SIDNEY BERGER is the founder of the Houston Shakespeare Festival, past president of the Shakespeare Theatre Association of America, member of the International Shakespeare Globe Center Board, and recipient of the Mayor's Arts Award for Outstanding contribution by a Performing Artist. Dr. Berger has directed annually at the Houston Shakespeare Festival, as well as at Stages Repertory Theatre, where he serves as Artistic Consultant. As an associate artist, he has also directed at the Alley Theatre. Director of the University of Houston School of Theatre and producer of the Children's Theatre Festival, Dr. Berger was the 1993 recipient of the University's "Esther Farfel Award.”
ROB LANDES began studying piano at the age of three and made his debut on the "Art Linklater House Party" TV program at the age of four. His playing has taken him throughout North America and Europe. He is a composer of sacred music as well as music for the theatre. The Rob Landes Trio, a well-known and versatile group in the Houston area, released a CD. Rob has served as musical director for many theatrical productions and is also on the faculty of the Theatre Under The Stars School of Musical Theatre. He has written scores for five musicals with Sidney Berger with plans for many more.
Approx. 6 m, 5 w, 6 flexible, extras. Much doubling possible
Calvin is a slight youngster who can’t compete with the more athletically-inclined kids in the neighborhood. A wise magician lends him an old “Magic Machine.” Through its erratic powers Calvin, his best friend Jenny, and a lost dragon drop into odd versions of three fairy tales. In "The Three Little Bears" Calvin stops the bears from eating them for dinner and teaches the bears how to be happy. In "Rumpelstiltskin" Calvin helps the miller’s daughter by shouting out the evil little man’s name, and in the third story, "Alice in Wonderland," Calvin stops the cou...