Music & Lyrics by Joan Cushing
Adapted from the book by Johanna Spyri
Runtime: 80 minutes
Cast: 8 (4F, 4M) (Heidi, Alp, Peter, Clara & Chorus of 4 [townspeople], goats, all others)
Ages: All Ages, 5+
Originally Commissioned & Produced by Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD (2009)
In this new musical re-telling of the classic Victorian era book, Heidi moves from a small Swiss village to the Alps, to Frankfurt, Germany, and back to her beloved mountains (complete with singing goats!). Everywhere she goes, Heidi brings joy to the people around her: her lonely grandfather, her neighbor Peter in the Alps, as well as her sickly friend Clara in the city. This richly emotional story is like a welcome breath of mountain air as it celebrates the power of love, and hope for a better life. TYA or Mainstage.
Orchestrations for Small Chamber Orchestra also Orchestration/Accompaniment tracks available.
2010 Helen Hayes Nomination for Outstanding Production, Theatre for Young Audiences
Take a look at the script here: HEIDI perusal copy (sample)