1 Act, Book Musical, Rated G
Broadway Junior Version
The new kid in town takes to the sky in Stephen Schwartz' charming tale of imagination and fresh starts. (60 Minute Version for Young Performers)
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, Pippin) Captain Louie JR.is a delightfully fresh and touching story perfectly suited for young performers.
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 neighborhood, Louie discovers that making new friends is nothing to be afraid of.
Captain Louie JR.calls for a medium-sized cast, though Louie’s old neighborhood can encompass additional cast members as needed. As the majority of Louie’s journey takes place on his imaginary journey, set design and costume options abound!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 part of Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, was originally written for Phil Silvers. Both he and Milton Berle turned down the role, leaving Zero Mostel, to create one of the most legendary characters in musical comedy.