The Nastiest Drink in the World

by  Mark Loewenstern, John Gregor

Full Length Musical  /  2m, 2f, 1boy(s) or girl(s)

Winner! Anna Zorino Award for Children's Playwriting

"This hourlong interactive musical gives children special satisfaction...It's also funny for adults...Children are thrilled to suggest the ingredients." - The New York Times

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The Nastiest Drink in the World

by  Mark Loewenstern John Gregor

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In the kingdom of Baloneya, the law says that King Fredipus is always right - even when he's wrong! When his mistakes start to cause real harm, only a shy peasant girl named Samantha finds the courage to speak up and the ingenuity to set things right. How she does so gives the show its title, as she calls upon the audience to assist her in the hilarious creation of The Nastiest Drink in the World.

This award-winning musical by Mark Loewenstern (Carnality) and John Gregor Pinkalicious The Musical received enthusiastic reviews from The New York Times, NY1 and The Off-Off Broadway Review. Commissioned by the renowned Vital Children's Theatre, its premiere was the best-attended production that theater had ever had, and significantly broadened audiences going forward. A fun, easy-to-produce fable about humility and courage, The Nastiest Drink in the World is a sweet treat for children and adults alike.

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Accolades

  • Winner! Anna Zorino Award for Children's Playwriting

Reviews

"This hourlong interactive musical gives children special satisfaction...It's also funny for adults...Children are thrilled to suggest the ingredients." - The New York Times

"This snazzy musical burst out of the intimate space with raucous, contagious good cheer." - The Off-Off Broadway Review

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Sneeze Attack
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Speak Up, Samantha
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The King is Always Right
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The Nastiest Drink in the World
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Casting

2m, 2f, 1boy(s) or girl(s)
SAMANTHA - a shy young woman.
KING FREDIPUS - a young and spoiled king.
PRIMO - the king's anxious first advisor.
SEGUNDA - the king's overprotective second advisor.
TERTIO - the king's simple-minded third advisor.
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Authors

Mark Loewenstern

Mark Loewenstern, born 15 Nov 1968, studied theater and creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania, Kings College, London and also at The Juilliard School for about six weeks (but that's another story). He has been a three-time finalist for the Heideman Award, and a winner of The Samuel French ...

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John Gregor

John Gregor

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