This new musical version of the classic Washington Irving story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - is a modern-day spin on a classic tale.
The show begins in the present day on Halloween night and is transformed into Sleepy Hollow (18th century New Amsterdam, New York) for the bulk of the show, and then returns to the present day.
Three modern-day children find themselves right in the middle of all the odd characters, traditions, ghosts and goblins of Sleepy Hollow, and even confront the infamous Headless Horseman himself in an attempt to return home.
The show runs as a one-act, but can be divided into two parts, depending upon your theatre’s needs.
Running time: 70 minutes
On Halloween night, when three modern-day kids decide to trIck or treat at the old "Crane House," they are magically transported right into the middle of the classic tale of Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, Katie Van Tassel, and - of course - the Headless Horseman! Lots of spooky and hilarious moments in this far-out time travel tale, as the three kids cope with life in 1790, goblins, and how to find their way back home.
A Musical Tale
Book, Music & Lyrics by
Janet Yates Vogt & Mark Friedman
A new telling of the Washington Irving classic
AMY - Older – 12 or 13ish – nice and super-smart
CHARLIE - Older – 14 or 15ish – bossy, a know-it-all and pushes around the other two kids
IRVING - Younger – 8 or 9ish – cute kid
SLEEPY HOLLOW CHARACTERS:
TRUDY - Woman of the town – mother of ABBEY, BEN, WASHINGTON
ICHABOD CRANE/OLD ICHABOD - Schoolmaster – tall, awkward, in love with KATIE – frightened of his own shadow
KATIE (KATRINA VAN TASSEL) - Pretty, enamored with ICHABOD, intrigued with BROM BONES - but skeptical that either one is really right for her
(KATIE Can also double as DUTCH WIFE 2)
BROM BONES - 18th Century Hunk, self-indulgent, in love with KATIE and himself
DUTCH WIFE 1 - Sort of a “do-wopp” backup chorus of women caricatures of the Dutch Wives - funny
DUTCH WIFE 2 - Sort of a “do-wopp” backup chorus of women caricatures of the Dutch Wives - funny
DUTCH WIFE 3 - Sort of a “do-wopp” backup chorus of women caricatures of the Dutch Wives - funny
RUSTIC LAD 1/MODERN COP - BROM BONES loyal followers who worship him
RUSTIC LAD 2 - BROM BONES loyal followers who worship him
RUSTIC LAD 3 - BROM BONES loyal followers who worship him
KIDS IN SLEEPY HOLLOW:
ABBEY - 18th Century child
BEN - 18th Century child
WASHINGTON - 18th Century child
SOFIE/EMILY - 18th Century child
ASSORTED TOWNSPEOPLE OR CHILDREN - Can be added or not at the discretion of the Director
NOTE: THE CAST SIZE MAY BE ADJUSTED UP OR DOWN TO BEST WORK WITHIN YOUR PRODUCTION NEEDS. CHARACTER LINES MAY BE RE-ASSIGNED AND/OR ROLES COMBINED
One (or two if desired)
Running time: 70 minutes
July 17 - August 1, 2015
Chatham, NY 12037
October 23 - November 1, 2015
Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
Grand Rapids, MMI 49503