Disney's Winnie the Pooh KIDS
Pooh Bear and all of his friends from the classic children’s books and animated film band together to rescue their friend, Christopher Robin.
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Show Essentials
17
Roles
+ Ensemble
G
Rated
1
Act

Full Synopsis

Narrators welcome us to the Hundred Acre Wood and introduce us to Christopher Robin's friends ("Winnie the Pooh"). When Pooh's Tummy rumbles, he realizes that he doesn't have any honey for his snack ("The Tummy Song"). Pooh goes on a search and is knocked down by his friend, Tigger ("The Wonderful Thing about Tiggers"). Tigger doesn't have any honey, but promises to look for some on his search for adventure.

Still hungry, Pooh decides to get honey from his best friend. Christopher Robin is not at home but has left a note for Pooh. Pooh shows the note to Piglet, who suggests they take the note to Rabbit ("Pooh and Piglet"). His hunger increasing, Pooh asks Rabbit for an extra stash of honey as a swarm of Bees eavesdrop ("Honey!"). Rabbit is terrified by the note and tells Pooh and Piglet to take it to Owl for a full explanation. After examining the note, Owl reports that Christopher Robin has been captured by a creature named The Backson ("The Backson Song")!

Pooh hatches a plan to make a pit that will trap the Backson. Piglet disguises the pit to look like a picnic to lure the Backson. The plan works so well that Rabbit tries to grab some food and falls into the pit. Tigger bounces into the trap, quickly followed by Kanga and Roo ("The Backson Song - Reprise"). Owl is so busy trying to devise his own Backson trap that he walks right into the pit.

Pooh and Piglet hear noise coming from their Backson trap. They find all of their friends piled in the pit, but still no Backson. Now inside the pit himself, Pooh tries to think of a new plan to rescue his friends and remembers a song that Christopher Robin used to sing to him ("Halfway Down"). When the words of the song link together to form a staircase, the friends help each other climb out.

They become frightened when they hear footsteps coming from deep within the forest, but are relieved when they see Christopher Robin on his way home! He explains that his note stated he was busy and would be "back soon." All is cleared up, and the friends decide to have a picnic to celebrate. When Pooh realizes that there isn't any honey, Christopher Robin suggests asking the Bees, who have been watching his adventure. Pooh invites the Bees to the picnic, and they bring enough honey for everyone ("Hip Hip Pooh Ray / Winnie the Pooh - Finale").

Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Large (21 or more performers)
Cast Type: Children

Character Breakdown

Winnie The Pooh

Winnie the Pooh is a bear with very little brain. His good heart and love of honey will capture your audience's hearts as he helps his friends find Christopher Robin. Cast a performer who is a strong singer, as Pooh has several solo lines.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Piglet

Piglet is a shy and quiet pig. They are often afraid of their own shadow but are also incredibly smart and noble and a great problem solver. Cast a performer who can portray the timid side of Piglet while projecting their voice – and personality – to the audience. Piglet's solo lines are perfect for a singer with a sweet voice.

Gender: any
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: C4
Tigger

Tigger is a tiger and a bundle of energy. He is fiercely loyal, never stops bouncing and is always up for an adventure. Cast a student who can bring a big personality and a lot of excitement to the role. While a good singer will have a fun time with Tigger's song, it is most important that the personality of this character comes through.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: D4
Eeyore

Eeyore is a gloomy but loyal donkey. He can never seem to shake his bad luck and is constantly losing his tail. Despite his gloomy attitude, he always wants the best for his friends. While Eeyore has one solo singing line, this is primarily an acting role that requires a disciplined actor with good diction. Eeyore's lines are a treat for the audience, and can lead to a case of the giggles.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: C4
Rabbit

Rabbit is a worrisome rabbit who means the best for his friends but is not always sure how to help. The actor playing this role should be able to find variety in the ways to portray Rabbit's nervousness. Rabbit primarily sings as part of the ensemble with only one solo singing line, so cast a strong actor in this role.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: A4
Owl

Owl is a well-educated, slightly pompous owl. He is quick to explain or lecture, even when he isn't sure of the right answer. Still, the other animals look up to Owl and come to him when Christopher Robin has gone missing. Owl's solos in "The Backson Song" are some of the most challenging in the show but can be spoken if necessary. Cast an actor with a good sense of rhythm and pitch in this role.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Kanga

Kanga is a gentle kangaroo and mother to Roo. She is good-natured and always ready to take care of the other animals. This role has one solo singing line and is perfect for a performer with a lot of heart. Consider casting a performer who is taller than the actor playing Roo.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: A4
Roo

Roo is a kangaroo and the youngest animal in the wood. They are boisterous and playful and always look up to their friend Tigger. This is a great role for a student new to theater. You may want to audition Kanga and Roo at the same time, since they will always be together onstage.

Gender: any
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: E4
Seven Narrators

The Seven Narrators - Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet - introduce us to the Hundred Acre Wood and help tell our story. These non-singing roles are perfect for your strong actors who can speak clearly and make good eye contact with the audience.

Gender: any
Animal Chorus

The Animal Chorus is the ensemble of animals in the Hundred Acre Wood, including Squirrels, Frogs, Beetles, Gophers, Chipmunks, Birds, Raccoons and any other animals you want to add! For added fun and ownership, you can let the students of the Animal Chorus decide which animals they want to be. This ensemble sings in almost every song and is critical to the storytelling.

Gender: any
Word Chorus

The Word Chorus sings "Halfway Down" and helps all of the animals out of the Backson pit. This group is great for your strong choral singers. If you do not have enough performers to support this number, the Narrators and the Animal Chorus can double as the Word Chorus.

Gender: any
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Christopher Robin

Christopher Robin is a kind boy who plays with his animal friends in the Hundred Acre Wood and leads by example. While his disappearance creates the scare of the Backson, his return sets everything right again. This non-singing role is a wonderful opportunity for an actor who can deliver spoken lines loudly and clearly.

Gender: male
Pooh's Tummy

Pooh's Tummy is the endearing - but very hungry - part of Pooh! This role can be one or more performers who are onstage, offstage or any way that fits your production. The Tummy does not have any spoken lines and may be a great role for performers new to theater. While not necessary, you may want to find performers who are shorter than your actor playing Pooh.

Gender: any
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Bees

The Bees are a flashy, energetic group who ultimately help Pooh get his honey. They pop in and out through the story and can be a ton of fun for the performers. The more bees you have, the more volume you'll get in the Honey songs, so cast as many as you can handle!

Gender: any
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: Eb4
Full Song List
Winnie The Pooh Kids, Binder Version 2.0, Disney's: Winnie the Pooh
Winnie The Pooh Kids, Binder Version 2.0, Disney's: Winnie the Pooh (Playoff)
Winnie The Pooh Kids, Binder Version 2.0, Disney's: The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers (Part 1)
Winnie The Pooh Kids, Binder Version 2.0, Disney's: The Tummy Song
Winnie The Pooh Kids, Binder Version 2.0, Disney's: The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers (Part 2)
Winnie The Pooh Kids, Binder Version 2.0, Disney's: The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers (Part 1)
Winnie The Pooh Kids, Binder Version 2.0, Disney's: Pooh and Piglet
Winnie The Pooh Kids, Binder Version 2.0, Disney's: Honey!
Winnie The Pooh Kids, Binder Version 2.0, Disney's: The Backson Song
Winnie The Pooh Kids, Binder Version 2.0, Disney's: Honey Two!
Winnie The Pooh Kids, Binder Version 2.0, Disney's: Piglet's Picnic
Winnie The Pooh Kids, Binder Version 2.0, Disney's: Rabbit's Fall
Winnie The Pooh Kids, Binder Version 2.0, Disney's: Tigger Bounces In
Winnie The Pooh Kids, Binder Version 2.0, Disney's: Roo's Bounce Down
Winnie The Pooh Kids, Binder Version 2.0, Disney's: Kanga's Tumble
Winnie The Pooh Kids, Binder Version 2.0, Disney's: The Backson Song (Reprise)
Winnie The Pooh Kids, Binder Version 2.0, Disney's: All in the Trap
Winnie The Pooh Kids, Binder Version 2.0, Disney's: How to Capture a Backson
Winnie The Pooh Kids, Binder Version 2.0, Disney's: Halfway Down
Winnie The Pooh Kids, Binder Version 2.0, Disney's: Out of the Trap
Winnie The Pooh Kids, Binder Version 2.0, Disney's: Honey Three!
Winnie The Pooh Kids, Binder Version 2.0, Disney's: Hip Hip Pooh Ray / Winnie the Pooh (Finale)
Winnie The Pooh Kids, Binder Version 2.0, Disney's: Exit Music
Winnie The Pooh Kids, Binder Version 2.0, Disney's: Exit Music
Winnie The Pooh Kids, Binder Version 2.0, Disney's: All in the Trap

Connect

Curriculum Connection

  • Poetry
  • Spelling
  • Citizenship
  • Diversity
  • Animal Behavior
  • Units of Measurement
  • Friendship

Billing

Based on the stories of A.A. Milne and the 2011 Disney Animated feature film.

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The [Licensee]
Production of
 
 
Music and Lyrics by
RICHARD M. SHERMAN & ROBERT B. SHERMAN,
ROBERT LOPEZ & KRISTEN ANDERSON-LOPEZ
 
Music Adapted & Arranged and Additional Music & Lyrics by
WILL VAN DYKE
 
Book and Additional Lyrics by
CHERYL DAVIS
 
Based on the stories of A. A. Milne
and the 2011 Disney animated feature film
 
 
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