Original titleAPPLAUSE
Cast21 total (5 F and 16 M)
Variable cast sizeNo
RepresentationNordic representation
AuthorMary Orr
LyricistLee Adams
This musical goes behind the scene of show business and reveals all the ambitions, excitement, insecurity, loyalty or lack of it that belongs in the theatre world. The main character, Margo Channing befriends the admirer Eve Harrington, who instantly starts to pull wires in order to take over Margo’s position in the business, her husband and simply anything that will further Eve’s own career. Margo who is at the peak of her career recognises Eve’s drive as the same that got her thus far. However, she is becoming more apprehensive about getting older, as she has realised it takes more than rounds of applause to fulfil life and that true love is essential for happiness. Orchestration: Violins I & II Viola Cello Bass Reed I: Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Piccolo and Alto Flute (or Clarinet) Reed II: Alto Saxophone, Clarinet and Flute Reed III: Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet and Bass Clarinet Reed IV: Tenor and Soprano Saxophone, Clarinet and Eb Clarinet (or Bb Clarinet) Reed V: Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet, Bassoon and Flute (or Clarinet) Trumpets I & II (both double Flugelhorn, Trumpet I with electric attachment to lower pitch) Trumpet III (and Flugelhorn) Trombone I Trombone II Trombone III (Bass Trombone) Percussion I & II Harp Electric Organ Guitar (electric & acoustic) Piano-Celeste (Piano Conductor’s Score)