The Magic Trumpet

  • 1969
  • 60'

Script: Victor Davies and Victor Cowie.
Music and lyrics: Victor Davies.
Premiere: 1969 at The Manitoba Theatre Centre, Roberta Dolby, director.
CTV (CKY) network special 1975, Eugene Packwood, producer/director.
Performances: Georgian Bay Theatre Festival (1997); Young People’s Theatre Toronto (1970); Kitchener-Waterloo Community Theatre; Bastion Theatre, Victoria B.C.; Young Peoples Theatre of Virginia; and Children’s Theatre Place, New York.
Suitable for an audience of children 4 and up and families.

CAST

Magic Maestro The Magnificent (the magician), Simon Small, Ellie (The Elephant), Ted (Bear), Terry (Tiger), Mrs. Mean (doubles The Talking Tree), Mayor Mumble (the Mayor of Grindstone) (optional chorus of additional children)
Suitable for an audience of children 4 and up and families.

SYNOPSIS

In The Magic Trumpet the children of Grindstone become disenchanted with their boring lives during their summer holidays. But when lured to the Forbidden Forest, on the promise of being turned into wild animals to be in the circus of the magician, Magic Maestro the Magnificent, things go awry. All is made right when Simon Small rescues them by confronting the evil magician and blowing The Magic Trumpet found in the Talking Tree.

Numbers:

Hooray, Hooray, It’s Holiday, Holiday Time
The Circus, The Circus, The Circus Is In Town
I Like All The Animals It’s True
Honey and Peanut Butter (The Food Song)
It’s Fun To Be In The Circus
I’m A Talking Tree Here In The Forest
Finale

Script for sale – Turnstone Press; piano vocal score for sale. (Can be done with piano or small orchestra)
Orchestra score and parts rental (flute=picc/trumpet/trombone/piano/bass/drums)

Magic Trumpet” Dazzles…With a lively musical introduction..”The Magic Trumpet” captured every child’s interest from the beginning….the children were attentive throughout the performance. Songs … delighted the youngsters (and adults)…….Sure to please any child under 10 years of age”. Cathy Carlyle – Winnipeg Tribune.

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