Gentlemen Prefer Blondes


Based on Anita Loos’s 1925 bestseller of the same title, GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES follows Lorelei Lee, a blonde from Little Rock, Arkansas, who sails to Europe with her friend Dorothy to perform in a nightclub in Paris.

Music samples provided courtesy of DRG Records, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. and Music Sales Corp.

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  • Credits
  • Orchestration
  • Rehearsal Materials
  • Brief History
  • Upcoming
  • Music by Jule Styne
    Lyrics by Leo Robin
    Book by Anita Loos and Joseph Fields
    Adapted from the Novel by Anita Loos

  • Full Orchestration:

    2 Violin I (2 stands)
    2 Violin II (2 stands)
    1 Viola
    1 Cello
    1 Bass

    1 Reed I: Flute, Clarinet & Alto Saxophone
    1 Reed II: Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet & Alto Saxophone
    1 Reed III: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet & Tenor Saxophone
    1 Reed IV: Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet & Tenor Saxophone
    1 Reed V: Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto Saxophone & Baritone Saxophone

    1 Horn
    1 Trumpet I & II
    1 Trumpet III
    1 Trombone I
    1 Trombone II

    1 Percussion:

    Timpani (2 drums)
    Bass Drum
    Snare Drum
    Tom-toms (2)
    Bongo Drums
    Cymbals (2)
    Hi-Hat Cymbals
    Ship’s Bell (SFX)
    Boat Whistle (SFX)
    Wood Block
    Slide Wind Machine
    Auxiliary instruments for:
    Trumpet II: Tin Shaker
    Trumpet III: Jawbone
    Trombone I: Claves
    Trombone II: Gourd

    1 Guitar & Banjo
    1 Piano & Celeste

    Piano-Conductor’s Score sent with rehearsal material.

  • 1       Piano Conductor’s Score
    1       Prompt Book
    20     Prompt Books for Dialogue Parts
    34     Chorus-Vocal Parts

  • GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES opened in 1949 and played for 740 performances on Broadway at the Ziegfeld Theatre starring Carol Channing, Yvonne Adair, Jack McCauley, Eric Brotherson and George S. Irving. The show was revived on Broadway in 1995 at the Lyceum Theatre starring KT Sullivan.

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    Felix Bloch Erben BERLIN 12/31/2013 12/30/2016
    Ponca Playhouse PONCA CITY, OK 05/22/2015 05/31/2015
    Javeenbah Theatre Company Inc ASHMORE CITY 09/04/2015 09/26/2015