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Robin Hood: The Courtship of Allan A\'Dale
Robin Hood: The Courtship of Allan A'Dale
Book and lyrics by Ric Averill and Jeanne Averill. Music by Ric Averill.

Cast: 13m., 18w. (May be expanded to 13m., 26w. and 20+ of either gender. With doubling can be done with 7m., 6w., 6 either gender.) All the joy, love, adventure and danger associated with the outlaw Robin Hood are found in this romantic coming-of-age adventure story. Set sometime in the middle of Robin Hood's infamous career, plot elements are taken from several of the traditional Robin Hood stories. This musical is filled with humor, swordfights, hidden identities, and even a group of singing nuns! Genevieve, the duke's daughter, is dreaming with her ladies in waiting about the perfect man in "If I Marry." Her father has promised her hand in marriage to Rodric, the Sheriff of Nottingham, a mismatch he will announce at a feast. Robin Hood, visiting Nottingham in disguise on market day, manages an invitation. He tells Maid Marian and the other Merry Outlaws of Sherwood Forest his plan to attend the feast. Allan A'Dale, the young minstrel, begs for the opportunity to prove himself a worthy outlaw by going along, and Robin consents, at the urging of Maid Marian. Rodric and his sister, the evil mother superior, Julianne, are happy about the marriage as it will make Rodric heir to the duke's fortune and, upon his well-planned demise, there will be even more "Money for the Nunnery!" At the feast, Allan A'Dale proves his worth and weaves into a simple song to Genevieve the words "We Will Help You!" When the duke announces his daughter's engagement, Robin and his men announce their presence and fight their way out of the castle. Genevieve swears she will never marry the sheriff and dons boy's clothing to escape into the forest and find the help promised by Allan. Confusion, comedy, and romance occur as Genevieve, posing as Gene, joins the Merry Outlaws and falls in love with Allan. When he and Gene return to the castle to save her father's life, more disguises and a swordfight help to set everything right! Unit set. Approximate Running Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes.

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Music Samples

TitleMP3Sheet Music
The Tale of Allan A'Dale
Money for the Nunnery
Never Give Anything
I Would Marry
Finale and Bows

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Musical
Catalog Code:  R08
Cast Size:  31
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  106
Royalty:  Submit Application.
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  100 min.
Target Audience: Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (All Audiences)
Performing Group: Middle Schools | High Schools | College Theatre | Senior Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Literary Classic
ISBN (10): 158342377X
Publication Date: 10/15/2007
Jeanne Averill is an award-winning actress, director and teacher who is co-founder with Ric Averill of the Seem-To-Be Players professional touring company of the Lawrence Arts Center in Lawrence, Kansas. She was both resident actress and the original director of that company during its formative years and was the first director of Robin Hood: The Courtship of Allan A'Dale. Jeanne ...More
Ric Averill is the artistic director of performing arts at the Lawrence Arts Center in Lawrence, Kan. He is a director, playwright, conductor, composer, actor and educator. Averill has been commissioned by The Coterie Theatre in Kansas City, Mo., the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., First Stage in Milwaukee and San Diego State University's Theatre of the World Festival to ...More
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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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