The Cheaper by the Dozen family is real and wonderful and this play is about the time in their lives that begins shortly after Cheaper by the Dozen. Father, who was one of the great pioneer efficiency experts and who applied this brilliance to raising his large family, is gone. The special way in which the Gilbreths meet this crisis makes the finale a happy and satisfying theatrical event.
- Type of Show Full-length Play
- Product Code B13000
- Cast Size 18
- Min. Royalty Rate $90/perf
- Cost $10.95
- Approx. Run Time 90 min
- Target Audience Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
- Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre
- Genre Comedy
- ISBN(13) 9780871298447
- "Was a very entertaining, warm, loving family show. Was enjoyed by cast, crew and audience alike."
- Review by Jim Miller, Osceola Community Players, Osceola, IN
- "Belles on Their Toes is a delightfully funny sequel to the family classic Cheaper By the Dozen. Good roles for children ages 5 to 18 and for adults, too. Not as sentimental as Cheaper, this more humorous look at the incredible Gilbreth family is fun for actors and audience."
- Review by Ralph Stephens, Athens Little Playhouse, Athens, Ga.
- "Belles on Their Toes is an extremely funny (and fun to produce) play. The audience just roared. We had many people come back for the second night. This is a fantastic script!"
- Review by Pam Krage, Freedom Farm Christian School, Pittsford, Mich.
- "The show proved to be a charming crowd pleaser. Our young people relished learning about a different time period and embraced their roles. With only one set, this is an ideal community theatre or school production."
- Review by John Carpenter, Lakewood Theatre Company, Old Hickory, Tenn.
Hints, Tips, and Tricks
- "Old bathing suit patterns available from pastpatterns.com. Oldest version made of felt (outer "coat")."
- Tip by Diane King, Fresta Valley Christian School, Marshall, Va.