Puss 'n Boots
A musical adaptation for children of the classic fairy tale featuring such songs as "Eating the Cat," "Boots!" and "I Wouldn't Say I'm Mean Exactly."
An ogre named Maurice is terrorizing the countryside, and a brave little cat (who happens to be a girl) and her friend Douglas come up with a plan to turn the tables on the bully. The ogre's magic backfires, and Douglas finds a princess.
Puss 'n Boots is the table-turning classic: Maurice the Ogre isn't mean, exactly… and we are shown that even the least of us has the power to change the world.
Written by Randy Latimer. Music by Gary Rue. © Copyright 2012 New Music Arts ® dba Musicals 4 Young Audiences.
Originally produced by Stages Theater Company of Hopkins, Minnesota.
Puss - a cat (female)
Douglas - Puss's companion and later the Marquis of Calabas
Lloyd - the King of Philandria
Lorna - the Princess of Philandria
Chip - a rabbit
Timothy - a frog
Clyde - a bird
Maurice - an ogre and later (somehow) Maurice, the cat
Frank - palace guard
Elliott - palace guard
Martina - palace servant
Lola - palace servant
Townspeople (they can be given the names of the children in the play):
"Somebody Better Do Something!"
"Cooking the Cat"
"Somebody’s Gotta Do Something"
"We Know the Marquis"
"I Wouldn't Say I'm Mean, Exactly"
Sung by Kathy Lee, Jordan Sramek, Tim O'Brien, and Prudence Johnson