Plays/Musicals Available for Licensing
The scripts described below are available for licensing. In most cases the casting is flexible in terms of gender. Casts are generally from 4 to 9 actors and have suggested doubling and tripling but can be divided to employ more actors. In the plays with opera, trained voices are needed. There are some roles specifically for child actors and others that can be played by a teenage and/or young adult actors. Licensing is generally per performance. Please contact Rachel. Happy to answer any questions. email@example.com
Adventure in Apartment G#
an introduction to opera for the whole family
Book and new lyrics by Rachel Lampert and Nathan Hilgartner
Music by Mozart, Rossini, Dvorak
Nine-year-old Bernadette is excited to be spending the weekend with her Uncle Howard in Manhattan and especially looking forward to the wonderful desserts he creates especially for her. In fact, a weekend with Uncle Howard would be perfect except that he listens to opera constantly, and Bernadette is not an opera fan. Shortly after Uncle Howard sings her a lullaby, tucks her into bed and tiptoes away, some strange things begin to happen-an operatic dream, or a singing nightmare?
Bernadette is transported back in time to a faraway land where she is mistaken for a servant girl and finds herself sorting out the complicated lives of two sisters, two brothers, and a father who is determined to see at least one of his daughters married to one of those brothers! Lots of zaniness and lots of beautiful singing ensue.
Casting: 6 (with doubling)
Bernadette/Despina - 9-years-old, plays Bernadette and Despina in dream
Uncle Howard/Don Horatio - Baritone - plays Howard and in the dream Don Horatio
Carlotta - Soprano - Pushy, arrogant young aristocrat
Rosalina - Soprano - Cousin to Carlotta - sweet and smart
Alphonso - Bari-tenor - Brother of Alfredo. Alphonso is full of himself. Braggart.
Alfredo - Bari-tenor - Shy and inexperienced. Means well, but very timid.
Pianist accompanist - score available