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TWELVE MUSICAL PLAYS FOR CHILDREN (BASED ON FAMOUS FAIRY TALES)

By Henry Tobias and David Ormont

Administered for rental and amateur stage rights by Boosey & Hawkes in the UK.



Licensing performances

If you wish to apply to perform the musical, then please send an email to musicals@boosey.com stating the following information only:

1) Name of school/society

2) Where you are (city/town)

3) What you want to perform (Twelve Musical Plays for Children)

4) When you want to perform (if exact dates are not yet known, then please provide the month)

We will then send you an application form by email to complete, along with details of costs involved. Once the form is completed and returned by email, a licence will be emailed to you for signature. Once signed we will be able to send you the music at the date requested on your application form.

Your hire requirements should be submitted on the application form, and details of materials available to hire can be found below.


HIRE MATERIALS AVAILABLE & INSTRUMENTATION
Scored for piano only.
We can provide vocal scores, which also contain the libretto. Please note that the use of a backing track is strictly forbidden


GENERAL
Each Musical Play is about 15 minutes in length and aimed towards children between 4 and 12 years of age.
Each musical contains between 5 to 7 original songs.
Each has a little lesson or morale and have been written so as to elevate and improve children’s ability to understand.
These fairy tales may be used in many ways, in nursery schools and primary schools, with or without the music. Of course the songs add much pleasure derived by the children but the lyrics without the music carry on the story perfectly.


01. Hansel and Gretel – 9 Characters, 5 songs
02. The Emperor’s New Clothes – 7 Characters, 5 songs
03. Rip Van Winkle – 8 Characters, 6 songs (5 + 1 Reprise)
04. Sleeping Beauty – 9 Characters, 5 songs
05. The Pied Piper – 4 Characters, 5 songs
06. Tom Thumb – 11 characters, 6 songs (5 + 1 Reprise)
07. Rapunzel – 6 Characters, 7 songs (6 + 1 Reprise)
08. Beauty And The Beast – 4 Characters, 6 Songs (5 + 1 Reprise)
09. Rumpelstiltskin – 5 Characters, 5 songs
10. The Ugly Duckling – 12 Characters, 6 songs (5 + 1 Reprise)
11. Robin Hood – 6 Characters, 5 Songs
12. William Tell – 6 Characters, 5 Songs


You may perform either one of these musical plays, a selection of them or all twelve.  Please contact us for further information –
musicals@boosey.com


Hansel and Gretel

CHARACTERS
Narrator
Rabbit
Hansel
Gretel
Bullfrog
Deer
Fox
Wolf
Gingerbread Witch

MUSICAL NUMBERS
Big Brother (sung by Hansel)
Two Innocent Babes In The Wood (sung by The Deer)
A House of Gingerbread (sung by Gretel)
There’s A Little Bit Of Good In Ev’ryone (sung by Hansel)
Thanks To Your Kiss (sung by Gingerbread Witch)



The Emperor’s New Clothes

CHARACTERS
Narrator
Prime Minister
Emperor
Cheatum
Foolum
Prime Minister’s Wife
Child

MUSICAL NUMBERS
The Emp’ror’s In His Dressing Room (sung by Narrator)
A Suit Of Rare Design (sung by Cheatum)
There’s No Fool Like A Royal Fool (sung by Cheatum)
Am I Really Going Blind? (sung by Prime Minister)
The Emperor Is Naked (sung by Child)



Rip Van Winkle

CHARACTERS
Rip Van Winkle
Johanna Van Winkle
Narrator
Nicholas Vedder
Dwarf
Stranger
Young Rip Van Winkle
Wolf (a dog)

MUSICAL NUMBERS
In The Space Of Twenty Years (sung by Narrator)
Bless My Wife (sung by Rip Van Winkle)
Oh, Let Me Join Your Game (sung by Rip Van Winkle)
A Nap That Lasted Twenty Years (sung by Rip Van Winkle)
A King, No – The People, Yes!  (sung by Rip Van Winkle)
In The Space Of Twenty Years (reprise) (sung by Rip Van Winkle)



Sleeping Beauty

CHARACTERS
Narrator
Old Fairy
King
Youngest Fairy
Queen
Old Woman
Princess
Prince Peter
Mother


MUSICAL NUMBERS
Little Sleepyhead (sung by Narrator)
The Old Fairy’s Curse (sung by Old Fairy)
Close Your Eyes (sung by Youngest Fairy)
As Beautiful As Mother (sung by Prince Peter)
It Seems Like Yesterday (sung by Princess)



The Pied Piper

CHARACTERS
Mayor
Strauss
Becker
Pied Piper

MUSICAL NUMBERS
Little Ham’lin Town (sung by The Mayor)
The Pied Piper (sung by The Pied Piper)
The Price Is Right (sung by The Pied Piper)
The Piper Must Be Paid (sung by The Pied Piper)
Return Good For Bad (sung by The Pied Piper)



Tom Thumb

CHARACTERS
Narrator
Father Thumb
Wife Thumb
Philip Thumb
John Thumb
Tom Thumb
Ogress
Ogre
Herald
Dr. Mustapha
King


MUSICAL NUMBERS
Seven Sons (sung by Narrator)
Don’t Worry (sung by Tom Thumb)
Out Of The Frying Pan (sung by Philip Thumb)
The Sick Princess (sung by Herald)
Big Things Come In Small Packages (sung by King)
Big Things Come In Small Packages (reprise) (sung by King)



Rapunzel

CHARACTERS
Anna
John
Narrator
Witch
Rapunzel
Prince

MUSICAL NUMBERS
The Pattering Of Little Feet (sung by Anna)
Unhappy I (sung by Rapunzel)
Forever (sung by Prince)
Because You’re Here (sung by Prince)
Where Can You Be? (sung by Prince)
Because You’re Here (reprise) (sung by Rapunzel)
Happy Ending (sung by Prince)



Beauty And The Beast

CHARACTERS
Narrator
Father
Beauty
Beast (later Prince)

MUSICAL NUMBERS
Beauty And The Beast (sung by Narrator)
Bring Me A Rose (sung by Beauty)
The Eyes Of Your Heart (sung by Beast)
Ev’ry Day (sung by Beauty)
You’re Beautiful In Ev’ry Way (sung by Beast)
The Eyes Of Your Heart (reprise) (sung by Prince)



Rumpelstiltskin

CHARACTERS
The Miller
Mary
Narrator
King
Dwarf

MUSICAL NUMBERS
The Miller’s Song (sung by The Miller)
I Don’t Ask Much Of Life (sung by The Miller)
The Spinning Song (sung by The Dwarf)
A Baby Boy (sung by The Dwarf)
Rumpelstiltskin (sung by The Dwarf)



The Ugly Duckling

CHARACTERS
Narrator
Drake
Mother Duck
Big Duckling
Cat
Hen
Farmer
Mother
Bob
Mary
First Swan
Second Swan

MUSICAL NUMBERS
The Baby Duckling (sung by Narrator)
Why Must All Things Be The Same? (sung by Mother Duck)
If Winter Comes (sung by Big Duckling)
We’ve Never Had A Pet (sung by Bob)
Too Much Affection (sung by Mother)
The Baby Duckling (reprise) (sung by Big Duckling)



Robin Hood

CHARACTERS
King Harry
Sheriff of Nottingham
Narrator
Queen Eleanor
Maid Marian
Robin Hood

MUSICAL NUMBERS
A King Is Never Wrong (sung by The Sheriff of Nottingham)
Robin (sung by Maid Marian)
Your Majesty, The Queen (sung by Robin Hood)
No Men (sung by King Harry)
Share! (sung by Robin Hood)



William Tell

CHARACTERS
Narrator
William Tell
Hilda
Walter
Heinrich
Gessler

MUSICAL NUMBERS
The Tale of William Tell (sung by Narrator)
Song of Freedom (sung by William Tell)
Bow To Me (sung by Gessler)
Tell’s Prayer (sung by William Tell)
Discretion Is The Better Part Of Valor (sung by Gessler)



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