Such Stuff As Dreams

(Brave New World)

(Tempest: The Musical)

 8 characters: 4M 4W + small ensemble.

Space Setting.

120minutes

Well, you thought you knew “The Tempest”? Well, get ready for this version. We start before Shakespeare begins. We see Propsero and Miranda arrive. We see Ariel deposit Sycorax and Caliban on the isle. We see Ariel impaled in the ‘oak’ and we see Propsero defeat Sycorax. We then see Sycorax come to life again through the intervention of the Caliban and the strangers deposited on the island by the Prospero’s tempest. As in the original, goodness prevails but only after valuable lessons have been learned by all. This story now involves the conflict between Sycorax/Caliban and Prospero. It is no longer an epic but a taught, musical drama with a lively and modern score. “Don’t Just Sip The Water”, “I Looked At The Moon”, “Such Stuff As Dreams”, “That’s Love”, “Brave New World”, “Have No Pity–Rule A City”, are among the songs that fill this score with inventive music and singable lyrics.

ORCHESTRATIONS TO BE AVAILABLE  INCLUDE: Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Horn, Percussion, Synthesizer (Piano), 2Violin, Bass.

The PREMIERE play is available for Immediate Production.

PRODUCTS AVAILABLE:

  • Script in PDF format  — Order #3009a : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)
  • Vocal Book in PDF format  — Order #3009b : $15.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)
  • Piano-Vocal Score in PDF format  — Order #3009c : $30.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)
  • First Performance Amateur Royalty — Order #3009d : Royalty terms quoted on application.
  • Second Performance Amateur Royalty — Order #3009e : Royalty terms quoted on application.
  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • Perusal Package (Printed script and score on rental) — Order #3009g : $6.00 (includes Priority Mail charges on rental for 15 days)
  • Demo CD — Order #3009f : $7.00 (This includes Media Mail postage to you)
  • Orchestrations in PDF format (when available)– Order #3009h  : $125.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)

Contact us for a quote, or to place an order – or even if you have a question  — c.michaelperry53@gmail.com

The PERUSAL PAGES file is in PDF format and contains the first act of this 2-act musical: SuchStuffAsDreamsPERUSAL (This file will download, free, to your computer.)

Demo mp3 file:  (All of the mp3 files for this show are too big for this site due to limitations by the Webhost.  If you would like to hear mp3s of this score, contact me and I can e-mail them to you.)

 

 Max Chatterton Golightly, longtime friend, professor, mentor and collaborator passed away in 1996.

We miss you Max!