A restless ghost. A scheming schoolmaster. An apprehensive heiress. And a teenage girl who thinks demons are delightful. Welcome to Sleepy Hollow, a delightfully spooky family musical. Tensions in the little village escalate when schoolmaster Ichabod Crane competes with a shy blacksmith to win the heart of a lovely young heiress. Meanwhile, rumors circulate that the local ghost, the Headless Horseman, is seeking his revenge. Nothing is as it seems in this fresh, funny adaptation of Washington Irving's classic American tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. 60-90 minutes (full show is 90 minutes, but may be cut down to a 60 minute one-act version). Ideal for middle schools, high schools, youth theatres, universities, and community theatres. Published and performances licensed by YouthPLAYS (www.youthplays.com), publisher of plays for young actors and audiences.
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Elizabeth Doyle wears several hats: composer, lyricist, singer, pianist, arranger and music director. Her single songs have been featured in New York ASCAP new music programs, Minneapolis' Cafe Latte Da, in the Chicago Humanities Festival, Death: The Musical in Houston (TX) and at various Chicago venues such as Park West, Maxim's, Victory Gardens and Preston Bradley in the Culturual Center. Her chamber music was performed at the Paradiso in Amsterdam. Some of her other musicals include Fat Tuesday, Alice In Analysis, The Virginian, The White City and Duo, performed at the famed Steppenwolf Theatre. A featured singer/pianist on Marian McPartland's NPR program Piano Jazz, Doyle was a magnet for many years at Chicago's famed Pump Room and has performed throughout the United States and Europe. She has two CDs available, Elizabeth Doyle and Time Flies. Her website is: www.elizabethdoylemusic.com. Judy Freed has seen her plays and musicals performed in London, Seoul, New York, Chicago, California, Washington, Massachusetts, and throughout the Midwest. Her writing has been recognized by such organizations as the National Music Theater Conference and the American Alliance for Theatre & Education. Musicals include Sleepy Hollow (developed at the ASCAP/Disney Musical Theater Workshop), Emma & Company (named a BackStage "theatrical highlight of the year"), Through the Door (world premiere: Seoul, South Korea), Mom! The Musical (winner of the Chameleon Theatre Circle New Plays Competition), and Somebody Else's Troubles (featuring the songs of Grammy-winner Steve Goodman). Four of her plays for young readers have been published by Pearson Scott Foresman. She is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America. Owen Kalt is a Chicago-based lyricist. In addition to Sleepy Hollow, he wrote the lyrics for Belle Barth: If I Embarrass You, Tell Your Friends, which has been produced in Chicago. He also wrote the lyrics for American Klezmer, which has been produced in Los Angeles.
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