The Life and Love of Joe Coogan
Composer: Paul Salerni
Librettist: Kate Light
Other Artistic Personnel: Laura Johnson (Director)
Paul Salerni (Conductor)
Original Cast: Nancy Allen Lundy (Laura Petrie)
James Bobick (Rob Petrie)
Branch Fields (Joe Coogan)
Cherry Duke (Sally Rogers)
Jacquelyn Familant (Millie Helper)
Jan Opalach (Mel Cooley)
David Gordon (Buddy Sorrell)
Sarah Caldwell Smith (Waitress)
Work Web Site: http://katelight.com/joecoogan.html
Premiere Date: September 25, 2010
Producing Company: Lehigh University
Description: Time: 1964. Place: New York City and New Rochelle, a suburb.
A moment of comic insecurity in the usually happy marriage of TV comedy writer Rob Petrie and his wife Laura. When Rob learns that the tall, good-looking man named Joe Coogan that he has just met on a public golf course was once in love with Laura, courting her by writing love sonnets, he becomes uncharacteristically jealous and insecure. When Laura invites Joe to dinner, Rob counters by inviting co-writer Sally Rogers to flirt with Joe. Unbeknownst to Rob, Joe is now a priest! The mix-up leads to a zany dinner party and a surprise ending.
Character List (Major): 2 Soprano, 1 Mezzo-soprano, 1 Tenor, 2 Baritone, 1 Bass-baritone, 1 Speaking role
Video Clip:
Length: 01:00
Total Acts: 1
Orchestration: A.Sax - Tpt, Tbn - 1 Perc.(incl. trap set), Pno - 2 Vln, Vla, Vcl, Cb
Contact: Theodore Presser Company
Address: 588 North Gulph Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406 USA
E-mail Address: webmaster@presser.com
Phone: 610-592-1222
Composer Web Site: http://www.paulsalerni.com/site/index.html
Librettist Web Site: http://www.katelight.com/
Publisher Web Site: http://www.presser.com
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