by Carole King, Maurice Sendak
Full Length Musical / 4m, 2f
From the brilliant minds of Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are)and Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Carole King, Really Rosieis a jewel for children and adults.
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Rosie, the sassiest kid on her block of Brooklyn’s Avenue P, entertains herself and her friends by acting out showbiz fantasies, notably directing and starring in an Oscar-winning movie.
Written by the author and illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are and other popular children’s books, Really Rosie is a jewel for children and adults. Author Maurice Sendak is the winner of a Caldecott Medal, National Book Award, and a National Medal of the Arts. Composer Carole King is the winner of a National Academy of Songwriters Lifetime Achievement Award, a Grammy Trustees Award, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Library of Congress’s Gershwin Award for Popular Song.
"There is such juicy vitality, such insouciant grace, such frolicking exploration of the waist high jungle of childhood [...] You will regret not being able to wrap up a large chunk of the proceedings and take them home with you." - New York Magazine
"Provides more honest fun than most [...] musicals." - Women's Wear Daily
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- Time Period: Present Day
- Setting: The front steps of a Brooklyn home on a hot day in July.
- Musical Style: Classic Broadway
- Vocal Demands: Easy
- Orchestra Size: Small/Combo
- Chorus Size: Small
KATHY - Rosie's sidekick and secretary who longs for her chance in the spotlight
PIERRE - doesn't care and has a major attitude
JOHNNY - Shy and A Bit Nerdy
ALLIGATOR - Kathy's brother who actually belives he is an alligator
CHICKEN SOUP - Rosie's brother who runs away
OTHER ROLES - Rosie, Johnny and Kathy's Mothers and a small chorus of neighborhood kids
- Expandable casting
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Reed (Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone)