January 29, 1999 | Skylight Music Theatre
Composer:Richard Wargo
Librettist:Richard Wargo
"Winners" depicts the last day on earth of two young lovers destined to die by day's end in a boating accident. As the audience gradually learns of the fate that awaits the young pair through the narrative of two ballad-singers, life, in the presence of death, appears all the more precious and fleeting. "Losers" portrays the efforts of two middle-aged lovers to pursue a romance amid a barrage of obstacles that includes the household's nightly Rosary to St. Philomena. When the Vatican expels St. Philomena from its Canon of Saints, havoc ensues and lives are forever altered.

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Musical Style
Jubilant allegros and an Irish-tinged lyricism accompany and portray the young lovers of Act I, "Winners", while the fateful narration employs a starker music (including offstage uilleann pipes), reminiscent of the sean-nos, the traditional Irish bal

Vocal & Musical Forces
4 principal roles in first act; 2 principal roles and 3 comprimarii in second act (one first-act principal is doubling as a second-act comprimario); no chorus. Orchestra: 15 players, plus pre-recorded uilleann pipes

Original Cast
Alicia Berneche (Mag/Cissie)
Jeffrey Picón (Joe)
Neil Michaels & Hillary Nicholson (Ballad Singers)
David Barron (Andy)
Leslie Fitzwater (Hanna)
Marni Nixon (Mrs. Wilson)
Jennifer Clark (Kate)

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