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.

  • 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 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
    1 Trumpets I & II
    1 Trumpet III
    1 Trombone I
    1 Trombone II
    1 Trombone III
    1 Percussion I & II
    1 Guitar
    Piano-Celeste

  • 1       Piano Conductor’s Score (Two Volume Set)
    1       Prompt Book
    11     Prompt Books for Dialogue Parts
    8       Vocal Parts
    25     Chorus Parts

  • 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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