Louisiana Purchase

Schrijvers: B. G. DeSylva, Irving Berlin, Morrie Ryskind
Componist: Irving Berlin

The plot machinations of this 1940 hit musical could have been ripped from today’s headlines. Set in New Orleans, the musical lampoons Huey Long and his stronghold on Louisiana politics. When Senator Loganberry arrives in the Big Easy to investigate the dubious doings at the Louisiana Purchasing Company, it isn’t long before he’s set up for plenty of scandal himself. In his review of the recent Carnegie Hall concert – the first time the musical had been seen or heard since its original Broadway run – New York Times critic Lawrence Van Gelder posited, ‘Does the South still produce corrupt Democratic politicians and businessmen? Are there still Republican senators eager to expose them to further their own Presidential ambitions? Is sex still a weapon in these wars?’ LOUISIANA PURCHASE answers these questions with a gleeful wink of the eye and a score full of Berlin magic!

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Instrumentatie: Orchestration Package (21 Books)
  • 1 – PIANO CONDUCTOR SCORE
  • 1 – REED I (Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone)
  • 1 – REED II (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Bass Clarinet)
  • 1 – REED III (Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone)
  • 1 – REED IV (Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Oboe, English Horn)
  • 1 – REED V (Flute, Alto Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone)
  • 1 – TRUMPET I
  • 1 – TRUMPET II
  • 1 – TRUMPET III
  • 1 – TROMBONE I
  • 1 – TROMBONE II
  • 2 – DRUMS/PERCUSSION (see list below)
  • 1 – GUITAR
  • 1 – VIOLIN A (Divisi)
  • 1 – VIOLIN B (Divisi)
  • 1 – VIOLIN C (Divisi)
  • 1 – VIOLA (Divisi)
  • 1 – CELLO (Divisi)
  • 1 – BASS
PRINCIPALS
3 Women
2 Men

FEATURED
3 Women
8 Men

ENSEMBLE
Singing Chorus

CHARACTERS
A Secretary
Sam Liebowitz, a lawyer
Colonel Davis D. Davis, Sr.
Colonel Davis D. Davis, Jr. ('Junior')
Dean Joseph T. Manning
Captain Whitfield
Jim Taylor
Beatrice, an employee at Madame Bordelaise's café
Lee Davis, the second son of Col. Davis
Emmy-Lou, the niece of Jim Taylor
Marina Van Linden
Madame Yvonne Bordelaise - proprietress of a cafe
Senator Oliver P. Loganberry
Alphonse - a waiter at Madame Bordelaise's cafe
A Singing Quartet (2 Women, 2 Men)