The Dinosaur Musical
music by Robert Reale, book and lyrics by Willie Reale
4 men, 5 women (doubling): 9 total
"A winning and delightful family show." —Philadelphia Inquirer. "THE DINOSAUR MUSICAL is a rare treat—a family musical that really can entertain the whole family. It's a show written with young children in mind that does not talk down to its audience. It works on several levels—it's a cute story about dinosaurs for youngsters; a 'girl power' story to appeal to teenagers; and a musical comedy with lots of wit to appeal to adults."
—Talkin' Broadway. "A charming, irreverent and highly amusing romp. This show is a trippy little musical comedy, full of visual gags, witty word play and some nice tunes. And it's not like anything else you've seen." —Kansas City Star.
Book/Item: THE DINOSAUR MUSICAL
Book Type: DPS
FEE: Quoted upon application. INSTRUMENTATION: Piano/Conductor, Woodwinds, Percussion.
THE STORY: It is the end of the Cretaceous period. A giant meteor collides with the earth and wreaks havoc with the ecosystem. In order to avoid extinction, the Dinosaurs sign a peace pact called the Treaty of Meat. For a time there is peace between the Carnivores and the Herbivores. But when the wise King of the Tyrannosauruses suddenly dies and his none-too-clever thirteen-year-old son, Quincy, rises to power, trouble begins. King Quincy leads the Tyrannosauruses on a terrible rampage. Carlotta Devries, a Parasaurolophus singing star, and her thirteen-year-old daughter, Mindy, narrowly escape Quincy's forces and take refuge at Swifty's Volcano Café, the clandestine headquarters for the Dinosaur resistance. The café is run by Swifty Levine, a Triceratops comedian, and is staffed with a variety of zany, peaceable Dinosaurs. Can the power of goodwill win out over the forces of evil? It's a family show…so yes. THE DINOSAUR MUSICAL is a madcap, jazzy prehistoric musical comedy combining the intrigue and romance of a Hollywood World War II epic with a perky adolescent parent trap. Throw in some Borsht Belt comedy, an erupting volcano and the invention of spaghetti and you've got something for everyone of any age.