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THE EMPEROR AND THE NIGHTINGALE

THE EMPEROR AND THE NIGHTINGALE

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Kit Goldstein Grant

Based on the the story "The Nightingale" by Hans Christian Andersen

One Act Musical for Young Audiences

Medium Cast: 2 - 5m, 3 - 8f - Expanded Ensemble Optional
Running Time: 50 - 60 minutes

The Emperor of China befriends a golden-throated nightingale - but when a bejeweled mechanical bird shows up at court, will he choose the toy over a living creature? This classic story is told with an added environmental twist, as the Emperor's powerful advisor aims to chop down the royal forest. He uses the mechanical bird to try to sway the Emperor, and the Nightingale must regain the Emperor's affection to save her home.

Designed for kids K-5, best for young children.

ABOUT THE SHOW

Artwork by Christopher Michaels

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Following a sucessful season of her musical, King Midas, Kit's new musical, The Emperor and the Nightingale was commissioned by the Schenectady Theater for Children for their 2008 season. It toured to approximately 30 elementary schools in upstate NY.

SELECTED SONGS

MUSICAL NUMBERS:

“The Emperor and the Nightingale
“It’s Hard to be the Emperor”
“The Music of the Earth”
“It’s Hard to be Emperor Reprise”
“Classier Tone”
“Proper Habitat”
“Mechanical Nightingale”
“I’m Beautiful”

“Mechanical Nightingale Reprise#1”

“Looking Good – To Us”

“Mechanical Nightingale Reprise #2 – Break”

“It’s the Time”

“You Flew Out of My Life”

“Music of the Earth Reprise”

"The Emperor and the Nightingale Reprise”

Music-Only Demo CD available upon request.

PHOTOS FROM NOTABLE PRODUCTIONS

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For more information, a sample script or demo CD, contact NewClassicMusicals@gmail.com