Book, Music, & Lyrics by Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark
When Jack is forced to sell his only pal, Angus the Cow, he can’t accept just any price. So, when a mysterious man offers him magic beans, how could he refuse? In his fractured fairy-tale filled with bovine best friends, imprisoned harpists, hungry mothers, pining giant spouses, rapidly descending behemoths and a boy whose dreams are as big as the sky, we see that if you believe, anything is possible!
Suitable for all ages Running Time: 55 minutes
Cast of Principal Characters:
Carlotta, Jack’s mother
Angus, the Cow
Ogra, the Giant’s wife
Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark do it here, with a story kids will love, a giant on stilts, an old man who might (or might not) be a wizard, a dancing cow, and everything else children call entertaining. Then they deliver a delightfully self-referential (“This is a fairy tale, not a documentary, can we please move on?”), Broadway-referential, movie-referential piece of pure vaudeville that even a sophisticated theatre-lover can, and will, enjoy. Buddy Reeder has directed it with infectious glee, and you can’t help but think it’s the best ride in the amusement park. –Broadway World, 2016
Click here to listen to an audio excerpt from Jack and the Beanstalk: Jeff Dumas sings “Dreams In a Real World.”
Click here to watch a video excerpt from Maine State Music Theatre’s 2016 production of Jack and the Beanstalk.
© Marc Robin & Curt Dale Clark 1997 – All rights reserved.
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