Adapted from the book by Johanna Spyri
  Book by Martha King De Silva, Music & Lyrics by J. Cushing
  COMMISSioned by:  Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD

  World premiere:  Imagination Stage, March 31- May 31, 2009


 REpresentation by:  The Susan Gurman Agency


  HIGHLIGHt:  2010 Helen Hayes Nomination for Outstanding Production, Theatre for Young Audiences

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In this new musical re-telling of the classic Victorian era book, Heidi moves from a small Swiss village, to the Alps, to Frankfurt, Germany, and back to her beloved mountains (complete with singing goats!). Everywhere she goes, Heidi brings joy to the people around her: her lonely grandfather and neighbor, Peter, in the Alps, as well as her sickly friend, Clara, in the city. This richly emotional story is like a welcome breath of mountain air as it celebrates how the power of love can restore hope for the future and a better life.


RUNNING TIME:   80 Minutes


CAST SIZE: 8 (4m, 4f)



     Heidi - an orphan girl living in Switzerland      

     Alp - Heidi's grandfather

     Peter - a young goatherd who lives in the mountains

     Clara - a young girl who lives in Frankfurt   


     Townspeople:  Frau Muenster, Herr Reingold, Mayor Strasser & Frau Strasser

     Goats:  Daisy, Dusky, Snowflake, Big Turk

     Others:  Aunt Detie, Herr Sessemann, Frau Rottenmeir, Servants (Tinette & Sebastien), Newsboy


MUSIC REQUIREMENTS:  Orchestrations by Keith Tittermary

                                               4 Strings

                                               4 Reeds:  Flute, Oboe/Eng Horn, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet

                                               French Horn, Keyboard, Harp

                                       Reduced Orchestra

                                               2 Strings: Violin, Cello

                                               2 Reeds:  Flute/Clarinet & Oboe/EngHorn/Bass Clarinet


                                       Orchestration/Accompaniement CD available


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