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Flavia and the Dream Maker
Flavia and the Dream Maker
"A greeting card come to life musical with a profound statement of self-belief overcoming all obstacles." —Daily Variety

"A show which makes you laugh and cry and consider your own dreams again." —Drama-Logue
Based on the storybook by Flavia Weedn. Book by Doug Haverty. Music by Shelly Markham. Lyrics by Bob Garrett.

Cast: 3m., 3w. (with optional chorus.) Based on the internationally popular book (a true story) by artist/poet Flavia Weedn, this is a story of family, a story of coming of age, a story about the importance of dreaming and—ultimately—a story of love. This new musical explores the whimsical, yet practical world of a small, loving family during World War II. Due to financial hardships, 12-year-old Flavia, her younger brother and mother are forced to relocate and move in with Flavia's grandmother. This is where the story begins, near south central Los Angeles, when Flavia meets her first dream maker, her "Uncle Jack." He teaches her to dream, to imagine and to appreciate the beauty of the unique qualities each person is given. Jack's dream, however, is to fly a plane for, and serve, his Uncle Sam. His departure is met with mixed emotions, and the temporary (and eventual permanent) loss to the family is met with unselfish love and strength. The play charts Flavia's course through self-acceptance and her eventual metamorphosis into the family's inspirational anchor. This play was commissioned by the award-winning, nationally recognized Access Theatre. The world premiere took place under Flavia's guidance in her hometown of Santa Barbara, Calif. Unit set. Approximate Running Time: 85 minutes.

An optional accompaniment CD is available for use with this show. See Rental Info for details.

Music Samples

Not Unlike Myself
Mr. Moon
I Just Dance
Man of the House
Touch the Sky

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Musical
Catalog Code:  F84
Cast Size:  6
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  74
Royalty:  Submit Application.
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  85 min.
Target Audience: Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (All Audiences)
Performing Group: Middle Schools | High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy | Drama
ISBN (10): 1583422617
Publication Date: 10/08/2004
Bob Garrett (lyricist) starred on Broadway in Grease, Godspell, Fiddler on the Roof, et al. He later recorded for A&M Records and was a song staff writer for Motown and for TV's Fame. His songs have been recorded by Heart, Smokey Robinson and Michael Jackson. He has also written the lyrics for the Mark Taper Forum production of Stars in ...More
Doug Haverty's award-winning plays and musicals have been produced across the United States and overseas. His comedy-drama Could I Have This Dance? was named Best New Play (produced outside of New York City) of 1991-1992 by the American Theatre Critics Association and is included in the Otis Gurnsey Best Plays of '91-'92 anthology. Dance premiered in Los Angeles at the ...More
Shelly Markham (composer) was commissioned to write Flavia and the Dream Maker with librettist Doug Haverty and lyricist Bob Garrett in 1991 and enjoyed the experience immensely. A native of Chicago, Illinois, he moved to New York City where he wrote special material for "Captain Kangaroo." He then migrated to Los Angeles, where he collaborated with acclaimed writer Judith Viorst ...More
Flavia Weedn began expressing her inspirational philosophy through painting and writings in early 1962. Her talent as an artist, as well as her great ability to express her work in writing with a sense of care and wonder, quickly spiraled her work into the public eye. Her career branched off into three genres: the fine arts, commercial illustration and the ...More
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