Annabelle Broom, The Unhappy Witch


Annabelle Broom, The Unhappy Witch


Book, Music, and Lyrics by  Eleanor Harder and Ray Harder


Two Acts, Book Musical, Rated G
Theatre for Young Audiences Version

A witch clashes with her tough magical superiors over her unconventional beliefs.

Casper the friendly you-know-what has nothing on this non-conformist witch who'd rather be chic than "shock"! ANNABELLE BROOM, THE UNHAPPY WITCH is an enchanting children's musical about a young witch whose love of fashion keeps her in hot water with her elders.

Bucking tradition is always tough, but when you're a witch and it's the scaring season, things get even more complicated. Annabelle Broom finds herself in this exact pickle when her heartstrings are tugged by two lost kids in need of a grownup's assistance. But as she's already at odds with her pointy-hatted superiors, Annabelle could lose her haunting card if she doesn't frighten the youngsters. Placing its protagonist at a crossroads, Eleanor and Ray Harder's children's musical explores what happens when doing your job means ignoring your conscience.

With its delightful charm, gentle wit and winning sense of humor, ANNABELLE BROOM, THE UNHAPPY WITCH is the perfect family show, and a natural choice for Halloween. A small, predominantly female cast and simple piano accompaniment make it particularly easy to produce for schools or community theatres. Throw in some lively dialogue, catchy songs and an exciting chase scene, and you've got an utterly bewitching entertainment!

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The acclaimed Paper Mill Playhouse production of Children Of Eden (which was compared favorably in the press to The Lion King) used several children in the chorus, who played many of the animals by means of puppetry, costumes and masks, to great effect.

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