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In The Name Of Love (1124C)

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Script

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SnapShot

  • TITLE OF WORK: In the Name of Love
  • SELECT ONE: Adapted with permission
  • MUSICAL STYLE: Broadway
  • NATURE: Comedy,Romance
  • INTENDED AUDIENCE: Adult
  • STRUCTURE: Some spoken dialogue: Mostly sung
  • APPROXIMATE DURATION (Hrs/Min): 90 minutes
  • DESIRED INSTRUMENTATION: piano (plus, if possible, drums, bass and a synth) But just a piano and a synth would be nice ...
  • BRIEFLY STATE THE THEME or MESSAGE: The elusive search for love and the myriad ways we screw it up ... and sometimes get it right.
  • NUMBER OF SETS: 0

Cast Description

The five actors play all the characters in the show.

WOMAN 1: Younger – plays 18 – 30, Soprano & Belt
WOMAN 2: Mature – plays 31 – 90, Soprano & Belt
WOMAN 3: Can play any age, Soprano & Belt
MAN 1: Younger – plays 18 – 30, Tenor
MAN 2: Mature – plays 31 – 100, Baritone

Synopsis

In the Name of Love is a musical mosaic about the elusive search for love and the myriad ways we screw it up.

In a series of musical stories—eight individual songs and four extended musical-scenes (“mini-musicals”)—the cast of three women and two men portray characters both fictional and factual, historical and hysterical; disparate, desperate people ranging from Neanderthals to your next-door neighbors, all of them reaching for romance.

THE STORIES

In the Name of Love (opening number) introduces the cast and the theme.

We Need to Talk - A cavewoman wants to share her new invention, speech, with her
mate.

Prince Amilec – A mini-musical; a prince seeks help from a witch to win the hand of a
beautiful, but wretched, princess.

Another First Date – A woman arrives late to a restaurant for a first date and things go
downhill from there.

Do I Love You Enough … ?  A couple, reeling from the husband’s infidelity,
contemplate divorce, homicide and other options.

Knockturn – After her decapitation, Anne Boelyn still loves King Henry VIII.

Great – A second-banana comic is being interrogated for the murder of his wife.

Moonlight – A mini-musical; Paris, 1885.
The Sands of Love – Julie reads a note from her possibly unfaithful husband.
Perfect / Moonlight Sequence – Julie’s sister Henriette’s husband does not
satisfy Henriette; while on vacation she meets a handsome stranger.
Moonlight (reprise) – The two sisters mutually reconcile their situations.

The First Time – A man says and does anything to lose his virginity.

What’s In a Number? - A contemporary riff on Romeo and Juliet.

The Chaser – A mini-musical; a young man seeks a love potion from a specialized
pharmacy.

For the Love of God – A biblical mini-musical; 100 year old Abraham tells his 90 year
old wife, Sarah, that she’s going to have a baby.

 

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