Nice Work If You Can Get It

This sassy vintage-style musical comedy, written by Joe DiPietro in 2012, incorporating a host of songs by George and Ira Gershwin, hilariously spins a tale about Prohibition-era playboy Jimmy Winter, who meets and romances a tough bootlegger named Billie Bendix on the eve of his wedding. Comic complications are compounded with the arrival of a fierce temperance campaigner, a pair of inept gangsters, a good-natured policeman, and bevy of tap dancing beauties. The plot provides a number of genuinely funny situations, and the musical arrangements take full advantage of the infectious and propulsive Gershwin melodies.

Scenery

The National Tour set (originally designed by Derek McLane and adapted for touring by Shoko Kambara) have been acquired by Ogunquit Playhouse / Gateway Playhouse and are being stored, maintained, and managed by Music Theatre Wichita. This beautiful Art Deco design allows for all the required locations (interior and exterior of Long Island Estate, including living room, bedroom, bathroom, and terrace; interior and exterior of Speakeasy; boathouse), and can be adapted to play larger or smaller venues. (Note: Large living room staircase not available.)
  • Built: Acquired 2016

  • Movement: Crew/actor motivated

  • Offstage space: Average

  • Number of Trucks: *

  • # Line sets used: ~16 (~4-for hard pieces & practicals)

  • Groundrow: None

  • Portals: 3-soft

  • Load-in crew: 6-carps / 4-elec / 2-prop / 3 fly

  • Load-in time:

  • Show crew: 2-carps / 2-elec / 2-prop

  • Fly crew: 2-3

*See Space requirements for Logistic Requirements

Costumes

The original Broadway costumes (by Tony winner Martin Pakledinaz) have been acquired by Ogunquit Playhouse / Gateway Playhouse and are being stored, maintained, and managed by Music Theatre Wichita. A variety of stunning costumes (further augmented by Dixon Reynolds) are available for the 10 leading players and the 12 ensemble members (6 women, 6 men).
  • Built: Acquired 2016

  • Supported cast: 10-principals / 6-female / 6-male

  • Shipping: 3- gondolas

  • Alterations: Some

  • Principal size range: Female- 4 to 16 / male- 38 to 48

  • # Ensemble Bottoms: Per above numbers

  • # Ensemble Tops: Per above numbers

  • Shoes: Listed

  • Wigs: None

Properties

  • Built: Acquired 2016

  • Offstage space: Average

  • # of road boxes: 3 plus loose items

  • Furniture: Sofa, chairs, tables

  • Expendables: None

  • Specialty Items: 2-lever action rifles (non working)

  • Individual items for rent: None

Drops

  • Built: Acquired 2016

  • # of drops: 8

  • Types of goods: Muslin / foliage / drapes

  • Size range:

  • Shipping: 1- hamper

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