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G2K State Fair

Genre Comedy/Satire; Drama; Romance
Collection G2K...
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Composer Richard Rodgers
Lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II
Book By Oscar Hammerstein II
 
Other Credits
Format Book Musical; Junior
Type One Act; 60 Minutes
Status Available (?This work is currently available for application in Australia and New Zealand subject to our standard Terms of Use.)
Version G2K Version

Short Synopsis

Rodgers & Hammerstein's only musical written directly for the screen is now a stage musical that's had critics raving from coast to coast. Set against the colourful backdrop of an American heartland tradition, STATE FAIR travels with the Frake family as they leave behind the routine of the farm for three days of adventure at the annual Iowa State Fair. Mom and Pop have their hearts set on blue ribbons while their daughter and son find romance and heartbreak on the midway. Set to the magical strains of an Academy Award-winning score and augmented by other titles from the Rodgers and Hammerstein songbook, STATE FAIR is the kind of warm-hearted family entertainment only Rodgers & Hammerstein could deliver!

Theatrical Resources

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Optional Extras

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ARCHIVAL AND DISTRIBUTION VIDEO LICENCE (A$263.00)

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Casting Information

Dance Requirement: Standard

Character Breakdown

ABEL FRAKE: a farmer

MELISSA FRAKE: Abel’s wife

MARGY FRAKE: the Frake’s daughter

WAYNE FRAKE: the Frake’s son

GUS: the Frake’s hired man

DAVE MILLER: the local storekeeper

ELEANOR: Wayne’s girlfriend

HARRY: Margy’s boyfriend

THE FAIR ANNOUNCER

THE HOOP-LA BARKER

EMILY ARDEN: a performer at the fair

VIVIAN

PAT GILBERT: a newspaper reporter

CHARLIE: a newspaper photographer

LEM: a farmer

CLAY: a farmer

HANK MUNSON: a farmer

THE CHIEF OF POLICE

VIOLET: the Chief of Police’s daughter

THE FAIRTONES: Emily’s backup act

JUDGE HEPPENSTAHL

MRS EDWIN METCALF OF POTTSVILLE

BARKERS, VENDORS, JUDGES and FAIRGOERS!

Detailed Synopsis

Rodgers & Hammerstein's only musical written directly for the screen is now a stage musical that's had critics raving from coast to coast. Set against the colourful backdrop of an American heartland tradition, STATE FAIR travels with the Frake family as they leave behind the routine of the farm for three days of adventure at the annual Iowa State Fair. Mom and Pop have their hearts set on blue ribbons while their daughter and son find romance and heartbreak on the midway. Set to the magical strains of an Academy Award-winning score and augmented by other titles from the Rodgers and Hammerstein songbook, STATE FAIR is the kind of warm-hearted family entertainment only Rodgers & Hammerstein could deliver!

In this adaptation for pre-high school students, the content has been edited to better suit younger attention spans, but all the elements that make this show a classic are still in place. You and your students will be enchanted by the timeless story and the dazzling score, while at the same time learning about theatre and its production. Getting to Know...STATE FAIR is the perfect show to introduce young people through the 9th grade to the magic of live theatre.

Rates and Fees

Education and Community Theatre Rates.

Orchestral Materials

This show is performed with piano accompaniment or with the backing CD provided in the showkit. No orchestral parts are available for this show.

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