The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Lyrics and Music by Meredith Willson
Book by Richard Morris
Miners, brawls, pretty girls, love, romance, maritime disasters and Meredith Willson's music and lyrics – The Unsinkable Molly Brown is the rags-to-riches love story of Molly and Leadville Johnny Brown, owners of the richest mine in the U.S. at the turn of the twentieth century. A comedic, yet honest, commentary on the classes and the human spirit of the Colorado settlers, this grand musical is a tour de force with rousing and sentimental songs, as well as dances that are reminiscent of the times.
This spirited tale of a legendary, real-life American original follows the exploits of Molly Brown, whose feisty determination to rise above her impoverished beginnings leads her from the backwoods of Hannibal, Missouri, to the palaces of Europe. Along the way, she marries a lucky prospector, enters the highest echelons of Monte Carlo society, survives the sinking of the Titanic and, most importantly, earns the approval that she so desperately seeks from those "Beautiful People of Denver."
Edmund M. Keefe Auditorium
May 1-3, 1998
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Scene 1 Exterior of the Tobin Shack, Hannibal, Missouri. Early 1900’s
I Ain’t Down Yet Molly and her three brothers
Scene 2 Exterior of the Saddle Rock Saloon, Leadville, Colorado
Colorado, My Home Johnny and several miners
Scene 3 Interior of the Saddle Rock Saloon. Weeks later.
Belly Up To the Bar, Boys Molly, Christmas and Ensemble
Scene 4 Exterior of the Saddle Rock Saloon. Sunday night. Three weeks later.
I’ve Already Started In Johnny, Christmas and two miners
Scene 5 Johnny’s Cabin. A month later.
I’ll Never Say No Johnny and Molly
My Own Brass Bed Molly
Scene 6 A Road on the Way to Johnny’s Cabin. Three weeks later.
Scene 7 Johnny’s Cabin. Immediately following.
Scene 8 Pennsylvania Avenue, Denver, CO. An evening six months later.
The Denver Police Three Policemen
Scene 9 Mrs. McGone’s Denver Mansion Terrace. Immediately following.
Beautiful People of Denver Molly
Are You Sure? Molly, Monsignor and Ensemble
Scene 10 Pennsylvania Avenue. Immediately following.
Scene 11 The Red Parlor of the Browns’ Denver Mansion. Evening, a month later.
Reprise: I Ain’t Down Yet Molly and Johnny
Scene 1 The Browns’ Paris Salon. Years later.
Happy Birthday, Mrs. J.J. Brown Prince, Princess and Royalty
Bon Jour Molly, Prince and Royalty
If I Knew Johnny
Scene 2 The Red Parlor. Evening, a month later.
Chick-A-Pen Johnny and Molly
Scene 3 The Red Parlor. Immediately following.
Scene 4 Pennsylvania Avenue. Immediately following.
Scene 5 The Red Parlor. The next morning.
Scene 6 Exterior of the Saddle Rock Saloon. An evening, months later.
Hop-A-Long-Peter Johnny, Christmas and Ensemble
Leadville Johnny Brown Johnny
Scene 7 Outside a Club in Monte Carlo. Early Spring 1912.
Scene 8 Inside the Club. Immediately following.
Maschiche Dance Ensemble
Dolce Far Niente Prince and Molly
Scene 9 Outside the Club. A moment later.
Reprise: Dolce Far Niente Prince
Scene 10 The Mid-Atlantic. Shortly after 2:30 AM, April 15, 1912.
Scene 11 The Red Parlor. Late April.
Scene 12 Leadville, Colorado. A week later.
Scene 13 Curtain Call.
Reprise: I Ain’t Down Yet Entire Cast
THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN is presented in cooperation with Music Theatre International, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019