Book and lyrics by David Lewman. Music by Kevin Stites.
Cast: 7m., 2w. "A winner" "a musical gem" "one of the most appealing productions for young audiences I've seen," says the reviewer at the Chicago Sun-Times. Her colleague at the Chicago Tribune agrees, praising the show's "medieval pageantry, swashbuckling duels, and lighthearted humor" as well as its music—"overtones of a sophisticated modern musical with underlying themes of medieval music. The clever lyrics sweep the story along." To teach his pupil Arthur that girls can be just as smart as boys, Merlin magically travels to the present, where he invites Sara, a bright, studious teenager, to visit the Dark Ages. Her skeptical brother Matt insists on coming along, so together they are whisked back to a time of knights, castles, and evil enchantresses. By the end of the play, Arthur has learned that girls can be very clever. Sara has learned you can't always do everything by yourself, and everyone (even the terrible Green Knight) has learned that Might doesn't make Right. Music, fun and adventure—all in this exciting new version of the Arthurian legend." Unit set. Approximate Running Time: 75 minutes.