The Brementown Musicians • Play for Children (with songs)

The Brementown Musicians • Play for Children (with songs)

Script by Katherine Farmer and Gayanne Ramsden King

Music and Lyrics by Eda Ashby

The classic story by the Brothers Grimm of a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster — who are cast aside at the beginning of the play and told that they are “too old to be of any use.”  In the adventures that follow, they discover that they can all sing very well together and so they decide to go to Brementown to earn their living as performers. On their way through the forest, they happen upon a house full of robbers and, quite unwittingly, they succeed in scaring the robbers away. They then take over the robbers’ lair and decide to open it as an inn where they can sing, entertain guests, and earn their own way. This entertaining comedy hilariously brings home the message that we are never to old to be of good use and that you can indeed teach old donkeys, dogs, cats, and roosters new tricks.

Written to be performed by children for children, but adults can perform in the cast as well. The classic story by the Brothers Grimm of the four animal musicians, too old for anything, of no use to anyone, is brought to life in Story Theatre fashion.

Also a part of THREE TIMELESS TALES


PLAY DETAILS:

  • Cast of Characters: 3m, 4f, 6 either
    • Narrator 1 (M)
      Narrator 2 (F)
      Donkey Braywurst (M or F)
      Farmer Heinz (M)
      Karl, the boy (M)
      Doggie Hund (M or F)
      Mistress Hannale (F)
      Miss Mouser (F)
      Greta, the girl (F)
      Cocky Cockadoodledoo (M or F)
      Robber (M or F)
      Robber (F or M)
      Robber (M or F)
  • Simple Settings
  • Fairy Tale/Animal costumes/makeup
  • About 15 minutes
  • Order # 3296

PERUSAL MATERIALS:


PRODUCTION/REHEARSAL MATERIALS:

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  • Script in PDF format  — Order #3296a : $10.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • Piano-Vocal Score in PDF format — Order #3296c : $12.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • There is no VOCAL BOOK for this title.
  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3296d : $20




  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3296e : $15




  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
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PRODUCTIONS

  • Premiered by The Afternoon Players — 2019

BILLING CREDITS

The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:

The Brementown Musicians
a short play for children

by Katherine Farmer and  Gayanne Ramsden King

Music and Lyrics by Eda Ashby

NOTE: The names of the Playwright(s), Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter shall be equal in size, type, coloring, boldness, and prominence. No billing shall appear in type larger or more prominent than the billing to the Authors except for the title of the play. (In a press release all type, will of course, be the same size.)

ALSO:

THIS NOTICE MUST APPEAR IN ALL PROGRAMS, ON ALL POSTERS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS AND INTERNET ADVERTISING/WEBPAGES FOR THE PLAY:
The Brementown Musicians is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”