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Boy Called Lizard, A - Full Length Musical, Drama

Boy Called Lizard, A

James J. Mellon, Scott DeTurk, Dennis Covington

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Full Length Musical, Drama

8m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573698835

Book by James J. Mellon
Music and Lyrics by James J. Mellon and Scott DeTurk
Based on the 1991 Delacorte Prize-winning and best selling book by Dennis Covington
"Impressive...Every bit as sweeping and panoramic as anything on Broadway!" – Variety
"A wistful coming-of-age odyssey with shades of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain." – Backstage West
This musical revolves around a boy named Lucius Sims. With his sea-green eyes more displaced than most people's and a nose deformed at birth, Lucius, or "Lizard" as he is called by his friends at the Leesville State School for Retarded Boys, looks and feels like a freak due to his reptilian features. So when Callahan, a shoe salesman from up North arrives and claims to be his father, Lizard takes a chance.

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Description

Full Length Musical

Drama

Adaptations (Literature)

Winner! 2012 AATE Distinguished Play Award, Best Adaptation
This musical revolves around a boy named Lucius Sims. With his sea-green eyes more displaced than most people's and a nose deformed at birth, Lucius, or "Lizard" as he is called by his friends at the Leesville State School for Retarded Boys, looks and feels like a freak due to his reptilian features. So when Callahan, a shoe salesman from up North arrives and claims to be his father, Lizard takes a chance. Believing that his father is dead, he escapes from his miserable life at the reformatory into the madcap world of Callahan's traveling theater troupe and their ragtag production of Shakespeare's The Tempest. His journey with the charismatic yet brooding Callahan is at the heart of this deeply affecting story as Lizard touches the lives of all that know him and in his search to find a real "home," Lizard just might find a world in which he can truly be accepted and set his spirit free.

"Impressive...Every bit as sweeping and panoramic as anything on Broadway! – Variety

"This production shines. It's a wistful coming-of-age odyssey with shades of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain." – Backstage West

"Outstanding! Very touching! This entire show is resplendent with heart, soul and captivating music." –ReviewPlays.com

Characters

CASTING

8m, 5f

CALLAHAN
LUCIUS SIMMS (LIZARD)
MISS COOLEY
ANTON BROUSSARD
BUS DRIVER
NURSE BARMORE
WALRUS
RICARDO
MIKE
MR. TINKER
SALLY
HOMER
KNUTE
RAIN
PREACHER JONES
WANDA
EDDIE
RHONDA
BARTENDER
ROBERT HOWELL
RONNIE
MIRANDA
WOMAN
BESS

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SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Small/Combo

14 Piano/Conductor 
Drums & Percussion
Guitar/Banjo
Secondary keyboard
Bass
Harmonica
Author(s)

Other James J. Mellon titles:

Scott DeTurk

Scott DeTurk

Scott DeTurk graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor of Music in composition. He has lived in Los Angeles, New York, Denver and the San Francisco area, where he has worked extensively in theater, film, television and recording, as a composer, lyricist, arranger, orchestrator and musical director. Scott's publishing catalogue includes: A Boy Called ... view full profile

Other Scott DeTurk titles:

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Liana Avdalyan 2/14/2013 3:10 PM

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