Sleepy Hollow a musical tale

Sleepy Hollow a musical tale

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.

SLEEPY HOLLOW A Musical Tale Book, Music & Lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt & Mark Friedman

 A new telling of the Washington Irving classic

CAST

MODERN-DAY CHILDREN:

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

Accompaniment CD Piano-Vocal Score