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Baba Yaga and the Black Sunflower (musical)

"...has everything a child could want... Scary (but not too scary), funny (but not too cute). Here are awesome songs and real ideas for kids to wrap their minds around. We hope it will be produced often and everywhere."

The Boston Globe

  • Full Length Musical
  • Fantasy/Adventure
  • 65 minutes

  • Target Audience: Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18), Children (Age 6 - 10), Appropriate for all audiences

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre

  • Accolades:
  • Winner! American Alliance for Theatre & Education Unpublished Play Reading Project Award
    Winner! Kennedy Center New Visions/New Voices Award
This original tale uses motifs from traditional Russian stories and songs to explore a young girl's struggle to find her place in the world. Humans, animals and nightmares enrich the telling, which features fun roles for the actors and lively action. Maryushka spends three days enduring challenges that carry her from her village to the forest and Baba Yaga, the ancient sorceress. The challenges she faces are a great test of wits and will.

  • Casting: 3M, 7F, 10M or F
  • Casting Attributes: Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Roles for Children