Forever Dusty

Forever Dusty
by Kirsten Holly Smith, Jonathan Vankin

Productions (2)
  • Musical
  • 85 - 90 minutes
  • 3 f, 2 m (5-11 actors possible: 3-6 f, 2-5 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content.
  • Set: Minimal. The use of projections is suggested.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-522-3

Forever Dusty
by Kirsten Holly Smith, Jonathan Vankin

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Productions (2)
  • Musical
  • 85 - 90 minutes
  • 3 f, 2 m (5-11 actors possible: 3-6 f, 2-5 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content.
  • Set: Minimal. The use of projections is suggested.

Follow the journey of the young Mary O'Brien, a shy Irish schoolgirl who falls in love with American soul music and transforms herself into transatlantic pop icon Dusty Springfield. Featuring classic songs such as "Son of a Preacher Man," "Wishin' and Hopin'," and "I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself," this Off-Broadway hit musical takes on both the triumphs and pitfalls that come with Dusty's life of fame, from her resistance to civil injustice to her struggles with substance abuse. A story of perseverance and triumph, Forever Dusty is full of joy, vitality, and insight into the life and career of one of the most influential soul singers of all time.

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Pricing Information

Libretto $9.99
vocal score $18.99
piano/vocal score $34.99
demo CD $17.99

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Follow the journey of the young Mary O'Brien, a shy Irish schoolgirl who falls in love with American soul music and transforms herself into transatlantic pop icon Dusty Springfield. Featuring classic songs such as "Son of a Preacher Man," "Wishin' and Hopin'," and "I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself," this Off-Broadway hit musical takes on both the triumphs and pitfalls that come with Dusty's life of fame, from her resistance to civil injustice to her struggles with substance abuse. A story of perseverance and triumph, Forever Dusty is full of joy, vitality, and insight into the life and career of one of the most influential soul singers of all time.

  • Musical
  • 85 - 90 minutes
  • 3 f, 2 m (5-11 actors possible: 3-6 f, 2-5 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content.
  • Set: Minimal. The use of projections is suggested.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-522-3
Production Packages Include

  • 8 librettos (the book and lyrics)
  • 8 vocal score
  • 1 piano/vocal score
  • 1 demo CD
  • 1 orchestral set (optional) including:
    • 1 conductor score,
    • 1 guitar score,
    • 1 bass score,
    • 1 drums score

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

Orchestral Parts

1 conductor score,
1 guitar score,
1 bass score,
1 drums score

Published Reviews

"Kirsten Holly Smith & Jonathan Vankin have written the most mesmerizing, breathtaking, dazzling biographical musical since Jersey Boys."

Buzz Belmont, The Houston Chronicle

"An ambitious and stylish musical."

Peter Santilli, Associated Press

"...hits like a concentrated blast of pop candy...balances the luscious lightness of the music with the heavy human struggles."

Heebmagazine.com

"The rare jukebox musical with depth."

John Peacock, Flavorpill.com

"...a tuneful homage to the legendary British performer, Dusty Springfield."

Deirdre Donovan, Curtain Up

"Completely irresistible."

Irish Central

"Songs you know and a life story that is told with equal parts humor and heart!"

Mac Miller, Backstage

"Dusty Springfield is reincarnated!"

Ben Brantley, New York Times

"Terrific"

Frank Scheck, New York Post

"The musical soars...you can almost feel the audience melt...a spectacular evening of theatre."

Downtown Magazine

"...captures the late star's essence and emotionality."

Raven Snook, Time Out New York

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FEB 02, 2017 - FEB 25, 2017
triangle productions
Portland, OR United States
triangle productions Portland, OR United States
NOV 18, 2012 - APR 07, 2013
New World Stages
New York, NY United States
New World Stages New York, NY United States
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Production Group
Location
FEB 02, 2017 - FEB 25, 2017
triangle productions
Portland, OR United States
triangle productions Portland, OR United States
NOV 18, 2012 - APR 07, 2013
New World Stages
New York, NY United States
New World Stages New York, NY United States