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The Bad Children
The Bad Children
Book and lyrics by Shirley Jackson. Music by Allan Jay Friedman.

Cast: 7 or more. Shirley Jackson has written a modern fairy tale in which Hansel and Gretel are "problem children" (i.e. brats) and the witch is a charming old girl with a college degree in witchcraft. The play begins as the witch wakes up on a miserable rainy day in the forest and exclaims, "Such a day—makes you glad to be alive." Then she gets into an argument with the second-class enchanter, which is interrupted by the arrival of the much-abused parents of Hansel and Gretel, followed closely by the little fiends themselves. They haven't the slightest interest in anything that's useful. Hansel and Gretel find the witch's gingerbread house and start tearing it to pieces. The children are so eager to push the witch into the stove that it makes the old girl terribly nervous! One ext. set.

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Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Musical
Catalog Code:  B01
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  29
Royalty:  Submit Application.
Cost:  $7.95
Approx. Running Time:  35 min.
Target Audience: Young Audiences
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre
ISBN (10): 1583422110
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* 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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