Cerulean Blue Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889229525
Pages: 144
Pub. Date: October 21 2015
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.4375"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Categories
Drama / DRA013000

  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary Figures
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers
  • DRAMA / Canadian
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / LGBTQ+ / Lesbian
  • DRAMA / Indigenous Peoples in the Americas
  • POETRY / Canadian
  • POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Animals & Nature
  • POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Political &

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Cerulean Blue

By Drew Hayden Taylor

Cerulean Blue is a comedic play about a struggling blues band invited to participate in a benefit concert for a First Nation community in conflict with governmental authorities. Upon arriving, the band discovers the entire lineup of musical acts has cancelled and they’re left trapped behind barricades. Complicating the matter, there is conflict within the band and the sudden appearance of an old girlfriend makes the event even more perilous.

This play is an homage to fast-moving farces while also addressing Aboriginal issues. Cerulean Blue deals with relationships, perceptions, politics, and what to do when you discover you’ve been dating your first cousin. Add a few spoonfuls of original blues music, and you’ve got a fun-filled evening.

The play was written for a large ensemble cast, which makes it ideal for musical theatre departments in high schools and colleges – every student can play a part. An original musical score by Andrew Clemens will be available for download from Talonbooks.com.

Cast of ten women and ten men.

“An off-the-chart comedy … Not only was the acting on point, but the musical talent was as well. … I walked away smiling from ear to ear. … an amazing show that gave me goose bumps, warmed my heart, and left me laughing right until the very end. … There were moments when I felt as though I was disturbing the cast by laughing so hard in the front row. I had to cover my face with my program to calm myself down. … The musical performances were on the same level as the fantastic acting: impeccable. Each member of the band played their own instruments and sang their own vocals live. It was a great combination of theatre and music. I got to enjoy a great production as well as a killer concert.”
Ryerson Folio

“An off-the-chart comedy … a great combination of theatre and music." – Ryerson Folio