One Act, Book Musical, Rated G
Original Regional and Off-Broadway Version
The new kid in town takes to the sky in Stephen Schwartz' charming tale of imagination and fresh starts.
Based on the children's book "The Trip" by Ezra Jack Keats and featuring a score by Grammy Award Winning composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell,
Captain Louie is a delightfully fresh and touching story perfectly suited for young audiences.
Louie has just moved to a new town and is nervous to make new
friends. Alone in his room he takes flight in his imagination back to
his old neighborhood
where he spends Halloween with his colorful crew of chums. Over the
course of trick-or-treating and being introduced to the new kid in that
Louie discovers that making new friends is nothing to be afraid of.
Captain Louie is an immaculately crafted story for young audiences. Direction
and design for
the piece is only as constrained as the creative team's imagination;
and Captain Louie is a wonderful choice for theatre companies that have
population of young patrons.
Most of all, Captain Louie is about friendship -- the ability to make new friends and the importance of old ones.
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The journey that the schooner from "The Christmas Schooner" had to make is a three-hundred-mile, one-week crossing through stormy and icy Lake Michigan.