Penelope, or How The Odyssey Was Really Written

It’s funny, it’s fierce and, above all, it’s epic!

For the last twenty years, Penelope has been waiting for her husband Odysseus to return from the Trojan War. Meanwhile, a bevy of suitors have gathered, each wanting to marry her and take over the kingdom. Since they have little else to do but eat and drink, they decide to form an a capella group.

To stall them, Penelope writes letters to herself and pretends they’re from Odysseus saying he’s on his way. Little does she know, her letters gathered together are creating the story of The Odyssey.

3F, 7M
1 hour 50 minutes


Peter Kellogg

Peter Kellogg

Book and Lyrics Peter Kellogg has two Tony Award® nominations for book and lyrics to a musical of Anna Karenina (composer Dan Levine), which toured in Japan and was broadcast on Japanese Public TV in 2006. With David Friedman, he...

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Stephen Weiner

Stephen Weiner

Music Stephen Weiner is a Winner of two Richard Rodgers Awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Jonathan Larson Grant, The ASCAP Richard Rodgers Award, The Global Search for New Musicals Award, and Drama...

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5 Musicians

Reed 1
Reed 2

Production Materials

Included in your license are the following cast and crew scripts. These materials will be shipped upon receipt of payment if your license request is approved.

10 Cast Script/Vocal Books

A combination of the show’s full script and the full vocal book. All dialogue within each song is printed in the score to prevent flipping back and forth during rehearsals. All books are spiral-bound and double-sided.

2 Director’s Scripts

A single-sided, spiral-bound script designed with plenty of space for the director to take notes and add blocking during the rehearsal process.

1 Stage Manager’s Script

A single-sided, three-hole punched script that can be inserted into your three-ring binder.

2 Piano/Conductor Scores

A keyboard score that is a key part of the show’s actual orchestration. This score contains both vocal parts and a cue staff, which guides the conductor through the full orchestration by informing them when instruments enter the song, as well as providing specific part lines when necessary.


Conductor/Keyboard, Cello, Reed 1 (Flute, Piccolo, Alto Sax), Reed 2 (Bb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Sax), Bass (Acoustic, Electric)

Promotional Resources

Penelope, or How The Odyssey Was Really Written 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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Penelope, or How The Odyssey Was Really Written Official Show Artwork

Official Show Artwork


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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Penelope, or How The Odyssey Was Really Written Promotion Kit & Social Media Guide

Social Media Marketing Kit


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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Production Resources

Digital Orchestration Parts

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

Digital PC or PV $50
Full Digital Orchestration Set $150

Broadway Plus

A workshop experience in which a Broadway artist speaks and works with students in an educational setting through our partnership with Broadway Plus.

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