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| Yankee Doodle Boy (or Young George M. Cohan)|
|Author Chip Deffaa|
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|THE STORY OF YANKEE DOODLE BOY...
A dynamic entertainer, playwright, songwriter, and producer, George M. Cohan dominated American theater in a way that no one else ever has. In his day, he was the most popular composer of popular music in the world. Cohan's songs, such as "Give My Regards to Broadway," "I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy," and "You're a Grand Old Flag,' remain timeless bits of Americana. For his talent and patriotism, Cohan was honored with a Congressional Medal.
Based on actual events, Yankee Doodle Boy tells of a 13-year-old boy who's been cast in a Cohan show, and isn't sure he can handle the challenge. To give him encouragement, Cohan shares his own inspiring life story, telling how, with the support of his unusually close-knit family, Cohan rose from poverty to fulfill his dreams.
Written by ASCAP/Deems Taylor Award-winner Chip Deffaa, Yankee Doodle Boy mixes classic Cohan songs with delightful rarities, and brims with Cohan's own can-do spirit. The original New York production of this lively one-act musical featured a cast of six, with one actor "doubling' a handful of roles. But flexible casting--for anywhere from six to a dozen or more cast members--is possible.