Friday, March 1, 2013

Musicals / Industry News

New Release - Disney's My Son Pinocchio JR & Finian's Rainbow JR

The Broadway Junior Collection continues to grow with the addition of these two great titles NOW AVAILABLE for licensing.

Music and Lyrics By STEPHEN SCHWARTZ

One Act, Book Musical, Rated G
Broadway Junior Version

Pinocchio must prove himself brave, truthful and unselfish, but what about the toymaker? Raising a perfect child might not be as easy as it looks. The Blue Fairy and her Fairies in Training lead Geppetto on a hilarious journey through this fractured fairytale in order to discover what it means to be "A real father."

Oscar and GRAMMY Award - winner Stephen Schwartz adds a brand new score to the classic Disney hits, "When You Wish Upon a Star" and "I've Got No Strings." DISNEY'S MY SON PINOCCHIO JR. is the perfect show for a dynamic cast of middle school performers.

Unlike the Disney movie, MY SON PINOCCHIO JR. is told from the perspective of Geppetto rather than Pinocchio.

MY SON PINOCCHIO/ MY SON PINOCCHIO JR. stems from the famous animated feature film of Carlo Collodi’s classic tale with Pinocchio (1940) which was adapted by Disney into a cheeky television version in the form of the Wonderful World of Disney live-action movie Geppetto (2000). After this adaptation, the inherently theatrical story was adapted once again by David Stern and Stephen Schwartz for the stage, incorporating the Ned Washington/Leigh Harline songs “When You Wish Upon a Star” and “I’ve Got No Strings” from the Disney film.

MY SON PINOCCHIO JR. was originally titled Geppetto & Son (after one of its songs), but was eventually settled on the current title to better connect audiences to our source material.

Composer, Schwartz said in production notes that he believes that the show “is entertaining while at the same time dealing with such important themes as individuality, self-esteem and the relation of parents and children.


Music by Burton Lane
Lyrics by Yip Harburg
Book by Fred Saidy and Yip Harburg
Adaptation by Deena R. Harburg

One Act, Book Musical, Rated G
Broadway Junior Version

A combination of whimsy, romance and political satire, FINIAN'S RAINBOW JR. is a new take on the classic Broadway musical featuring some of the wittiest, most heartfelt and memorable songs ever written for the stage including "How Are Things in Glocca Mora?", "Old Devil Moon," and "Look to the Rainbow" in a celebration of the humanity within all of us, regardless of appearances.

Finian McLonergan, who has emigrated from Ireland to the town of Rainbow Valley in the mythical state of Missitucky with his daughter Sharon, is intent on burying a stolen pot of gold in the shadows of Fort Knox in the belief it will grow and multiply. Hot on their heels is Og, a leprechaun intent on recovering his treasure before the loss of it turns him permanently human. Complicating matters is a corrupt senator, but in the end, Sharon marries the handsome, young Woody Mahoney; and Woody's mute sister, Susan, acquires the power of speech and falls in love with Og, who decides that being human is not so bad after all.


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