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GIANT

Based on the classic novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edna Ferber, GIANT is a new American musical that spans generations in an epic chronicle of the state that’s like no place else on earth: Texas.

  • Full Length Musical
  • Drama
  • 195 minutes

  • Time Period: 1920 - 1950s
  • Target Audience: Adult

  • Performance Group:
  • Professional Theatre
Based on the classic novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edna Ferber, GIANT is a new American musical that spans generations in an epic chronicle of the state that’s like no place else on earth: Texas. 

Amid a turbulent culture of greed, bigotry and money, a powerful cattleman, his new East Coast bride, their family and friends – not to mention their enemies – embrace and confront the joys and sorrows that loom as large as the state they call home. 

With a book by Tony-nominated bookwriter Sybille Pearson music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa (the five-time Tony-nominated composer of THE WILD PARTY and MARIE CHRISTINE), GIANT received rave reviews for its off-Broadway production at the Public Theatre and 9 Drama Desk Award nominations including Outstanding Musical, Music, Lyrics, Book and Orchestrations. 

REVIEWS:

“Four stars! Michael John LaChiusa’s score spills over with emotion and yearning.”

New York Daily News

“Already one of the best musicals of the year! Wonderfully intimate and complex, Giant reaches peaks of genuine greatness.”

Huffington Post

“Breathtaking!”

The New York Times

“Giant is the most important new musical to come along since The Light in the Piazza. It's a show of immense and fully realized promise. Michael John LaChiusa is one of the most prodigiously gifted musical-theater songwriters since Stephen Sondheim."

Terry Teachout Wall Street Journal

“GRADE: A! Michael John LaChiusa has crafted one of the finest new american musicals in recent memory. He and book writer Sybille Pearson establish surprising depths – it is the story and its epic but human sweep that will draw you in.”

Entertainment Weekly

“It’s big! There is much to sing about in this highly ambitious new musical.”

NY1
  • Casting: 16M, 10F
  • Casting Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Minority casting

  • (doubling is indicated by a slash)

    JORDAN "BICK" BENEDICT - a cattle rancher and heir to Reata
    LESLIE LYNNTON BENEDICT - his wife
    JETT RINK - a mechanic
    LUZ BENEDICT - Bick’s older sister
    UNCLE "BAWLEY" BENEDICT - Bick’s uncle
    BASHTI HAKE SNYTHE
    MOTT "PINKIE" SNYTHE
    MIKE McCORMACK - a lobbyist
    MRS. LYNNTON / ADARENE MORLEY
    LIL LUZ BENEDICT - Bick and Leslie’s daughter
    JORDY BENEDICT, JR. - Bick and Leslie’s son
    BOB DIETZ, SR. / BOBBY DIETZ, JR.
    POLO GUERRA - a vaquero
    LUPE
    JUANA GUERRA
    ANGEL OBREGON, SR. / ANGEL OBREGON, JR.
    DIMODEO
    MIGUEL OBREGON - a vaquero
    CLAY SULLIVAN / LORD KARFREY
    HEIDI / JETT'S WIFE / LADY KARFREY (LEIGH) - Leslie’s sister
    ANALITA, SR. / ANALITA, JR.
    DELUVINA OBREGON
    ENSEMBLE - (2 Men, 2 Women)
  • Name Price
    Perusal Material Shipped immediately. This is optional. Order Now

    1 x Libretto-Vocal Book
    1 x Piano Vocal Score

    $24.00
    Pre-Production Pack Shipped upon receipt of a signed License Agreement and full payment of all invoices. This is optional.

    1 x Libretto-Vocal Book
    1 x Piano Vocal Score

    $75.00
    Rehearsal Material Shipped a minimum of 3 months before the last performance. This must be hired as a condition of the License to produce this show.

    28 x Libretto-Vocal Books
    2 x Piano Vocal Scores

    $550.00 +$135.00/pm
    Orchestral Material Shipped a minimum of 1 month before the last performance. This is optional.

    1 x Reed I (Piccolo, Flute, Alto Flute, Clarinet (Bb))
    1 x Reed II (Flute, Clarinet (Bb), Tenor Sax)
    1 x Reed III (Clarinet (Bb), Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Baritone Sax)
    1 x Trumpet I ((Bb), Flugel Horn)
    1 x Trumpet II ((Bb), Flugel Horn)
    1 x Trombone (Bass Trombone)
    1 x Guitar (Nylon String, Mandolin, Tenor Banjo, 6 String Acoustic Steel (plus slide), Archtop/Hollow Body, Electric for 40's swing, early rock and roll and Texas Country)
    1 x Viola
    1 x Cello
    1 x Bass (Acoustic/Electric)
    2 x Percussion I-II*
    1 x Violin
    1 x Keyboard
    1 x Piano Vocal Score
    1 x Full Score - Act I
    1 x Full Score - Act II

    *Percussion I: Drumset with hardware, 2 Crash Cymbals, Hi Hat cymbals, 2 small Trap Tables, 2 Bean Pod Rattles, Large Djembe (should have good low open tone too), Rain Stick, Triangle, Snake Rattle (Antelope Toenails), Finger Cymbals (B Flat or E Flat +D), Bell Tree China Cymbal, 22" Ride, 17" Crash, Crash Cymbal with Bass Drum Mount, Slapstick, Maracas, Egg Shaker

    Percussion II: Maracas, Able Triangle (extra), 1 Hardware Mount Extention, Auto Spring Coil, Brake Drum with sd stand, Marimba (4 1/3 octave), Slapstick, Cabasa, Xylophone (pit xylo with stand), Pair Caxixi, Djembe with stand, Triangle plus clip, Anvil, Set of Chimes, Orch Bells plus Lp table stand (glock), 1 Suspended Cymbal plus Stand, 3 Granite Blocks, Tam Tam (large-ish 32" or so) plus beater

    Shared Percussion: Timps (26 and 32), Concert Bass Drum (with piatti mounted also), VIbes (make sure the motor works, multi speed (fast/slow options)), Mark Tree, Bell Tree, Taiko Drum, HI OCTAVE SET Crotales

    $350.00 +$135.00/pm
    Lib/Vocal Book 10 Pack Shipped with (or after) Rehearsal Material. This is optional.

    10 x Libretto-Vocal Books

    $50.00 +$50.00/pm