YOUR OWN THING is a rock musical loosely based on William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. The show is set in the present (late 1960s) in the land of Illyria, which looks very much like New York City. It is a tale of separated twins, mistaken identities, love triangles and “doing your own thing.”
- Rehearsal Materials
- Brief History
Book by Donald Driver
Music and Lyrics by Hal Hester and Danny Apolinar
1 Piano Conductor’s Score
1 Prompt Book
9 Prompt Books for Dialogue Parts
32 Chorus-Vocal Parts
YOUR OWN THING opened off-Broadway at the Orpheum Theatre, January 13, 1968 and played for 933 performances. The cast included Leland Palmer, Marcia Rodd, Marian Mercer, Rusty (Russ) Thacker, Tom Ligon, John Kuhner, Michael Valenti, Igors Gavin, Imogene Bliss and Danny Apolinar.
The Theatre World Award (Russ Thacker)
The Drama Critics’ Circle Award for best musical
The Drama Desk Award for best adaptation
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