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Stop the World - I Want to Get Off

Set against the backdrop of a circus, the show focuses on Littlechap, from the moment of his birth to his death. Each time something unsatisfactory happens, he calls out 'Stop the world!' and addresses the audience. After being born, going through school, and finding work as a tea-boy, his first major step towards improving his lot is to marry Evie, his boss's daughter, after getting her pregnant out of wedlock. Saddled with the responsibilities of a family, he is given a job in his father-in-law's factory. He has two daughters, Susan and Jane, but truly longs for a son. He allows his growing dissatisfaction with his existence to lead him into the arms of various women in his business travels—Russian official Anya, German domestic Ilse, and American cabaret singer Ginnie—as he searches for something better than he has. He becomes rich and successful, and is elected to public office. Only in his old age does he realize that what he always had—the love of his wife— was more than enough to sustain him. Evie dies, however, and writing his memoirs, Littlechap comes to terms with his own selfishness. At the moment of his death, however, he watches his second daughter give birth to a son. When the boy nearly dies, Littlechap intervenes, and allows Death to take him instead. He then mimes his own birth, beginning the cycle once again.

Music By - Leslie Bricusse | Lyrics By - Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley | Stage Date - 1962


Individual Folios

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Gonna Build a Mountain : SATB : Norman Leyden : Leslie Bricusse : Stop the World - I Want to Get Off : 00378870 : 073999788709 : 0634024558

Norman Leyden : Gonna Build a Mountain

Available: SATB, SSA, SA, TTBB.

Arranger: Norman Leyden | Composer: Leslie Bricusse | Musical: Stop the World - I Want to Get Off

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00378870


Gonna Build A Mountain : SA : Norman Leyden : Leslie Bricusse : Stop the World - I Want to Get Off : Sheet Music : 00378871 : 073999855388 : 0634024566

Norman Leyden : Gonna Build A Mountain

Available: SATB, SSA, SA, TTBB.

Arranger: Norman Leyden | Composer: Leslie Bricusse | Musical: Stop the World - I Want to Get Off

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Voicing: SA | Sheet Music | $1.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00378871


Gonna Build A Mountain : TTBB : Norman Leyden : Leslie Bricusse : Stop the World - I Want to Get Off : Sheet Music : 00378872 : 073999788723 : 0634024574

Norman Leyden : Gonna Build A Mountain

Available: SATB, SSA, SA, TTBB.

Arranger: Norman Leyden | Composer: Leslie Bricusse | Musical: Stop the World - I Want to Get Off

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00378872


Gonna Build A Mountain : SSA : Norman Leyden : Leslie Bricusse : Stop the World - I Want to Get Off : Sheet Music : 00378925 : 073999789256 : 0634025023

Norman Leyden : Gonna Build A Mountain

Available: SATB, SSA, SA, TTBB.

Arranger: Norman Leyden | Composer: Leslie Bricusse | Musical: Stop the World - I Want to Get Off

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00378925


Gonna Build a Mountain : 2-Part : Mac Huff : Leslie Bricusse : Stop the World - I Want to Get Off : Sheet Music : 08621238 : 073999122718

Mac Huff : Gonna Build a Mountain

From the classic 1962 Broadway Musical by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley this is an upbeat show stopper in a great arrangement for kids. Available 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:30

Arranger: Mac Huff | Composer: Leslie Bricusse | Musical: Stop the World - I Want to Get Off

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08621238


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