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Louis Braille: The World at Your Fingertips

Louis Braille: The World at Your Fingertips

Book by Cynthia L. Cooper and Joel Vig. Music by Annie Lebeaux. Lyrics by Jane Smulyan.

Product Code: LG8000

  • Musical
  • Cast size: 3m., 2w., with doubling, or up to 21+ (6m., 5w., 10 either gender) extras optional.

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$7.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $60/perf

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Synopsis

With an uplifting story and a vibrant score, this musical shows the power of a teenaged Louis Braille's belief and determination to change the expectations of the world. It is an ambitious musical with a strong story line. Young Louis Braille, blind since age 3, enrolls in The Blind School of Paris hoping to learn to read and write. He dreams of becoming a diplomat. When Louis protests broom-making class and exposes a fake display of reading at the annual presentation for donors, he nearly gets expelled. Thankfully, Marie deVries, an instructor, introduces him to music and supports his creative mind by arranging a meeting with the French captain who invented a rudimentary method of nightwriting for soldiers. The method's absurdity and impracticality are clear to Louis, but it gives him the springboard for a burst of creative genius. The result? The Braille system, a code to be scanned under the fingertips, opening a world of literature and musical notation previously closed to the blind. Strong roles for actors in the ensemble.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Musical
  • Product Code LG8000
  • Cast Size 5
  • Min. Royalty Rate $60/perf
  • Cost $7.95
  • Approx. Run Time 55 min

Categories

  • ISBN(13) 9780876024225
* 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.