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Copacabana

Genre Comedy/Satire; Romance
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Composer Barry Manilow
Lyricist Bruce Sussman; Jack Feldman
Book By Barry Manilow; Jack Feldman; Bruce Sussman
 
Other Credits Orchestrations by Andy Rumble
Format Book Musical
Type Full Length
Status Available (?This work is currently available for application in Australia and New Zealand subject to our standard Terms of Use.)
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Short Synopsis

Her name was Lola. She was a showgirl… Barry Manilow’s Grammy Award-winning song you never forgot is now brought to life onstage! A love letter to the Technicolor musicals of the 1940s, Barry Manilow’s COPACABANA presents the story of Lola as told through the eyes of Stephen, a present day aspiring songwriter whose imagination takes him back to a time when music and passion were always in fashion. He dreams up Lola, fresh off the plane from Tulsa, who arrives in New York with show-biz aspirations. Tony (who looks amazingly like Stephen!) is a bartender/composer who falls in love with Lola and helps her become a Copa girl. While performing, Lola attracts the amorous attentions of Rico (who wears a diamond). Rico abducts Lola and takes her to his rival nightclub in Havana. Tony, with the help of his Copacabana friends, must now rescue Lola before…well, even if you know the song, there are still a few surprises!

Rehearsal Materials

Rehearsal Materials on Hire

COPACABANA REHEARSAL SET

  • 26 × LIBRETTO/VOCAL BOOKS
  • 2 × PIANO-CONDUCTOR SCORE

Orchestral Materials

All available orchestrations for this show are displayed below. On application, you will be required to select the orchestration that you wish to use for your performance.

Orchestral Materials on Hire

COPACABANA ORCHESTRAL SET

  • 1 × REED I (PICCOLO, FLUTE, CLARINET, ALTO SAX)
  • 1 × REED II (FLUTE, CLARINET, TENOR SAX)
  • 1 × REED III (FLUTE, CLARINET, TENOR SAX)
  • 1 × TRUMPET I
  • 1 × TRUMPET II
  • 1 × TRUMPET III
  • 1 × TROMBONE I
  • 1 × TROMBONE II
  • 1 × HORN
  • 1 × GUITAR
  • 1 × BASS
  • 1 × COPACABANA PERCUSSION
  • 1 × DRUMS/PERCUSSION
  • 1 × KEYBOARD I
  • 1 × KEYBOARD II

PERFORM WITH PIANO ONLY

Theatrical Resources

Theatrical Resources on Sale

Optional Extras

ARCHIVAL COPY VIDEO LICENCE ONLY (IF PERFORMED ONLY WITH PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT) (A$120.00)

ARCHIVAL COPY VIDEO LICENCE ONLY (IF PERFORMED WITH ORCHESTRATION) (A$200.00)

ARCHIVAL AND DISTRIBUTION VIDEO LICENCE (IF PERFORMED ONLY WITH PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT) (A$440.00)

ARCHIVAL AND DISTRIBUTION VIDEO LICENCE (IF PERFORMED WITH ORCHESTRATION) (A$600.00)

Theatrical Resources on Hire

Optional Extras

COPACABANA REHEARSCORE PLUS (A$400.00)

TRANSPOSITION ON DEMAND - COMBINED CONDUCTOR SCORE AND FULL ORCHESTRATION (PRICE PER TRANSPOSED SONG) (A$220.00)

TRANSPOSITION ON DEMAND - FULL ORCHESTRATION (PRICE PER TRANSPOSED SONG) (A$175.00)

TRANSPOSITION ON DEMAND - CONDUCTOR SCORE (PRICE PER TRANSPOSED SONG) (A$80.00)

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Casting Information

Dance Requirement: Standard

Character Breakdown

STEPHEN: a young songwriter who doubles as Tony in 1947

TONY: A struggling songwriter by day, by night works at the Copacabana

LOLA LA MAR: a young pretty girl with misguided ambitions to become a Broadway star

RICO CASTELLI: an elegant but dangerous gangster who manages the Tropicana in Havana

CONCHITA ALVAREZ: a Latina bombshell and Rico's long-suffering partner

SAM SILVER: the gruff but kind manager of the Copacabana

GLADYS MURPHY: a cheeky, warm-hearted cigarette girl at the Copacabana

MC MANUS: a New York cop of Irish descent

Notes: Large chorus of show girls, show boys, Copa girls and boys, Tropicana girls and boys, Pirates and Pirettes, etc.


Rates and Fees

Education and Community Theatre Rates.

Rehearsal Materials

Rehearsal Material on Hire
Minimum Hire fee: A$575.00 – 3 month(s) prior to final performance
Additional Hire fee: A$144.00 – per month

Orchestral Materials

Orchestral Material on Hire
Minimum Hire fee: A$357.00 – 1 month(s) prior to final performance
Additional Hire fee: A$123.00 – per month

Royalty Fees

16% of your ticket sales
Minimum: A$285.00 per performance

Other Fees

Booking and Handling Fee: A$69.00
Materials Security Deposit: from A$200.00 - A$500.00

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