Comedy. By Stacey Lane.
Cast: 4m., 11w., 5 either gender, extras possible. You know the old woman who lived in a shoe and had so many children she didn't know what to do. But did you know that her children are Jack, Jill, Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks, Hansel, Gretel and that lamb-loving Mary? Joining this energetic romp through the enchanted forest are Little Miss Muffet, the Big Bad Wolf, the Gingerbread Man, Puss in Boots and more of your fairy tale favorites. When all of their food vanishes, leaving the cupboard bare, Old Mother Hubbard and her children think things can't possibly get worse. Then along comes a wolf looking for pigs who huffs and puffs and blows their house down. Homeless and hungry, our young heroes set out on a quest to save their family—or at least find a snack. Familiar fables take on new twists as the mystery of the missing food leads the kids through the woods to Grandmother's house, up a beanstalk, and finally to the witch's gingerbread house. An outraged giant loses a shoe while chasing Jack. What do you do with a giant's shoe? The clever witch turns the huge shoe into a home for her grateful new friends. Flexible set. Approximate running time: 1 hour.