Fauntleroy! The Musical

An Exciting New Musical Book & Lyrics by Max Golightly. Music & Lyrics by C. Michael Perry.

(For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, Junior High Schools, Church Groups, Youth Theatres)

The charming adaptation of the timeless classic, LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY. The original story that helped inspire “Little Orphan Annie.” The tale of a wonderful, well-bred American boy, Cedric Erroll,  who suddenly finds himself a member of the British aristocracy through his deceased father’s inheritance. He leaves his life and friends behind him in New York City to travel to England where he will be trained by and live with a man he has never met, his grandfather, the Earl Of Dorincourt. Troubles and set backs plague him but in the end he emerges — “Fauntleroy!”


  • 11M 8W 6B 1G + chorus (some roles can be doubled)
  • Wing and drop set
  • 2 hrs
  • Order # 3053

Available for production by ALL producing groups.


  • The PERUSAL PAGES file is in PDF format and contains the first act of this 2-act musical: FauntleroyPERUSAL


  • ACT I
    #1 —     Prolog        Orchestra
    #2 —     I’M YOUR FRIEND (PATTER)    Boys
    #3 —     I’M YOUR FRIEND    Dick, Billy, Ceddi and Boys and Crowd
    #4 —     NOBILITY        Hobbs
    #4a–    Scene Change (I’m Your Friend)    Orchestra
    #5 —    A REAL ARISTOCRAT    Ceddi, Evelyn, Havisham
    #5a —    A REAL ARISTOCRAT (tag)    Ceddi, Evelyn
    #6–    Scene Change (Jiggered)    Orchestra
    #7 —    I’M YOUR FRIEND (Reprise)    Dick, Ceddi, Havisham
    #7a — Growin’ Up!        Ben, Dick, Ceddi
    #8 —    I’LL BE JIGGERED    Hobbs, Dick, Ceddi
    #9 —    I’M YOUR FRIEND (Reprise)    Ceddi, Ceddi, Billy, Dick and Crowd
    #10 —    Scene Change (I Wonder)    Orchestra
    #11 —    I WONDER        Dawson, Thelma, Serena
    #12 —    A PRIVATE PLACE    Evelyn, Havisham, Ceddi
    #12a–    Scene Change (Fauntleroy)    Orchestra
    #13a —    WHO NEEDS HIM?     Earl, Havisham
    #13b —    Scene Change (Jiggered)    Orchestra
    #14 —    GOOD MORNING    Dawson, Thelma, Serena, Thomas, Maids & Butlers
    #14a —    GOOD MORNING (Reprise)    Dawson, Thelma, Serena, Thomas, Maids & Butlers
    #15–    Scene Change (Just Like You)    Orchestra
    #16 —    JUST LIKE YOU    Ceddi
    #16a–    Scene Change (And I Hear)    Orchestra
    #17 —    AND I HEAR . . .    Church People
    #17a —    Church Music (Onward Christian Soldiers) Church People and Organ
    #17b —    Scene Change (And I Hear)    Orchestra
    #18 —     ACT ONE FINALE    Orchestra
  • Act II
    #19 —    OPENING ACT TWO    Orchestra & Ceddi
    #20 —    CANDLE IN THE WINDOW    Evelyn
    #20a–    Scene Change (Candle)    Orchestra
    #21–    Scene Change (Just Like You)    Orchestra
    #22 —     NEVER SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED   Earl, Constantia
    #23a —    REMEMBER ME    Hobbs
    #23b–    Scene Change     (Jiggered)   Orchestra
    #24–    Scene Change     (Happened)   Orchestra
    #25 —     NO GOOD WITHOUT ME    Minna
    #25b–    Scene Change  (Friend)    Orchestra
    #26 —    PARTY PATTER     Company
    #27 —    FAUNTLEROY!    Company
    #28 —    FINALE AND CURTAIN CALL    Company

SONG SAMPLES (Author demos, with help)

Here are some ORCHESTRATED versions made from the FINALE NOTATION FILES:

(the first two files SEGUE to each other, but are separate music files.)


  • Performance License Application: No production rights can be granted until this application is filled out and sent to us. This is a filler form that after you click “SUBMIT” will send directly to our email address. Response averages 2-3 business days.

(Any PDF purchased will be emailed to your email address — if you need to provide that to us (not the one on your PayPal account?), email us. CDs will be mailed to a snail mail address. Do not purchase rehearsal materials or pay for royalties until you have performance clearance.)

  • Script in PDF format  — Order #3053a : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)

  • Vocal Book in PDF format  — Order #3053b : $15.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)

  • Piano-Vocal Score in PDF format  — Order #3053c : $30.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)

  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3053d : $110

  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3053e : $90

  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • Demo CD — Order #3053f : $7.00 (This includes Media Mail postage to you)

  • Orchestrations in PDF format (when available)– Order #3053h  : $300.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production) PARTS: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet,  Bass Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Horn, Percussion, Malletts, Drums, Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass. A Full-Conductor Score is available.


  • Rippowam Cisqua School — 2001
  • Cair Paravel Latin School — 2000
  • Spanish Fork High School — 1997
  • Premiered by Lehi Community Theatre — 1988 — FauntleroyProductionPhotos


 Max Chatterton Golightly, longtime friend, professor, mentor and collaborator passed away in 1996.

We miss you Max!


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

A Musical

Book and Lyrics by    Music and Lyrics by
Max C. Golightly        C. Michael Perry

(based on the novel “Little Lord Fauntleroy” by Frances Hodgeson Burnett)

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.)


Fauntleroy! is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


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