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CHILDREN'S OPERAS: Barrngton Bunny

 

BARRINGTON BUNNY

 
 

a children’s musical based on the tale by Martin Bell
libretto by Michael Lerner and Jennifer Schlusberg
lyrics and music by Susan Hulsman Bingham

 
 

CAST:

 

five treble soloists, treble chorus: Barrington Bunny, Wolf, Wolf's Other Voice, Everit the Baby Mouse, Everit's Mother, four Narrators, and variable groups of Mice, Squirrels, and Beavers

ACCOMPANIMENT:

 

piano

CHORUS:

 

treble chorus are all acting parts

DANCE:

 

simple group dances

PROPS:

 

minimal, using whatever you have

SOURCE OF TEXTS:

 

libretto by Michael Lerner and Jennifer Schlusberg based on the tale by Martin Bell

LANGUAGE:

 

English

MUSICAL STYLE:

 

tonal, melodic, lyrical

SCENES:

 

five

SOUND CLIP :
  Click here for a sound clip from a live performance by the Foote School Summer Theater Program

DURATION:

 

thirty minutes

REVIEW:

 

" . . a heart-winning Christmas tale. . . . Melodic lines are fresh and the piano accompaniment cleverly supports the action." Douglas Wayland, OPERA FOR YOUTH NEWS

PREMIER:

 

Foote School Summer Theater Program, New Haven, CT, 1989

 

SYNOPSIS

 

It is Christmas Eve. Barrington Bunny is all alone, without family or friends. As he tries to find his way home in deep snow, he is attracted to parties given by happy squirrel, beaver and mouse families. He asks if he may join them, but they do not invited him in. In his despair, he sits down and cries in the snow. A great Wolf appears and given him some loving advice which Barrington carries out -- with profoundest happy results.

 

Composer's comment: a gentle tale with a heartwarming message.

 


Piano/vocal/percussion score: $58. Price includes shipping and handling within the U.S. Price also includes performing rights and permission to make sufficient copies for cast and accompanists for one group or company for one season.

Piano/vocal/percussion score in PDF format to be sent over the internet: $20. Price includes performing rights and permission to make sufficient copies for cast and accompanists for one group or company for one season.


DVD available which includes libretto: $28. Price includes shipping and handling in the U.S.

 

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