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Answer the Call

A musical comedy about a young boy discovering his family's history through music and the storytelling of his grandfather.

Music & Lyrics by Michael Antin
Book by Michael Antin and Leonard Bloom


SYNOPSIS

When a troubled 11-year-old is given a school assignment to find out about his family's background, the tale is set in motion for his stubborn grandfather to relate some familiy history to him.

The stories and songs take us on a flight from France during World War II, to Nashville, then to Los Angeles. These funny, and sometimes sad, tales of family history slowly bring the family together in ways they never would have imagined. How did Grandpa and Grandma meet and fall in love? What did Grandpa really do in World War II? Was there really a Jewish horse thief in the family? How did Grandpa end up dealing cards in a Nashville riverboat?

Even the boy's father, a non-Jew, learns about the power of talking about one's family and problems to his loved ones. As one of the songs goes, "The more you live, the more you learn. The more we give, the more we earn."

For details on producing "Answer the Call", please email info@MichaelAntin.com.


SCRIPT SAMPLES

pdf icon "Sam I Am"
pdf icon "Nashville"
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AUDIO SAMPLES

"Answer the Call" (click to play)

"Crap On The Golden Years" (click to play)

Artists on all recordings: Dana Shaw, Shira Fox, Chris Hardin


VIDEO SAMPLE

"Crap On The Golden Years" (click to play)

From the Jan 2009 full theatrical production


PRODUCERS

Currently licensed producers of "Answer The Call" may click here for full production resources. (Password protected)

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Cast from the Jan 2009 Production
TOP ROW (L to R): Derrel Maury , Shamarrah E Pates, Haley Price
BOTTOM ROW (L to R): LB Zimmerman, Lou Briggs

PRODUCTION HISTORY


Jan/Feb 2009
Full Theatrical Production
Hollywood Court Theatre
Hollywood, CA
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Program
Presented by Dennis Safren & Michael Antin
Directed by Derrel Maury
Musical Direction by Chris Hardin
Lighting, Scenic, and Sound Design by Walter Ulasinski
Starring Lou Briggs, LB Zimmerman, Josie Yount, Derrel Maury , Shamarrah Pates, Spencer Price, Haley Price

2009
Staged reading
Hollywood Court Theatre
Hollywood, CA