2 Acts, Book Musical, Rated G
Original Version (1953)
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
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 Witchis 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 original Broadway production of the MTI version of Pirates of Penzance boasted an all-star cast led by Rex Smith and Linda Rondstadt, and included Kevin Kline, Estelle Parsons and George Rose.