Fade Out – Fade In


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.

Fade Out — Fade In Quote Request & Licensing

  • Credits
  • Orchestration
  • Rehearsal Materials
  • Cast List
  • 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)
    Wood Block
    Bird Whistle
    Slide Whistle

    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

  • (In order of Their Appearance)

    Two Autograph Kids
    Helga Sixtrees
    Billy Vespers
    Byron Prong
    Hope Springfield
    1st Girl
    1st Cowboy Extra
    2nd Cowboy Extra
    Gangster Extra
    Ralph Governor
    Rudolf Governor
    George Governor
    Frank Governor
    Harold Governor
    Arnold Governor
    Three Waiters
    Publicity Assistants
    Four Convicts
    Myra May Melrose
    Custer Corkley
    Max Welch
    Lou Williams
    Dora Dailey
    Lionel Z. Governor
    Dr. Anton Traurig
    Gloria Currie
    Madame Barrymore
    Lead Dancer

  • 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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