The Cherry Sisters Revisited

The Cherry Sisters Revisited
by Michael Friedman, Dan O'Brien

Productions (4)
  • Play with music
  • 115 - 125 minutes
  • 5 f, 1 m
  • Content Notes: Some mild adult language.
  • Set: Various. The stage is fluid but in its foundation looks like the husk of an old, decrepit barn in Iowa, a wintry landscape outside.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-482-0

The Cherry Sisters Revisited
by Michael Friedman, Dan O'Brien

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Productions (4)
  • Play with music
  • 115 - 125 minutes
  • 5 f, 1 m
  • Content Notes: Some mild adult language.
  • Set: Various. The stage is fluid but in its foundation looks like the husk of an old, decrepit barn in Iowa, a wintry landscape outside.

How far can you go with ambition, gumption, a good heart -- and no talent? The Cherry Sisters' dreams of Vaudeville took them from their Iowa barn to Broadway, where their inept acrobatics and tone-deaf caterwauling continually sold out, bringing them fame -- and a barrage of rotten cabbages. Based on a true story and with music by Michael Friedman, Dan O'Brien's thought-provoking comedy takes a look at the insatiable urge to perform, and the audience's inability to look away.

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Pricing Information

Libretto $9.99
piano/vocal score $11.99
cast recording CD $8.99
NOTE: This play can also be found in an anthology called Humana Festival 2010: The Complete Plays.

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How far can you go with ambition, gumption, a good heart -- and no talent? The Cherry Sisters' dreams of Vaudeville took them from their Iowa barn to Broadway, where their inept acrobatics and tone-deaf caterwauling continually sold out, bringing them fame -- and a barrage of rotten cabbages. Based on a true story and with music by Michael Friedman, Dan O'Brien's thought-provoking comedy takes a look at the insatiable urge to perform, and the audience's inability to look away.

  • Play with music
  • 115 - 125 minutes
  • 5 f, 1 m
  • Content Notes: Some mild adult language.
  • Set: Various. The stage is fluid but in its foundation looks like the husk of an old, decrepit barn in Iowa, a wintry landscape outside.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-482-0
Production Packages Include

  • 7 librettos (the book and lyrics)
  • 7 piano/vocal score
  • 1 cast recording CD

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Published Reviews

"It's Gypsy by way of Waiting for Guffman, a frothy mix of gallows humor and naivete set to composer Michael Friedman's jaunty vaudeville tunes."

Erin Keane, Humana Courier-Journal

"Dan O'Brien's brilliant play tells the important story of how a group of talentless showbiz spinsters from Iowa gave birth to the twentieth century. This play was right on point, and moved me on every level. I rarely go back to see a play for a second time, but this one I will watch again."

J.S. Holland, Louisville Mojo

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JUN 07, 2013 - JUN 16, 2013
R-S Theatrics
St. Louis, MO United States
R-S Theatrics St. Louis, MO United States
APR 25, 2013 - APR 28, 2013
William Woods University
Fulton, MO United States
William Woods University Fulton, MO United States
OCT 13, 2012 - OCT 21, 2012
Lee County High School
Leesburg, GA United States
Lee County High School Leesburg, GA United States
MAR 18, 2010 - APR 11, 2010
Humana Festival of New American Plays
Louisville, KY United States
Humana Festival of New American Plays Louisville, KY United States
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JUN 07, 2013 - JUN 16, 2013
R-S Theatrics
St. Louis, MO United States
R-S Theatrics St. Louis, MO United States
MAR 18, 2010 - APR 11, 2010
Humana Festival of New American Plays
Louisville, KY United States
Humana Festival of New American Plays Louisville, KY United States