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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- Brief History
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.
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy
INSTRUMENTATION: 20 PARTS
2 Violin AD
1 Violin BC
1 Viola I
1 Viola II
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
1 Trumpets I & II
1 Trumpet III
1 Trombone I
1 Trombone II
1 Trombone III
1 Percussion I & II
1 Piano Conductor’s Score (Two Volume Set)
1 Prompt Book
11 Prompt Books for Dialogue Parts
8 Vocal Parts
25 Chorus Parts
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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