County Fair

After the death of their father, two sisters, Claudia and DJ Stratford, return home to deal with their inheritance: a massive and beloved county fair in rural Georgia. Thinking that this could be the cash windfall that they desperately seek, the sisters plan to sell off the fair land to the highest bidder, then high tail it back to civilization. But when Claudia starts to fall in love with the fair, the townsfolk, and an over-apologetic board member, her heart leads her away from her sister and down a path she’s unprepared for. Needing the money to pay off a large, secret gambling debt, DJ must do whatever it takes to sell the fair – even if that means sabotaging her sister’s new romantic relationship. Betrayals, imposters, and mistaken identity lead to sister battling sister in a winner take all Messina County Dixie Derby competition to save the fair. Full of all your favorite country hits like “Chicken Fried,” “Hey Good Lookin’,” “The House That Built Me,” “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” and so many others, County Fair is a new musical comedy about sisters, community, and being proud of where you come from.

Roles
9F, 5M, 10 Any
Musicians
6
Acts
2
Duration
130 Min

Music

Creators

Taylor Ferrera

Taylor Ferrera

Writer Taylor Ferrera is a writer and performer based in New York City. Her satirical songs on YouTube have over a million views and have been featured in the Huffington Post, on NBC, and for Stephen Sondheim at the New York City...

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Matt Webster

Matt Webster

Writer Matt Webster is a New York City based actor and writer. Matt performed on Broadway at the Hudson Theatre in DGF Toasts: Stephen Schwartz. In addition to singing in the show, Matt contributed the vocal arrangements....

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Instrumentation

6 Musicians

Piano/Conductor
Bass
Drums
Fiddle
Guitar 1
Guitar 2

Casting

Claudia Stratford
Female - 20s
Younger sister to DJ Stratford. Claudia is kind, smart and strong, but when we meet her, her true self is tucked away inside an unsure and easily-led current persona.

DJ Stratford
Female - Late 20s
Older sister to Claudia Stratford. DJ appears maternal at first, but she will do whatever it takes to protect herself, even if that means hurting her sister.

Roberta “Coach” Willet
Female - 50s
Known to everyone as Coach, she is a force to be reckoned with. She’s loud, proud, and has coached every sport in Messina County and has the trophies to prove it. The only thing she’s quiet about is her love life.

Harry Marlowe
Male - 20s
The newest member of the Fair’s Board of Directors. Harry would apologize to a screen door if he let it slam behind him. He’s caring and gentle, but can be slow to open up.

Bea
Female - 20s
A strong willed and self-proclaimed Redneck Woman. Bea’s got a temper, but if you have a genuine heart, she’ll stand beside you every chance she gets. Unless your name is Ben. Then she’ll always pick on you.

Ben
Male
A hard working and farm-loving Country Boy. Ben is sometimes afraid to make a big move. But when he’s in his element, he’s as confident as Bea – who he’s always at war with.

Dogberry
Male - 50s
The Messina County Fair Security Guard Chief – a title that he wields every summer. He’s a little slow on the uptake, but he makes up for it with honesty, loyalty, and a huge heart.

Boris
Male - 40s
A Russian mobster. Boris might have trouble with the English language sometimes, but he makes up for any confusion with his fists. He loves Vodka, country music, and breaking people’s legs.

Bessie
Female - 20s
A small time crook who never made it out of her hometown. Her schemes are not as creative as they once were when DJ was her leader.

Connor
Male - Late teens
Bea’s younger brother and criminal sidekick to Bessie – who he’s head over heels in love with.

Brenda - Any age
The loveable and wildly enthusiastic announcer of the Messina County Dixie Derby.

Official - Any age
Along with Brenda, the Official is the other half of the crew for the Messina County Fair Dixie Derby.

Band Leader - Any age
Always seems to be singing a song that has something to do with what’s happening at the Fair. And their band’s really good.

NEO Execs - 20s-50s
Business people from the big city. They want to buy the land that the Fair sits on and develop it. They travel in packs and are always eating something deep fried.

Softball Girls
Female - 15-18
Known simply by their uniform numbers, the Softball Girls will do whatever it takes to make Coach’s team. They are her henchmen, her gossip getters, and her workhorses.

Fair Security Officers - 30s-50s
They carry a taser by day and a red solo cup by night. They work hard and party harder.

Cast Vocal Ranges

Promotional Resources

County Fair Logo Pack

Official Logo Pack

Included with license

Includes color and black and white high-resolution logo files in JPG, PNG, and EPS formats.

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County Fair Official Show Artwork

Official Show Artwork

$175 / $125 for educators

Creating artwork for your performance has never been easier – customize online in minutes, download a print-ready PDF, order printed posters, access layered files.

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County Fair Promotion Kit & Social Media Guide

Social Media Marketing Kit

$250 / $150 for educators

Includes everything you need to plan and implement the promotion of your show – 50+ graphics for social media, original show specific content, social media guide, promotion calendar and press release template.

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County Fair Cast & Crew T-Shirts

Cast & Crew T-Shirts

As low as $10 each

Broadway Licensing has partnered with Subplot Studio to offer premium-quality Cast & Crew T-Shirts! You can add your theatre name, show dates and even your cast & crew names on the back.

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Production Resources

Full Conductor Score

An ideal solution for those who choose to conduct their show from the podium, as opposed to the piano. Each detailed instrument staff is always right in front of you--giving you the most comprehensive layout for full control of your orchestra.

$125/Print, $100/Digital, $175/both

TurnKey Transpositions

Broadway stars change the keys of songs all the time...so why not you? Optimize your actors' performances by ordering our TurnKey Transposition. Get the perfect key for the perfect actor! All digital delivery, usually within 24 hours.

$50 per song for PV or PC
$150 per song for all orchestral parts (including PC/PV)

Digital Orchestration Parts

Prefer playing or rehearsing from your tablet? All of our orchestration books (including PC and PV) are available in digital copies.

PC or PV $50
Orchestration Parts $25/per book

Advance Pack

Includes 1 Piano/Conductor Book, 1 Director’s Script and 1 Cast Script/ Vocal Book shipped as soon as payment is received.

$100

Additional Books

Additional books (Cast Script / Vocal, Piano / Conductor, etc.) are available.

$25 each

Extra Rehearsal Weeks

If you need your full set of production materials prior to the regularly scheduled shipment (see above), you can request additional weeks.

$100 / week

Credits

Written by
Taylor Ferrera

Written by
Matt Webster

Musical Arrangements and Orchestrations by
David Austin

Musical Arrangements and Orchestrations by
David Abbinanti