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Frederick (Digital Script)

Frederick (Digital Script)

Book by Suzanne Maynard Miller. Music and lyrics by Sarah Durkee and Paul Jacobs. From the book by Leo Lionni.

Product Code: FF3DIG

  • Digital Script
  • Cast size: 2m., 2w., 1 either gender.

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It's summertime in the meadow, and Frederick and his other friends in the mouse commune—Ernest, Nellie, Sunny and Baby—gather to enjoy the start of another glorious day: the buzzing of the bees, the fluttering of butterflies and the warmth of the glowing sun. Together they sing and play games without a care in the world. As summer quickly turns to fall, they each set about collecting supplies for the cold winter that lies ahead. All except Frederick, or so it would appear. For as Ernest, Nellie, Sunny and Baby gather nuts, seeds and berries to store in their winter hideaway, Frederick seemingly has his head in the clouds, thoughtfully observing the world around him (much to the charmed delight of some and the envy and frustration of others). But when the darkest days of winter finally arrive and the mice have exhausted their supplies and worn thin their stories and games, it is Frederick who has stored up something special to help save the day. Featuring a roots-flavored country and folk-infused score, Frederick is an "enchanting" (Chicago Reader), "charming and poignant" (Chicago Tribune) new musical for youth and family audiences about friendship, community and the restorative power of the arts.


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  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Digital Script
  • Product Code FF3DIG
  • Cast Size 5
  • Min. Royalty Rate $110/perf
  • Cost $11.95
  • Approx. Run Time 60 min


* 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

"Captures all the warmth, beauty and imagination of Lionni's magical tale of an artist." —Chicago Theatre Review

"Frederick teaches that people do not live by nuts and berries alone, but need cultural warmth." —Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

"Playful, engaging adaptation highlights importance of creativity." —Chicago Critic

"Reminds us of the importance of finding your own path, even when others may doubt the worth of such dreams." —Chicago Critic

"The message … is simple; everyone has something to offer to the world." —Chicago Critic

"The show also adds something subtle and remarkable, establishing a tranquil sense of the inevitability of change in a way young audiences can understand." —Chicago Reader

“It’s a classic disaster movie trope, applied to a charming children’s book.” —Chicago Sun-Times

 “Seasonally spot-on.” —Chicago Sun-Times

 “It celebrates the imagination, dreams and the ability to truly see the wonder of the world.” —Chicago Sun-Times

 “Silliness and seriousness exist side-by-side. … Frederick captures both with wit and humor.”Chicago Sun-Times