Me and Juliet


Writers: Oscar Hammerstein II Richard Rodgers


Show Information

Number of Acts
First Produced
Romance, Comedy
Period, Multiple Settings
Time & Place
In and around a theatre, 1950s
Cast Size
Orchestra Size
Some Dance
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, High School, Large Cast, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre, Star Vehicle Female, Star Vehicle Male
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult, late teen, mature adult characters


Me and Juliet is Rodgers & Hammerstein's love letter to the theatre, creating a show that takes place both on and off the stage during a fictional musical appropriately also entitled Me and Juliet! Backstage, Larry, the assistant stage manager, has quietly fallen in love with chorus girl Jeanie. He has also spotted her enormous potential and convinces her to audition to become the lead’s understudy. As he coaches her, their attraction to each other suddenly cannot be ignored and they secretly marry during the show’s run. However, they must also contend with Jeanie’s violent and possessive boyfriend Bob, who threatens to kill Larry. Meanwhile, the stage manager, Mac, is battling his own feelings as he struggles to remain true to his personal rule of never dating anyone in a show he’s working on. Newcomer Betty makes that pretty hard! The drama backstage is then interspersed with scenes and songs from the show-within-a-show, Me and Juliet, until both come to their final act!

Lead Characters

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