Littlest Witch
The Littlest Witch
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The Easter Bunny better hop quickly, Santa Claus better hold on to his trousers, and the whole barnyard better sing the blues, because one little witch can't get her fill of tricks. This mischievous wonder wishes every day was Halloween and creates witching mayhem wherever she goes. All seems to be going her way until a giant spider and a rapping record producer step into the picture, and the Littlest Witch must learn to play nice to see who her real friends are. With a whimsical score and clever book, The Littlest Witch rises to every holiday occasion.


SYNOPSIS


This is the story of the littlest witch in the world. The musical opens revealing the witch’s house; a pumpkin in a pumpkin patch. A narrator’s voice sets out to describe the story, “a little mixed up and a little bit funny, a Witch, a Pig and the Easter Bunny. The little Witch is in her house with her cat, Miss Charlene, and her talking broom, Willy. The Witch confronts her magic mirror, Mr. Mirror asking him if she is the fairest of them all, he quickly informs her she is not. She dismisses him saying she is off to go play tricks. The Mirror informs her that it is springtime, and tricks should be saved for Halloween.

The Littlest Witch looks out her window and sees the grass, flowers and…the Easter Bunny! She considers him to be stealing her holiday fun. She has an idea to play a trick on the bunny. Mr. Mirror begins to explain the Witch’s wicked ways with tricks, (“The Littlest Witch”). Willy the broom, Miss Charlene, The Littlest Witch and Mr. Mirror all sing about her past tricks, like making Santa skinny and placing him in a mini-skirt. She is set on playing a trick on the Easter bunny, but the Mirror warns her to be home by midnight or she might loose her magical powers.

As the Littlest Witch flies around on Willy looking for the Easter Bunny she describes her master plan to steal his Easter basket, (“I Want to Steal That Easter Basket”). In the song the Witch explains to Miss Charlene why she is so wicked. When she was even smaller than she is today, she and her eight sisters used to laugh and play with each other. Then on a cold October night they all flew away and promised to return, but they never did. This kept the Witch from ever being able to grow up and this is what pushes her to play so many wicked tricks.

The third scene opens up at a barnyard close by where a sign reads “Tonight Only- The Barnyard Players Spring Musical. The theater director Dan Ram, a flamboyant ram, is pinning the backside of the Littlest Piggy’s overalls in preparation for the show. The Witch enters to inquire if anyone has seen the Easter bunny. Tina the cow, a hand puppet that Dan Ram holds, exchanges some sharp insults directed at the Littlest Witch while Miss Charlene chimes in to help the cow’s humor. Dan Ram tries to get on with the rehearsal and we meet Ricky Rooster, an Elvis-like singer, as he and Piggy jam out, (“Piggy Rock”). While the Witch is distracted Dan Ram recruits Willy and Miss Charlene to perform in place of some sick players.

The Witch comes back to learn that she has been ditched in her quest to find the Easter Bunny. She convinces the Littlest Piggy to tag along in place of her broom and cat. He says he will follow as far as polliwog pond, where he has a meeting with a big record producer who wants to hear his guitar skills. With the Witch riding piggy-back, they set off for the pond, (“Piggy Rock Reprise”).

With only a mile left to go before they reach the pond, Piggy pulls his hamstring. They are in desperate need of a set of wheels. Just then a young boy comes by with his pried Red Flyer wagon, (“Red Wagon”). They ask for a lift but Roy, the boy, is reluctant to give rides to strangers. The Witch promises him that he can see Santa Claus in return, and conjures up Santa who is still in a mini-skirt. She tries to get Santa back to normal at his request but zaps him away before Roy can tell him his Christmas list. The Witch promises to zap him back if the boy gives them a lift to the pond, Roy agrees and they are off. As they start their journey the Littlest Witch accidentally drops her wand. 

As they leave we see that Mean Dean, a smokehouse owner posing as a record producer, has been spying on the group. He tells of his scheme to convince hopeful piggy talent that he is the producer that holds the key to their success, yet he is actually after making the pigs into meat and footballs, (“Mean Dean Rap”). He finds the wand and picks it up.

When the group arrives at the pond the Witch tells Roy to continue to pull them to the village to get to the Easter Bunny. Roy is deflated to hear that she isn’t going to keep up her end of the bargain, and leaves. The Witch realizes her wand is missing, as Mean Dean appears holding it, (“Looking for This?”). After a scuffle, Mean Dean throws the wand into the pond, pushes the Witch into a giant spider web and makes off with Piggy as his prize.

Daddy Long Legs, a gigantic spider is very excited to see that the witch has landed in his web. She tries to convince the spider not to eat her but he is not phased, (“Someone has To Go”). Then the Easter Bunny comes hopping along, pulling out a giant can of Raid from his basket and scares off the spider. The Easter Bunny makes the Witch promise to never play any more tricks until it is her own holiday. The Witch urges the Easter Bunny to help her down so that she can go save the Littlest Piggy. Then she finds Piggy’s guitar on the ground near a sign that reads, “Smokehouse This Way.” She runs off to save him.

At the Smokehouse, Mean Dean throw Piggy into a dark cave with an iron door. Piggy meets two more pig friends, two wannabe rappers named Pokey and Hokey, (“Smokehouse Rap”). The Witch enters to save the three pigs, hitting Mean Dean on the head with the guitar. While Hokey and Pokey manage to escape, Mean Dean wakes up in time to lock up the Witch and Piggy.

Back at the barnyard the players are getting ready for the show. The Easter Bunny shows up with the intension of seeing the musical, and informs Willy the broom and Miss Charlene that the Witch went off to save the Littlest Piggy. Willy and Miss Charlene give up their performing careers to go and help the Littlest Witch.

Back at the Smokehouse, Piggy is thinking they will never get out but the Littlest Witch urges him to never give up, (“Start Again”). By the end of the song the Witch devises a plan to use Piggy’s tail as a key and they get out. But the door slams shut on Piggy’s tail, just as Mean Dean enters with a meat cleaver. The Witch conjures up a magic spell, using only her arms, and turns the smokehouse into a candy shop. Mean Dean has forgotten his evil ways and goes about selling candy.

Roy enters pulling Willy and Charlene in his wagon. Everyone is happy to see each other safe, but the clock is about to strike midnight.

The Witch races home to make her Midnight deadline, (“Midnight”). When the Witch gets home she realizes her house has shrunk but Mr. Mirror informs her that she has grown up. She can now be a grown up with her Witch sisters.

Happy as ever, the Witch runs to catch the Spring Musical back at the barnyard, (“Friends”).

QUOTE


Funny and innocent enough for children, but enough adult humor for the whole family!

–Brighton-Pittsford Post


Characters:

Narrator / Mr. Mirror - Voice

Littlest Witch - Quick Witted, Mischievous

Willy - The Witch’s Talking Broom

Miss Charlene - The Witch’s Talking Cat

Easter Bunny

Santa Claus

Little Piggy - Aspiring Rock Star

Dan Ram - Flamboyant Theater Director

Tina The Cow - Dan’s Sidekick (Can be a puppet)

Ricky Rooster - Elvis Type

Roy - Little Boy

Mean Dean - Evil Pignapper

Daddy Long Legs - Suave but evil Spider

Hokey - Girl Pig Rapper

Pokey - Guy Pig Rapper

Casting Note: Optional Doubling

  • Witch
  • Piggy
  • Narrator/ Mr. Mirror/ Mean Dean/ Tina / Dan Ram
  • Charlene/ Hokey
  • Willy/ Pokey
  • Ricky Rooster/ Daddy Long Legs/ Santa Claus
  • Roy/ Easter Bunny

Setting: Several imaginary locations

Tony Jerris (Book) is an accomplished playwright, author and screenwriter. His Off-Broadway play Tell Veronica! ran in New York City before premiering in Los Angeles, starring Charlene Tilton in the title role. As an author, Tony has written numerous children’s books, including The Littlest Spruce, which won ‘Best New Children’s Book at The North American Book Exchange. His book Marilyn Monroe: My Little Secret was ranked one of the Best Top 20 Marilyn Books by Gutsy Books. As a screenwriter, Tony has placed in The Writer’s Digest Screenwriting Competition, Project Greenlight Screenwriting Contest, and received honorable mention in The Nicholl Fellowship Awards. Tony resides in Los Angeles.

 

Corinne Aquilina (Music and Lyrics) original works include Treasure Island, The Littlest Witch, and Pump N’ Go. New York And Tour: Boy from Oz, Annie, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, and Five Guys Named Moe. Arranger/Musical Director for original Off Broadway, Menopause the Musical. Regional theaters include: Geva Theater, Syracuse Stage, Arkansas Repertory Theater, and Florida Studio Theater. She is Musical Director at Finger Lakes Music Theater Festival in upstate New York, Assistant Professor at Nazareth College of Rochester, and a member of ASCAP, The Dramatists' Guild, and AFM local 802.

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“This imaginative show is more treat than trick.– LA Times

“What a charming and delightful show The Littlest Witch is!  The music was sensational!  It had that Broadway flair to it! A round of applause goes to the behind-the-scenes people: writer Tony Jerris and composer Corinne Aquilina.”–LA Magazine

“The Littlest Witch is a big success! The clever book by Jerris and tuneful, singable music by Aquilina was obviously a smart strategy to make a show that would entertain on two levels: for youngsters  and adults.  This production has a high-spirited feeling of frolic being created on the spot with the audience actively collaborating.”–Gannett Newspaper

“’The Littlest Witch’ rises to every holiday occasion. The musical is funny and innocent enough for children, but there’s also a lot of adult humor... A fractured fairy tale with a happy ending.”–Brighton-Pittsford Post

“Disney delivers mirror for ‘The Littlest Witch.’ The musical impressed Disney Studios so much, the company decided to contribute to the musical a life-size working puppet of a mirror... A plethora of brilliantly crafted costumes and the lively songs, make ‘The Littlest Witch’ a must see show for the kids and the whole family.”–Livingston County News 

“’The Littlest Witch,’ the perfect play for children and adults of all ages, is a story of a busy, playful, trouble-causing little witch who loves to trick and tease her friends and family.  This tale is entertaining and fun and ends with a moral – save the tricks for Halloween.”–Syracuse Children’s Entertainment Examiner

Materials: your materials will be sent to you two months prior to your opening date and will include everything necessary for your production and 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 required materials for The Littlest Witch include:

Production Scripts, Piano/Vocal Scores

Orchestrations: Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Violin

Available Products:

Print Edition – Beautifully bound scripts available at wholesale costs to sell in your lobby!

Director's Script – Single-sided script with space for director’s notes.

Performance Tracks

Reference Recording - Audio recording for reference purposes only 

Logo/PR Pack – Includes high-resolution artwork, ready-designed posters, reviews and pull quotes, and reference photos.

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