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CHILDREN'S MUSICAL PLAY: Midsummer Dream Stuff

 

MIDSUMMER DREAM STUFF

from Deep Down Under the

Middle Northern Saudi Everglades

story by Michael Lerner

music and lyrics by Susan Hulsman Bingham

 

Illustration for MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM © by Arthur Rackham
"Sleep, thou, and I will wind thee in my arms"
Image courtesy of Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr of the BPIB website.


VOICING:

treble voices

CAST:

Narrator, Self Thieves, Boy, Boy's "self", Grumblahz (a goblin), Barbazon (a goblin), Dumdrop (a goblin), Mom, Sis, Dad, Dream Watcher, Nightwhispers, Manta, Manta Dancers, King, Queen, Prince Drip, Prince Dollop, Genghis (gang leader), Leech, Crabknuckle, Krillscat, Eely, Aemilius, Octavio, Spittlebug, Percival, Queen of the Mantises, Mantis Dancers, Myedlenna

ACCOMPANIMENT:

piano

CHORUS:

no separate chorus

DANCE:

some free form. optional.

PROPS:

our company has only done this opera with puppets; these may be made available for rent, along with a puppet stage

SOURCE OF TEXTS:

Andersen fairy tale

LANGUAGE:

English

MUSICAL STYLE:

light classical, melodic, quirky

SCENES:

eight

DURATION:
  65 minutes

PREMIER:

Foote School Summer Theater Program
The Foote School, New Haven, CT USA • 1990
Director: Michael Lerner • Assistant directors: Adamil Rivera and Jennifer Schlusberg • Student director: Beth Slepian • Choreographer: Katherine Bingham

SYNOPSIS

A group of Self-Thieves take the "self" from a boy. He wakes in terror and proceeds to go through many trials to find it, with the help of some selfless goblins.

Piano/vocal/percussion score of MIDSUMMER DREAM STUFF: $75. Price includes shipping within the US; it also includes performance rights and permission to make sufficient copies of the score for cast members and accompanists for one season.





Downloadable PDF file of musical score: $40.

 

DVD of MIDSUMMER DREAM STUFF: $28. Price includes shipping within the US.



 

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