Cinderella's Mice

by  Justin Warner, Ben Morss

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  2m, 4f, 1m or f

"Subverts other fairy-tale conventions... An enjoyable score, with a funny tango and a ballad of "Fame" proportions... This show finds a way for Spencer to behave selflessly and have his feast (and eat it too)." - The New York Times

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 4f, 1m or f
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Theatre for Young Audiences, Fables/Folktales, Parody / Spoof
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Young Children (Age 2 - 5)
    • Children (Age 6 - 10)

Additional Info

Meet Spencer: a little mouse with big dreams. He's got exciting plans for the royal ball just like his friend Cinderella. In Spencer's case, he hopes to sneak into the ball and eat all the food on the buffet. But when Cinderella's fairy godmother turns Spencer and his sister Mitzi into horses, mouse and human dreams collide! How will Spencer sneak into the ball now? And will Spencer's crazy improvising make or break Cinderella's big night with the Prince? A fresh, frivolous take on a time-honored fairy tale, Cinderella's Mice shows that even the smallest characters in a story can make a big difference, and that being a good friend can bring great rewards.

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Reviews

REVIEWS

"Subverts other fairy-tale conventions... An enjoyable score, with a funny tango and a ballad of Fame" proportions... This show finds a way for Spencer to behave selflessly and have his feast (and eat it too)." - The New York Times

"An entertaining new take on the Cinderella story... Novel and original... Plenty of fun." - Off-Off Broadway Review

"Plenty for kids and parents to enjoy... The show's a delight." - Big Apple Parent

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Tours

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: Not Applicable
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Setting:

    Multiple locations suggested by minimal sets.

  • Additional Features: No intermission, Physical Comedy
  • Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway, Pop/Rock, Contemporary Broadway
  • Vocal Demands: Easy
  • Orchestra Size: Large
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Song Samples

Greatest Night of My Life
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Eat the Buffet
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We're Gonna Do It
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Come to Mona
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I Could Help
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(This Girl Is) Better Than Food
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Casting

2m, 4f, 1m or f

SPENCER - Plucky, determined mouse
MITZI - His sensible sister, a bit of a miitary attitude
CINDERELLA - Their longtime friend
WICKED STEPMOTHER - Cinderella's stepmother
MONA - Cinderella's stepsister
WHINA - Cinderella's other stepsister
PRINCE - A regular guy, in over his head
DOORMEN
DELIVERY PERSON
CHEF

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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Cross gender casting
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Drag performance
  • Expandable casting
  • Flexible casting
  • Multicultural casting
  • Room for Extras

Casting Notes

The several doormen are played by one actor who doubles as the Prince, the delivery person is doubled by the Stepmother, and the Chef is doubled by Mona. Mona was originially played by a man in drag, but this is not essential.

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Full Package

12 piano/vocal scores
Accompaniment CD.

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Authors

Justin Warner

Justin Warner is a playwright, lyricist, and freelance writer based in New York City. His plays have been produced in over 25 cities, including NYC, London, LA, DC, and San Francisco. He is a member of the BMI Musical Theater Workshop, and a winner of its Jerry Harrington Award for Outstanding Creative ...

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Ben Morss

Ben Morss earned his doctorate in composition at the University of California at Davis.  He has played piano and arranged for platinum-selling bands such as Cake and Wheatus. His playing was used in the films Sidewalks of New York and L.I.E.  His band, Onward Chariots, ...

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2006, McGinn-Cazale Theatre, Vital Theater Company, NYC 

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