A Class Act

Componist: Edward Kleban
Schrijvers: Edward Kleban, Linda Kline, Lonny Price

AThe Tony Award winning lyricist of A CHORUS LINE was hell-bent on writing both the words and music for a Broadway show, a goal unrealized in 1987 when he died of cancer at the age of 48. Only posthumously would Ed’s songs garner the acclaim they always deserved, in the biographical musical A CLASS ACT.
Ed got his start in the BMI Musical Theater Workshop where he largely amasses the charismatic songbook that has been arranged in A CLASS ACT to dramatize Ed’s often hilarious, ultimately heartbreaking journey. An ensemble of 7 inhabit the colorful gallery of friends and loved ones in Ed’s life including the legendarily acerbic Lehman Engle, the relentlessly peppy Marvin Hamlisch, and Über-creative Michael Bennett. Fourteen years after his death, one of the theater’s unsung champions finally got the recognition he always deserved in this vibrant musical about musicals.

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Instrumentatie: Class Act Orchestration Package (9 Books)
  • 1 – Keyboard I/Piano Conductor
  • 1 – KEYBOARD II (Synthesizer)
  • 1 – PERCUSSION (see list below)
  • 1 – REED I (Flute, Alto Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax)
  • 1 – REED II (Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, Tenor Sax)
  • 1 – TRUMPET I (Flugelhorn)
  • 1 – TRUMPET II (Flugelhorn)
  • 1 – TROMBONE
  • 1 – BASS (Electric and Acoustic)
PRINCIPALS
4 Women
4 Men

COMMENTS
Doubling is used for all characters except the roles of Ed Kleban, Lehman Engel and Sophie.

CHARACTERS
Ed Kleban - an aspiring songwriter
Lehman Engel - leader of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop
Bobby - a drummer and would-be songwriter
Michael Bennett - charismatic choreographer and director
Charley - an aspiring songwriter
Marvin Hamlisch - the composer at age 29
Dr. Nodine - a phychiatrist at a mental hospital. (non-speaking role)
Jean-Claude Chevray - Sophie's boyfriend, suave and confident
Sophie - Ed's first love
Felicia Lipshitz - an aspiring songwriter
Second Girl in 'Light on my Feet'
Tap Dance Students (2)
Dancer Two in 'A Chorus Line'
Lucy - an aspiring singer/songwriter
Dancer One in 'A Chorus Line'
Mona - an aspiring songwriter, seductive and kittenish
First Girl in 'Light on my Feet'
Dancer Three in 'A Chorus Line'