The Buttonhole Bandit by Fengar Gael and Michael Silversher

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About The Play


Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts - School of Drama, Children's Theatre Workshop Production (Jamaica; director, Pierre Lemaire).

Musical. Book and lyrics by Fengar Gael, music  by Michael Silversher. About 60 minutes. 3-6 females, 3-6 males (6-12 performers possible). Suitable for all ages.

Under its original title, Phoebe's Closet, the play won the National Children's Theatre Festival Playwriting Award, sponsored by the Actors Playhouse in Coral Gables, Florida where it was given a full production. It was subsequently produced by The
Looking Glass Theatre of New York under its current title.

Printed Script: $7.50 (contains special author commentary). Digital Perusal Script: $10.00 (includes perusal score). Performance Royalties: $60.00/performance. Production Photocopy License: $50.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for your cast/crew; must be purchased in conjunction with Performance Royalties)Classroom Photocopy License:  $75.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for closed classroom study only). Limited Video License: $65.00 (permission to record your production with limited distribution; must be purchased in conjunction with Performance Royalties). Musical Tracks:  $75.00 (digital music files for use in rehearsal/performance). Professional rights should be negotiated directly with YouthPLAYS at info@youthplays.com. Need detailed help? Click on Place an Order and then look for the blue What Do I Order? button!

Synopsis


Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts - School of Drama, Children's Theatre Workshop Production (Jamaica; director, Pierre Lemaire).

Little Phoebe Potts has a vivid imagination, which is why she spends her after school hours cowering in a closet. Then one day she follows a moth through a buttonhole and discovers an entire galaxy on the other side! With the help of an alien named Melf the Gelf, Phoebe embarks on a magical journey to save the Galaxy Clesto. There she encounters alien creatures who bestow wondrous gifts: gloves for seeing through densities of matter; anti-gravitational boots for leaping great distances; and beanies for breathing under water. Soon Phoebe discovers that by making friends and conquering her fears, an imagination can be a wonderful thing!

Music Files


Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts - School of Drama, Children's Theatre Workshop Production (Jamaica; director, Pierre Lemaire).
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Xanthees and Qwerkiss duet

Courage of a Gelf

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