We Wrote the Constitution
– not “a bunch of old dead guys” –
new musical theatre work, revised version since the 2011 premiere
standard Musical Theatre format, large cast
full length work in 2 acts, surprisingly relevant, poignant, comic, non-partisan
The 2011 full premiere of this amusing and poignant musical, at the historic 1500-seat Virginia Theatre in Champaign, Illinois, was produced by The Creative Dramatics Workshop. At-or-near capacity audiences gave standing ovations before the end of the finale for every performance!
NEW WORK SUBMISSION PDFs (PDFs will open in new tabs):
1787 Brief Description (PDF)
1787 Development History (PDF)
Brief Bios for Lawrence & Picklesimer (PDF)
1787 Characters pp i-ii (PDF, includes Setting on p i, Set Requirements on p ii) and casting notes of 1787 Script Appendix 1 pp 127-129 (PDF)
1787 Scenes list Script Appendix 4 p 130 (PDF, includes 2-paragraph synopsis)
1787 Short Synopsis (PDF)
1787 Detailed Synopsis (PDF)
1787 Vocal Selections p iii with characters & music styles (PDF)
Songs Singers/Dancers charts & descriptions (PDF)
1787 Dramatic Treatment (see Detailed Synopsis for relevant producers’ and directors’ interests)
1787 Script Sample pp 30-39 (PDF) in non-standard format. Perusal Director’s version, edited, in standard format, and perusal score are PDFs available with a URL link and password you can request here.
See also Song Clips web page of linked MP3s for each song (clips sampler in script order and selected full songs and long excerpts) with liner notes, Videos, and Casting (web pages), 1-page bio for Lawrence (PDF) and for Picklesimer (PDF), ABOUT 1787 the Musical web page, and PHOTOS gallery web page.
1787 THE MUSICAL