The Musical That Touches Lives & Changes Hearts!  

 

THE TIN CAN SYNOPSIS (Short)

 

Imagine being abandoned, homeless and growing up on the streets? Imagine an eccentric painter who changes your life and the lives of your homeless friends?

Set in the 70's, The Tin Can is the story of the unlikely partnership between a homeless child, a hermit-like artist, a corporate "wanna-be" executive, a talk show host and a very special "Tin Can".

 

THE TIN CAN SYNOPSIS (Longer Version)

 


 

The advertising firm of STEWART & GRAY assigned the new, corporate assistant manager, Dona Shatford the task to re-hire the eccentric, hermit-like, painter/artist Harry Duggin, who resides in the depressed ghetto, to paint a book cover for a new client.

Harry reluctantly accepts the position, on the condition that they find a certain magical “Tin Can” that appeared in one of his dreams. The quest for this the tin can sends Dona and Harry searching through back alleys and garbage cans, which leads them to a homeless boy named Peter Pan. 

Harry insists that Dona hire Peter to model for his painting, holding this special “Tin Can”. The deal is struck and Peter moves in with Harry. The two form an instant friendship.

Later that evening, alone in the living room, Peter takes off his hat and exposes her long hair. [The audience discovers that Peter is a girl named Penny.] 

Months later, after the book is released, Penny’s mother recognizes her daughter on the cover of the book. Harry is arrested for kidnapping. Penny and her mother are reunited. (Mrs. Pandera sings) I NEVER STOPPED LOVING YOU

The news media have field-day frenzy. Book sales soar...while Harry sits alone is an isolated jail cell.
(Harry sings) SAD MUSIC IN MY HEAD

During an appearance on the TV talk show “WE KNOW IT ALL”, Penny and her mother discover the truth about her kidnapping. This new information frees Harry, who then reverts back to his hermit-like lifestyle until he receives a special message (delivered by Dona) from Penny in the “Tin Can”.

*Denotes a primary speaking or singing part.

THE TIN CAN CAST

DESCRIPTION OF THE CHARACTERS

(In order of appearance)

 

HOMELESS PEOPLE 

SHIFTLESS PEOPLE                      

BOB

BUD

MARY     

MARK

PETER/PENNY*

BELL RINGING LADY                          

SAXOPHONE PLAYER                        

LADY WITH SHOPPING BAG           

STOREKEEPER

POLICEMAN A                                     

POLICEMAN B                                       

MAIL PERSON (Man or woman)         

OFFICE PERSONEL                             

MARSHA*

DONA*

MR. ARTHUR STEWART*                  

HARRY*    

MRS. PANDERA*                                  

NEWS REPORTER                               

CORRINE STAR                                      

GAIL MICHAEL*                                   

DIRECTOR    

TINA   

BOY A

BOY B                                                   

All ages, shabbily dressed, dirty looking

Crooks, Ladies of The Evening, Thieves

Elderly homeless man

Young homeless man in a wheelchair

Elderly homeless woman

A homeless boy around 12 yrs.

A homeless girl posing as a boy, around 10 yrs. tough kid

Middle aged lady, eccentric type, has a bell and a Bible

Accomplished Saxophone Player who’s done on his luck

Young lady, snobbish and unkind

Young man, Ambitious, proud man

Middle aged, stern, in control

Young man or woman, the partner, a follower

Easy going, Light hearted

Easy going

Middle aged, mean, snooty, hateful, domineering

Young, career minded, sophisticated, eager, sincere

Older man, corporate boss, kind but stern, expects the best

Young man, eccentric, emotional, kind, weird

Young mother, poor, scared, persistent but kind

Young man or woman, nosy, to the point

Middle aged, wealthy, flamboyant, dazzling

Young woman, to the point, refined

(Stern voice from off stage)

Young woman in early 20’s, brassy, trashy                                                     

Young street kid

An older street kid

                                                                                                                                                                        

*Denotes a primary speaking or singing part.

 

MUSICAL SYNOPSIS OF SCENES
*Click on the arrows to hear a sample of each song below.
 
ACT I
 
SCENE 1:
THE MEAN STREETS…….......Bob, Bud, Mary, Peter & Ensemble
SCENE 2:
BUSY BUSY WORK………………..............Marsha
                 
SCENE 3:
GOING NOWHERE…..Shopping Bag Lady, Peter & Ensemble
SCENE 4:
WOULDN’T YOU LIKE TO BE.........................Dona

  

SCENE 5:
THE TIN CAN……………..………… Harry & Dona

            

SCENE 6:
IF I HAD A HOME…………………. Peter/Penny

 

 

ACT II

 

SCENE 1:
WOULDN’T YOU LIKE TO BE (REPRISE)………. Dona  
SCENE 2:
TRY TO REPLACE ME……………................................ Marsha

SCENE 3:
On a busy sidewalk at a magazine stand.

 
SCENE 4:
I NEVER STOPPED LOVING YOU………Mrs. Pendera & Peter/Penny

SCENE 5:
On a sidewalk outside of The Hampton Coffee House.

 
SCENE 6:
SAD MUSIC IN MY HEAD ……………………….. Harry

SCENE 7:
WE KNOW IT ALL (JINGLE)……………………….. TV Trio

SCENE 8:

THE TIN CAN (REPRISE) …………………………………………Harry  

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