Free to Be... You and Me
Free to Be... You and Me
From the Book | Conceived By Marlo Thomas and and Friends | Contributions by Judy Blume, Dan Greenberg, Carol Hall, Sheldon Harnick, Bruce Hart, Edward Kleban, Elain Laron, Stephen Lawrence, Betty Miles, Shelley Miller, Carl Reiner, Mary Rodgers, Shel Silverstein, Peter Stone and Charlotte Zolotow | Adaptation Written for the Stage by Douglas Love and Regina Safran
Marlo Thomas conceived a children's book that, instead of telling boys and girls who they should be, would open them to the possibilities of who they could be. She gathered many of her supremely talented friends from various worlds of the arts and the remarkable result is highly regarded as a modern classic of children's literature. Life-enhancing themes are imaginatively blended with music and humor to expand children's personal horizons, enabling them to invent their own futures without limitation, while dispelling some old constraints and worn-out conventions in the process. Parents, teachers and other grown-up friends will delight in sharing this extraordinary and memorable experience with the children in their lives.
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"A timeless classic for kids of all ages" — amazon.com
"A nimble, fast-paced show...one of the most entertaining for adults and children as well...(the book) revolutionized children's literature." — Chicago Reader

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  • FREE TO BE - Orchestration Package (16 Books/15 Books)
    • 1 – FULL SCORE (Conductor)
    • 1 – KEYBOARD (Piano, Celesta, Organ)
    • 1 – REED I (Flute, Piccolo, Alto Sax)
    • 1 – REED II (Flute, Tenor/Alto Sax)
    • 1 – REED III (Clarinet, Baritone Sax)
    • 1 – HORN
    • 1 – TRUMPET I
    • 1 – TRUMPET II
    • 1 – TROMBONE I
    • 1 – TROMBONE II
    • 1 – GUITAR/BASS
    • 1 – DRUMS (see "Materials Notes", under "Production Information")
    • 1 – PERCUSSION (see "Materials Notes", under "Production Information")
    • 1 – VIOLIN I
    • 1 – VIOLIN II
    • 1 – CELLO
  • Rehearsal Set (22 Books)
    • 20 – Libretto/Vocal Books
    • 1 – Logo CD
    • 2 – Piano Vocal Scores

ADDITIONAL

  • Libretto/Vocal Books 10 pack
    • 10 – Libretto/Vocal Books
  • FREE TO BE - PRE-PRODUCTION PACKAGE
    • 1 – Libretto/Vocal Books
    • 1 – Piano Vocal Scores

Cast Requirements for Free to Be... You and Me

PRINCIPALS
2 Women
2 Men

ENSEMBLE
Singing-Dancing ensemble of 6 (can be expanded to include a chorus, babies, tigers, racers, people of the kingdom, etc.)

CHARACTERS
Vickie - strong-willed, centered and demanding.
Janet - kind-hearted and a loyal friend to William.
Richard - reluctant to change and afraid to display his emotions.
William - sensitive and open.

Set Requirements for Free to Be... You and Me

FREE TO BE… YOU AND ME requires a unit set. Scrims, props and platforms can be used to suggest various locations as desired.

Materials Notes

DRUMS: Trap Set, Ratchet, Wood Block, Tom Toms, Sand Paper, Triangle, Cow Bell.
Bells, Vibraphone, Casaba, Clave, Conga, Marimba, Xylophone, Tambourine.
DRUMS: Trap Set, Ratchet, Wood Block, Tom Toms, Sand Paper, Triangle, Cow Bell.

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