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Perpetual Sunshine & the Ghost Girls

2022 Festival

Number of Acts: 1
Number of Principals (Female): 4
Preferred Ensemble Size: 4
Total Cast Size: 8
Orchestra Breakdown:

Keys 1/conductor, Keys 2, Guitar 1, Guitar 2, Bass, Drums

Casting Notes:

3 of the 4 principals are additional ensemble members; the total cast size is 8. It can also be done with a larger ensemble, if the production allows or requires.

Genre & Style:

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Featuring an all-women+ cast and an original through-composed 1920-2020s mashup score, Richard Rodgers Award-winning musical Perpetual Sunshine & the Ghost Girls tells the true story of the capitalist exploitation and knowing radium poisoning of workers by the U.S. Radium Corporation—and the women who fought back.

Development History

• New York Theatre Barn Choreography Lab (2022)
• The ASCAP Foundation Lucille and Jack Yellin Award (2021)
• Rhinebeck Writers Retreat (2021)
• New York Theatre Barn New Works Series (2021)
• Featured in NYU Faculty Concert, Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program (2021)
• 5X15, Beck Center and Baldwin Wallace (2021)
• National Alliance for Musical Theatre 15-Minute Musical Challenge Winner (2020)