Merlin’s Apprentice • Welcome to the Magic!

Welcome to the Magic!

Book by SUSAN KIM

Music by MATTHEW MARTIN WARD

Lyrics by STEPHEN COLE

Trying to fit into a new home and struggling with being in a new school, 11-year old Abigail yearns for magic… and accidentally falls into the underground kingdom of Subterra. She is sent on a hilarious quest by the duplicitous Morgan Le Fay; and as she and a hapless Merlin are joined by a singing harp, a talking dog, and others, Abigail finds she needs cleverness and science to save the day – and restore kindness and reason to Subterra.

Commissioned by Walden Media, this delightful tale of magic and growing up was a big hit at the Walden Family Playhouse in Denver April 2003.

PLAY DETAILS:

  • Order #3282
  • Genre: fantasy, comedy, musical, legend & myth
  • Subject Matter Keywords: Musical comedy, Family, Children, TYA
  • Length: 60-70  mins.
  • Cast Size: 6-8 performers
    • (BOLDED characters cannot be doubled)
      • ABIGAIL Emriss — 11 year old, new kid in school
      • TEACHER (a recorded voice)
      • FATHER
      • MOTHER
      • VOICES
      • ECHO
      • CREATURES
      • MORGAN LE FEY — the sorceress
      • MORLOCK — a dog
      • MERLIN — the magician
      • SINGING HARP
      • DRAGON HEAD 1
      • DRAGONHEAD 2
      • SPRITE QUEEN
      • Age Level: all ages

REVIEWS:

COMING


PERUSAL

  • A copy of the PERUSAL SCRIPT (in PDF format) which contains half of the script of the play is available: SOON
  • LIST OF SONGS:  (DEMOED SONGS IN  BOLD)
  1. Welcome To The Magic — ABIGAIL and TEACHER
  2. Welcome To The Magic Reprise — ABIGAIL
  3. Unfulfilled — MORGAN LE FEY
  4. I Was…Somebody — MERLIN and ABIGAIL
  5. Merlin’s Trance — MERLIN and ABIGAIL
  6. Ode To A Science Book — MERLIN and ABIGAIL
  7. Doggie Blues — MORLOCK
  8. Sink Or Swim — MERLIN and ABIGAIL (Demoed below)
  9. Without a Song to Sing — SINGING HARP
  10. Doggie Blues Reprise — MORLOCK
  11. He Thinks, She Thinks — MORGAN LE FEY
  12. He Thinks, She Thinks Reprise — MORGAN LE FEY, MERLIN, ABIGAIL
  13. Doggie Blues Again — MORLOCK and SINGING HARP
  14. Wake Up — ABIGAIL, MORLOCK, MERLIN, MORGAN LE FEY
  15. Up Above — MORGAN LE FEY (Demoed below)
  16. The Magic Lives In You — ALL except MORGAN (Demoed below)

Selected, demos available below (recorded at a first read-through of the premiere production) Sung by Composer, Matthew Martin Ward, and Lyricist, Stephen Cole

ORIGINAL CAST RECORDING of the Walden Family Playhouse production is available HERE! (The show ran for an extended time there.)


PRODUCTION/REHEARSAL MATERIALS:

(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.)

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  • Script in PDF format  — Order #3282 : $30.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)
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  • Vocal Book in PDF Format — Order #3282 : $20.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)
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  • Piano-Vocal Score in PDF Format — Order #3282 : $40.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)
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  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3282d : $TBD
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  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3282e : $TBD
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  • BAND CHARTS in PDF Format — Order #3282h : $90.00 (includes a Piano-Conductor score,  Woodwind[Clarinet, Sax, Flute], Trumpet, Drum Set, Acoustic Bass, from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)
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  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
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PRODUCTIONS:

  • Premiere: Walden Family Playhouse, Denver, CO — 2003

Photos from the Walden Family Playhouse production:

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BILLING CREDITS

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

Merlin’s Apprentice
Welcome to the Magic!

Book by
Susan Kim

Music by

Claibe Richardson

Lyrics by

Stephen Cole

 

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:
Merlin’s Apprentice is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”

from the catalog of

 

 

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:
Merlin’s Apprentice is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”

from the catalog of