Caddie Woodlawn

Caddie Woodlawn

by: Tom Shelton, Susan C. Hunter

by: Tom Shelton, Susan C. Hunter

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Caddie Woodlawn

Caddie Woodlawn

by: Tom Shelton, Susan C. Hunter

by: Tom Shelton, Susan C. Hunter

Overview

Carol Ryrie Brink’s Newbery Award-winning novel, Caddie Woodlawn, is brought to exuberant life as a musical. Caddie (the iconic, high-spirited Wisconsin pioneer girl beloved by generations of readers) leads her willing siblings in a series of thrilling adventures, not always with the approval of her traditional Bostonian mother. Her father, however, encourages her antics, that she might thrive amidst the new, tougher ways of the West. In a dramatic climax, Caddie single-handedly diffuses a potentially deadly clash between the terrified settlers and the local Dakota tribe through a daring and dangerous act. But her action only deepens her conflict with her mother. Ultimately, Caddie learns invaluable lessons about reconciling the head-strong child she’s been, and the responsible adult she is soon to be. Through it all, the sacredness of tradition – passed from one generation to the next – is powerfully dramatized. As one wise friend tells Caddie: “Families – they’re our link to forever, lass."

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Details

  • Genre: Adventure, Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Time Period: 19th Century, Wild West, American Civil War Era
  • Cast Attributes: Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Features Children, Features Teens, Flexible casting, Roles for Children, Room for Extras, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Parts for Senior Actors
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

Tom Shelton

Tom Shelton is an accomplished writer, composer, musical director, teacher and actor. He is the author along with long-time collaborator Susan Hunter, of the award winning musical Caddie Woodlawn and The Boy Who Ruled the Moon and the Sun, commissioned by the San Diego Opera. He has also written a series of successful ...

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Susan C. Hunter

Susan C. Hunter

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