Les Petits Rats

Genre Drama
Composer Peter Allwood
Lyricist Jeremy James Taylor; David Scott
Book By Jeremy James Taylor; David Scott
Other Credits
Format Book Musical
Type Full Length
Status Available (?This work is currently available for application in Australia and New Zealand subject to our standard Terms of Use.)

Short Synopsis

The 19th century children’s “corps de ballets” at the Paris Opera provides the setting for this moving story about a former dancer whose determination to spare her talented daughter from the heartbreak and hardships of the ballet stage is undermined by the patronage of the man who long ago deserted them both. An excellent show for young dancers, LES PETITS RATS features two optional ballets: “Cinderella,” and the comic “Vegetable Ballet”.

Set against the romantic backdrop of 19th Century Paris, this musical concerns the celebrated troupe of child ballet dancers (the ‘petit rats’ of the Paris Opera) and in particular Mariette, the young daughter of the ruthless Duke of Bordeaux and one of the prima ballerinas, who must choose between the success and fame of the pasteboard-glitter ballet world that her father inhabits, and an anonymous life of love and affection with her mother. With a suitably lush score, this show is ideal for secondary youth groups with an interest in dance.

Casting Information

Dance Requirement: Heavy

Rates and Fees

Education and Community Theatre Rates.

Rehearsal Materials

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Orchestral Materials

Orchestral Material on Hire
Minimum Hire fee: A$250.00 – 1 month(s) prior to final performance
Additional Hire fee: A$86.00 – per month

Royalty Fees

14% of your ticket sales
Minimum: A$225.00 per performance

Other Fees

Booking and Handling Fee: A$69.00
Materials Security Deposit: from A$200.00 - A$500.00


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