© Dark Nights: the musical

Find your hope.

PRODUCTION REQUIREMENTS

CAST REQUIREMENTS

FLEXIBLE CAST:

We encourage ethnic-blind and gender-blind casting: the authors will happily grant permission to alter a characeter's gender and/or sexual preference to fit your casting needs. Sung parts can also be reassigned to different voice types with a simple octave shift! The musical has been constructed with this in mind, so that the individual needs of each production can be met.

CAST SIZE:
  • The musical requires a minimum of 11 singing roles with doubling. 

  • Without any doubling, there are 16 speaking roles. 

  • An ensemble is optional, and can feature in up to 10 of the musical numbers.  

MUSIC REQUIREMENTS

  • The music of “Dark Nights” is scored for soloists, ensemble, and a five-piece rock band (electric/acoustic guitar, bass, drums, keyboard [synthesizer/programming], and acoustic piano). 

  • All songs can be performed with piano accompaniment only.

  • The score contains all voice parts, a piano reduction, and chords.

SONG LIST:

ACT-I:

1.  Prelude: Possibility

2.  Just My Life Today

3.  Here We Go Again

4.  Do Anything

5.  Just My Life Today (Reprise)

6.  Not Alone Tonight

7.  Dark Nights

8a. Safe Harbor

8b. Safe Harbor

9.  Show Me Your Love

10. S'All Good

11. S’All Good​

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ACT-II:

12. Come Home To Me

13. Could Have

14. Turn It Off

15. Said You’d Stay

16. Rain On Down

17. Safe Harbor Reprise

18. Finale

19. Curtain Call

 

Company

Company

Company (without Nicole, Chloe)

Company

Taylor

Devin, Alyssa

Company

Alyssa

Alyssa, Devin

Alyssa, Devin

Instrumental

Company

Alyssa, 3 Female Ensemble

Company (without Alyssa, Nicole, Zach)

Company (without Alyssa, Nicole, Zach)

Alyssa

Company (without Nicole, Chloe)

Alyssa

Company

Instrumental

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

STYLE:

Late 90s pop culture: the dialogue is raw, funny, and authentic in its teen idiom. The music is a genre collage, each song paying tribute to a different 90s musical style with 4-part vocal harmony featured prominently. 

 

TIME & PLACE:

End of August 1998, the first day back to high school. A small city in the Northeastern United States.

 

SETTING:

The set is minimal: 8 chairs (dependent upon cast size) and a small table. The actors shift the chairs and table into place as each scene transitions seamlessly into the next. 

SAMPLE CASTING OPTIONS: 

OPTION 1: CAST OF 8 WITH DOUBLING

4 women:       Alyssa, Nicole, Chloe, Brianna

4 men:            Devin, Zach, Sydney, Taylor

OPTION 2: CAST OF 8 to 16 + OPTIONAL CHORUS

4 women:      Alyssa, Nicole, Chloe, Brianna

 

3 men:           Devin, Zach, Nick

 

9+ either:     Sydney, Taylor, Santos, Bailey, Whitman, 

                       Nurse-1, Nurse-2, Brown (off-stage or on-stage presence), 

                       School Secretary (off-stage),

                       Optional Ensemble

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