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THE MOST ABSURD XMAS MUSICAL IN THE WORLD .... EVER!
by LINDSEY ADAMS, MICHAEL JOHNSTON, MARK & RACHEL WHEELLER & STUART WHITE
Music by JAMES HOLMES
|Cast:||At least 22 (6 m, 6 f, 10 variable m/f) + huge Chorus|
|Suggested Age Range:||11 upwards + some younger chorus|
|Approx. Running Time:||90 minutes [ + interval]|
|Music:||From ballads to rock and vaudeville to blues. Solo and group numbers. Accompaniment can be by keyboards, live band or using the fully orchestrated performance CD. (No band parts are available).|
|Set:||Locations within a Fantasy Land (The Bower of Bliss) alternate with a very average suburban house interior. The piece was originally performed as a Promenade production - but this is not obligatory!|
|Synopsis:|| WARNING: This musical
IS absurd! Ionesco eat your heart out!
Santa fails to arrive one year in The Bower of Bliss. Why? A shortage of carrots, perhaps .... or is it because the central character (Bianca Beauty) is forbidden to play her music and her parents want to disguise her as a cactus so that no-one can suspect her special gifts? And where did that Pantomime Cow come from? All ends happily with a sackload of laughs from two Special Agents. Who could miss such a bizarre Xmas entertainment?
|Click to view script (requires PDF viewer, Acrobat Reader, Xpdf, etc.)|
|Oaklands Youth Music Theatre
"A crazy, quirky Christmas show from a group whose energy, flair and sheer ebullience endear them to the audience. Who would have thought that the gift of music to baby Bianca would lead her to compose symphonies before she begins school, or that she would hide in a pantomime cow to escape capture from secret agents Double O Slow and Stupid? They are to exchange her for carrots that are to bring Father Christmas back. Confused? That's only the start, and as the group pile on the amazing plot twists, it is clear they are having a ball. The infamous agents fight with wet mops to prove their innocence, whilst Bianca chooses a witch, who scares everyone, for her lyricist. Nothing makes sence but enjoy this early Christmas treat".
Barbara Godwin, Southern Evening Echo, December 2005
|Piano Score:||Code G|
|Performance CD:||Code G|
|Past Performance CD:||Code E|
|Performance Rights:||Code X|
|Licence to Copy:||Code X|
|Video Recording Licence:||Code H|
ISBN 978 1 902472 01 0