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Priscilla's Perfect Day - A Family Musical

FAMILY MUSICAL/TYA

Priscillas Perfect Day
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In this charming family musical about the power of art, imagination, and pancakes, Priscilla Penelope Periwinkle’s family vacation at her Great-Aunt Phoebe’s cottage is nearly ruined by rain, her "bratty" little brother Billy, and his flapjack-loving dog Roscoe. Priscilla discovers a box of magic crayons in the attic, allowing her to bring whatever she draws to life. But as she colors in her perfect day on a beautiful sunny beach, things suddenly go awry. It will take Billy's quick thinking and Priscilla's imagination to get past the terrifying, crayon-eating Loch Ness Lobster and get them all back to their family... just in time for a pancake breakfast!


SYNOPSIS


Eleven-year-old Priscilla Penelope Periwinkle’s very romantic notions of a perfect summer vacation don’t include a boisterous little brother and his pesky dog that eats her art supplies. So when Priscilla, her parents Peter and Paulette, Billy, and their pancake-lovin’ dog Roscoe arrive at a quaint Maine cottage for a three week stay, things quickly get out of control. Billy and Roscoe torment Priscilla with their antics until she is ready to go berserk, and then, to top it all off, she awakens to a raging thunderstorm which threatens to ruin the very first day of her vacation.

Even that doesn’t deter eternally optimistic Priscilla, who discovers a box of crayons— very old crayons— in an antique dresser drawer. As she begins to draw her wished-for “Perfect Day” on her sketchpad, Priscilla discovers that the crayons have magical powers. Suddenly, she, Billy, and Roscoe are whisked away to the “Picture Perfect Place”— a beautiful sandy cove replete with a blues-crooning Blueberry and some Ragtime Cakewalkin’ Clams. However, they soon find that even seemingly perfect places have their flaws when a Giant Lobster emerges from the bay, sending them running for cover. Billy ingeniously tames the Lobster, saves the day, and becomes Priscilla’s little hero. 

Meanwhile, back at the cottage, the storm has passed. Mom and Dad are cheerfully preparing breakfast. Priscilla, Billy and Roscoe arrive back in the “real world” just in time to enjoy Dad’s special blueberry pancakes. And Priscilla— feeling a new closeness to her sometimes exasperating little brother— realizes that a “Perfect Day” can be even better than she could ever have imagined.

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That was the best show of my life!

–Anonymous 6-year-old reviewer


Characters:

Priscilla Penelope Periwinkle – An eleven-year-old girl; aspiring artist. G below middle C to B above middle C.

Billy Periwinkle  Her “energetic,” six-year-old brother. (As adult male voice) C octave below middle C to E above middle C. (As female or child voice) A below middle C to C# above middle C.

Roscoe  Their bouncy Springer Spaniel; understands English and responds appropriately in “Dog." (Doubles with Ghost of Poor-But-Honest-Lobsterman for dream dance.) No singing.

Paulette Periwinkle  Their mom. (Doubles with Ghost of Great-Aunt Phoebe for dream dance.) G below middle C to B above middle C.

Peter Periwinkle  Their dad. (Doubles with Loch Ness Lobster, a very large crustacean.) G below middle C to Eb above middle C.

Mr. Berrymore  Next door neighbor, Down East accent. (Doubles Voice of Weatherman O/S Down East accent.) (Doubles with B.B. Bluesberry, a rotund blues musician, New Orleans accent.) A octave below middle C to G above middle C– very flexible improvised melody and can be easily transposed to any comfortable key.

Clam Chorus  Additional cast (3-4, may include children).

Children  G above middle C to E octave above middle C.

Female Adult – Same and/or octave below.

Setting:

Interior: Coastal Maine cottage.

Exterior: Bright, sandy beach/cove.

  1. Overture
  2. Lobster Theme
  3. Bratty Little Brother
  4. Tug of War
  5. Billy Chase
  6. Long Day Lullaby
  7. Dream Ballet
  8. I Can Draw the Perfect Day
  9. Pancakes for Roscoe
  10. I'm Blue
  11. Clam Cakewalk
  12. Lobster Chase
  13. Pancakes for Roscoe (Reprise)
  14. Melting Crayons
  15. I Can Draw the Perfect Day (Reprise)

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Priscilla’s Perfect Day is an adorable family musical…” –BroadwayWorld 

"Priscilla's Perfect Day is pure entertainment for kids of all ages." –Theatre Review

“It has everything you could wish for: a charming story with a little bit of shivers, singing and dancing… fun costumes, a sister and brother, a mom and dad, a very funny dog, and a box of magical crayons.” –Theatre Review 

Materials: Your materials will be sent to you two months prior to your opening date and will include everything necessary for your production. They can be ordered in Printed or Digital format. Printed Materials are provided on unbound three-hole punched loose-leaf paper while Digital Materials are provided via email as downloadable PDF files for you to print in-house. All materials are yours to keep! No deposits, no returns.
 
The Authorized Materials/Rehearsal Package for Priscilla’s Perfect Day includes: 

  • Production Scripts
  • Piano/Vocal Scores 
Orchestrations: 

  • Piano
Official Logo Pack Now Included! To help you promote your show, Stage Rights now includes a logo pack with your license. The logo pack includes high resolution versions (both color and black and white) of our show logo. The logo is the portion of the artwork with the title of the show. The surrounding artwork is also available for an additional fee.
 
Optional Materials:  

  • Reference Recording
  • Stage Manager’s Script – Printed on standard 8.5” x 11” 3-hole-punched paper, with the same page numbers and text as the Production Scripts, but with more space on the page for notes and cues.