Pinnocchio

Musicals

Musicals

Pinnocchio

Cast Requirements
4 Men
2 Women
1 Boy
Small ensemble of adults and children

Fun Fact!

The whole audience joins in singing “DONKEY FEVER”  which was recorded by the “Singing Ringmaster” of the Barnum and Bailey Circus.

The Blue Fairy, who is “blue” because she’s lonely, finds some comfort on a chilly autumn evening with Gepetto.  In return she brings his puppet to life.

Pinocchio keeps trying to get to school, but runs afoul of many misadventures, including an encounter with “Foxy and The Cat.”  At Capalletti’s puppet show he must learn to count in order to be a dancing puppet.  During one exciting chase scene, he finds a note left for him by Gepetto—but he can’t read!  He must rely on one audience member to help him.  Pinocchio almost catches the dreaded “DONKEY FEVER” (This song was recorded by the ringmaster of the Barnum and Bailey Circus), and the puppet and Gepetto are swallowed by the  “Terrible Giant Dogfish. “

Just as Gepetto is about to lose hope, Pinocchio has a wonderful idea. He starts singing the lullaby Gepetto sang to him, to  try to put the fish to sleep.  Pinocchio’s voice is voice is too small by itself, so he asks the audience to sing with him. As the fish snores, Gepetto and Pinocchio swim home. As a reward for his brave and loving heart, Pinocchio is finally turned into a flesh and blood boy. The Blue Fairy is so happy she turns pink!

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Buddy’s Big Day Out

Cast Requirements
3 Men
2 Women
2 Either

This is a musical for anyone, young or old, who cares about animals. Buddy is a fun, rambunctious, puppy. He expects to spend a happy day with his human, Karl. But Karl has to work and leaves Buddy alone. Bored and lonely, Buddy looks out the window. He sees a beautiful girl dog and instantly falls in love. He breaks out of his house and meets Gemma who has been abandoned by her family and is starving on the streets. The two of them are scooped up and taken to a city shelter, overflowing with sweet, loving, lost and unwanted pets.  We (and they) learn of the sad plight of some of these animals, who’s only wish is to have a “forever” home.  Luckily, Buddy is re-united with Karl.  Some of the other animals are adopted, but others are not so lucky.

Music and Lyrics by Carol Weiss
Book by Karole Foreman
Additional songs by Karole Foreman

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Alice!

Cast Requirements
7 Men
4 Women
1 Girl
1 Boy
7 Either (Ensemble may be augmented)

Into the magical, topsy-turvy world of Wonderland we go, as Alice follows the white rabbit.   Nothing is logical and rules change at whim. Come meet the CHESHIRE CAT, the MAD HATTER, the QUEEN, THE CARDS, and a tap-dancing CATERPILLAR who literally falls apart before your very eyes. This fast-paced children’s show is a kaleidoscope of sights and sounds while remaining a very economical production. The songs are a combination of easy rock and traditional musical theatre styles. As with all of Carol Weiss’s musicals, there is a hidden message. Alice, a girl who doesn’t like rules, learns that sometimes rules make life a lot more fun.

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The Adventures of Peter and Wendy

Cast Requirements
6 Men
6 Women
6 or More Children

Every night, Peter and his fairy, Tinkerbell, fly to the window and peer in at the Darling children  But one night Peter talks to them.  His  stories of his magical island, are so irresistable that the children just have to travel there with him! Peter and the children (along with some friendly Indians) do battle with Captain Hook and his band. But wait!  Someone else is looking for Captain Hook. A certain “Madame Crocodile,” a crazed Cajun cook  who has a book of  21 recipes  “How to Prepare Pirate.”  In a beautiful ceremony, the children are inducted into the Indian tribe.  The Pirates capture the children and try to trick Peter into drinking poison! Tinkerbell hears of this terrible plan and saves him by drinking the poison herself! Will Tinkerbell die? Only the audience can save her!  How? By singing a song! The lesson is learned that all children (except perhaps Peter) must eventually grow up.

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Teddy and Harry

Cast Requirements
9 Men
9 Women
Adjustable with doubling

Welcome to Animal High! The Captain of the football team and the fastest runner of all is Hip-Hop Harry Hare, who has an ego to match is talent. On the “nerdy” side is Teddy Tortoise, who doesn’t believe he has to “know his place.” The school is low on funds, and there is a choice between new football uniforms and new books for the library. Teddy devises a scheme to raise money, but Harry and his pals tease and bully the tortoise and the other nerds. So Teddy challenges Harry to the famous race. But Harry doesn’t take it seriously – in fact, he takes a nap! He wakes up and makes a mad dash to the finish line, but it’s too late. Slow-and-steady Teddy wins!

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The Emperor’s Birthday Suit

Cast Requirements
8 Men
2 Women
2 Other

A melding of 3 classic tales – The Emperor’s New Clothes, Stone Soup and The Boy Who Cried Wolf.

The vain Emperor wants a new suit for his birthday. Two swindlers pretend to create a suit that can only be seen by the trustworthy and wise – if one is foolish or dishonest, one will see nothing!

The Emperor pays a fortune in gold and jewels. The boy knows the Emperor is being taken, but no one will believe him, because of the wolf “incident.” On his birthday, the Emperor leads a big parade through town, dressed in his new suit. The townspeople lie and pretend to see the suit, until one child tells the truth – the Emperor is in his underwear! The whole town laugh, and the Emperor realizes he’s been had! He is saved from further embarassment by the boy, who covers him with a Wolf skin!

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