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The Hundred Dresses

The Hundred Dresses

By Ralph Covert and G. Riley Mills. Based on the book by Eleanor Estes.

Product Code: HE9000

  • Musical
  • Comedy | Drama
  • Cast size: 3 to 5m., 5w.

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Wanda Petronski, a second-grader, lives way up in a shabby house in Boggins Heights, and she doesn't have any friends. Every day she wears a faded blue dress, which wouldn't be too much of a problem if she didn't tell her classmates that she had a hundred dresses at home—all silk, all colors, velvet too. The children at Franklin Elementary don't know what to make of this peculiar new girl with the strange accent. Soon Maddie, Peggy, Jack and their classmates make a game of teasing Wanda about her hundred dresses until one day she disappears from school, leaving just an empty seat where she once sat. As feelings of guilt overtake the children, Maddie and the others decide they must find out what happened to Wanda and make amends for the way they treated her. But is it too late? Based on the beloved Newbery Honor Book by Eleanor Estes, this acclaimed musical adaptation masterfully handles such topics as bullying, friendship and forgiveness. Packed with humor and filled with colorful characters and memorable songs such as "Bright Blue Day," "Penny Paddywhack" and "Never Do Nothing," The Hundred Dresses is a timeless tale that explores the bonds of friendship, the willingness to be yourself and the courage that it takes to stand up to others—even when you're standing alone.


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  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Musical
  • Product Code HE9000
  • Cast Size 8
  • Min. Royalty Rate $90/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 70 min


  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group Elementary School | Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | TYA | Touring Group
  • Genre Comedy | Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781583427934
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Media Reviews

"The Hundred Dresses is a great show: a musical that speaks to the hearts of anyone that has ever needed a friend." -Chicago Theater Beat

"The Hundred Dresses is an emothional tour de force that takes on childhood prejudice, bullying, insecurity and the poignant awakening of conscience with sensitivity and panache." -Time Out New York Kids

"An enchanting and lively musical adaptation of Eleanor Estes' beloved novel, The Hundred Dresses, is a poetic tale that explores the power of imagination and the courage it takes to stand up for others even when you are standing alone." -Theatremania

"There are probably over 100 reasons to see The Hundred Dresses. The most important one is 'because doing nothing is the worst of all.' As grown ups, we need to act to stop the bulling in schools. An easy way is to take a kid or two (or a classroom!) to see this production, which helps kids learn important life lessons in an entertaining way. Go see it!" -CTB



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