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Another Tortoise, Another Hare - Full Length Musical, Comedy

Another Tortoise, Another Hare

Richard Felnagle, John Mucci

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

7m, 7f, 1boy(s) or girl(s)

ISBN: 9780573691751

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Richard Felnagle and John Mucci
Aesop the Owl narrates and then continues the story of the famous race in this very up-to-date adaptation. The original tortoise and hare have children. Tommy Tortoise grows up as the child of a celebrity, and Harriet Hare grows up the child of an outcast.

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Description

Full Length Musical

Comedy

Fantasy, Adventure, Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences, Fables/Folktales

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - An abstract representation of a forest; there are added features such as animal cages, a road, and suggested dwellings of two of the characters.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Physical Comedy, Play w/ Music, Puppetry, Special Effects

Exterior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Elaborate / High Volume Costumes, Fantasy Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Church / Religious Groups

Aesop the Owl narrates and then continues the story of the famous race in this very up-to-date adaptation. The original tortoise and hare have children. Tommy Tortoise grows up as the child of a celebrity, and Harriet Hare grows up the child of an outcast; and strangely, these children are united in friendship by the way fate has shaped their lives. But other forest creatures are not happy with the outcome of the original race their parents ran. Tommy and Harriet are eventually turned against each other and coerced into running their parents' old race over again, encountering a highway full of singing automobiles, a flood and worst of all: two human children. Songs include "Take It Slow," "Do It Now," "Winners and Losers," and "The Raspberry Song."
Another Tortoise, Another Hare was first presented by the West T. Hill Community Theatre, Inc., in Danville, Kentucky, on October 31, 1986. It was directed by Richard Felnagle.
Characters

CASTING

7m, 7f, 1boy(s) or girl(s)

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Expandable casting, Features Children, Features Teens, Flexible casting, Roles for Children, Room for Extras, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CASTING NOTES

Plus optional Chorus. Includes two large 'human' puppets. If desired the actors playing Rod and Sam may also double the roles, respectively, of the Sunflower and Marjorie. The actors playing Art and Gwen may double the roles of Rocco and Lefty. The roles of the four automobiles (Mercedes, Chevy, Ford, and Kay) may be doubled by the actors playing the two tortoises and the two hares. In this way, the play may be performed with a minimum cast of 15 actors.

CHORUS SIZE

Medium

AESOP THE OWL - a real old-timer, cracker-barrel philosopher, and the forest's resident historian
TABATHA TORTOISE - winner of the famous race
TILDA TORTOISE - her daughter
TOMMY TORTOISE - her son
HOWARD HARE - loser of the famous race
HARRIET HARE - his daughter
REGINA THE SKUNK - a mature skunk-of-the-world with a bad self-image
ROD AND SAM - two tough street frogs
ART AND GWEN - two upwardly-mobile robins
MERCEDES, CHEVY, FORD, AND KAY - four automobiles with a taste for running over animals on the road
MARJORIE - a pack rat bag-lady
THE SUNFLOWER - an arrogant decoration; Marjorie's pride and joy
ROCCO AND LEFTY - two raccoons, a couple of hardened prison inmates
CHORUS - various tortoises, hares, and other critters
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SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Large

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

16 Piano/Vocal Scores
Author(s)

Other Richard Felnagle titles:

John Mucci

John Mucci

John Mucci graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University, where he wrote and composed eleven musical plays with co-author Richard Felnagle. His musical, Another Tortoise, Another Hare, coauthored with Felnagle, is published by Samuel French.He is also the author of several plays for the stage as well as radio and has been performed internationally. For 21 years he wrote, produced and ... view full profile

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