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Once Upon a Vine
Once Upon a Vine
Book by Arnold Somers and Judith Weinstein. Music by Elissa Oppenheim Schreiner. Lyrics by Sunnie Miller.

Cast: 2m., 4 to 5w., or 6 to 7m. or w. This musical, based on Jack and the Beanstalk, tells the story of Jacqueline, a young girl growing up on a farm. The characters that Jacqueline meets in her adventures teach her about life, human frailties, strengths, values, priorities and finally, about herself as she experiences the fantasy world above the sky and the real world below. A good, old-fashioned tale that can be produced as simply or elaborately as you choose. The production of this piece at the Hunter Playhouse in New York won an ASCAP Panal Award. Flexible staging. Approximate Running Time: 45 minutes.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Musical
Catalog Code:  O62
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  51
Royalty:  Submit Application.
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  45 min.
Categories
Target Audience: Young Audiences | Middle School
Performing Group: Middle Schools | High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre
Genre: Fantasy | Literary Classic
ISBN (10): 1583420142
Publication Date: 07/21/2000
Biographies
Sunnie Miller, a writer and an Emmy award-winning lyricist, has written for scores of musical plays, audiotapes, music books and a children's opera. Together, she and Elissa Schreiner have successfully written music and lyrics for theater and television. From theaters throughout the country to NBC's Today Show to a 60-minute special, Miller/Schreiner's music covers a vast territory, both regionally and educationally.More
Elissa Oppenheim Schreiner, Emmy award-winning composer, has written musical scores, sheet music, an opera for children, books (including two jazz duet music books), and many compositions which have appeared in publications throughout the country. Her newly published (Carl Fischer, 2003) book, Playland, is a piano collection specially designed to inspire paino students to add expression and feelings to their music. ...More
Arnold Somers is the author of Sneakers (produced for television by WPBT, Florida), Once Upon a Vine and Pals, musicals written in collaboration with Sunnie Miller, who wrote the lyrics, and Elissa Schreiner, the composer. He is grateful to the Heights Playhouse in Brooklyn, N.Y., for giving him the opportunity to develop the plays when they were first produced there. ...More
Judith Weinstein is the writer of the Emmy award-winning Sneakers, a children's musical produced on WPBT, Florida. She has had a long-standing interest in children and children's literature. Her first collaboration with Sunnie Miller and Elissa Schreiner was Once Upon a Vine, a feminist turn on the classic Jack and the Beanstalk, which was produced off-Broadway. Miller, Schreiner and Weinstein ...More
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This title can be licensed/sold throughout the world
* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.


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