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EMMA: No One But Herself
Book and lyrics by Meghan Brown
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Type of Show
Performance Type
Acts
Duration
Performing Groups
Dance Requirements
Minimal
Tech Requirements
Minimal
Overview
EMMA: No One But Herself -- Bridgerton meets Regencycore exuberance meets Brené Brown’s TED Talk on the power of vulnerability.

This energetic and contemporary classical adaptation of Jane Austen's novel explores the necessary risk of feeling your feelings. With a fresh book and soaring score, the effervescently-paced EMMA: No One But Herself will charm you with its wit and heart. 

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Plot
Emma Woodhouse, handsome and clever and rich, amuses herself by matchmaking for her friends - until she meets her own match. Is opening herself up to the possibility of romance worth the sacrifice of her independence and control? 
Casting
Without doubling: 7f, 6m, flexible ensemble (0-10+). With doubling: 5f, 5m, flexible ensemble (0-10+).
Male Principals
3
Supporting Males
3
Female Principals
5
Supporting Females
2
Ensemble
0-4+
A NOTE ON CASTING
This play is for everyone, and we enthusiastically encourage a full scope of diversity in casting across all matrices. There have been a lot of interpretations of Emma—we’re interested in the version that allows actors of all racial, gender, body, and ability identities to comfortably and joyfully be cast in any role. To that end, please feel free to adjust any pronouns/language accordingly to reflect actor identity. If any casting choice requires adjustment to vocal range(s), please contact Uproar to collaborate on a version that works best for your cast.
EMMA WOODHOUSE
Principal
Handsome and clever, with a comfortable home and little to distress or vex her. A little spoiled, a lot of fun. Secretly vulnerable—though not as secretly as she'd like.
GEORGE KNIGHTLEY
Principal
Buttoned-up and intelligent, a little snarky. Emma's brother-in-law.
HARRIET SMITH
Principal
Simple, warm, wears her big heart on her sleeve.
ANNE TAYLOR WESTON
Principal
Emma's former nanny and current friend. A late bloomer.
JANE FAIRFAX
Principal
Reserved. Under that: whip-smart, eccentric.
FRANK CHURCHILL
Principal
Exuberant, a charmer. A preeny cat of a man.
ROBERT MARTIN
Principal
A farmer full of deep feelings. Can be doubled with Mr. Weston.
HETTY BATES
Principal
An endearingly annoying chatterbox. Can be tripled with Augusta/Frank’s Aunt.
HENRY WOODHOUSE
Supporting
Emma's hypochondriac father.
PHILIP ELTON
Supporting
A pretentious vicar.
MR. WESTON
Supporting
Anne Taylor Weston's husband. A nice guy! Can be doubled with Robert Martin.
AUGUSTA
Supporting
Elton's obnoxious eventual love interest. Can be tripled with Hetty/Frank’s Aunt.
FRANK'S AUNT
Supporting
Cranky. Sick. Overbearing. Can be tripled with Hetty/Augusta.
THE ENSEMBLE
Ensemble
Gossipy, ever-present. Ensemble size dependent on production.
Instrumentation
A contemporary classical piano trio.
Orchestra Size:
Small
Orchestration for Instruments: