Good News! (1993)


This delightful adaptation of GOOD NEWS! features a revised book and several added numbers, such as Button Up Your Overcoat, You’re the Cream in My Coffee and Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries. The story is set at Tait College during the Roaring Twenties, where football star Tom Marlowe falls in love with studious Connie Lane, who is tutoring him so he can pass astronomy and be eligible to play in the big game.

*Music samples provided courtesy of Jay Records, Stephen Ballentine Music Publishing Co. and Warner/Chappell, Music Inc.

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  • Credits
  • Orchestration
  • Rehearsal Materials
  • Brief History
  • Upcoming
  • Music by Ray Henderson
    Lyrics by B.G. DeSylva and Lew Brown
    Book by Laurence Schwab and B.G. DeSylva
    Revised book by Mark Madama and Wayne Bryan

  • Full Instrumentation

    1 Reed I: Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet & Alto Saxophone
    1 Reed II: Flute, Clarinet & Alto Saxophone
    1 Reed III: Clarinet & Tenor Saxophone
    1 Reed IV: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet & Baritone Saxophone

    1 Trumpet I & II (both double Flugelhorn)
    1 Trumpet III (doubles Flugelhorn)
    1 Trombone I (tenor)
    1 Trombone II (bass)

    1 Guitar & Banjo
    1 Piano & Celeste

    2 Percussion I & II:
    I (trap set)
    Bass Drum
    Snare Drum
    Tom Tomes
    Wind Whistle
    Police Whistle
    Wood Block
    Suspended Cymbals: Top, Sock (Hi-Hat), Ride, Splash & Thin (or Chinese)
    II (mallets)
    Marimba (optional)
    Sock Cymbal (Hi-Hat)
    Mark Tree
    Police Whistle
    Wind Machine
    Bell Plate
    Slide Whistle
    Field Drum
    Wood Block
    Cowbell (optional)
    Car Horn

    Piano-Conductor’s Score (2 vol) sent with rehearsal material.

  • 1       Piano Conductor’s Score (Two Volume Set)
    1       Prompt Book
    19     Prompt Books for Dialogue Parts
    1       Original Cast CD
    37     Chorus-Vocal Parts

  • This version of the 1927 musical was created for Music Theatre of Wichita in 1993. It was mounted there again in 2003.

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