The Devil and Tom Walker

The Devil and Tom Walker music and lyrics by Rob Kendt, book by Anthony P. Pennino

(8)
Productions (3)
Folk Musical Comedy/Drama
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80 - 95 minutes
2 f, 4 m, 1 either (5-14 actors possible: 2-5 f, 3-9 m)
Set: A large wheeled chest and a few entrances.

The Devil himself narrates this uniquely American Faust story, told with a rousing and beautiful folk-inspired score. Old Scratch is challenged when the miserly and slothful Tom Walker refuses to trade his soul for treasure. But after doing Tom the favor of getting rid of his pesky wife, the Devil is able to strike a deal, making Tom a wealthy lender to the foolish and seedy of the aristocracy. When one of his clients commits suicide, Tom realizes his own mortality and seeks absolution to avoid his fate, resulting in a darkly comical cautionary tale of the price of avarice.

Pricing Information

Libretto $9.99
conductor/vocal score $24.99
Demo CD $10.99

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The Devil himself narrates this uniquely American Faust story, told with a rousing and beautiful folk-inspired score. Old Scratch is challenged when the miserly and slothful Tom Walker refuses to trade his soul for treasure. But after doing Tom the favor of getting rid of his pesky wife, the Devil is able to strike a deal, making Tom a wealthy lender to the foolish and seedy of the aristocracy. When one of his clients commits suicide, Tom realizes his own mortality and seeks absolution to avoid his fate, resulting in a darkly comical cautionary tale of the price of avarice.

  • Folk Musical Comedy/Drama
  • |
  • 80 - 95 minutes
  • 2 f, 4 m, 1 either (5-14 actors possible: 2-5 f, 3-9 m)
  • Set: A large wheeled chest and a few entrances.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-586-5

Package Details

Production Packages Include

  • 10 librettos (the book and lyrics)
  • 10 conductor/vocal score
  • 1 Demo CD

Pricing and other details are provided during the order process. Higher quantities of some items may be purchased.

Published Reviews

"One of the finest new musical comedies of the season... It's so skillfully put together that it seems a natural for venues of every size, shape, and description."

Martin Denton, nytheatre.com

Production History

OCT 27, 2016 - NOV 22, 2016
Malcolm Public Schools
Malcolm, NE United States
Malcolm Public Schools Malcolm, NE United States
APR 10, 2013 - APR 13, 2013
Tate High School
Cantonment, FL United States
Tate High School Cantonment, FL United States
APR 18, 2008 - MAY 18, 2008
Metropolitan Playhouse
New York, NY United States
Metropolitan Playhouse New York, NY United States
No upcoming productions.
APR 18, 2008 - MAY 18, 2008
Metropolitan Playhouse
New York, NY United States
Metropolitan Playhouse New York, NY United States