Mama Tomcat's Flying School: The Musical!
A Cat's Life
A Seagull Must Fly
The Rats Will Play
Bugs and Worms
The Admiral's Tale
Mama Tomcat's Flying School
Watch Me Fly
MUSICAL. Adapted from award-winning author Luis Sepúlveda’s novel "The Story of a Seagull and the Cat Who Taught Her to Fly." After getting lost in the Atlantic and landing in an oil slick, a seagull manages to land in Boston at the front porch of Zorbo, a tomcat. Before the gull dies, Zorbo reluctantly promises to protect her egg, to feed the chick when it hatches, and to teach the young gull to fly. Zorbo discovers that hatching an egg isn’t as easy as it looks, so he enlists the help of his feline neighborhood friends: Sal, who works at an Italian restaurant; Einstein, an intelligent book-loving cat who can read; and the Admiral, a retired ship’s cat who loves to tell sea-faring tales. When the chick finally hatches, she takes one look at Zorbo and calls him “Mama.” Unsure how to raise a seagull chick, Einstein gets a book on how to raise chickens, but Zorbo can’t imagine what he was thinking when he agreed to teach the chick to fly. He’s a cat! What does he know about flying? And there’s another problem…Zorbo has a fear of heights! Audiences of all ages will fall in love with this humorous, heart-felt musical and its cast of adorable, whimsical characters. Perfect for touring. Includes eight original songs. Runner-up, Anna Zornio Playwriting Competition, University of New Hampshire, 2009.
Freeviews: To read play excerpts click here.
About the Story: To read more about the story click here.
Minimum Cast Set: 10 scripts (6 scripts with doubling), 1 royalty/performance (Includes a free T-shirt!)
Script: $6.95 each
T-Shirts: $13.95 each
Vocal Score: $8.00
CD: $50.00 (Vocal/Instrumental)
Poster Package: $50.00 (50/pkg)
Prompt Book: $12.00
Play Pack: $338.00 (13 scripts for cast/crew, 7 vocal scores, 1 piano score, 1 CD, 1 prompt book, 1 royalty, 50 posters, and 1 T-shirt)
Spring Hermann is the author of several plays and works of fiction and non-fiction. She studied theater design and dramatic literature at the University of Iowa and Indiana University. Ms. Hermann has worked in public relations and marketing and has taught college theatre courses. An Illinois native, she resides in Connecticut.
Stephen Murray has been a performing arts educator for more than 20 years. His plays and musicals have been performed throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Germany, South Africa, Singapore, and Japan. He received the Anna Zornio National Children’s Playwriting Award and won the Columbia Entertainment Company National Playwriting Contest. Mr. Murray is also a director, conductor, performer, and songwriter. He has four children and lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Ruth.