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Eleanor - An American Love Story

1992 Festival

Number of Acts: 2
Number of Principals (Male): 2
Number of Principals (Female): 3
Preferred Ensemble Size: 9
Total Cast Size: 14
Orchestra Breakdown:

8 + conductor: 2 keyboards (including piano), trumpet, trombone, 2 reeds, bass, drums/percussion

Casting Notes:

1 girl age ten

Genre & Style:

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This buoyant and inspirational musical follows the journey of a shy, insecure Eleanor Roosevelt – from orphaned childhood through courtship and marriage to the dashing Franklin. In a bittersweet world of romance, infidelity and politics, Eleanor ultimately emerges triumphant – with an independent voice of her own. (Cast includes: 1 girl age 10) To find out more about this show, visit:

Festival Successes

Barter Theatre (VA), Ford’s Theatre (DC), Hofstra University (NJ), Marriott Theatre (IL), Musical Theatre West (CA), Pittsburgh Public Theatre (PA), Theatre Previews at Duke (NC), Trumbull New Theatre (CT), Village Theatre (WA), Woodland Opera House (CA) from 1993-2001. Reading at Skyline Theatre Company (NJ) in 2011. Ford’s Theatre 1999 Original Cast Recording. Licensed by Rodgers and Hammerstein Theatrical Library .