Madeline Joins the Circus

Madeline Joins The Circus, based on the book Madeline and the Gypsies, tells the story of Madeline and her friend Pepito who, after getting lost at a carnival, find themselves carried away by a traveling circus, where rousing adventures begin!  But poor Miss Clavel won’t rest until she has brought them safely home. This new musical, written in Bemelmans-style verse, bursts with daring circus acts, song, and sweet silliness.

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Estimated Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Estimated Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $100 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.

*Production CD available. Additional fees apply.

Description

Creators
Ludwig Bemelmans, author
Barry Kornhauser, playwright
Michael Koerner, composer

 

Details
79 pgs. 19 female, 15 male
Doubling is possible
Originally produced in CTC’s 2008-09 season
Run Time: 1 hour, 48 minutes
Age Recommendation: All Ages
Synopsis

Madeline Joins The Circus, based on the book Madeline and the Gypsies, tells the story of Madeline and her friend Pepito who, after getting lost at a carnival, find themselves carried away by a traveling circus, where rousing adventures begin! But poor Miss Clavel won’t rest until she has brought them safely home. This new musical, written in Bemelmans-style verse, bursts with daring circus acts, song, and sweet silliness.

If you love the books, love the circus or love seeing CTC work its magic, Madeline and the Gypsies hits the right marks. – St. Paul Pioneer Press

Eye-popping , world-premiere musical adaptation. …The integration of circus onto the CTC stage is a little stroke of magic, making it very clear why the spunky madeline and her friend Pepito would feel the tug of the canvas and greasepaint. …If you love the books, love the circus or love seeing CTC work its magic, Madeline and the Gypsies hits the right marks. – St Paul Pioneer Press

Captures all the magic of Ludwig Bemelmans’ beloved 1959 book and fleshes out the characters and dramatic arc in a charming and convincing way. My daughter…was entranced by the sets, the costumes, the singing, the dancing, the slapstick comedy – basically all of it. – Minnesota Parent Magazine

Childrens Theatre Company goes for the magic…with Madeline and the Gypsies – full of surprises, nice moments about the search for family and home, and real circus thrills throughout. …The play’s message – that both the world of order and creative chaos have much to offer each other – is played out gently and never gets in the wayof the fun. There’s plenty of the latter, and the balance is delightful to watch. …A joyful escape for audiences of any age. – Talkin’ Broadway

Order Madeline and the Gypsies tee shirts for your cast and crew here: Madeline Gypsies – tee shirt order form

 

Audio

Two Straight Lines

Dear Miss Clavel

 

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Additional information

Script Type

Perusal Script PDF, Production CD – Music Tracks Download, Written Score PDF

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