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Selfish Giant, The (Walter) - Short Musical, Dramatic Comedy

Selfish Giant, The (Walter)

Kristin Walter, Larisa Bryski

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Short Musical, Dramatic Comedy

4m, 5f

ISBN: 9780874402445

Book by Kristin Walter
Music and Lyrics by Larisa Bryski
Based on the story by Oscar Wilde
"The Selfish Giant is a kids' show, but the theme is universal. Its simple message may influence your child, but its effect on you may be refreshingly unexpected." - The Tribeca Tribune

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Piano / Vocal Music

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Description

Short Musical

Dramatic Comedy

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

60 minutes (1 hour)

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - The Giant's garden.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission, Play w/ Music

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences, Young Children (Age 2 - 5), Children (Age 6 - 10), Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Elementary School / Primary, Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

When four bored children decide to play in the Giant's garden, they are in for a nasty surprise. The Giant builds a fence to keep them out, and threatens anyone who tries to come in. But when winter comes and sees that no one is having any fun, it decides to stay forever. It's up to the new girl in town to take down the fence and teach the Giant a lesson in friendship.

"The Selfish Giant is a kids' show, but the theme is universal. Its simple message may influence your child, but its effect on you may be refreshingly unexpected." - The Tribeca Tribune

"Kristin Walter's charming adaptation of Oscar Wilde's fairy tale about a giant who builds a wall around his garden so no children can play there is as relevant for millennial children as it was to Wilde's Victorian readers." - Off-Off Broadway Review

"Larisa Bryski's songs will delight theatergoers 3 to 9 years old." - The New York Times

The Selfish Giant was originally produced by Peninsula Youth Theatre. A subsequent production was held at Vital Theatre Company. The final version premiered at the celebrated and critically-acclaimed Manhattan Children's Theatre.
Characters

CASTING

4m, 5f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting, Expandable casting, Features Children, Flexible casting, Roles for Children

CASTING NOTES

Can be cast with 4 males and 5 females or 2 males and 3 females with doubling.

WINNIE - A mischevious young girl
BETH - Sweet young girl
MAX -  A rambunctious young man
SARAH - A kind young girl
THE GIANT -  A selfish old man
SNOW -  A glamorous female
FROST -  A movie star type male
NORTH WIND -  A Rat Pack type
HAIL -  A dumb blonde

Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Piano Only

MUSICAL STYLE

Pop/Rock

VOCAL DEMANDS

Easy

10 Piano/Vocal Scores
Author(s)
Kristin Walter

Kristin Walter

Kristin Walter is the author of The Selfish Giant, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, The Elves and the Shoemaker, and The Last of the Dragons, among others. Her work has been seen at Vital Theatre Company, Peninsula Youth Theatre, Arizona Broadway Theatre, the Jersey Arts Centre (UK), and Manhattan Children’s Theatre. A committed advocate for children’s theatre, Ms. Walter has toured as an actress and ... view full profile

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