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Jack and the Beanstalk (Henry)

Chad Henry, playwright & composer


4 female, 4 male (18 characters doubled)
Originally produced in SCT’s 93-94 season
Run Time: 1 hour, 38 minutes
Audience Recommendation: all ages


This beloved tale of Jack and the Beanstalk is set in ancient Ireland, as dreadful giant terrorizes the countryside. When the lazy, boastful Jack learns that his late father may have been a king, he is determined to climb the beanstalk and rescue his family’s stolen treasure. Aided by Eileen O’Fenian, a bungling fairy trying to earn her wings, Jack has a hair-raising adventure in the giant’s castle, with a temperamental giant, his ogre-ish wife, her henchmen Oogedy, Boogedy, and Boo—as well as the singing harp and a dancing, golden egg-laying hen. Finally, Jack returns home to be crowned king, and Eileen earns her wings. With a rollicking, Riverdance score, this show is a delight for all ages.

“[Chad Henry] has gilded the old an created a magical story about overcoming adversity.” -The Seattle Times

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.

*Performance-quality CD available. Additional fees apply.

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