My Favorite Year

My Favorite Year
The musical story of a young man's coming-of-age during the golden years of live television in 3...2...1...

A classic musical comedy with a heart of gold, My Favorite Year features a tuneful score by the incomparable Tony-winning songwriters Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty and is based on the hit Peter O'Toole film of the same name. The show opened on Broadway in 1993, and Andrea Martin won her first Tony Award for her hilarious turn in the original production.

It's 1954, and Benjy Stone, writers' assistant on TV's King Kaiser Comedy Cavalcade, is assigned the daunting task of baby-sitting veteran Hollywood swashbuckler Alan Swann. The reckless Swann is in town doing a live guest appearance on the show, and his antics and alcoholism nearly get Benjy fired. But when Benjy's given an unexpected glimpse into Swann's broken heart, he begins to discover a thing or two about life and love.

My Favorite Year has a large cast with many featured characters, making it perfect for a company looking to highlight an array of talented actors and also give opportunities for those in the chorus. Filled with juicy comedy roles, the snappy book by Joseph Dougherty will appeal to audiences looking for laughs.

Concert Selections for My Favorite Year

Concert Selections are original Broadway orchestrations and exciting new symphonic arrangements of select songs for use in concert performances. Concert Selections are the perfect way to give audiences a taste of the musical theatre experience without the sets, props and costumes.

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  • IF THE WORLD WERE LIKE THE MOVIES
    From
    MY FAVORITE YEAR
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 MALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    C
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
    Music by
    FLAHERTY, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    AHRENS, LYNN
    Orchestrated by
    STAROBIN, MICHAEL
    Instrumentation
    5 Bass, 6 Cello, 2 Keyboards, 2 Piano Conductor Scores, 1 Drums, 1 Horn, 2 Percussion, 1 Clarinet-Flute, 1 Clarinet-Alto Sax, 1 English Horn, 1 Bassoon, 3 Trumpets, 7 Viola, 17 Violin
  • TWENTY MILLION PEOPLE
    From
    MY FAVORITE YEAR
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
    Music by
    Stephen Flaherty
    Lyrics by
    Lynn Ahrens
    Instrumentation
    Reed 1 (Flute, Piccolo), Reed 2 (Clarinet, Alto Sax), Reed 3 (Tenor Sax, Oboe, English Horn), Reed 4 (Bassoon, Baritone Sax), 1 Horn, 3 Trumpets (including Piccolo Trumpet), 2 Trombones, Percussion, Drums, 2 Keyboards (Synth), Violins, Viola, Cello, Bass. 2 Piano-Conductor Scores, 20 Chorus Books.
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