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FREE TO BE YOU AND ME Originally a TV musical: Adapted for the stage by Douglas Love and Regina Safran from Marlo Thomas' book of the same name; contributions by many writers. ABC Theatre March 11, 1974 Marlo Thomas' renowned book guides girls and boys to who they could be, rather than who they should be. Life-enhancing themes blend with music and humour to expand children's horizons, enabling them to invent their own futures without limitation, while dispelling some old constraints and worn-out conventions in the process. Now available onstage for the first time - something for the free spirit in every adult and wise soul in every child. MUSICAL NUMBERS: Boy Meets Girl - William & Janet Let's Hear It For Babies! - The Company When We Grow Up - Janet & William William's Doll - Janet, William & Richard My Dog Is A Plumber - William & Janet Parents Are People - Janet & William The Pain And The Great One - Vickie & Richard Glad To Have A Friend Like You - William, Janet & the Company Ladies First - William, Vickie & the Company It's All Right To Cry - William, Vickie, Richard & the Company Atalanta - The Company No One Else - The Company Free To Be ... You And Me - The Company CAST Principals : 2 Women, 2 Men Ensemble = Singing-Dancing ensemble of 6 (can be expanded to include a chorus, babies, tigers, racers, people of the kingdom, etc.) CHARACTERS Vickie - strong-willed, centered and demanding. Janet - kind-hearted and a loyal friend to William. Richard - reluctant to change and afraid to display his emotions. William - sensitive and open. INSTRUMENTATION: Reed I (piccolo, flute, tenor sax), Reed II (piccolo, flute, alto sax), horn, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, acoustic guitar db. bass guitar, drums, percussion, piano db. celeste/organ, 2 violins, cello