A (Tooth) Fairy Tale

by  Rick Hip-Flores, Ben H. Winters

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  4m, 4f

A boy named Samuel is tired of his life: It's nothing but rules, rules, and more rules! So when Sammy meets the Tooth Fairy, and she confesses that she's bored with her own life and wishes she could be just a regular lady, the two arrange a swap. 

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    4m, 4f
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    • Appropriate for all audiences

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A boy named Samuel is tired of his life: It's nothing but rules, rules, and more rules! So when Sammy meets the Tooth Fairy, and she confesses that she's bored with her own life and wishes she could be just a regular lady, the two arrange a swap. Samuel becomes the new Tooth Fairy, and the Tooth Fairy heads off to make her way in New York City. Soon Samuel is zipping around the night sky, revolutionizing the tooth biz, while the Fairy joyfully takes in the glories of the Upper West Side, and everyone is happy...for a little while. Soon Samuel, tempted by a scheming Local Newscaster, starts ignoring the rules of the Tooth Fairy game, and (even worse) decides he's too much of a big shot for his very best friends Allison. Meanwhile, after a few brushes (no pun intended) with the hard realities of city living, The Tooth Fairy is ready to switch back, too. But can it be that simple? A (Tooth) Fairy Tale is a musical comedy filled with fairy dust, bright shiny quarters, and maybe just a small molar – sorry, moral – about being true to who you really are.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre
  • Youth/Camp Programs

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: Several locations.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes

Music

  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only

Casting

4m, 4f

SAMUEL VASOUVIAN - A very smart, very imaginative ten-year-old who is tired of his boring, rule-bound existence. Bright, clever, and enthusiastic.
THE TOOTH FAIRY - A magical, mystical fairy who flies around the world collecting teeth. She’s very proper, may or may not have just the hint of a British accent, and is (naturally) a bit other-worldly.

MAN 1 
SAMMY’S DAD - The very model of a busy modern dad, loving but firm. Occasionally a bit condescending.
THE NEWSCASTER - a smug, smarmy, self-important local newscaster
GUY IN NEWSSTAND - a surly New Yorker
THE BOOGEYMAN - surprisingly shy and soft-spoken

WOMAN 1
ALLISON - Sammy’s best friend, really smart and really kind
THE EASTER BUNNY - in a giant bunny suit, eating a carrot; voice and demeanor are surprisingly gruff

MAN 2
MYSTERIOUS LARGE FIGURE - a dark, brooding, mysterious entity; not scary, exactly, but enigmatic; later revealed to be Santa Claus
TED - a hapless assistant to the Newscaster
EVEN MEANER BANK TELLER - even meaner than the Mean Bank Teller
CONSTRUCTION WORKER - Curt, business-like

WOMAN 2

WOMAN 2
MYSTERIOUS SMALL FIGURE - the Mysterious Large Figure’s sidekick; later revealed to be Mr. Peepers, Santa’s Chief Assistant Elf
SHEILA - a hapless assistant to the Newscaster
MRS. BUZZTHISTLE - cantankerous 70-something schoolteacher
A MEAN BANK TELLER - Not quite as mean as the Even Meaner Bank Teller
LEPRECHAUN - short, plucky, green-clad

WOMAN 3
SAM’S MOM - The very model of a busy modern mom, loving but firm. Occasionally a bit condescending.
WAITRESS - sassy, tired, seen-it-all before
WALL STREET LADY - rushed, business-like
POLICEWOMAN - stern, law-enforcing, later revealed to be an outer-space alien
HALLOWEEN WITCH - a classic witch, with pointy hat and cackle

MYSTERIOUS SMALL FIGURE: the Mysterious Large Figure’s sidekick;later revealed to be Mr. Peepers, Santa’s Chief Assistant ElfSHEILA: a hapless assistant to the NewscasterMRS. BUZZTHISTLE: cantankerous 70-something schoolteacherA MEAN BANK TELLER: Not quite as mean as the Even Meaner Bank TellerLEPRECHAUN: short, plucky, green-clad

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Cast Attributes

  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Expandable casting

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9 Piano/Vocal Scores

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Authors

Rick Hip-Flores

Rick Hip-Flores has written music and lyrics to Neon Mirage (Humana Festival, 2006), My New York (Vital Theater), Dido and Aeneas (Prospect Theater), and the Columbia Varsity Show. He has also composed scores for Tartuffe and As You Like It (Worth S ...

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Ben H.  Winters

Ben H. Winters

A (Tooth) Fairy Tale premiered at the Vital Children's Theater in New York City in January 2008 under the direction of Linda Ames Key.

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