THE RELUCTANT DRAGON
THE RELUCTANT DRAGON
ISBN: 978-1-61588-130-7
Type: Musical
Genres: Fantasy, Classics
Themes: Classic Adaptations, Children's Literature, Fairy Tale
Duration: 90 minutes
Speaking Cast: 5 females, 4 males (9 total cast)
Flexibility: 0-20 extras
SYNOPSIS: Set in the medieval fairytale village of Tea ‘N’ Crumpet, The Reluctant Dragon tells the tale of a young man, Joey Bisfick, whose love of dragons and inquisitive nature force him to venture off in search of a dragon that has reportedly been terrorizing the countryside, much to the chagrin of his worrying parents. What he finds instead is a sweet old dragon (named Dennis D. Dragon) and three baby all-singing, all-dancing dragonettes, who he quickly befriends. Things seem idyllic until the Mayoress of the village hires a dragon-slaying knight to hunt down Dennis – then it’s up to Joey to secure a “happy ending.”
 
This fun and friendly musical is loosely adapted from the children's book, The Reluctant Dragon, by Kenneth Grahame. It includes several original musical selections, some highlights of which are: "Gonna Find That Dragon," "A Fabulous Day," "The Dragon Stomp," and "The Mayoress Rap."
 
With show-stopping numbers and tongue-in-cheek lyrics and dialogue, this show is campy fun for the entire family, carrying a message of tolerance and friendship.
 
The Reluctant Dragon premiered October 2004 in Edison, New Jersey at Plays-in-the-Park.
St. Gerard School
Lansing, MI
Bemidji Community Theater
Bemidji, MN
Mansfield Drama Department
Mansfield, AR
USD 468 Healy Public Schools
Healy, KS
Westville High School
Westville, IL
Zumbrota-Mazeppa High School
Zumbrota, MN
As Producing Director of NJ's Plays-in-the-Park, I have directed children's musicals for the past 12 years. We have found that the formula for success is to deliver a show that entertains the children AND adults alike, intellectually challenging and full of contemporary gags and jokes that guarantees a good time for all. THE RELUCTANT DRAGON is a result of that philosophy, and is offered to other directors with the hope that they will bring their own style of silliness and creativity to it. Like so many of the Pixar and Disney features of late, colloquial and timely references to current pop culture abound, and anyone mounting the show is encouraged to explore this, while still maintaining the heart of the show and its message of friendship and tolerance.
by Mark Baron and Gary Cohen
Bemidji Community Theater, Dennis D. Dragon, Joey, Sarah, Saul, Sir Lancealittle, Dragonettes,...
MATERIALS & PERFORMANCES
Product Price Qty Total
Script
$8.50 $0.00
eScript Perusal
$8.50 $0.00
Notebook Script
$16.75 $0.00
Vocal/Choral Score
$20.00 $0.00
Piano Score
$30.00 $0.00
Production CD
$30.00 $0.00
Rehearsal CD
$30.00 $0.00
Production/Rehearsal CD Combo
$50.00 $0.00
Performance Royalty
$90.00 $0.00
Video Rights
$30.00 $0.00
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