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ANDROCLES AND THE LION

Artwork by Christopher Michaels

ANDROCLES AND THE LION

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Kit Goldstein Grant

Based on the remarkable ancient story first known to have been related by Apion

 

One Act Musical for Young Audiences

Small Cast: 4 - 11m, 2 - 11f: Expanded Ensemble Optional

Running Time: 50 - 60 minutes

Androcles is a slave who, upon escaping, comes across a lion in the desert that is certain to eat him. However, the lion merely whimpers at a thorn stuck in its paw which Androcles kindly removes. Some time later, the two cross paths once again and the lion returns the favor - proving that gratitude is the sign of a noble soul.

This new telling of the familiar story weaves in the tale of Androcles' sister, Adelpha, who also escapes in search of her brother. When she comes across the desert cave where Androcles and the lion reside, disguises, trickery and complications ensue! 

ABOUT THE SHOW

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Androcles and the Lion was commissioned by the Schenectady Theater for Children for their 2012 season.

 

From Spring - Fall 2012, the show toured to elementary schools, libraries, and community centers in upstate NY. 

SELECTED SONGS

MUSICAL NUMBERS:

"All Roads Lead to Rome"

"A Little Kitty Cat"

"O, Glorious Fortune!"

"One More Step"

"O, Glorious Fortune! (Reprise)"

"Someone Like Me"

"Someone Like Me (Reprise 1)"

"The Oracle Knows All"

"For Your Entertainment"

"Someone Like Me (Reprise 2)"

"Be Brave"

"Carpe Diem"

"A Little Kitty Cat (Finale)"

Androcles and the Lion in the 2012 Schenectady Theatre for Children production.

PHOTOS FROM NOTABLE PRODUCTIONS

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