Adapted from the book by William Steig
Book, Music & Lyrics by Joan Cushing
Commissioned by: Adventure Theatre Glen Echo, MD
World Premiere: Adventure Theatre, January 18 – February 23, 2003

Representation BY: The Susan Gurman Agency


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A perfect winter musical. Irene braves the elements — the Cold, the Wind, and the Dark — to deliver a ball gown to a  spoiled brat Duchess just in time for the Duchess’s ball. A story of courage and perserverance for all ages.


"Irene braves the cold for a sparkling debut!...It makes for a very simple journey and at the same time something far more than just a girl delivering a dress...It is a perfect winter musical."                                                  The Montgomery County Sentinel

running time: 60 Minutes

Cast size: 6 (4 males, 2 females)  Irene Bobbin, Mrs. Bobbin, The Duchess, Chorus of 3 (2m, 1f) play multiple roles:

                                                 The Elements (The Wind, Mr. Cool, The Night), Trees, Snowflakes, Duchess's Maids & Servant,

                                                                  Guests at the Duchess's Ball

Music: Orchestration/Accompaniement CD Available   (includes sound effects)

           Orchestrations by Wayne Chadwick

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