The Golden Grotto

by  Cleve Haubold, James Hitt

Short Play, Comedy  /  4m, 6f

A classic legend is turned upside down. Through the spell of a bumbling magician, a happy frog is transformed into a shy prince with a head cold. Princess Blanda and her hand maidens lose a golden ball in the grotto. This infuriates her father, King Ludwig, and involves everyone in a riotous series …

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 6f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fantasy, Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • UIL Approved
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Children (Age 6 - 10)

Additional Info

A classic legend is turned upside down. Through the spell of a bumbling magician, a happy frog is transformed into a shy prince with a head cold. Princess Blanda and her hand maidens lose a golden ball in the grotto. This infuriates her father, King Ludwig, and involves everyone in a riotous series of misadventures as they attempt to retrieve the ball, calm the king and correct the wizard's increasingly confused conjuring. The witless wizard, a worried nurse maid, a kindly uncle sort of dragon and a Valkyrie join in the adventure, which ends with a surprising series of magical transformations and a joyous finale.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Elementary School / Primary
  • Jr High/Primary
  • Community Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Setting: A grotto under King Ludwig's castle.
  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music
  • Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes

Casting

4m, 6f

SIEGFRIED WAGNER - the dragon

KING LUDWIG - a cheap monarch

PRINCESS BLANDA - his daughter

PRINCE BRACKO - the prince frog

THE GREAT ZAUBERFINGER - resident wizard

HILDEGARDE LOCH - the nice monster

HETTA, GRETTA, & ETTA - BLANDA's handmaidens

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Rehearsal Resources

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Full Package

All necessary music materials can be found at the back of the acting edition. 

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Authors

Cleve Haubold

Cleve Haubold

James Hitt

James Hitt

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