Jamaica

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JAMAICA is set on a small island off the coast of Jamaica. The show tells the story of the simple island community fighting to avoid being overrun by the forces of commercialism.

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  • A beautiful island girl, Savannah, longs to escape to New York City to live a life of modern conveniences. She is tempted to accept the marriage proposal of a New York businessman visiting the island. However, when an impoverished fisherman, Koli, saves her younger brother’s life during a hurricane, she opts to remain with him.

  • JAMAICA
    Music by Harold Arlen
    Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
    Book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy

    Such credits to the authors for all purposes shall be in type size equal to or greater than that of any other credits except for that of the star(s) above the title. In the programs, the credits shall appear on the title page thereof.

    The title page of the program shall contain the following announcement in type size at least one-half the size of the authors’ credits:

    JAMAICA
    is presented by arrangement with
    TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC.
    560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022

  • INSTRUMENTATION: 20 PARTS

    2 Violin AD
    1 Violin BC
    1 Viola I
    1 Viola II
    1 Cello
    1 Bass

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

    2 Trumpet I & II
    1 Trumpet III
    1 Trombone I
    1 Trombone II
    1 Trombone III

    2 Percussion I & II

    1 Guitar
      Piano-Celeste

  • 1       Piano Conductor’s Score (Two Volume Set)
    1       Prompt Book for Director
    11     Prompt Books for Cast
    30     Chorus-Vocal Books

  • Savannah
    Koli
    Ginger
    Cicero
    Grandma
    Joe Nashua
    Governor
    Quico
    Lancaster
    Snodgrass
    Hucklebuck

    Singers
    Dancers
    Understudies

  • JAMAICA opened on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre, October 31, 1957 and played for 555 performances starring Lena Horne, Adelaide Hall, Ricardo Montalbán and Ossie Davis.

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