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Mama Tomcat's Flying School: The Musical!

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Mama Tomcat's Flying School:  The Musical!

By: Spring Hermann and Stephen Murray
Cast: 3 M, 3 F, 4 flexible (With doubling: 3 M, 2 F, 1 flexible)
Performance Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 45 pgs

Mama Tomcat's Flying School:  The Musical!

MUSICAL COMEDY. Adapted from award-winning author Luis Sepúlveda’s novel The Story of a Seagull and the Cat Who Taught Her to Fly. Zorbo the tomcat, used to living “the cat’s life” with his buddies Sal, Einstein, and the Admiral on Boston harbor, never planned to settle down. Yet when a seagull is downed in an oil slick and deposits her egg on Zorbo’s porch, what can a guy do? Promise to hatch it and raise the gull! Zorbo’s pals help him “sit on” the egg, so that when the baby gull they name Lucky arrives, she insists on calling Zorbo “Mama.” The challenges of finding Lucky food, protecting her from bad rats like Sneaky and hungry cats like Trash-heap, and learning to love Lucky change all the tomcats’ lives. Even Zorbo’s dates with his beloved Lucinda have to take a back seat when it comes time to teach Lucky the skill of flying. Will the Flying School be a flop? Will other gulls give Lucky the right advice? And will Lucky's dear Mama Tomcat be able to help her take wing and soar? 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 by Stephen Murray. Runner-up, Anna Zornio Playwriting Competition, University of New Hampshire, 2009.

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Please remember it is necessary to purchase one script for each cast member and one royalty for each performance.

Scripts: $7.95 each
Royalty: $75.00/performance
Prompt Book: $16.00
Poster Package: $50.00 (50/pkg)
Distribution Rights: $75.00
Artwork Rights: $50.00
Score: $26.00
Vocal Score: $9.00
CD: $50.00 (Vocal/Instrumental)
Play Pack: $363.00  (13 scripts for cast/crew, 7 vocal scores, 1 piano score, 1 CD, 1 prompt book, 1 royalty, 50 posters)

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Spring Hermann and Stephen Murray
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 30 years. He holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Boston University. His plays and musicals have been performed throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Germany, South Africa, Singapore, Malta, Australia, and Japan. He received the Anna Zornio National Children’s Playwriting Award and won the Columbia Entertainment Company National Playwriting Contest. Dr. Murray is also a director, conductor, performer, and songwriter.