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Ants and The Grasshoppers, The (Musical) - Full Length Musical, Comedy

Ants and The Grasshoppers, The (Musical)

Ross Mihalko, Donna Swift

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

1girl(s), 10m or f, 14boy(s) or girl(s)

ISBN: 9780573701122

With memorable characters, side-splitting silliness and toe-tapping tunes, this Greek musical comedy is the perfect show for any season! When those goof-off grasshoppers arrive in Ancient Greece, the ants discover all the forbidden fun they've been missing, but when Winter arrives, the Queen leaves those good-for-nothing grasshoppers out in the cold and now it's up to Eddie, the Queen's son, to lead a search party and save the colony.

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Description

Full Length Musical

Comedy

Theatre for Young Audiences, Fables/Folktales, Period, Parody / Spoof

60 minutes (1 hour)

Time Period - Greek; Roman & Biblical

Settings Of Play - An anthill in Ancient Greece.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Cutting Approved for Competition

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Fantasy Costumes

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, Shoestring Budget

The Ants and The Grasshoppers - A Greek Musical Comedy is a hilarious twist on the classic Aesop's fable! When those goof-off grasshoppers arrive in Ancient Greece, the ants discover all the forbidden fun they've been missing, but when Winter arrives, the Queen leaves those good-for-nothing grasshoppers out in the cold, and the ants become bored beyond belief and unable to accomplish their precious work!!! Now it's up to Eddie, the Queen's son, to lead a search party to rescue the grasshoppers and save the colony from dying... from boredom! With memorable characters, side-splitting silliness and toe-tapping tunes, this Greek musical comedy is the perfect show for any season!

Also available as a play!

First produced at Oak Bluffs School March of 2009.
Characters

CASTING

1girl(s), 10m or f, 14boy(s) or girl(s)

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Cross gender casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Features Children, Features Teens, Flexible casting, Roles for Children, Room for Extras

CASTING NOTES

Any of these characters can be played by/as boys or girls with the exception of ALEXANDRA, who should be a girl. The cast can include as many or as few non speaking Greek Ant Chorus members as you choose.

CHORUS SIZE

Medium

BETA, THETA, ZETA, PI & MU - The Greek Ant Chorus
EPSILON - The Ant Choral Master
HOP, SKIP & JUMP - Three fun-loving Grasshoppers
OMICRON - The wondrous blind oracle
ALEXANDRA THE GREAT - Queen of the anthill
ALPHA & OMEGA - The Royal Assistants to the Queen
EDDIE - The Queen’s Son (The One in the Eye-patch)
THE STORM - A terrible Winter’s storm
Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Piano Only

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Easy

15 Piano/Vocal Scores
Author(s)
Ross Mihalko

Ross Mihalko

Ross Mihalko is a writer, director, improviser, and lyricist living in Pasadena, California. His works for the stage have been published and performed across the United States, Off Broadway and on Martha’s Vineyard. He has written over 20 plays and 60 songs for children, directed original and existing work in New York and Los Angeles, and most recently created a dance/theater piece based on his ... view full profile

Donna Swift

Donna Swift

Donna Swift is the founder and director of IMP for Kids, a company committed to providing quality theater education and performance opportunities to young people ages 6-21. Since receiving her theater arts degree from Emerson College in 1990, Donna has worked professionally as an actress, stage manager and teaching artist. While working as a teaching artist she met Ross Mihalko and began writing ... view full profile

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