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Setting: New Jersey. December, 1999

 

“Hereafter Musical” is a musical drama that explores what happens when a loved one dies from the perspective of both the living AND the dead. The sentiment of the show is captured beautifully with the reading of Henry Van Dyke’s classic “Parable of Immortality” during the show’s prologue.

 

I am standing on the seashore. A ship spreads her white sails

to the morning breeze and starts for the ocean. I stand watching

her until she fades on the horizon. And someone at my side

says; “she is gone”. Gone where? The loss of sight is in me, not

in her. Just at the moment when someone says, she is gone,

there are others who are watching her coming. Other voices

take up the glad shout, "Here she comes!" And THAT is dying.

 

ACT ONE

 

 

Prologue: Parable Of Immortality .................................. Eulogist

Scene 1: Getting Ready

                “Life & Death” …...... Mary, Christina, Debbie, Choir

Scene 2: Waiting For Jason

                “Goodbye”……………...…….....Mary, Christina, Debbie

Scene 3: Let the Games Begin

                “Nineteen”.....….……………......................... Eddie, Choir

Scene 4: Kindred Spirits

                “Take My Life” ............................................. Ana, Choir

Scene 5: You're Watching The Anita Moriarty Marathon

                 “Larger Than Life” ..............Anita, Eddie, Ana, Choir

Scene 6: Debbie Remembers Sypie

                “Lost”……….……...................................... Debbie, Sypie

                “The Toe Tag Tango”............. Sypie, Anita, Eddie, Ana

 

ACT TWO

 

 

Scene 7: Revelations

               “Someday”.............. Anita, Sypie, Eddie, Ana, Choir

                “How Will She Remember Me?”..….……........Company

Scene 8: Til Death Do Us Part

                “Space & Time” …........................ Anita, Jason, Choir

Scene 9: Christmas

                 “Waiting”....................……........…................ Company

Scene 10: Curtains for Sypie Scene 11: Time’s Up

                 “That's My Life”.………............................. Sypie, Choir

                 “Rest in Peace” …………………….................... Company

                 “Talk To Me”......………….….......... Jason, Anita, Choir

                 “Space & Time Reprise"…....................... Anita, Jason

                  “Rest in Peace Reprise”....……............................ Anita

Scene 12: What Happens Now?

                  “Hereafter……….... Sypie, Anita, Eddie, Ana, Choir

 

 

Written by

Vinnie Favale & Frankie Keane

 

Music & Lyrics by

Vinnie Favale

 

 

Additional Music & Lyrics

Vocal Arrangements

Frankie Keane

 

Musical Director

William Hindin

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