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The Adventures of Babar

Jean de Brunhoff, author
Thomas W. Olson, playwright
Steven Rydberg, composer


24 pgs. 12 female, 12 male
original production had a cast of 24, which included ensemble and doubling
Originally produced in CTC’s 1980-81 season
Run Time: 90 minutes
Audience Recommendation: All Ages


Orphaned as a young elephant, Babar flees the forest and runs all the way to the city of Paris where he is taken in by the generous Old Lady who teaches him the ways of the fashionable Parisian, buying him clothing, teaching him French, and indulging in the finest pastries and a shiny red car! The excitement evolves when his friends from the forest, his cousin Arthur and the lovely Celeste, come to the city to find him and they all get to experience the differing cultures of city and forest life!

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.

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