The Book of Merman

Also available: Lend Me A Tenor

Two Mormon missionaries knock on the door of Ethel Merman and hilarity ensues in this clever new musical comedy. Audiences will fall in love with this heaven-sent journey about two men and “The Merm” with a witty original score and a heartfelt message about being true to yourself. You gotta admit— it’s way more fun than Sunday School!

Roles
1W, 2M
Musicians
2
Acts
1
Duration
75 Min

Creators

Leo Schwartz

Leo Schwartz

Book, Music & Lyrics Leo Schwartz is an award-winning composer of stage, screen, and concert hall. His Till – The Musical with DC Cathro was a Next-link Production at the 2019 New York Musical Festival...

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DC Cathro

DC Cathro

Book DC Cathro is a Chicago-based playwright, originally from the Washington DC metropolitan area. In addition to writing, acting, and directing, DC has served as dresser, stage manager, backstage...

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Reviews

"A lively show filled with spot-on spoofs, silly send-ups of their familiar songs, clever pop-culture references, and campy humor. Outrageously funny!"


"Throughout all the clever songs and dance moves, the message that theatergoers will take with them is how important it is to simply be yourself and to appreciate others for who they are."


Instrumentation

2 Musicians

Percussion

Casting

Ethel
Female
Ethel Merman! The original brassy Broadway Diva... or IS she? Range: F#3 – D5 Important Casting Note: Ethel to be played only by a woman.

Elder Braithwaite
Male
A Mormon missionary, young and earnest and completely devoted to the Church and his Mission... but also harboring a secret! Range: A2 – G#4

Elder Shumway
Male
A Mormon missionary, companion to Braithwaite, young and not as devoted to the Mission, wants to be a star! AND harbors a secret of his own! Range: A2 – G#4

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.

3 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/Vocal Scores

This piano score includes all vocal parts. It can be used during the rehearsal process and during performance.

Orchestrations

Piano, Percussion

Promotional Resources

The Book of Merman 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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The Book of Merman Official Show Artwork

Official Show Artwork

$175

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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The Book of Merman Promotion Kit & Social Media Guide

Social Media Marketing Kit

$250

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

Additional Books

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

$25 each

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

Digital Orchestration Parts

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

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

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)