Doctor Dolittle


Doctor Dolittle


Book by  Leslie Bricusse
Music and Lyrics by  Leslie Bricusse
Based on the Doctor Dolittle Stories by Hugh Lofting and the Twentieth Century Fox film

Two Acts, Book Musical, Rated G


The famous Doctor lights up the stage in this magical tale of adventure, unlikely friendships and animal communication.

The classic tale of kindness to animals and animal kindnesses trots, crawls and flies onto the stage in DOCTOR DOLITTLE, the big Broadway-sized family musical. All of the characters we've come to love through the stories of Hugh Lofting and the magical movie musical are given new life in the stage version.

The musical concerns a wacky but kind Doctor who can talk to animals. The show takes the audience on a journey from the small English village of Puddleby-in-the-Marsh to the far corners of the world. Doctor Dolittle is wrongly accused of murder and, once pronounced innocent, continues with his search for the Great Pink Sea Snail--the oldest and wisest of the creatures on earth.

DOCTOR DOLITTLE provides directors the wonderful flexibility of casting performers of all ages and types, including a large ensemble that calls for actors to portray talking animals. Staged to great success in a lavish London production using animatronics developed by Jim Henson's Creature Shop, the wonderful thing about DOCTOR DOLITTLE is that it can also be staged very simply to great effect. Perhaps that's because at its heart is a timeless lesson teaching us to respect all of the creatures of the world.


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