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Jack and the Giant Beanstalk
Jack and the Giant Beanstalk
Dallas Theatre League Nominee for Outstanding New Play or Musical

"A spirited sparkle has been added to this timeless story. Side-splitting humor appeals to the entire family." —Kilgore News Herald

"Even kids raised on Nintendo and Star Wars shouldn't get restless during this production. Small fries eat this stuff like tapioca pudding, while unconsiously absorbing some positive messages about the fun and excitement of the theater." —Dallas Observer
By Linda Daugherty.

Cast: 4m., 5w., 2 m. or w., 7 or more children. May be doubled to 4m., 4w., 1 m. or w., 6 children. There is much more to this play than Jack and a beanstalk. Of course, there's the proverbial giant, but there is also the giant's overworked, over-wrought wife, an aria-singing harp, a golden-egg-laying chicken with performance anxiety, and a blue-eyed stranger who looks surprisingly like Jack's long-lost father. Naturally, there's the village at the foot of the beanstalk and the giant's home in the sky, but there is also, 10 years earlier, a sailing ship caught in a storm off the coast of Pago Pago ("or was it Bora Bora") with its blue-eyed master pulled mysteriously from the wreckage by a giant hand. Certainly, there's Jack's distressed mother and the peddler who sells Jack the magic beans, but there is also the peddler's story of having bought the beans from a blue-eyed stranger; the Ladies Plum and Pomegranate, who provide the comic relief in Jack's village; and Jack's pals, including a rough and ready tomboy named Adelaid. Without a doubt, there's the giant's "fe, fi, fo, fum," but there is also his wife's rhyming collection of "bigness" puns. With all the familiar ingredients in the mix, plus so much more, and with fresh and witty dialogue, this play will be a rediscovered delight for actors and audiences alike. Area staging. Approximate Running Time: 65 minutes.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  J41
Cast Size:  18
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  55
Royalty:  $80.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  65 min.
Categories
Target Audience: Young Audiences | Family (All Audiences)
Performing Group: Middle Schools | High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy | Fantasy
ISBN (10): 1583424784
Publication Date: 09/14/2007
Biographies
Linda Daugherty's plays have been produced nationally and internationally in professional and community theatres, schools and colleges. She received the 2011 National Award from the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine for her teen issue plays, The Secret Life of Girls (bullying), EAT (It's Not About Food) (eating disorders), dont u luv me? (teen dating violence) and hard 2 ...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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