Once Upon a Brutebeast

by  Karen Boettcher-Tate

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  16boy(s) or girl(s)

The trolls are a happy lot. They consider big feet, big paunches and big noses signs of great beauty. Unfortunately, there is one among them - Merca - who looks just like a pretty young human female, and her appearance is deeply troubling to the forest people.

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Once Upon a Brutebeast

by  Karen Boettcher-Tate

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    16boy(s) or girl(s)
  • Duration

    Duration

    75 Minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fantasy, Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

The trolls are a happy lot. They consider big feet, big paunches and big noses signs of great beauty. Unfortunately, there is one among them - Merca - who looks just like a pretty young human female, and her appearance is deeply troubling to the forest people. Their only other problem is the Brutebeast, a monstrous monster who dines on trolls with great gusto. One day, the worst happens, and Merca is abducted and carried off for the monster's meal. Jason charges off to the rescue, and finds an unlikely ally in the old witch, Mabel. Catchy tunes with clever lyrics only add to the fun!
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Elementary School / Primary
  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Church / Religious Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 75 Minutes
  • Setting: The Mickle Valley, home of trolls and other strange beings.
  • Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes

Music

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

Casting

16boy(s) or girl(s)
PUTNAME GOOPER SULLIVAN PURR – Middle-aged male troll
ROSEBELLA SINGLEMOSS CALVESFOOT PURR – His wife
JUNIOR PUTNAM PURR – Their genius son
PUTNAM JUNIOR PURR – His brother
MERCA CARROT TRUNDLEBERRY ALEXANA PURR – His sister. Looks like a beautiful human and not a troll at all
UNCLUE RUPERT – Elderly troll
AUNT MINNIE – His wife, a society troll
TROLL 1
TROLL 2
TROLL 3
TROLL 4
JAKE TROLL – The smallest and youngest troll
BUD TROLL – A hippie
JASON CABBAGE CHERRY ALEXANDER FURR – Suitor to Merca
BRUTEBEAST - Yuck
MABEL THE WITCH – Your classic
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Cast Attributes

  • Flexible casting
  • Room for Extras

Casting Notes

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Karen Boettcher-Tate

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