

    Others we were looking at were Sister Act and Freaky Friday.



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    Laura Steenson
    Theatre Director
    Reynolds High School
    Troutdale OR
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  • 4.  RE: Large cast, female heavy musical suggestions

    Posted 16 days ago
    I work at an all-girls school. We just performed, "Mamma Mia." It was a great star vehicle for MY female prodigy--She played Donna.

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    Jennifer Jordan
    Director of Theater and Dance
    Miss Hall's School
    Pittsfield MA
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  • 5.  RE: Large cast, female heavy musical suggestions

    Posted 16 days ago
    When I saw that ramp, I immediately thought "Gypsy".  It has at least two really strong female roles (three if you include Dainty June).

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    Holly Striska
    Theater Teacher
    Berwyn IL
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  • 6.  RE: Large cast, female heavy musical suggestions

    Posted 15 days ago
    Quilters?

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    Jenny Brotherton

    Knight Players

    Scranton High

     






  • 7.  RE: Large cast, female heavy musical suggestions

    Posted 16 days ago
    Edited by Carrie Boling 16 days ago
    Our school just finished "Back to the 80's and it was absolutely amazing! 26 songs in one show, all 80's music needless to say, and those ramps and stage set up could be a lot of fun in a "rock concert" concept.

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    Carrie
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  • 8.  RE: Large cast, female heavy musical suggestions

    Posted 15 days ago
    Do you know the show QUILTERS? It was first produced on Broadway in the mid-1980's and was a popular choice in regional theaters throughout the 90's because it is only women and has flexible casting. I've seen productions with just 7 or 8 women and some with as many as 20. I've not heard that much about it lately and it doesn't have the name recognition of some of the other shows suggested, but it does have some great music and minimal set requirements (though the costuming requirements might be tricky). I would at least check it out.


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    Daniel Doerger
    Membership Outreach Manager
    Cincinnati OH
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  • 9.  RE: Large cast, female heavy musical suggestions

    Posted 15 days ago
    That ramp just makes me think Xanadu

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    Joseph Gels
    Theatre Teacher
    Boston Latin School
    Boston MA
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  • 10.  RE: Large cast, female heavy musical suggestions

    Posted 15 days ago
    I highly suggest Emma! A Pop Musical... known songs and loveable roles and two very strong female leads. This is based on Jane Austen's novel Emma, which was also the inspiration for Clueless the movie. This musical is a very clean version of Clueless.

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    Samantha Roop
    Theatre Teacher/ Play & Musical Director/ Head Coach
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  • 11.  RE: Large cast, female heavy musical suggestions

    Posted 11 days ago
    NUNSENSE, THE MEGA MUSICAL.Lots of women's roles and a hoot to produce.

    Nancy Bernhard
    retired
    Salinas High School
    Salinas, CA