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STRAYS, THE MUSICAL! explores furry foibles from the PETS' point of view. The actors give voice to a variety of cat and dog characters in this hilarious-and often moving-musical review "drama-dy" that seeks to edu-tain audiences about normal pet behavior while honoring the bond we share with them.
This BOOK contains the script, lyrics and vocal score of all songs. A vocal-piano score is also available for rehearsal purposes.
STRAYS, THE MUSICAL! is written especially with cat and dog lovers in mind. The family friendly script is appropriate for all ages audience and actors, requires minimal sets and costumes (NO dog/cat suits or pet-centric makeup!), and works well for students, community theaters or professional companies. It can be performed with as few as 8-10 but 15-20 featured actors plus a chorus is preferred. Recommended actor age range is 9-14 years to adult, all physical types.
STRAYS debuted Nov. 6-8, 2014 at the Honey McGee Playhouse in Sherman, Texas. Excerpts from the opening night can be seen here: youtu.be/nru88uGiV7w
The two-hour review-format offers a mix of funny to poignant scenes with and without music. Music style varies from pop-rock, boogie woogie, folk and country, to jazz, gospel and Celtic, with multiple verses offering many feature solo line opportunities. Company numbers require two- to three-part harmonies in mid-tenor/alto ranges, often written as "rounds" or combinations of previously sung solo lines for ease of learning. A full orchestration accompaniment CD is available for performance, as well as a piano score for rehearsal. STRAYS, THE MUSICAL-CAST RECORDING is also now available. Songs include:
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SHOJAI & STEELE PLAYS consists of playwright partners, Amy Shojai and Frank Steele.
Amy Shojai, although best known as a pet journalist and author, has degrees in theater and music performance. She has acted in several dozen plays in six states, played piano and cello in many productions, and made countless TV and radio appearances both locally and nationally, including Animal Planet appearances as an expert.
Frank Steele has appeared in many TV and radio commercials, movies and TV shows including DALLAS. He taught drama for twenty-seven years and has appeared in over fifty plays as an actor or professional musician, playing drums.
Together they have also written and produced the pet-centric show KURVES, THE MUSICAL and others.
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