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This two-act musical is about a town in Western Pennsylvania during the height of the Industrial Age.   Based on the play of the same name by Anthony E. Gallo


In the early 1890’s, steel tycoon George McMurtry, tries to produce a unique marriage between architecture and industrialism to build a workingman's paradise in southwestern Pennsylvania. But his goal is also to destroy strikers and keep compliant workers happy. He hires Frederick Law Olmsted, the Nation's preeminent architect, to design the town of Vandergrift, named after his partner, Captain Jacob J. Vandergrift.  Ida Tarbell, who will someday expose J. D. Rockefeller, is intrigued by the idea and visits the town. She and McMurtry clash over his flawed idealism and herein the early 1890’s, steel tycoon George McMurtry, tries to produce a unique marriage between architecture and industrialism to build a workingman's paradise in southwestern Pennsylvania. But his goal is also to destroy strikers and keep compliant workers happy. He hires Frederick Law Olmsted, the Nation's preeminent architect, to design the town of Vandergrift, named after his partner, Captain Jacob J. Vandergrift.  Ida Tarbell, who will someday expose J. D. Rockefeller, is intrigued by the idea and visits the town. She and McMurtry clash over his flawed idealism and her sub conscious biases. She revisits the town many times over the next half a century, each time re-examining her own and McMurtry’s ideals as the Nation goes through wars, depressions, the New Deal, the Union movement, and the final collapse of the steel industry. subconscious biases. She revisits the town many times over the next half a century, each time re-examining her own and McMurtry’s ideals as the Nation goes through wars, depressions, the New Deal, the Union movement, and the final collapse of the steel industry.Type your paragraph here.


 

VANDERGRIFT -THE  MUSICAL

by ANTHONY GALLO, BEATRIX WHITEHALL, AND JOHN WARD


BOOK                       Anthony E. Gallo

LYRICS                      Beatrix Whitehall and Anthony E. Gallo

MUSIC                        Beatrix Whitehall

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  1. WINDING STREETS
  2. WE WANT TO BE TREATED FAIR
  3. ONE NATION, ONE PEOPLE, ONE TOWN  OUR TOWN
  4. THEY WANT TOO MUCH
  5. TWELVE CENTS AN HOUR
  6. HARVARD, HARVARD, HARVARD
  7. POLAKS AND STRAY DOGS
  8. CATHOLICS, PROTESTANTS, AND JEWS
  9. WORKERS PARADISE
  10. HOMES
  11. YES. GEORGE  IDA
  12.  THE MOST POWERFUL JOURNALIST IN AMERICA
  13. MCMURTRY, I DO LIKE YOU
  14. UNIONS
  15. POLAKS AND STRAY DOGS
  16. WORKERS PARADISE
  17. HOMES
  18. YES. GEORGE
  19. IDA: THE MOST POWERFUL JOURNALIST IN AMERICA
  20. MCMURTRY, I DO LIKE YOU 
  21. THE BELLS
  22. GEORGE IS IN HEAVEN
  23. WHERE IS MR. WILSON
  24. MY LIPS ARE SEALED
  25. WHEN YOU WERE ALIVE
  26. ONE NATION, ONE PEOPLE, ONE TOWN
  27. OUR TOWN
  28. A STATUE PLEASE
  29. LET’S PLAY BALL
  30. THE WAR IS OVER:  GOD BLESS AMERICAN SOLDIERS
  31. ABRACADABRA
  32. I’LL BE SEEING, YOU IDA
  33. WHAT HAPPENED TO VANDERGRIFT
  34. I THINK I’LL BECOME A PRESBYTERIAN
  35. FINALE


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