Book & Lyrics by Karen Zacarías
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
Based on the book by Munro Leaf
A classic tale of individuality, Ferdinand The Bull is the story of a bull who doesn’t want to fight and butt heads like all the other bulls: he just wants to take care of his beloved flowers. But when the belligerent Duque Dodo comes looking for the toughest bull in all of Spain to fight in Madrid, he mistakenly picks Ferdinand. In this fun and imaginative adaptation, including a pun-ful pig named Cochina who wants to be a star, and the matador Danilo, who really wants to be a Flamenco dancer, everyone learns to be true to themselves.
‘Ferdinand’ is outstanding in its field!…A clever script that managers to blend lofty Shakespearean themes with the corniest jokes ever!” – Chris Slattery, The Gazette
You had me at Moo” – The Washington Times
Ferdinand the Bull was commissioned and premiered by Imagination Stage in 2000 under the direction of Janet Stanford. It won the Tenth Annual Actors’ Playhouse’s National Children’s Theatre Festival, and has since enjoyed numerous productions throughout the country, including the Coterie, The Goodman Theatre, The Alliance Theatre, Oregon Children’s Theatre, Nashville Children’s Theatre, Childsplay, and the Lewis Family Playhouse.
The theatrical production rights to Ferdinand the Bull are not currently available, but contact us via the contact page to be put on our interest list.
“This Running of the “Bull” is one to savor” – The Washington Post
Frolicking fun for the entire family” – Country Press
‘Ferdinand’ gets a big ‘Ole! – the classic book turns into a perfect mini-musical thanks to Zacarias and La Puma…crafted for English and Spanish-speaking children alike – it’s a hit!” – Holly Johnson, The Oregonian
Cast: 1 Woman, 3 Men
COCHINA – A pig, Ferdinand’s best friend (Alto)
FERDINAND the BULL – A bull who loves flowers (Baritone)
DUQUE DODO – A belligerent Spanish duke (Baritone)
DANILO – The Duke’s son (Tenor)
Music: Songs in the Spanish Flamenco tradition, including the Sevillana and Paso Doble. Accompaniment tracks available.
Technical Requirements: Minimal
Suggested Audience: Pre-School/Elementary/Families
Literally sings with feel-good family fun” – The Evening Bulletin
For perusal materials and full audio demo contact us via our contact page.