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Wanda's Monster

Based on the award-winning children's book by Eileen Spinelli.

  • Short Musical
  • Comedy
  • 55 minutes

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Children (Age 6 - 10), Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre, Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary

  • Accolades:
  • Nominee! Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Family Show
This warm-hearted musical tells the story of an imaginative little girl named Wanda and her unexpected bond with a fuzzy, purple monster as she learns acceptance and friendship. 

Based on the award-winning children's book by Eileen Spinelli, Wanda's Monster features music and lyrics by singer, songwriter, and superstar children's recording artist Laurie Berkner, including fan favorites "Monster Boogie" and "Wanda, Whatcha Wanna Do?," and a book by Barbara Zinn Krieger.


"This charming musical brings home a point worth considering at any age: embrace what you fear, and you just may find a friend."

 The New York Times

"If you're looking for a fun family-oriented, live performance, check out Wanda's Monster."

 Mommy Delicious

"I personally loved how the musical taught kids --and adults!-- to embrace their fears and accept others that may be different."

 Time Out New York Kids

"A rocking score, terrific performances, and a script that refuses to talk down to the audience."

 NY Metro Parents

"I have to admit I walked out of the theater singing those catchy tunes and making noises like a monster. I'm a big kid at heart and I was allowed to let the kid out during that musical."

 SO Family

"Wanda's Monster is a 60 minute performance without an intermission. Which was perfect for my little one... he was enchanted by the music and just loved the adorable monster."

 Mommy Posh

"It doesn't get any better when your child is entertained throughout the entire show."


  • Casting: 2M, 2F