Full Length Musical
Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences, Christmas/Holiday, Faith-based
Time Period - Present Day
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences
Elementary School / Primary, Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Outdoor, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, Church / Religious Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Nominee! Drama Desk Award!
Douglas J. Cohen is the recepient of the Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theatre Songwriting
Based on the international best-selling book by Stuart Hample and Eric MarshallInspired by the international bestseller of the same name, Children's Letters To God
is a musical that follows the lives of five young friends as they voice beliefs, desires, questions and doubts common to all people but most disarmingly expressed by children. Sixteen tuneful songs and assorted scenes (some based on actual letters) explore timeless issues such as sibling rivalry, divorce, holidays, loss of a beloved pet, the trials of being unathletic and first love. This entertaining show carries a universal message which crosses the boundaries of age, geography, and religion.
As in the best-selling book, the musical is not specifically religious in nature. It's about kids and various events in their lives that lead them to ask a lot of questions -- some funny, some serious, some surprising.
"Children's Letters to God has a sweet, warm heart, the appealing lyrics of Douglas J. Cohen and the music of David Evans [both Drama Desk nominees], and the innate humor of its source material [by Stuart Hample]." - The New York Times
"Whimsical and charming family-oriented production about the innocent joys and sometimes simple sorrows of growing up." - New York Daily News
"Looking for a show for kids AND adults? This one might be the answer to your prayers!" - WCBS TV
"Clever, funny and musically hip!" - Broadwayworld.com
"Cheery and uplifting as a live-action Charlie Brown special!" - New York Post
"FIRST-CLASS LETTERS! Delightful, funny, and touching stage adaptation!" - Dallas Morning News
"A heartfelt, high energy GEM!" - Cape Cod Times
Two world premieres at Lyric Stage of Dallas and Harwich Junior Theatre, both of which garnered rave reviews. The New York Premiere at Lamb's Theatre enjoyed a six-month, off-Broadway run.