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Flavia and the Dream Maker

"A greeting card come to life with a profound statement of self-belief overcoming all obstacles."

Daily Variety

  • Full Length Musical
  • Comedy
  • 85 minutes

  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII
  • Target Audience: Adult, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18), Children (Age 6 - 10), Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre, Jr High/Primary, College Theatre / Student, High School/Secondary
Based on the internationally popular book (a true story) by artist/poet Flavia Weedn, this is a story of family, a story of coming of age, a story about the importance of dreaming and -- ultimately -- a story of love.

This new musical explores the whimsical, yet practical world of a small, loving family during World War II. Due to financial hardships, 12-year-old Flavia, her younger brother and mother are forced to relocate and move in with Flavia's grandmother. This is where the story begins, near south central Los Angeles, when Flavia meets her first dream maker, her Uncle Jack. He teaches her to dream, to imagine and to appreciate the beauty of the unique qualities each person is given.

Jack's dream, however, is to fly a plane for, and serve, his Uncle Sam. His departure is met with mixed emotions, and the temporary (and eventual permanent) loss to the family is met with unselfish love and strength. The play charts Flavia's course through self-acceptance and her eventual metamorphosis into the family's inspirational anchor. 

An optional accompaniment CD is available for use with this show. 


"A greeting card come to life musical with a profound statement of self-belief overcoming all obstacles."

Daily Variety

"A show which makes you laugh and cry and consider your own dreams again."


Premiere Production: This play was commissioned by the award-winning, nationally recognized Access Theatre. The world premiere took place under Flavia's guidance in her hometown of Santa Barbara, California.
  • Casting: 3M, 3F