NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

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A hilarious new screwball comedy, Nice Work If You Can Get It pokes fun at the Prohibition era in a clash of elegant socialites and boorish bootleggers, all set to the glorious songs of George and Ira Gershwin. Highlights from the score include "Fascinating Rhythm," "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off," "Someone To Watch Over Me," "Sweet and Low Down," "Delishious" and the title song.

“A bubbly crowdpleaser...a good new

old-fashioned musical!"

- Variety

“[A] frothy Jazz Age cocktail, brewed around a string of evergreen Gershwin tunes"

- The Hollywood Reporter

Introductory Video

Awards

Winner! Two Tony Awards
 

Nominee: Ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical
 

Winner! Three Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Book of a Musical

Nice Work If You Can Get It

MUSIC AND LYRICS

ROLES

George and Ira Gershwin

4F, 5M
ensemble

BOOK

Joe DiPietro

DURATION

120 min

ACTS

2

ROLES

5f, 5m,
ensemble

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all ages

Casting

Jimmy Winter
Billie Bendix
Cookie McGee
Eileen Evergreen

Duke Mahoney
Senator Max Evergreen
Duchess Estonia Dulworth
Jeannie Muldoon
Chief Berry
Millicent Winter

The Chorus Girls:
Olive
Dottie
Alice
Midge
Flo
Rosie

The Vice Squad:
Elliot
Fletcher
Edgar
Floyd
Vic
Slim

Instrumentation

Reed 1: Flute, Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone & Alto Saxophone
Reed 2: Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone & Alto Saxophone
Reed 3: Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone & Tenor Saxophone
Reed 4: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone & Baritone Saxophone

Trumpet 1 (doubling Flugelhorn)
Trumpet 2 (doubling Flugelhorn)
Trumpet 3 (doubling Flugelhorn)
Trombone 1
Trombone 2
Trombone 3 (Bass Trombone doubling Tuba)

Keyboard 1: Registrations for Piano, Celeste & Harmonium
Keyboard 2: Registrations for Piano & Accordion
Guitar (acoustic and electric, doubling Banjo & Ukulele)
Drums: Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Tom-toms, High-Hat, Cymbals (Crash, Splash, China), Woodblocks, Cowbell, Triangle & Bongos
Percussion: Timpani (3), Xylophone, Vibraphone, Glockenspiel, Chimes, Gran Cassa, Brake Drum, Triangle, Temple Blocks,
Suspended Cymbal, Piatti, Bell Plate, Anvil, Mouth Siren, Sandpaper Blocks, Mark Tree, Cork Pops, Ratchet, Pipe & Castanets

Solo Violin (doubling Viola)
Bass