Synopsis

The Flea and the Professor

The Flea and the Professor $9.99

Jordan Harrison & Richard Gray from Hans Christian Andersen

Published by Samuel French Inc

4 Male 3 Female

Winner! 2011 Barrymore Awards, Best Production of a Musical

Adapted from the last tale by Hans Christian Andersen, this new musical odyssey celebrates friendship, whimsy, and the excitement of the unknown ...

A young professor loses just about everything in the world

Everything, that is, except for the flea who lives in his vest

Starting over again, the Professor and the Flea become the best of friends, start a circus act, and set off to tour the world

And together they must overcome shipwrecks and cannibals

And tickling!

CHARACTERS:

THE FLEA - played by a big man

THE PROFESSOR - played by a little man

THE CANNIBAL PRINCESS - played by a woman of any size; big voice

THE CANNIBAL KING - her father; later he plays HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN

THE CANNIBAL QUEEN - her mother

THE SEA CAPTAIN - also plays THE LOYAL SUBJECT

THE STORYTELLER - whose real name is Livia

Runs about 60 minutes

REVIEWS:

"Exciting, funny, and creatively imagined" ~ Philadelphia Inquirer

"Splendid entertainment ... a witty script ... a lot of fun" ~ Talkin Broadway

"The musical is full of comical moments, touching scenes, adventure and delightful music" ~ Delaware County News

" ... the kind of entertainment capable of forcing young children to lift their sagging heads up out of their laps while also filling their tiny hearts with a wonder available nowhere but on a stage" ~ Out With the Kids

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