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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
Lyrical with hints of pop style; eclectic; reminiscent of Puccini, Hindemith, Richard Rodgers, and Kurt Weill; conservative
Vocal & Musical Forces
Two flutes (piccolo), 2 oboes (English horn), 2 clarinets (bass clarinet), 2 bassoons (contra bassoon), 4 French horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, timpani, percussion, harp; strings; 2 sopranos, mezzo-soprano, 4 baritones, bass-baritone; speaking role
Original Cast: Emil Roszak, Thomas Stewart; Chris Jessup, Henry Price; Julie Day, Claudia Cummings; Margo Roszak, Evelyn Lear; Amory Dexter, Richard Cross; Secretary of State, Eric Coyne; Secretary of Defense, Keith Crawford; Director of Intelligence, Albert F. Kunze; Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joel Hume; Secretary of the Treasury, Fred Heringes; Information Secretary, Daria Trehy Gerwig; Television newscaster, Ralph Renick