THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES

Below is a list of Stephen Schwartz’s musicals that have been written or adapted so they can be performed by and for young audiences. Broadway Junior™ musicals are condensed, author-approved versions of popular musicals custom-tailored to the needs of young people and schools.
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CAPTAIN LOUIE & CAPTAIN LOUIE, JUNIOR
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Anthony Stein
Based on “The Trip” by Ezra Jack Keats

Synopsis
The new kid in town takes to the sky in this tale of imagination and fresh starts. CAPTAIN LOUIE calls for a medium-sized cast, though Louie’s old neighborhood can encompass additional cast members as needed. As the majority of Louie’s journey takes place in his imagination, set design and costume options abound.
Licensing
Licensing Junior Version
Sheet Music
Sheet Music (Guitar)
Recording
Q&A about CAPTAIN LOUIE & CAPTAIN LOUIE, JUNIOR
Stephen Schwartz Fan Site

CHILDREN OF EDEN, JUNIOR
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by John Caird
Licensing (This title is currently in development. We expect licensing to be available from
Music Theatre International mid-Spring of 2018)

DISNEY’S MULAN, JUNIOR
Music and Lyrics by David Zippel, Jeanine Tesori, Stephen Schwartz, Matthew Wilder and Alexa Junge
Music Adapted and Arranged, and Additional Music and Lyrics by Bryan Louiselle
Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Patricia Cotter
Based on the 1998 Disney film, Mulan, and the story, “Fa Mulan” by Robert D. San Souci.

Synopsis
The Huns have invaded, and it is up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous dragon sidekick, Mushu, to save the Emperor. Defying the village matchmaker, Mulan takes up arms and disguises herself as a boy in order to spare her father from having to serve in the army. As the great battle with the Huns approaches, Mulan must choose between revealing her true identity as a girl or saving all of China with her clever plan.
Licensing
Q&A about DISNEY’S MULAN, JUNIOR

GODSPELL, JUNIOR
Music and New Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Conceived and Originally Directed by John Michael Tebelak
Based on “The Gospel According to St. Matthew”

Stephen Schwartz’s thoughts on Godspell, Jr.
“Because this version of the show is designed to be performed by a large cast of younger children, the complex subtext of the original (the development of a community out of disparate individuals) is superseded by more of a fun story-theatre-style re-telling of the parables and teachings. Like the full-length version, it gives the kids in the cast a lot of room for fun and creativity .
Licensing
Q&A about GODSPELL, JUNIOR
Stephen Schwartz Fan Site

MY SON PINOCCHIO (a/k/a GEPPETTO) & MY SON PINOCCHIO, JUNIOR
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by David Stern
Additional Songs by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington

Synopsis
MY SON PINOCCHIO, retells the classic story of the toymaker who wishes for a son, and the wooden marionette who comes to life, from the father’s perspective. Instead of Pinocchio learning what it means to be a “real boy”, Geppetto learns, through a series of comic adventures and misadventures, what it means to be “a real father.”
Licensing
Licensing Junior Version
Q&A about MY SON PINOCCHIO
Stephen Schwartz Fan Site