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by Jane10 January 2012
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For the past few years our best selling musical has been the School Version of Grease, but in 2011 our Number 1 Bestselling Musical was …

BESTSELLER – 1

The Sound of MusicThe Sound of Music – The Complete Script and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical
Howard Lindsay & Russell Crouse & Richard Rodgers
Price: £13.50
** 10% Off **

The final collaboration between Rodgers and Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical.  When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval captain.

BESTSELLER – 2

GreaseGrease – School Version
9 Male, 9 Female
Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey
Price: £8.75
** 10% Off **

This is a special abridged version aimed at Junior High and High School age students.  As well as being shorter, this edition is “squeaky clean” but still retains the fun-loving spirit and the immortal songs that make Grease such a favorite among rock and roll fans of all ages.

BESTSELLER – 3

OklahomaOklahoma! – The Complete Script and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical
Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II

Price: £11.65
** 10% Off **

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story.

BESTSELLER – 4

The Book of MormanThe Book of Mormon – Script and Lyrics – Best Musical – Tony Awards 2011
Large Mixed Cast
Trey Parker & Robert Lopez & Matt Stone
Price: £13.50
** 10% Off **

Best Musical & Best Musical Score – Tony Awards 2011. The official companion book to the new Broadway musical from the creators of South Park features the complete script and song lyrics, with 4-color spot illustrations throughout, an original introduction by the creators, and a foreword by Mark Harris. It follows a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that’s about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get. “The best musical of this century. Heaven on Broadway … achieves something like a miracle” ~ Ben Brantley, The New York Times.

BESTSELLER – 5

ChicagoChicago – A Musical Vaudeville
9 Male, 1 Female
Fred Ebb & Bob Fosse & John Kander
Price: £8.75
** 10% Off **

This tells the tale of Roxie Hart, a chorus girl who murders her unfaithful lover, then manages not only to avoid prison with the help of razzle-dazzle lawyer Billy Flynn, but uses the trial to propel herself to showbiz stardom along with another murderous chorus girl, Velma Kelly.

BESTSELLER – 6

HairsprayHairspray – The Complete Script and Lyrics of the Hit Broadway Musical
Large Mixed Cast
Mark O’Donnell & Thomas Meehan & Marc Shaiman
Price: £8.99
** 10% Off **

Hairspray takes place in 1962 where Chubby Tracy Turnblad is transformed into a teen celebrity on a local TV dance program. With her irresistible stage mother at her side, she attempts to win the heart of the local heart-throb and integrate “The Corny Collins Show” at the same time.

BESTSELLER – 7

Fiddler on the RoofFiddler on the Roof – SCRIPT
Joseph Stein & Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick
Price: £8.99
** 10% Off **

This contains the full text/dialogue and complete lyrics, as well as photographs from the original production starring Zero Mostel. “One of the great works of American musical theatre. It is daring, touching, beautiful, warm, funny, and inspiring. It is a work of art” – Daily News.

BESTSELLER – 8

1313 – Complete Script & Lyrics of the Broadway Musical
Large Mixed Cast
Dan Elish & Robert Horn & Jason Robert Brown
Price: £11.70
** 10% Off **

One of the most frequently produced new musicals of the last decade, 13 is a rollicking musical comedy featuring a cast exclusively made up of teenagers – thirteen 13-year-olds, as a matter of fact. Evan Goldman is two months from turning 13 years old, living happily in New York City, the greatest city on Earth, when his world is blown apart by his parents’ divorce, and he is dragged away from home to live with his mother in a small town in the Midwest.

BESTSELLER – 9

RentRent – The Complete Script and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical – APPLAUSE PAPERBACK
Jonathan Larson
Price: £11.70
** 10% Off **

This is the authorized Paperback edition of the Libretto (script + Lyrics) to this modern day classic. Rent won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as well as four Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score for Jonathan Larson. The story tells of Mark, Roger, Maureen, Tom Collins, Angel, Mimi, JoAnne, and their friends on the Lower East Side of New York City who will live forever, along with the affirmation that there is “no day but today”.

BESTSELLER – 10

A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the ForumA Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum – Dialogue + Lyrics
Stephen Sondeim & Larry Gelbart
Price: £8.99
** 10% Off **

Crazy fun and frolics in ancient Rome. A classic. “The most urbane and literate musical comedy text ever conceived” ~ John Simon – New York Magazine.

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