Spookley The Square Pumpkin: The Musical
Perfect for the Halloween season, this is the spook-tacular TYA show about everyone's favorite square pumpkin!
Show Essentials
10
Roles
G
Rated
1
Act

Full Synopsis

Our story begins with Jack Scarecrow in the Holiday Hill Farm Pumpkin Patch, looking at Big Tom, Little Tom, and Bobo, all pumpkins. He also notices the Honeydoos, a duo of singing melons. Jack is very excited for Halloween and begins dancing around the patch. ("It's Halloween")

Jack and the pumpkins hear a small voice, but don't know where it's coming from. Jack looks around the patch and discovers Spookley, a square pumpkin, under a large leaf. Jack is excited to find Spookley and tells him he could be the Pick of the Patch this year. The other pumpkins, however, don't like the fact that Spookley looks different from them. ("Look at Spookley") Jack tells the other pumpkins to be nice to Spookley and goes off to finish some other chores on the farm. Once he leaves, Little Tom insults Spookley and tells him that he is going to ruin Halloween for the rest of them because he is not a real pumpkin: real pumpkins are round. Spookley is left alone, and becomes very sad. ("If I Was Round")

Spookley worries that he will ruin Halloween for everyone. Suddenly, three spiders appear and introduce themselves as Edgar, Allan and Poe. They tell Spookley that he can't worry about what the other pumpkins say: plenty of spiders have been faced with challenges, but they believed in themselves and succeeded in the end. ("The Boo Song")

Spookley still isn't convinced; he remembers Little Tom telling him he's different. Edgar reminds Spookley that everyone and everything is different. Being different isn't a bad thing. Edgar tells Spookley he can be the Pick of the Patch if he sets his mind to it. ("I'm Gonna Try")

Meanwhile, the other pumpkins are getting ready for Halloween and all think they will be chosen as Pick of the Patch. Bobo is overconfident. ("She's Bobo") Spookley returns to the patch to everyone's surprise, but Little Tom makes fun of him and his new spider friends. Jack returns and lines everyone up for the Pick of the Patch. He says something nice about everyone and Bobo and The Honeydoos start singing. Suddenly, a storm starts up!

Everyone is blown around by the wind and rain toward the dangerous river, except for Spookley. He decides to help the other pumpkins and blocks a large hole in the fence with his body. The pumpkins and Jack are blown toward him and all pile up in front of the broken fence until Spookley cannot be seen anymore.

Spookley doesn't wake up for a few minutes, and every- one is worried, even the pumpkins that made fun of him earlier. Luckily, he opens his eyes and smiles, letting everyone know he's okay. Jack tells Spookley that he is quite the hero. All the other pumpkins apologize to Spookley for bullying him because of his differences; even Little Tom. They welcome him to the patch. ("The Transylvania Twist")

Farmer Hill arrives to choose the Pick of the Patch and picks...Spookley! He loves the fact that Spookley is square. Everyone celebrates Halloween together in the patch. ("I'm Gonna Try (Reprise)")

Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Small 10

Character Breakdown

Spookley The Square Pumpkin
Gender: both
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Jack Scarecrow
Gender: male
Vocal range top: D4
Vocal range bottom: G2
Big Tom
Gender: male
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Bobo
Gender: female
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Mimi
Gender: female
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: B3
Lala
Gender: female
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: B3
Edgar
Gender: male
Vocal range top: Db4
Vocal range bottom: E3
Allen
Gender: male
Vocal range top: Ab3
Vocal range bottom: C3
Poe
Gender: male
Vocal range top: B3
Vocal range bottom: C3
Farmer Hill
Gender: male
Little Tom
Gender: male
Vocal range top: B3
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Full Song List
Spookley The Square Pumpkin: Overture
Spookley The Square Pumpkin: Sunrise
Spookley The Square Pumpkin: It’s Halloween
Spookley The Square Pumpkin: Spookley Reveal
Spookley The Square Pumpkin: Look at Spookley
Spookley The Square Pumpkin: River Scare
Spookley The Square Pumpkin: The Musical: Don’t Go Near the River
Spookley The Square Pumpkin: If I Was Round
Spookley The Square Pumpkin: Spider Intro
Spookley The Square Pumpkin: The Boo Song
Spookley The Square Pumpkin: I’m Gonna Try
Spookley The Square Pumpkin: She’s Bobo
Spookley The Square Pumpkin: The Musical: This Way to the Well
Spookley The Square Pumpkin: The Storm
Spookley The Square Pumpkin: Are You Okay, Spookley?
Spookley The Square Pumpkin: Spookley’s Alive
Spookley The Square Pumpkin: The Transylvania Twist
Spookley The Square Pumpkin: Look at Me
Spookley The Square Pumpkin: I'm Gonna Try (Reprise)
Spookley The Square Pumpkin: Bows

Connect

Curriculum Connection

  • Math classroom activites and worksheet
  • Arts and crafts
  • Social and emotional wellbeing
  • Bullying
  • Accepting differences
  • Resolving conflict

Billing

Based on the book "The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin" written by Joe Troiano, the film "Spookley the Square Pumpkin" written by Joe Troiano and Tom Hughes, and the stage production directed and conceived by Jeff Frank and First Stage.

Requirements

You must give the authors/creators billing credits, as specified in the Production Contract, in a conspicuous manner on the first page of credits in all programs and on houseboards, displays and in all other advertising announcements of any kind.
Percentages listed indicate required type size in relation to title size.
Credits: You agree to bill the Play and the Authors in all programs (on the title pages), houseboards, displays and in all advertising and all paid publicity, in the following manner:
 
The [Name of Licensee]
production of
(33-1/3%)
 
SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN: THE MUSICAL
(100%)
 
Book and Lyrics by
Joe Troiano
(50%)
 
Music Composed and Arranged by
Jeffrey Zahn
(50%)
 
Based on the book “The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin” written by Joe Troiano, the film “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” written by Joe Troiano and Tom Hughes, and the stage production directed and conceived by Jeff Frank and First Stage.
(25%)
 
You also agree to include the following text in all programs and in all advertising and marketing materials for the Play:
Spookley is the “Official Spokes-Pumpkin” for PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month in October. PACER.org/Bullying
 
In addition to the foregoing credits, you agree to include the Authors' approved biographies in all programs of the Play that include biographies of any other creative team members. Bios can be found on the MTI website at: http://www.mtishows.com/about/author-bios
SHORTENED BILLING: In advertisements of 1/4 page size or less, where only the title of the Play, performance dates and venue are provided, the following "shortened billing" is permissible:
SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN: THE MUSICAL
The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited

Included Materials

ItemQuantity Included
LIBRETTO/VOCAL BOOK12
PERFORMANCE AUDIO TRACKS DIGITAL1
PIANO VOCAL SCORE1
PRODUCTION HANDBOOK DIGITAL1

Production Resources

Resource
LOGO PACK DIGITAL
PRODUCTIONPRO