Fade Out — Fade In

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FADE OUT — FADE IN is set in Hollywood in the 1930s, just after the introduction of talking pictures. The not very talented chorus girl, Hope Springfield, is accidentally is given the starring role in a new movie. When the error is discovered, heads roll and the completed film is shelved. But Rudolf, the nephew of studio head Lionel Z. Governor, takes a liking to Hope and arranges for a sneak preview. The movie is a success, and Hope becomes a star.

  • Credits
  • Orchestration
  • Rehearsal Materials
  • Brief History
  • Upcoming
  • Music by Jule Styne
    Book and Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green

  • Full Instrumentation:

    3     Violins
    1     Cello
    1     Bass

    1     Reed I: Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute & Piccolo
    1     Reed II: Alto Saxophone, Flute (or Clarinet) and Clarinet
    1     Reed III: Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute & Bass Clarinet (or Tenor Sax.)
    1     Reed IV: Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Oboe (or Clarinet) & English Horn (or Clarinet)
    1     Reed V: Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet (or Bassoon) & Bassoon

    1     Horns I & II
    1     Trumpets I & II
    1     Trumpet III
    1     Trombone I
    1     Trombone II
    1     Trombone III

    2     Percussion I & II:
                Timpani (2)
                Bass Drum
                Snare Drum
                Bongo Drums
                Tom Toms (3)
                Finger Cymbals
                Suspended Cymbals
                Hi-Hat Cymbals
                Sizzle Cymbal
                Hand Cymbals
                Tam Tam
                Temple Blocks (3)
                Maracas
                Tambourine
                Triangle
                Wood Block
                Cowbell
                Ratchet
                Glockenspiel
                Xylophone
                Vibraphone
                Bird Whistle
                Slide Whistle
                Flexatone

            Piano & Celeste (Piano-Conductor’s Score sent with rehearsal material)

    1     Harp

  • 1       Piano Conductor’s Score
    1       Prompt Book
    26     Dialogue Parts
    7       Vocal Parts
    25     Chorus Parts

  • FADE OUT — FADE IN opened on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre, May 26, 1964 and played for 271 performances starring Carol Burnett as Hope, Dick Patterson as Rudolf and Lou Jacobi as Lionel Z. Governor.

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