Play the Songs
The kingdom and royal family of JUBILEE are fictional, but the show was inspired by the great festivities for the 1935 silver jubilee of King George V of Great Britain. Cole Porter’s great music includes “Begin the Beguine” and “Just One of Those Things.”
- Rehearsal Materials
- Cast List
- Brief History
The Royal Family of a fictional European country use the threat posed by an impending revolution as an excuse to abandon the throne and pursue their private dreams. The King, the Queen, the Prince and Princess each befriend their favorite celebrities. When the revolutionary threat is revealed to be a hoax, the family members are forced to return to power. However, they manage to incorporate their newfound friends into their royal lives.
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Moss Hart
Orchestrations and Vocal Arrangements by Larry Moore
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1 Violin A (2 volumes)
1 Violin B (2 volumes)
1 Violin C
1 Reed I: Piccolo & Flute
1 reed II: Oboe & Cor Anglais
1 Reed III: B-flat Clarinet, E-flat Clarinet & Alto Saxophone
1 Reed IV: B-flat Clarinet, Flute & Alto Saxophone
1 Reed V: B-flat Clarinet, Bass Clarinet & Tenor Saxophone
1 Trumpet I
2 Trumpet II & III
1 Trombone (Tenor with Bass attachment)
2 Percussion I & II (2 volumes each):
Trap Set Drums, Triangle, Wood Block, Cowbell, Tambourine, Bell Tree, Bells (Glockenspiel),
Marimba, Vibraphone, Chimes (Tubular Bells), Timpani (2 or 3), Tam-Tam, Temple Blocks & Castanets.
1 Guitar & Banjo
1 Harp (2 volumes)
1 Piano & Celeste (2 volumes)
Piano-Conductor’s Score (3 volumes) sent with rehearsal material.
1 Piano Conductor’s Score (Three Volume Set)
1 Prompt Book (Krasker Version)
11 Prompt Books for Principals’ Dialogue
25 Prompt Books for Smaller Doubling Roles
25 Chorus-Vocal Books for Chorus
9 Chorus-Vocal Books for Principal Characters
The Royal Family:
Prince Rudolph, a cousin
Lord Wyndham – the Prime Minister
Eric Dare – the nation’s most celebrated playwright, composer, adventurer
Eva Standing – the celebrated party-giver
Karen O’Kane – a singer
Charles Rausmiller – Olympic swimmer and actor who plays “Mowgli” in films
JUBILEE opened on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre, October 12, 1935 and played for 169 performances starring Melville Cooper and Mary Boland as the King and Queen and featuring Montgomery Clift as Prince Peter.
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