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Overview


Synopsis

The S. S. American is sailing between New York and England with a comically colorful assemblage of passengers: Reno Sweeney, a popular nightclub singer and former evangelist, her pal Billy Crocker, a lovelorn Wall Street broker who has come aboard to try to win the favor of his beloved Hope Harcourt (who is engaged to another passenger, Sir Evelyn Oakleigh), and a second-rate conman named Moonface Martin, aka “Public Enemy #13.” Song, dance, and farcical antics ensue as Reno and Moonface try to help Billy win the love of his life.


Characters

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano

Female

Lead

Soprano

Male

Lead

Baritone



Show Information

Music
Lyrics
Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2 Acts
First Produced
1934
Genres
Comedy, Romance
Settings
Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
early 1930s
Cast Size
large
Orchestra Size
Large
Dancing
Heavy
Ideal For
middle school theater, high school theater, college theater, community theater, touring, regional theater
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, young adult, mature adult characters

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