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An on-line guide to the musicals, plays and songs of Stephen Murray


Musicals with Book, Music, and Lyrics
by Stephen Murray

Click on the links for more show details, script samples, audio files, lists of past productions, and order information through the publisher.  Some links also offer production photos, comments, and press quotes.

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Are We There Yet?

This is a fun, revue style show on the subject of travel. Very flexible for large or small casts.

Listen to clips from this show here

http://www.histage.com/playdetails.asp?PID=1227

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The Edge of the Nest

A revue about life from birth to age 18. Lots of upbeat tunes about the events of childhood. It includes a zany parody of Mary Poppins. Great for large or small casts.

Listen to clips from this show here

http://www.histage.com/playdetails.asp?PID=1350

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Kamp KAOS

A wild and wacky Summer Camp musical. Counselors and campers, practical jokes, madness and mayhem.

Listen to clips from this show here

http://www.histage.com/playdetails.asp?PID=1255

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Katastrophe Kate

Yee Hah! Here's a Wild Western musical with outlaws, secret identities, and a spicy chili recipe.

Listen to clips from this show here

http://www.histage.com/playdetails.asp?PID=1154

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The Magic Snowman

This is a musical for young audiences that can be cast with as few as 4 actors. It is loosely based on the famous story, Stone Soup.

Steve's favorite song from this show: Mulligan's General Store

http://bigdogplays.com/playdisplay.asp?playid=67

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Mother Goose, Inc.

Fabulously Fractured Fairy Tales! Mother Goose and the Brothers Grimm are presented as rival fairy tale companies.

Listen to clips from this show here

3rd Place Winner - Jackie White Memorial Playwriting Competition

http://www.histage.com/playdetails.asp?PID=1244

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Musical! The Bard is Back!

The stage at Hilltop High has gone unused for 20 years. Suddenly the principal decides that music teacher Peggy Donahue will direct a new musical version of Romeo and Juliet. Enter the jealous understudy, the mother of all stage mothers, a stage crew obsessed with duct tape, and other madness.

Listen to clips from this show here

2000 1st Place Winner - Jackie White Memorial Playwriting Competition

http://www.histage.com/playdetails.asp?PID=1192

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Pom-Pom Zombies

This is the most popular of the Murray Musicals. A spoof of the 1960's beach party movies and B-monster movies combined. Lots of great parodies of 1960's hits. Zombies, beatniks, jocks, nerds, and a crazy pirate woman. Lots of fun.

Listen to clips from this show here

http://www.histage.com/playdetails.asp?PID=1319

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The President's New Clothes

Politicians are rather silly people and so is this show. This is a comedic modern retelling of The Emperor's New Clothes.

Listen to clips from this show here

http://www.histage.com/playdetails.asp?PID=1355

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Tortoise Vs. Hare

The first Murray Musical. Based on the fable by Aesop.  The Hare is the leader of a gang called the "Hare's Angels". The Tortoise gets health and nutrition advice from an odd cast of animal characters.

Steve's favorite song from this show: Cheating

1993-1994 Winner - Anna Zornio Memorial Playwriting Award

http://www.freelanceplayers.org/index.php?option=
com_content&view=article&id=48&Itemid=84

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The Universe and Other Stuff

This show is subtitled, Brief and Inaccurate History of Everything. The show opens with a collage of creation myths from all over the world then bursts into The Big Bang. Topics then travel from the solar system to dinosaurs to primitive humans and beyond.

HEY TEACHERS! This show is a terrific way to incorporate Science and Social Studies into your Music and Drama programs. True Murray-heads will recognize this show as the final resting place of 2 songs from the early Murray Musical, The Legend of Columbus.

Listen to clips from this show here

Honorable Mention: Jackie White Memorial Playwriting Competition

http://www.histage.com/playdetails.asp?PID=1311

 


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