Rumpelstiltskin (Larson/Kuder)

by  Grimm Brothers, Peter Larson, Edna Kuder

Short Musical, Comedy  /  20m or f, 20boy(s) or girl(s)

This humorous and enchanting musical brings the classic story to life with delightful songs, dancing, clever dialogue, and even some audience participation. The spirited songs by an awarding winning composer whose works have been recorded by Dionne Warwick and Bette Midler are provided with simple p…

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    20m or f, 20boy(s) or girl(s)
  • Duration

    Duration

    40 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

This humorous and enchanting musical brings the classic story to life with delightful songs, dancing, clever dialogue, and even some audience participation. The spirited songs by an awarding winning composer whose works have been recorded by Dionne Warwick and Bette Midler are provided with simple piano accompaniment. This musical is perfect for elementary school classes to perform or for children's theater groups, ages 6 12. Its an absolute charmer for parents or any audience. Cast size may be expanded to as many as 40 and the physical production may be simple or elaborate as conditions permit.
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Reviews

"Suffice it to say that author Jeff Goode and composer Jonathan Price… are an astonishingly talented team." - The Bar Harbor Times

Keywords

Fairy Tales

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Elementary School / Primary
  • Jr High/Primary

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Not Applicable
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Setting: Rumplestilskin is a simple setting of the classic story. Set in a fantasy land, costumes and setting can be simple, even made by the students themselves, or elaborate.
  • Additional Features: Audience Participation/Interactive, No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Vocal Demands: Easy
  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only
  • Chorus Size: Medium

Casting

20m or f, 20boy(s) or girl(s)
All characters are played by children. Songs are melodic and easy to learn. Dialogue is appropriate for elementary school children grades 1 to 4.
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Cast Attributes

  • Roles for Children

Casting Notes

Large flexible casting, ideal for school classes grades one through four.

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22 Piano/Vocal Scores

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Authors

 Grimm Brothers

Grimm Brothers

Peter Larson

Peter Larson is co-composer of the off-Broadway Musical Brownstone, winner of the 1984 Richard Rogers Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Songs by Mr. Larson and lyricist Josh Rubins have been recorded by Dionne Warwick, Bette Midler, Michael Crawford, Liz Callaway an ...

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Edna Kuder

Edna Kuder

First produced in 1993 at Montrose Elementary School, Bexley, Ohio.

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