Being the youngest in the family is tough enough, but when Henrietta’s oldest sister Kim convinces her that she’s really a chicken instead of a human being, poor Henrietta goes into full panic mode. She runs away to the farm to find her “real” family. What she discovers there helps her to turn the tables on her mean sisters and overcome her worst fears.
Flexible casting makes this suitable for professional theater and/or school performances. A minimum of five actors is necessary (four females and one male); however, an unlimited number of children could be added to the cast as wing-flapping, toe-tapping chickens because one can never have too much onstage poultry.
Running time: Approximately 45 minutes
Score: Arranged for guitar
Permissions/royalities: Royalty waived for school productions; sliding-scale royalty for professional theatres.
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The Chicken of the Family: The Musical premiered at Charter Theatre (at Theatre-in-the-Run, Arlington, Virginia) in April 2008, produced by Nan Kyle Ficca and directed by Doug Wilder, with the following cast:
- Henrietta … Kristin Rogers
- Kim … Alison Wright
- Clare … Bronwen Grebe
- Mom/Chicken #1 … Leigh Anna Fry
- Dad/Chicken #2 … Dane C. Petersen