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Number the Stars
Number the Stars
Book, music and lyrics by Sean Hartley. Based on the book by Lois Lowry.

Cast: 13m., 6w. (Doubling possible, chorus optional.) A tender and intense adaptation of Lois Lowry's novel about one of the most inspiring episodes in human history: the rescue of the Danish Jews during World War II. Annemarie Johansen is surprised when her best friend Ellen Rosen arrives in her apartment to spend the night. When two Nazi soldiers appear at the door looking for the Rosen family, Annemarie's parents pretend that Ellen is their own daughter. Annemarie comes to realize that all of the Jewish Danes are in terrible danger, and that it is up to their Christian neighbors to help them escape to neutral Sweden. Annemarie is to take the Rosens to Sweden in her boat. Minimal set. Approximate Running Time: 45 minutes.

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Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Musical
Catalog Code:  N03
Cast Size:  19
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  33
Royalty:  Submit Application.
Cost:  $7.95
Approx. Running Time:  45 min.
Target Audience: Middle School | High School
Performing Group: Middle Schools | High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Drama
ISBN (10): 0871298341
Sean Hartley is the director of the Theater Wing at the Elaine Kaufman Center in New York City, where he produces the concert series "Broadway Close Up" and "Broadway Playhouse" and is the artistic director of the Poppy Seed Players. He was nominated for a 2003 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics for the off-Broadway production of Cupid and Psyche, ...More
Born in Honolulu in 1937, author Lois Lowry attended elementary school in Pennsylvania, junior high school in Tokyo and high school in New York. She went to Brown University and the University of Southern Maine, and, in addition, holds honorary doctorates from six universities. Currently she lives in Maine.

Twice the recipient of the Newbery Medal, given each year for the ...More
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