MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWS: Bugsy Malone and Pinocchio
August 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bugsy Malone, Jr
by Alan Parker, Music and Lyrics by Paul Williams
Performed by ages 11-15
Based on the hit film and featuring a catchy, swinging score by the composer of The Muppet Movie, Bugsy Malone JR. is good, clean, comedic fun! Two gangs in a fictitious city populated only by children are in a rivalry of Capone-ian standards. Dandy Dan’s gang has gotten the upper hand since acquiring the “splurge” gun. Bugsy Malone, a one-time boxer, is thrust into the limelight when he becomes the last chance Fat Sam’s gang has of surviving. All Bugsy really wants to do is spend time with his new love…but that just isn’t in the cards for our hero. You will get messy…you may get REALLY messy!
Book by Patrick Rainville Dorn, Music and Lyrics by Bill Francoeur
Performed by ages 7-10
When Carla wants to run away from home, she tries to get a job with the mysterious Professor Pinecone and his traveling magical marionette puppet show. She quickly discovers, however, that the position comes with all kinds of strings attached. Once she feels the magical jolt in Professor Pinecone’s handshake, she begins the audition of her life. In this musical play-within-a-play, Carla becomes Pinocchio and improvises her way through the story, meeting a cricket with an attitude, the devious fox and cat, and the sassy Blues Fairy. With fun dialogue, a variety of modern music and a surprise ending, audiences of all ages will enjoy this new twist on an old favorite.