Cricket in Times Square, The

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Mario and his parents are struggling to earn a living with their Grand Central Station newsstand. When Mario saves a lost country cricket (who happens to have an ear for opera), he has found a true friend. But he has to convince his skeptical mother that the cricket is more than ‘just a bug’. This brassy mash-up of vintage Broadway pizazz, Italian Opera, Chinese Opera and comic cat-and-mouse is full of fun!

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Description

Creators
George Selden, author
Timothy Mason, playwright
Mel Marvin, composer

 

Details

70 pgs. 3 female, 11 male +ensemble

Doubling Possible

Originally produced in SCT’s 1998-99 season

Run Time: 90 minutes

Audience Recommendation: All Ages

Synopsis

Mario and his parents are struggling to earn a living with their Grand Central Station newsstand. When Mario saves a lost country cricket (who happens to have an ear for opera), he has found a true friend. But he has to convince his skeptical mother that the cricket is more than ‘just a bug’. This brassy mash-up of vintage Broadway pizazz, Italian Opera, Chinese Opera and comic cat-and-mouse is full of fun!

 

“The Cricket in Times Square is a heart-warming tale of friendship, understanding and self-discovery.” –Northwest News

 

Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $85 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote
The royalty fee includes permission to make copies of the perusal script for your cast.

*The Cricket in Times Square requires separate underlying rights from Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Order The Cricket in Times Square tee shirts for your cast and crew here: Cricket – tee shirt order form

 

Click »here for a PDF excerpt. (Adobe Acrobat is required)

Additional information

Script Type

Hard Copy Perusal, PDF Perusal, Production CD, Written Score Hard Copy, Written Score PDF

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