Lyrics by Sharon Lesley     Music by David Ohrenstein

Octavian and Cleopatra Robby May; Sharon Lesley
Octavian and Cleopatra
Robby May; Sharon Lesley

 

The power struggle between Rome and Egypt is played out in the romantic potential between Octavian and Cleopatra.  Set in Alexandria in 30 B.C., Octavian has already defeated his rivals Marc Antony and Cleopatra on the battlefield. Each must now consider their next moves.  All the civilized world hangs in the balance, and so do their personal lives. The musical is sung through.  The lush score embodies the clash of cultures with militaristic Roman music and exotic Egyptian music.  Memorable melodies fill the air.

Description Tags: Strong Role for a Leading Man *Strong Role for a Leading Lady *Musical Drama *Minimal Sets and Costumes *Period Piece/Historical *Classic Broadway *Operetta/Operatic.  
In a drug induce haze of grief, Cleopatra thinks Captain Dercetues is Antony.  Sharon Lesley; Baron Garriott
In a drug induce haze of grief, Cleopatra thinks Captain Dercetues is Antony.
Sharon Lesley; Baron Garriott
What Shall I Do With Cleopatra?  Dan Hoffman as General Octavian
What Shall I Do With Cleopatra?
Dan Hoffman as General Octavian
 
"A woman with a heart of gold  Cannot be bought or sold" Robby May; Sharon Lesley
“A woman with a heart of gold
Cannot be bought or sold”
Robby May; Sharon Lesley
                                                                                             
Cast Size: Small  Vocal Demands: Moderate *Challenging.  Dance Requirements: Minimal. Good For: *College/University *Amateur/Community *Professional Theatre.  
The ghosts of Antony and Caesar to Octavian, "Carpe Diem!"
The ghosts of Antony and Caesar to Octavian, “Carpe Diem!” Joe Fast; Dan Hoffman; David Powers
 

Characters

Cleopatra (soprano) …..  Pharaoh of Egypt, 39 yrs, mother of four

Iris (soprano) …………..   Dark skinned beautician, lady-in-waiting

Charmian (mezzo)……….  Lady-in-waiting, trusted friend, late 40s

Capt. Derceteus (tenor)….Veteran of Roman military campaigns

Ghost of Antony (tenor)….. Consul, General, husband to Cleopatra

Octavian (baritone)……….. 33 yrs. Consul, Roman General

Ghost of Caesar (bass)… Consul,General, father of Cleopatra’s heir

"But I am not Antony. Won't she know the difference?" Gisella Monclova, Baron Garriott, Sharon Lesley Gisella Monclova:Baron Garriott; Sharon Lesley
“But I am not Antony. Won’t she know the difference?”
Gisella Monclova, Baron Garriott, Sharon Lesley
Charmian steps between Octavian and Cleopatra Robby May, Ellie Pattison, Sharon Lesley
Charmian steps between Octavian and Cleopatra
Robby May, Ellie Pattison, Sharon Lesley
"I cannot hold your hand" Cleopatra and the ghost of Antony Sharon Lesley:; Joe Fast
“I cannot hold your hand or kiss your lips. “
Cleopatra and the ghost of Marc Antony
Sharon Lesley:; Joe Fast
"But your father rescued me and brought me to your side" Gisella Monclova; Sharon Lesley
“But your father rescued me and brought me to your side”
Gisella Monclova; Sharon Lesley
"My Lily of the Nile" Ghost of Julius Caesar with Cleopatra David Powers; Sharon Lesley
“My Lily of the Nile” Ghost of Julius Caesar with Cleopatra
David Powers; Sharon Lesley
The ghost of Cleopatra asks Octavian to spare the Captain's life. Sharon Lesley, Baron Garriott;, Dan Hoffman
The ghost of Cleopatra asks Octavian to spare the Captain’s life.
Sharon Lesley, Baron Garriott;, Dan Hoffman

 

  

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