1 Act, Book Musical, Rated G
TheatreWorks USA Version (1991)
The famous Swiss orphan takes the stage in this musical adaptation of the children's book.
Warmth, humor and melody abound in Heidi, a fresh take on the beloved story about a Swiss orphan who restores joy and meaning to the life of her bitter, lonely grandfather. A skillful and spirited reworking of the Alpine classic, this exquisite adaptation is a touching celebration of optimism, determination and friendship - with plenty of fun, excitement... and yodeling, to boot!
Recently orphaned and turned over to her ill-tempered grandfather, the young Heidi feels out of place but finds a fast friend in goatherd Peter. With his help, she finds ways to get past her grandfather's callused exterior. Just when a bond is forming, however, Heidi is whisked away by her aunt to Frankfurt. Coupled with her sharp wit and strength, she becomes determined to find a way back to her grandfather's arms.
A skillful and spirited reworking of the Alpine classic, Heidi is a touching celebration of determination and friendship with ample amounts of excitement. The libretto's quick pace and style is sure to retain the interest of all audience members - whether young or young at heart.
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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.