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U.S. A Revue by Harry Grattan; Music and lyrics by Grant Clarke, Milton Ager and George W. Meyer Ambassadors Theatre, London - 28 November, 1918 (312 perfs) The Cast included: Bert Coote, Clay Smith , Billy Wells, Lee White. The Programme included: Everything is Peaches Down in Georgia (Meyer)

ULYSSES Rock musical by Ken Pickering & Keith R. Cole SYNOPSIS For Ulysses on his rock odyssey through myth and time it's trouble all the way home! Can he resist Calypso? What's in store for the crew when they meet the liberated Circe and her Sauna Girls? And who will have the strength to bend the great bow? Armed with native cunning and a dazzling score, Ulysses rocks home with plenty of youthful verve and nerve! CAST: 10 main speaking roles, large supporting cast. Setting - a bare stage Vocal score available

THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG New adaptation of film by Jacques Demy and Michel Legrand Gielgud Theatre, London - 22md March, 2011 STORY (Film) Madame Emery and her 17-year-old daughter Geneviève sell umbrellas at their tiny boutique in the coastal town of Cherbourg in Normandy, France. Geneviève is in love with 20-year-old Guy, a handsome, young auto mechanic who lives with and cares for his sickly aunt, godmother Elise, and her quiet, dedicated, young care-giver, Madeleine, who clearly loves Guy. Subsequently, Guy is drafted, and must leave for a two-year tour of duty in the Algerian War. The night before he leaves, he and Geneviève make love and she becomes pregnant. After he leaves, though, she feels abandoned, as he does not write very frequently. At her mother's insistence, she marries thirty-ish Roland Cassard, a quiet, handsome Parisian jeweler who falls in love with Geneviève and is willing to wed her though she is carrying another man's child. (Cassard had previously wooed the title character in Lola, only to be rejected once the father of her child returned—he relates an edited version of this story to Madame Emery with ill-concealed bitterness). The society wedding in a great cathedral shows Geneviève's upward social and economic mobility, but she does not seem at all happy with her situation; she clearly feels trapped. When Guy returns from the war with a leg injury, he learns that Geneviève has married and left Cherbourg, and that the umbrella store has been closed. He attempts to ease back into his previous life, but becomes rebellious due both to the war and to the loss of Geneviève. One day, Guy quits his job after an argument with his boss, and spends a night and a day drinking excessively in seedy port bars. He then has a tryst with a seedy prostitute named Jenny, whose real name turns out to be also Geneviève. When he returns to his apartment, Madeleine tells him tearfully that his godmother has died. He sees that Madeleine loves him, and cleans up his life with her encouragement. With an inheritance from his aunt, he is able to finance a new "American-style" Esso gas station. He asks Madeleine to marry him, and she accepts, though she wonders if he is asking her from despair at Geneviève's actions. The coda is set in December 1963, approximately six years after the earliest events. Guy is now managing the couple's Esso station. He's with his now upbeat and loving wife Madeleine and their little son François. It is Christmas Eve. Madeleine and François go for a short walk, leaving Guy briefly, after which a new Mercedes pulls in to the station. The mink-clad driver turns out to be a sophisticated and visibly well-off Geneviève, accompanied by her (and Guy's) daughter Françoise, who remains in the car. At first shocked to see each other, they go inside the station to talk. Geneviève explains this is the first time she has been to Cherbourg since her marriage, and she is only in town on a detour to Paris after picking her daughter up from Cassard's mother in Anjou. Her fairly young mother is now dead. Her rich husband and child are the only family she has left; she has no children by Cassard. The two converse while Geneviève's car is being filled with gas, and Geneviève asks Guy if he wants to meet their daughter. Without comment, and little reflection, he asks her to leave. As the film ends, Guy greets his wife with a kiss and plays with his son. New stage musical adaptation It's 1957 and we are in the French port of Cherbourg . Jazz, sailors and vin rouge dance deliciously in the air, and l'amour laps against the shores of the heart! Boy (young auto mechanic Guy Fouchier) loves girl (umbrella shop sales assistant Geneviève Emery). They whisper "je t'aime" with the certainty of youth, but when war comes between them, Geneviève has to choose between waiting for her homespun hero or plumping for the dashing diamond dealer asking for her hand... quel dilemme! Oh, and did we mention the baby that's on its way? Zut alors!

MUSICAL NUMBERS Ouverture - Scene du Garage Premiere Rencontre Tante Elise Devant Le Magasin Au Dancing Sur le Quail Dans le Magasin de Parapluies Chez Dubourg, le Joaillier Dans le Magasin Arrivée de Cassard 2'10 Duo Geneviève-Guy Chez Elise A l'appartement Les adieux á Elise La Gare - Guy s'en va L'absence Dans le Magasin Le Diner Recit de Cassard La lettre de Guy Carnaval Le mariage Le retour Chez Elise Le garage - dispute Guy au Café La boîte á matelots Duo Guy-Madeleine La terrasse du Café La station service

UNDER THE BRIDGE A musical in 2 acts. Book and lyrics by Kathie Lee Gifford, Music by David Pomeranz, based on the book The Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson Zipper Theatre, Off-Broadway; Preview: December 1, 2004; opened 6th: January, 2005; closed 20th February, 2005. (54 performances) SYNOPSIS Armand is a hobo who lives in Paris, under a bridge. He begs and does odd jobs for money to take care of himself and buy food. One day he finds a mother and her three children in his "home", under the bridge. At first he is gruff and unhappy about sharing the bridge, but in time he begins to like and help care for this poor homeless family. As Christmas nears, the children ask for nothing except a home of their own and Armand comes up with a plan to make their wish come true. MUSICAL NUMBERS • Paris • You Will Meet With Adventure Today • Half a Dream • Under the Bridge • The Marriage of Lady Tartine • It Was My Bridge • This House Where We Live • Do-Gooders Lament • What Might Have Been • This Is the Gypsy life! • What Kind of Mother Am I? • This Is the Gypsy Life (reprise) • He Is With You • Christmas Is Everyone's Holiday • The Sum of a Man • As Long As We Have Us • A Clean Start • Something Called Love • Finale CAST • Jacques • Police Officer • Armand • Evelyne • Do-Gooder • Do-Gooder • Mireli • Madame Calcet • Pierre • Monsieur Latour • Suzy • Paul SCENES AND SETTINGS Time: 1953. Place: Paris.

UNDER THE COUNTER a comedy with music in 3 acts, 4 scenes by Arthur Macrae. Lyrics by Harold Purcell. Music by Manning Sherwin. Directed by Jack Hulbert. Dances arranged by Jack Hulbert and John Gregory. Phoenix Theatre, London - 22 November, 1945 (665 perfs) Closed 5 July, 1947. Schubert Theatre, New York - 3 October, 1947 (27 perfs) London Production: Cast: Sadie: Gola James. Eva: Irene Handl/Winifred Hindle. Detective Inspector Baxter: Francis Roberts. Mike Kenderdine: Cyril Raymond. Tim Garret: Thorley Walters. Jo Fox: Cicely Courtneidge/Florence Desmond. Mr Burroughs: George Street. Zoe Tritton: Yvonne Marling//Jeanne Stewart. Kitty: Audrey Godfrey. Sir Alec Dunn: Hartley Power/Reginald Tate. Lt Commander Hugo Conway: John Gregory. Mr Appleyard: Frederick Farley Directed: Jack Hulbert; musical director: Robert Probst; choreography: Jack Hulbert and John Gregory; scenic design: Clifford Pember; costumes: Lorian, Slade Lucas, Norman Hartnell, Honore, B. J. Simmons & Co., Therese, Kitty Foster &c. New York Production Cast (in order of appearance): Eva: Winnifred Hindle. Detective Inspector Baxter: Francis Roberts. Mike Kenderdine: BALLARD BERKELEY. Tim Garret: THORLEY WALTERS. Jo Fox: CICELY COURTNEIDGE. Mr. Burroughs: GEORGE STREET. Zoe Tritton: Glen Alyn. Kitty: Ingrid Forrest. Sir Alec Dunne: WILFRID HYDE WHITE. Lt. Cmdr. Hugo Conway, RNVR: JOHN GREGORY. Mr. Appleyard: Frederick Farley. SCENES AND SETTINGS The Play takes place in Jo Fox's House in London. Act 1: Monday Afternoon. Act 2 Scene 1: Wednesday Morning. Scene 2: Thursday Evening. Act 3: Friday Morning. MUSICAL NUMBERS Everywhere - The Girls No-one's Tried to Kiss Me - Tim Garrett, Girls The Moment I Saw You - Jo Fox, Tim Garrett Let's Get Back to Glamour - Jo Fox, Girls Ai Yi Yi - Jo Fox, Hugo Conway, Girls The Moment I Saw You (reprise) - Jo Fox, Tim Garrett

UNDERNEATH THE ARCHES Music by various composers. Book by Patrick Garland, Brian Glanville and Roy Hudd in association with Chesney Allen; The story and music of the Crazy Gang: an affectionate celebration of the beloved comedians Flanagan and Allen, Naughton and Gold and Nervo and Knox. Prince of Wales Theatre, London - 4 March, 1982 SYNOPSIS Underneath the Arches tells the story in songs and sketches of two of Britain's most popular entertainers, the lovable, wicked Bud Flanagan, and the handsome, urbane Chesney Allen, and their association with a bunch of knockabout comedians known collectively as "The Crazy Gang" (Nervo and Knox, Naughton and Gold, and "Monsewer" Eddie Gray). ACT 1 Underneath the Arches begins before the curtain rises with the Crazy Gang running amok among the audience. Order is restored by Ches and the Company, who assure us the evening is Just For Laughs. Chas tells us of his and Bud's early years and of Bud's first stage appearance at an "extra turn" matinee. All sorts of peculiar acts are seen, including a precious young man who sings, to howls of indifference, The Boers Have Got My Daddy. Bud's stage debut is no worldshaker and he decides to work his passage to America. He is welcomed on board ship by the entire Company singing Say Ta-Ta to Your Tar and to America by the same Company, in different hats, singing Franklin D. Roosevelt Jones. Bud's American show business career is rudely interrupted by World War I and the Company singing If a Grey Haired Lady. In a little cafe behind the lines, Bud meets Ches for the first time. The War over, depression sets in and the Company join Bud and Chas to sing Umbrella Man. Bud and Ches chat about their futures and part again agreeing We're Always on the Outside. Bud meets Curly, they marry and Curly assures Bud she has found Mr. Right. Bud gets an appointment to see the great Music Hall star Florrie Forde and he watches her sing a selection of her choruses, Has Anybody Here Seen Florrie?, Flanagan, Hold Your Hand Out You Naughty Boy, The Old Bull and Bush. Florrie tells Bud her manager is looking for a comedian to play opposite him and Bud is delighted to discover her manager is none other than Chesney Allen. They form a double and we hear three of their greatest hits, Hey Neighbour, Home Town and Underneath the Arches. ACT 2 The second half starts with Chas remembering his years in Pantomime and Bud and the Crazy Gang bring the fairy story heroes tottering on stage as the Principal Boys. Bud and Chess love of horseracing is illustrated by the Company singing Well Done Gordon. Bud and Chas battle on as a double act and more of their story is told in Free. The formation of the Crazy Gang is introduced by the boys singing We're the Palladium Crazy Gang and the changing times are shown when Bud and Chas sing They're Building Flats Where the Arches Used to Be. Bud and the Crazy Gang as Piccadilly flower sellers entertain with Five Little Broken Blossoms, but the song is interrupted by one A. Hitler and the Gang lead the audience through the Second World War with Siegfried Line, Run, Rabbit, Run and Maybe It's Because I;m a Londoner. It is now 1945 and an exhausted Ches tells Bud he has to leave the act. Bud is shattered, but Chas persuades him to carry on alone Just For Laughs. Bud hears his and Curly's beloved son, Buddy, has died in America, but the show must go on and he sings Music Maestro Please.

Bud and the Crazy Gang get together again and assure us everything they did was Just For Laughs. To say goodnight, Bud, Ches, the Crazy Gang and the entire Company come together for Strolling. PRINCIPALS: - 2 female, 7 male • Bud Flanagan • Chesney Allen • The Crazy Gang • Florrie Forde • Boys and Girls and other characters: INSTRUMENTATION: Reed I (alto sax, clarinet), Reed II (tenor sax, clarinet), trumpet, trombone, percussion, guitar, piano, bass PROGRAMME ACT 1 • Just For Laughs • Down Forget Me Not Lane • Just For Laughs (reprise) • The Boers Have Got My Daddy • Say Ta-ta To Your Tar • F. D. R. Jones • If A Grey Haired Lady • Umbrella Man • Always on the Outside • Mister Right • Has Anybody Here Seen Flonie • The Old Bull and Bush • Hey Neighbour • Hometown • Underneath The Arches ACT 2 • Pantomime • Well Done Gordon • Free • Palladium Crazy Gang • They’re Building Flats Where The Arches Used To Be • Broken Blossoms • Siegfried Line • Run Rabbit Run • Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner • Just For Laughs (reprise) • Music Maestro Please • Just For Laughs • Strolling

UNITED WE STAND Book, lyrics and music by Ken Bolam, Roy Oakes and Les Scott SYNOPSIS Merton United FC reach the FA Cup Semi-final. For the Merton males football becomes their total obsession, to the fury of the Merton female population who feel themselves taken for granted and so announce they are going on strike! CAST: Male 10, Female 8, large supporting cast. Vocal score available Settings: various simple interior and exterior. A good working team has come up with a superb example of an end of term musical: The Stage

THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN A Musical Comedy in 2 Acts, 20 Scenes. Book by Richard Morris. Music and lyrics by Meredith Willson. Directed by Dore Schary. Musical numbers staged by Peter Gennaro. Costumes by Miles White. Sets by Oliver Smith. Lighting by Peggy Clark. Orchestrations by Don Walker. Vocal arrangements and musical direction by Herbert Greene. Ballet music arranged by Sol Berkowitz. Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway - Opened 3 November, 1960: closed 10 February, 1962 (532 perfs) The film version is NOT the same as the stage show as little of the original music is used except as background theme Story Molly Brown rises from a rag-a-muffin tomboy in a tumbledown shanty to become an international heroine. Upon leaving her Irish father's side she storms the Colorado countryside in search of money and success. In her travels she meets, and later marries, Leadville Johnny Brown who soon discovers one of the largest silver mines in the United States. Now rich, Molly tries to besiege the Denver social register. Set back in her attempts, she decides that she and Johnny need the cultures of Europe. In Europe, Molly thrives on her cultural opportunities. However, Johnny feels out of place and dreams only of the pleasures of Colorado. Eventually even his undying love for his wife is not enough to keep him in Europe and he persuades Molly that they must return home. Molly accepts but invites several of her royal friends to come socialise with her in Denver. Her dreams of leadership of the Denver 400 soon fade as her royal coming-out party is turned into a free-for-all brawl by some of Johnny's friends. Ultimately defeated, Molly returns to Europe, leaving Johnny behind. After achieving social boredom in a lonely year with royal society, she sails for home on the ill-fated Titanic. When the ship is sunk at sea, Molly leads a lifeboat of survivors to safety - a superhuman feat inspired by her longing to return home to Johnny. Her heroism wins the admiration of the society that had spurned her. MUSICAL NUMBERS I Ain't Down Yet - Molly Tobin, Michael Tobin, Aloysius Tobin, Patrick Tobin Belly Up to the Bar, Boys - Molly Tobin, Christmas Morgan, Miners I've A'ready Started In - Johnny Brown, Christmas Morgan, Charlie, Burt, Gitter I'll Never Say No - Johnny Brown My Own Brass Bed - Molly Tobin The Denver Police - Police Beautiful People of Denver - Molly Tobin Are You Sure? - Molly Tobin, Guests I Ain't Down Yet (reprise) - Molly Tobin, Johnny Brown Happy Birthday, Mrs. J. J. Brown - Waiter, Prince DeLong, International Set Bon Jour (The Language Song) - Molly Tobin, Prince DeLong, International Set If I Knew - Johnny Brown Chick-a-Pen - Molly Tobin, Johnny Brown Keep-a-Hoppin' - Johnny Brown, His Leadville Friends

Leadville Johnny Brown (Soliloquy) - Johnny Brown Up Where the People Are (dance) - Monte Carlo Guests Dolce Far Niente/(I May Never Fall in Love With You) - Prince DeLong, Molly Tobin I Ain't Down Yet (reprise) - Johnny Brown, Molly Tobin, Leadville Friends INSTRUMENTATION Violin, cello, bass, clar (Eb clar double-lined for Bb), pic (flute, alto flute), clar, clar (bass clar), bari sax (clar), trumpet I-II, III, trombone I, II, horns I, II, III, percussion, piano/conductor. CAST - 38 parts, 6 principals, 3 featured male dancers. Total cast, 40-60. Molly, carries show with tour de force performance, sings and dances. Johnny, good baritone voice a must, minor dance. Shamus Tobin and Christmas Morgan, hard-drinking character men who sing and dance. Prince DeLong, charming actor, good voice helps. Princess DeLong, Grand Duchess, other royalty, Robert, Monsignor Ryan, 3 Tobin brothers, good-sized supporting roles with some song and dance. Mrs. McGlone, straight heavy role. SCENES AND SETTINGS - 2 acts, 20 scenes, 11 full stage sets, 3 scene drops. ACT I Scene 1: Exterior of the Tobin Shack, Hannibal, Mo. Turn of Century. Scene 2: Road by the Tobin Shack. Scene 3: The Saddle Rock Saloon, Leadville, Colorado. Scene 4: Street in Front of the Saddle Rock. Scene 5: Johnny's Log Cabin. Scene 6: The Same. Scene 7: Pennsylvania Avenue, Denver, Col. Scene 8: Terrace of Mrs. McGlone's Denver Mansion. Scene 9: Pennsylvania Avenue. Scene 10: Red Parlor of the Browns' Denver Mansion. ACT II Scene 1: The Browns' Paris Salon. Scene 2: Upper Hallway of the Browns' Denver Mansion. Scene 3: The Red Parlor. Scene 4: Same. Scene 5: Street in Front of the Saddle Rock. Scene 6: A Monte Carlo Club - 1912. Scene 7: Outside the Club. Scene 8: The Mid-Atlantic. Shortly After 2.30 a.m., April 15, 1912. Scene 9: Upper Hallway, Brown Home. Scene 10: The Rockies.

Period and Costumes The turn of the century to 1912: backwoods rag dress, overalls, shirts, boots, miners' shirts and overalls, gaudy prostitute dresses, society day and evening dress (both US and European), formal wear, priests' cassocks, sheriff, butler, bartender, servant, page, maitre d', and sailor uniforms. Choreography Bar-room hoe-down. Denver police (close-up, fast clog number), modern ballet, knockdown, drag-out brawl. Lighting and Special Effects Dramatic lighting required. Sinking of Titanic. Lifeboat tossing on the ocean waves.

UP AND DOING A New Musical Show: Dialogue Scenes by DOUGLAS FURBER and others Songs by MANNING SHERWIN and Others Dances and Ensembles Staged by FREDDIE CARPENTER Produced by LESLIE HENSON and ROBERT NESBITT A FIRTH SHEPHARD production Saville Theatre, London - 19 April, 1940 The Programme PART I Opening- "THE SHOP" - THE COMPANY I'VE GOT YOU WHERE I WANT YOU (Lyric by Tommie Connor. Music by Manning Sherwin) PATRICIA BURKE and GRAHAM PAYN GRAPE FRUIT By Reginald Purdell Mr. Dillswick - STANLEY HOLLOWAY Mrs. Dillswick - BINNIE HALE Mrs. Palethorpe - ENID LOWE Mr. Palethorpe - LESLIE HENSON A Steward - JOHN E. COYLE THE WHITEHALL WARRIOR (Lyric and Music by Phil Park) CYRIL RITCHARD THIS CAN'T BE LOVE (Lyric by Lorenz Hart Music by Richard Rodgers) PATRICIA BURKE, GRAHAM PAYN and GIRLS LESLIE HENSON — this time at the Piano TO THE SEA IN SHIPS (By Leslie Henson and Douglas Furber) (With acknowledgments to Kipling) BINNIE HALE, STANLEY HOLLOWAY and GIRLS YOU CAN'T BEAT THE LADS IN NAVY BLUE (Lyric and Music by Arthur Riscoe) BINNIE HALE and GIRLS PATRICIA BURKE "You Better Go Now" (Lyric by Bickley Reichner, Music by Robert Graham) "I Like You" (Lyric by Diana Morgan, Music by Harry Jacobson) "Moon Love" (Lyric by Mack Davies and Mack David, Music by Andre Kostelantz) SEASIDE ATTRACTIONS (By Richard Hearne) Boy - DAWN LESLEY Attendant - GRAHAM PAYN


FALLING I N LOVE WITH LOVE (Lyric by Lorenz Hart, Music by Richard Rodgers) The Chatelaine - BINNIE HALE The Troubador - GRAHAM PAYN Tiring Maid - ENID LOWE Waiting Ladies THE ELOCUTIONIST (By Reginald Purdeil) "The Green Eye of the little Yellow God " By Milton Hayes The Elocutionist - STANLEY HOLLOWAY Pukha Sahibs - LESLIE HENSON, CYRIL RITCHARD Finale ... ... SAVOY ... ... THE COMPANY with CARROLL GIBBONS and his BAND Ladies of the Chorus : BOBBIE CHARMAN, MOLLY GAY, DOROTHY MACLAREN, JOSE BARTLETT, JOAN HOWARD, ENID NEAL, PAT GAUNT, DAWN LESLEY, MAUREEN RISCOE

URINETOWN - THE MUSICAL opened on May 6, 2001, at the American Theatre of Actors. NYC, with a subsequent Broadway transfer to Henry Miller's Theatre. NYC, in August, 2001. It was originally presented as part of the 1999 New York International Fringe Festival, which is a production of The Present Company. SYNOPSIS Act One: The musical opens with the entrance of Officer Lockstock, a toughtalking beat cop who doubles as the play's narrator. Apologizing for the fact that the show opens with too much exposition, Lockstock explains how a terrible water shortage has crippled the Gotham-like city he serves, forcing the government to outlaw practices which might otherwise waste the precious resource. With the help of the street urchin Little Sally, Lockstock goes on to explain that to conserve water, the citizens must now use the public, pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company — a private corporation to which the government has assigned this public utility. Citizens who try to circumvent the peeing fee by going in the bushes or some other such place risk severe punishment. Offenders, Lockstock says, are sent to Urinetown, a mysterious place where many have been sent but from whence no one ever returns. Early morning at the poorest, filthiest urinal in town. Old Man Strong, a poor man, argues with the urinal manager, Penelope Pennywise (also known as Penny). He doesn't have enough money for the peeing fee this morning, and with a crowd of customers behind him clamouring for their turn, he asks Penny to give him a break. Penny refuses. Old Man Strong appeals to his son, Bobby Strong, who serves as Penny's assistant. The law is the law, however, and Bobby finds himself powerless to contradict it. Unable to contain himself any longer, Old Man Strong relieves himself right there on the pavement. Officers Lockstock and Barrel enter and arrest Old Man Strong, hauling him off to Urinetown. Meanwhile, at the corporate headquarters of Urine Good Company, Caldwell B. Cladwell, the evil president of the urinal monopoly, discusses the timing of the next round of fee rises with Senator Fipp, a corrupt politician who fears the effects Cladwell's pricing policy will have on the population. Their discussion is interrupted by the return of Hope Cladwell, Caldwell's sweet-hearted daughter, just home from university. Cladwell introduces Hope to his staff, welcoming her as the newest employee of the corporation. Taking a moment to bask in the wealth and power they've accumulated, the staff praises Mr. Cladwell even as Cladwell praises himself. Later that day, having disposed of the troublesome Old Man Strong, Officers Lockstock and Barrel discuss the horrors the trip down to Urinetown entails. Hope arrives on her way home from her first day at the office, and then Bobby joins them, having finished his shift after the late-night rush. After a few words of advice about suspicious appearances, the cops leave the kids to get to know each other. Tormented by his father's recent arrest, Bobby asks the beautiful newcomer for guidance. Arriving for work the next morning, Bobby is confronted with news of the latest round of Cladwell's price rises. Penny shouts down the protests of her customers (now unable to meet the required fee), commanding them to pay up or step aside. Bobby's mother, also short the required cash, stands before Bobby asking if she'll be turned away, too. Still tormented over having stood by while his father was taken to Urinetown, and emboldened by Hope's words of optimism, Bobby seizes the moment and opens the amenity for the people to pee for free. As Bobby rallies the poor Penny warns Bobby that he — and everyone — will surely pay for what he's done.

Back at Urine Good Company headquarters, Cladwell learns of Bobby's insurrection at the urinal. Vowing dire consequences for Bobby and the rebels, he and the police head to the urinal to suppress the uprising. Once at the urinal, Cladwell orders the cops to sort things out, but not before Bobby can initiate the obligatory Act One Finale. Hope realises her words mistakenly inspired Bobby to start a revolution. Bobby realises Hope is a Cladwell, and the poor realise they're no match for Cladwell's cops; so Bobby kidnaps Hope to allow the rabble to escape the punishment promised by Cladwell. Act two: As the new act begins, Hope is tied to a chair at the underground secret hideout of the Rebel Poor, Cladwell is on the move demanding his daughter's recapture, Bobby is making his way through the city with his mother spreading word of the coming Revolution, and Little Sally barely evades capture by Officer Lockstock. Hungry for revenge and certain that it's only a matter of time before they're all captured and sent to Urinetown, Hot Blades Harry and Little Becky Two Shoes insist that the rebel poor kill their hostage. Bobby enters, horrified at how vengeful the poor have become. He tries to cheer them with more positive thoughts. Penny arrives with a message: Cladwell is prepared to consider the rebels' demands, he wants to meet with Bobby. Bobby agrees. At Urine Good Company headquarters, Bobby and Penny arrive to negotiate a settlement to the standoff. Bobby wants to trade Hope's safe release for a total revocation of Cladwell's cruel and oppressive peeing fees. Cladwell refuses, offering instead a large cash bribe to Bobby if he'll convince the rebels to return to the established order. Bobby refuses, so Cladwell orders Bobby's arrest, ordering Officers Lockstock and Barrel to take the troublemaker away to Urinetown. Penny, desperate to protect Hope, reminds Cladwell that this double-cross could mean certain death for his daughter. Cladwell, ever cold-hearted and power-obsessed, dismisses the danger and orders the expulsion anyway. In spite of her loyalty to UGC, Penny can hardly believe the depth of Cladwell's evil. She wonders why she ever listened to him? Subsequently, Senator Fipp, Hope, and Bobby ask the same question as they ponder their fate at Cladwell's hands. At the same time, Officers Lockstock and Barrel hustle Bobby off to his doom — a long fall off the roof of UGC headquarters. Bobby realises too late that there is no Urinetown after all. Execution, not exile, has been the fate of those brave enough — or desperate enough — to break the town's strict peeing laws. Back at rebel headquarters, Little Sally recounts Bobby's longing last words for Hope. The poor are at first grieved by Bobby's death, then filled with lust for revenge. As they prepare to do away with Hope, Penny stops them, shocking everyone with the revelation that she is Hope's mother. Hope, deeply moved by this news and disgusted by her father's betrayal, convinces the rebels to let her help them overthrow the despicable Caldwell B. Cladwell. Under Hope's protection, the rebels make their way through the shattered streets to the headquarters where Cladwell directs the continuing crackdown. Suddenly outnumbered in his lair, Cladwell and his henchmen are overthrown in a stunning coup. Cladwell is led away to his own trip off the roof of the UGC headquarters rooftop, but not before Penny and Cladwell confess their sorrow — or lack thereof — for the lives they led. With the blessing of the battle-weary population, Hope takes control of the monopoly, opening all the amenities to all the people, to pee for free whenever they like, for as long as they like. Her utopia is shortlived, however. Officer Lockstock enters, as he did at the beginning of the show, to explain that Hope's idealism depleted all the water reserves. As evil as Caldwell B. Cladwell was, he had actually effectively rationed the water resources.

ORIGINAL CAST - (in order of appearance) Officer Lockstock - JEFF MCCARTHY Little Sally - SPENCER KAYDEN Penelope Pennywise - NANCY OPEL Bobby Strong - HUNTER FOSTER Hope Cladwell - JENNIFER LAURA THOMPSON Mr. McQueen - DAVID BEACH Senator Fipp - JOHN DEYLE Old Man Strong/Hot Blades Harry - KEN JENNINGS Tiny Tom/Dr. Billeaux - RICK CROM Soupy Sue/Cladwell's Secretary- RACHEL COLOFF Little Becky Two Shoes/Mrs. Millennium - MEGAN LAWRENCE Robbie The Stockfish/1st Business Man - VICTOR W. HAWKS Billy Boy Bill/2nd Business Man - LAWRENCE STREET Old Woman/Josephine Strong - KAY WALBYE Officer Barrel - DANIEL MARCUS Caldwell B. Cladwell - JOHN CULLUM MUSICAL NUMBERS • Overture • Too Much Exposition - Officer Lostock & Company • Urinetown - Lostock & Company • It's a Privilege to Pee - Penelope Pennywise, Harry, Bobby Strong, Soupy Sue, Tiny Tom, Robbie, Little Sally, Little Becky Two-Shoes, • Billy Boy Bill, Josephine Strong • Mr. Cladwell - Caldwell B. Cladwell,Mr. McQueen, Hope Cladwell, Tiny Tom, Soupy Sue, Robbie, Little Becky Two-Shoes, Billy Boy Bill, Josephine Strong • Cop Song - Officer Lostock, Officer Barrel, Soupy Sue, Tiny Tom, Robbie, Little Becky Two-Shoes, Billy Boy Bill, Josephine Strong • Follow Your Heart - Bobby Strong, Hope Cladwell • Look at the Sky - Bobby Strong, Penelope Pennywise, Soupy Sue, Tiny Tom, Josephine Strong, Robbie, Little Sally, Harry, • Little Becky Two-Shoes, Billy Boy Bill • Don't Be the Bunny - Caldwell B. Cladwell, Hope Cladwell, Mr. McQueen, Senator Fipp, Officer Barrel, Officer Lostock, Penelope Pennywise • Act One Finale - Bobby Strong, Caldwell B. Cladwell, Hope Cladwell, Little Sally, Soupy Sue, Little Becky Two-Shoes, Officer Lostock,Mr. McQueen, Tiny Tom, Senator Fipp, Robbie, Harry, Officer Barrel, Penelope Pennywise, Billy Boy Bill, Josephine Strong • What Is Urinetown? - Little Becky Two-Shoes, Harry, Officer Lostock, Caldwell B. Cladwell, Bobby Strong, Josephine Strong, Little Sally, Mr. McQueen, Soupy Sue, Tiny Tom, Senator Fipp, Robbie, Officer Barrel, Penelope Pennywise, Billy Boy Bill

• Snuff That Girl - Harry, Little Becky Two-Shoes, Little Sally, Tiny Tom, Soupy Sue, Robbie, Billy Boy Bill • Run, Freedom, Run! - Bobby Strong, Tiny Tom, Harry, Little Becky Two-Shoes, Soupy Sue, Robbie, Little Sally, Billy Boy Bill, Josephine Strong • Why Did I Listen to That Man? - Penelope Pennywise, Senator Fipp, Bobby Strong, Officer Lostock, Officer Barrel, Billy Boy Bill, Robbie, Hope Cladwell • Tell Her I Love Her - Little Sally, Bobby Strong, Soupy Sue, Tiny Tom, Little Becky Two-Shoes, Josephine Strong, Robbie, • Harry, Billy Boy Bill • We're Not Sorry - Little Sally, Harry, Officer Barrel, Officer Lostock, Josephine Strong, Soupy Sue, Caldwell B. Cladwell, Billy Boy Bill, Mr. McQueen, Tiny Tom, Senator Fipp, Robbie, Little Becky TwoShoes, Penelope Pennywise, Hope Cladwell • We're Not Sorry—Reprise - Caldwell B. Cladwell, Penelope Pennywise • I See a River - Hope Cladwell, Officer Lostock, Little Sally, Little Becky Two-Shoes, Josephine Strong,Mr. McQueen, Soupy Sue, Tiny Tom, Caldwell B. Cladwell, Senator Fipp, Bobby Strong, Robbie, Harry, Officer Barrel, Penelope Pennywise, Billy Boy Bill ORCHESTRATION Piano: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax, Soprano Sax: Tenor Trombone, Euphonium: Drums, Percussion: Bass:

USHERS Music by Yiannis Koutsakos, lyrics by James Oban & Yiannis Koutsakos, book by James Rottger, additional lyrics by James Rottger Charing Cross Theatre, London, - 7th March 2014 SYNOPSIS The musical is set in a West End theatre, and follows a working shift in the lives of the stagiest people in theatre - the Front Of House staff, portraying the hilarious, ridiculous and frequently moving stories of icecream and programme sellers who dare to dream... A preview performance of a new jukebox musical is due to take place, a three-year workplace romance is on the rocks, an untrained newbie is working her first shift and the amorous manager is under pressure to cut costs. What could possibly go wrong? This new British musical was a finalist in the WestEndProducer’s Twitter ‘Search For A Composer’ Competition, played a try-out run at the Hope Theatre MUSICAL NUMBERS Welcome! - Company Spend Per Head - Robin & Company Leading Men - Rosie & Boys Induction - Company The Parts I Could Play - Stephen Dreams & Ice-Creams - Lucy (It’s Time To) Let Go - Ben Interval Preparations - Company Welcome Back! - Company Half-Finished Story - Gary Loving You Is All I Know - Gary & Ben Goodbye! - Company CAST Robin Gary Rosie Stephen Ben Lucy

UTOPIA LIMITED or The Flowers of Progress Words by W.S. Gilbert : Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan First produced Savoy Theatre - October 7, 1893 (245 perfs) Synopsis Utopia is a paradise island where lazy, languor describes the pace of life. However, this particular Eden had not one, but three, serpents - Scaphio and Phantis, the wily and malevolent Wise Men who control all King Paramount's actions; and Tarara, the Public Exploder, ever ready to "blow up" the King in order to ascend the throne himself. The King's admiration of all things English has led him to introduce Lady Sophy, "a grave and good and gracious English lady" as governess to his younger daughters, Nekaya and Kalba. His deep regard for this lady is not returned as her susceptibilities are offended by the scurrilous tales regarding the King's behaviour which appear in The Palace Peeper - ironically, written by the King himself at the instigation of Scaphio and Phantis. Princess Zara, the King's eldest daughter, has been educated at Cambridge and during Act I returns home, bringing with her Captain Fitzbattleaxe, with whom she is in love, and five other--Flowers of Progress - who epitomise all the qualities which have helped to make England a powerful, happy and blameless country! The Princess becomes the admired source of conflict between Scaphio and Phantis. When she learns of their control over her father, she recommends that he allow the Flowers of Progress to take over the running of the island, and, under the guidance of Mr. Goldbury, the King declares the island a "Company Limited". Act II and the King presides over a most unusual Cabinet Council and later over a formal Drawing Room. Scaphio and Phantis are by now full of chagrin and rage for their influence and profit has totally dissolved, and after unsuccessfully threatening the King, they plot with Tarara how to redress the situation. Mr. Goldbury and Lord Dramaleigh turn their attentions to dispersing the excessive modesty so far displayed by the younger Princesses, to the great delight of the girls. Meanwhile the King is now able to reveal to Lady Sophy the truth about the articles in the Palace Peeper - and they are rapturously united. Just as all seems happiest, the three conspiritors return with a rebellious crowd, tired of the perfection brought about by the Flowers of Progress. The ugly moment is quickly dispelled as Zara recalls the "most essential element" of England's greatness, so far not introduced. What it is is left for you to discover. MUSICAL NUMBERS Opening Chorus - "In lazy langour - motionless" Solo: Phylla with Chorus - "The song of birds in ivied towers" Chorus: - "O make way for the Wise Men" Duet: Scaphio and Phantis - "In every mental lore" Duet: Scaphio and Pantis - "Let all your doubts take wing" Chorus: - "Quaff the nectar - cull the roses" Song and Recit: King and Chorus - "A King of autocratic power we" Chorus: - "How fair! How modest! How discreet!" Duet: Nekaya and Lalyba - "Although of native maids the cream"

Recit and Song: Lady Sophy with Chorus - "This morning we propose to illustrate" Song: King - "First you're born - and I'll be bound you …" Duet: King and Lady Sophy - "Subjected to your heavenly gaze" Chorus 0f Girls: "O maiden rich" Solo: Princess Zara and Chorus - "Five years have flown since I took wing" Duet: Zara and Fitzbattleaxe - "Ah! Gallant soldier brave and true" Quartet: Fitzbattleaxe, Zara, Scaphio and Phantis - "It's understood, I think, all round" Duet: Zara and Fitzbattleaxe - "Oh admirable art!" Song: Zara "Youth is a boon avowed" Finale Act I - "Although your royal summons to appear" Recit and Song: Fitzbattleaxe - "A tenor all singers above" Duet: Zara and Fitzbattleaxe - "Words of love too loudly spoken" Chorus: "When the fire-flies dance in the dark" Song: King with chorus - "Society has quite forsaken all her wicked courses" Recit: King - "This ceremonial wish displays" Chorus: "Eagle high in cloudland soaring" Duet: Scaphio and Phantis - "With fury deep we burn" Trio: Scaphio, Phantis and King - "If you think when banded in unity" Trio: Scaphio, Phantis and Tarara - "With wily brain upon the spot" Song: Mr Goldbury - "A wonderful joy our eyes to bless" Quartet: Nekaya, Kalyba, Lord Dramaleigh, Mr Goldbury - "Then I may sing and play?" Recit and Song: Lady Sophy - "When but a maid of fifteen years" Duet: King and Lady Sophy - "Oh, the rapture unrestrained" Chorus: "Upon our sea-girt land" Finale Act II - "There's a little group of isles beyond the wave" CAST - - (in order of appearance) Phylla - Utopian Maiden Calynx - Utopian Vice- Chamberlain Salata - Utopian Maiden Melene - Utopian Maiden Tarara - Public Exploder Scaphio - Judge of the Utopian Supreme Court Phantis - the same King Paramount of Utopia Nekaya - Younger sister to Princess Zara Kalbya - Youngest sister to Princess Zara Lady Sophy - their English Governess Princess Zara - Eldest of King Paramount's daughters Captain Fitzbattleaxe - First Life Guards Sir Bailey Barre QC, MP - British Lord Chamberlain Mr Blushington - of the County Council Mr Goldbury - Company promoter Capt. Sir Edward Corcoran KCB - of the Royal Navy The Flowers of Progress and members of the chorus. Act 1 A Utopian Palm Grove Act II Throne Room in King Paramount's Palace

THE UTTER GLORY OF MORRISEY HALL A Musical in Two Acts. Book by Clark Gesner and Nagle Jackson. Music and lyrics by Clark Gesner. Suggested by the film Belles of Saint Trinian's. Opened and closed 13 May, 1979 at the Mark Hellinger Theatre after 1 performance. STORY Morrissey Hall is a girls school in England. It is not a very well-known school, or even an especially exceptional one. It is more your average, run-of-the-mill English girls school: noble. anonymous, persevering. And the day on which we look into it is not very exceptional either if one is to judge anything from the reac tions of most of the schools occupants to the events going on, even though those events range all the way from passion, sorcery, bombs, slavery and dead chickens, up to eventu al all-out warfare. It makes one wonder what goes on the rest of the days. That look into, by the way, is meant quite literally. The setting is a two storey cross-section of the school, showing the Headmistress' office, her secretary's office, the school's central corridor, and two dormitory rooms upstairs. The actions weave in and out of these places, tangling with each other, and eventually forming a complex web of misunderstanding. misinformation, over reaction and counter productive countermeasures. It is a normal day. We learn this following the Overture, a piece which sounds strangely like every other light overture ever played by a school band, as cheerfully conducted by the school's grey-haired Director of Music. Then the curtain is up, and we gradually become acquainted with the school's various activities and occupants, who soon join together in a sort of tense stroll in which they inform us that everything is just fine. Unfortunately, their quivering ankles and taut smiles make it a little difficult wholly to believe them. The day has hardly begun when Headmistress, Julia Faysle reads in a journal an unflattering remark about the quality of girls produced by her school. This immediately sets her off into a verbal defence, , which at least makes us feel better, if nothing else. The Sixth Form. however—the older girls of the school—mistake her subsequent concern for their health and grooming as being a sign that they are all about to be sold into slavery. The Fifth Form—arch enemies of the Sixth—in turn find the Sixth's, newest behaviour very strange and prepare their own defences. In the midst of all this (literally) sits the Headmistress' secretary, Elizabeth Wilkins. She attempts to convey to the audience that she is indeed not any part of this madhouse. She then returns to her duties. The Headmistress, meanwhile, and her faculty chum, Foresta Studley get carried away with jolly memories of their own girlhood at Morrissey Hall. And The Arts continue to flourish as Mona Delmonde and her dancing class trip lightly in to perform. A letter arrives. It is for Helen Wells-Morton who reads into it all the passion and drama that only a highly romantic adolescent child find in an otherwise quite plain little note from her boyfriend. Charles. The letter does, however, contain a key, and when a trunk arrives for Helen, Headmistress Faysle uses all her wiles to try to get the key so she can open and inspect the trunk . When it is finally opened, Charles leaps out and escapes to the upper reaches of the school. Early on in all this, a salesman. Richard Tidewell, arrived to see the Headmistress. He has waited patiently in the outer office with Miss \Wilkins for most of the Act, but now he must go. It is only when the door is shut between him and Elizabeth that we realise that true love can blossom anywhere, even in the midst of Morrissey Hall on a normal day. In Act Two, after a calming Interlude, and an exhausting Gallop (calisthenics to wear the girls out), we discover what has transpired during the intermission. The Fifth Form, in a history competition, has won a Bumper Car ride, and the huge amusement park contraption is now set rip on the campus. The Sixth Form is livid. The school loves the ride. Retaliation is obviously demanded. While Mrs. Delmonde rehearses a St. George and the Dragon pageant, the Bumper Car is attacked. It is obviously the beginning of the end. Miss Winkle, faculty leader of the Fifth Form and now drunk with power as commander of the Bumper Car, whips her young charges into a militaristic furor as the Sixth, led by Felicia Carswell, offer their nun

comments on the situation. It has obviously been too much for the Headmistress. She has, since the beginning of the Act, been sequestered in her office, seeing nobody, and having a lovely, quiet time pressing flowers and arranging them in an album. She is at peace. Helen, too, has found her dear if slightly reluctant Charles, and even manages to get him to sing with her on matters of the heart. But it is all too late. The Fifth and Sixth have been arming themselves from mail order catalogues. and even the Headmistress' perennial optimism, seems tentative to say the least, just prior to the outbreak of full scale, all-school, hell-bent-for-leather War. But adolescent passions are often subject to sudden change, and the surprise visit of a school inspector instantly galvanises the faculty and students into at least the semblance of a calm, peaceful, hardworking educational institution. The Sixth Form graduates and life goes on. And that does seem to be the glory of such a place: that in spite of everything—the heartrending, overwhelming odds—they do, always and ever, go on. CAST: Administration: Julia Faysle, Headmistress of Morrissey Hall Elizabeth Wilkins, Secretary Staff: Foresta Studley Teresa Winkle Mrs. Delmonde Miss Newton Mr. Weybum, Groundskeeper Sixth Form Students: Carswell Vickers Boody Dale Dickerson Haverfield Fifth Form Students: Alice Helen Frances Angela Marjorie Mary Visitors: Richard Tidewell Charles Hill Mr. Osgood The action takes place at the present time in the Morrissey Hall School for Girls in England. MUSICAL NUMBERTS ACT I • Overture: At the Fair from Country Suite by Desmond Gorss arranged and conducted for the Morrissey Hall Concert Orchestra by Evelyn Potts, Director of Music. • Promenade - Company • Proud, Erstwhile, Upright, Fair - Julia Faysle, Foresta Studley, Elizabeth Wilkins • Elizabeth's Song - Elizabeth Wilkins • Way Back When - Julia Faysle, Foresta Studley • Lost - The Sixth Form • Morning - Mrs. Delmonde, Dancing Class • The Letter - Helen, Charles Hill, Company • Oh Sun - Marjorie (St. George), Angela (Dragon), Helen, Frances, Mary (Dryads), Mrs. Delmonde • Give Me That Key - Julia Faysle, Helen, Elizabeth Wilkins • Duet - Elizabeth Wilkins, Richard Tidewell, Company ACT 2 • Interlude and Gallop - Orchestra, Students • You Will Know When the Time Has Arrived - Teresa Winkle, Carswell, Fifth and Sixth Forms • You Would Say - Helen, Charles Hill, Fifth Form • See the Blue - Julia Faysle, Flowers (Girls) • Dance of Resignation - Mrs. Delmonde • Reflection - Julia Faysle • The War (Les Preludes by Franz Liszt.) - Company • Oh, Sun (reprise), The Ending - Company