The Tales of Custard the Dragon

by  Brad Ross, Mary Hall Surface, Danny Whitman, Ogden Nash

Full Length Musical  /  4m, 2f

"A masterful musical adaptation of Nash's classic that will delight both the young and the young at heart!" - Derek Gordon, Vice-President for Education (92 - 04), Kennedy Center

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    4m, 2f
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    Theatre for Young Audiences

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Based on The Tale of Custard the Dragon and Custard the Dragon and the Wicked Knight by Ogden Nash. Join Custard the Dragon and his friends as they embark on a musical journey in which a most unlikely hero finds true courage. Based on the whimsical stories by Ogden Nash, this musical tale follows the exploits of young Belinda and her three boastfully brave pets, Mustard the Dog, Ink the Cat, and Blink the Mouse, and one not-so-brave dragon, Custard. Yet when Belinda is confronted first by a fearsome pirate and then a wicked knight, it's Cowardly Custard who comes to the rescue. Audiences will treasure Custard's discovery that you can be brave, even when you are afraid -- Real courage comes from love. Audiences ages 5 and above will delight in this family musical commissioned and originally produced by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.

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Reviews

"A masterful musical adaptation of Nash's classic that will delight both the young and the young at heart!" - Derek Gordon, Vice-President for Education (92 - 04), Kennedy Center

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  • The Tales of Custard the Dragon - Full Production
  • The Tales of Custard the Dragon - Full Production
  • The Tales of Custard the Dragon - Trailer
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  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only

Song Samples

Spread Your Wings sung by Custard and Belinda
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Mouse sung by Blink the Mouse
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Cowardly sung by Custard
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I Saved the Day sung by Ink the Cat
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4m, 2f
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Brad Ross

Brad Ross, winner of the Richard Rodgers Development Grant, is a composer of Musical Theater, Pop and Classical music. His musicals and orchestral works have been performed worldwide. Musical Theatre: Three Musicals published by Samuel French. LITTLE BY LITTLE premiered Off-Broadway at The York The ...

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Mary Hall Surface

Mary Hall Surface

Danny Whitman

Danny Whitman

Ogden Nash

One of the most widely appreciated and imitated writers of light verse, Frediric Ogden Nash was born in Rye, New York, in 1902. Nash's first published poems began to appear in the New Yorker around 1930. His first collection of poems, Hard Lines, was published in 1931. Nash considered himself a "worsifier." Am ...

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Originally produced by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

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