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The Nightingale

The Nightingale

Book by William Electric Black and Amie Brockway-Henson. Music by Elliot Sokolov. From the story by Hans Christian Andersen.

Product Code: N04000

  • Musical
  • Comedy | Drama
  • Cast size: An ensemble of 12 m. and w. (not gender specific.)

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* 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.

$8.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

In stock

Synopsis

When Grandpa, prompted by a plain little gray bird, begins to tell his grandchildren, Elizabeth and Jonathan, about the emperor's nightingale, his back yard is transformed into the emperor of China's palace, garden and forest, and the three of them become characters in this humorous and moving story. At the end of the emperor's forest, where the emperor has never been, is a deep blue sea where fishermen come with their nets to feed their families and to hear the sweet music of the nightingale. The emperor is outraged to learn that such a treasure exists in his own forest, and yet he has not seen it. He orders his chief courtier to find the nightingale and bring it to him. When the nightingale arrives, the emperor has it put in a golden cage where it will sing to him every day. Then, one day, the emperor of Japan sends the emperor of China a beautifully jeweled mechanical bird, which quickly wins the emperor's admiration. The nightingale, homesick for its friends and family in the forest, escapes, and the emperor learns some important lessons about friendship, loyalty, freedom, and the special beauty found only in nature.
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Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Musical
  • Product Code N04000
  • Cast Size 12
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $8.95
  • Approx. Run Time 60 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group Middle School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | TYA | Touring Group
  • Genre Comedy | Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9780871298805
* 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.