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The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle
The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle
"My community in San Rafael, CA just finished a 3 weekend run, and it was fantastic. Furthermore, the entire cast is considering going into group treatment to help us stop singing the play's songs day and night, to anyone who will listen. Just yesterday, I picked up my seven-year-old and started singing "Yo-ho, yo-ho..." And she was like, "Oh no, Mommy, I just finally got it out of my head and now you put it in again!" This play is so extremely well written, so full of wonderful characters and top notch, clever, and uplifting songs." —Julie Fingersh, San Rafael Community Services, Calif.

"Get ready for the most exciting musical production to hit the Glenrock Auditorium Stage in years! Elliott B. Baker's music and lyrics, in his play as adapted from the book by Hugh Lofting, are captivating, exciting, and just downright fun. Make it a point not to miss this unbelievable, enjoyable, and delightful home-town production." —Casper Star Tribune

American Stage Festival—2009

By Elliott Barry Baker. Adapted from the book by Hugh Lofting.

Cast: 16-26+ actors (gender flexible) with as many villagers, animals, pirates, and Jolliginki as desired. "Who would have believed that animals have their own side of things?" One very special doctor with a deep understanding and love of animals finds he is able to speak with them. This one moment of comprehension is a light that carries John Dolittle, M.D., from one adventure to the next. Doctor Dolittle, Polynesia the parrot, Gug-Gub the pig, Jip the dog, Dab-Dab the duck and Chee-Chee the monkey travel to Africa to save the monkeys from a terrible plague. Once there they are captured and escape from the Jolliginki who want to serve them for dinner, elude misguided pirates who want to ransom them, and discover wild and wonderful never-before-seen animals. Even the famous African cannibal food critic, Mimi Eataton, makes an appearance. Doctor Dolittle comes to see that his love of learning coupled with his love of animals affords him a unique opportunity to speak on behalf of all animals. With the cooperation of all the animals of Africa, the doctor creates a solution that in the end protects the animals while providing new and better employment for the pirates and Jolliginki. Perseverance, patience and creativity win over ignorance every time." Area staging with set props. Approximate Running Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes.

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Music Samples
Animal Choir
You Spoke With Me (complete)
Once I Saw a Giraffe Fly (complete)
Only One
In the Asking
Just Like Me (complete)
Yo Ho (complete)
Animal Choir Reprise (complete)

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Musical
Catalog Code:  A03
Cast Size:  26
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  104
Royalty:  Submit Application.
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  100 min.
Target Audience: Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (All Audiences)
Performing Group: Middle Schools | High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy | Fantasy | Literary Classic
ISBN (10): 1583421130
Publication Date: 02/27/2002
Elliott Barry Baker changed directions from business to writing in 1992. Spending four years in the BMI Lehman Engle musical theater workshop in New York, Baker was privileged to study and write with many talented writers. The Tooth Fairy's Daughter was his first full-length musical and was selected by the First Look Series of the Educational Alliance in New York ...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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