A Lion's Tale
This fantasy-musical incorporates exciting Somali stories and traditional music in a play that celebrates generosity, friendship, and cultural understanding.
Book and Lyrics by Christina M. Ham & Said Salah Ahmed. Music by Gary Rue.© Copyright 2012 New Music Arts ® dba Musicals 4 Young Audiences. Originally produced by SteppingStone Theatre For Youth Development, St. Paul, Minnesota, Richard Hitchler, Artistic Director.
Set: The set should be open in its ability to allow for a seamless variety of locales. This transformation will be indicated through lighting and set pieces as noted in the script. The capability to move throughout each scene without blackouts is crucial.
Time and place: Present day.
The Seward neighborhood in Minneapolis, Minnesota; and the landscape of Baaq, a fictional region in southern Somalia.
Chorus of Animals:
"When It's Not Your Birthday"
"Counting The Lion's Share"