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Children's Letters to God musical (2004)

David Evans wrote the music for the show, and Douglas J. Cohen has created lyrics and Stoo Hample, who wrote a book in 1991, which became a bestseller, adapted libretto. Lamb's Theatre took staging in 2004. It has never reached Broadway, as was expected during the work-out. Target audience – children and their parents who are open-hearted and who is not disgusted by an easy narrative style of writing, with humor.

Director of the musical was Stafford Arima, scenic design performed by P. Wilcox, sets by A. Louizos, K. Bookman and P. Hylenski were responsible for lighting and sound, respectively; G. Brassard was the costume designer, the actors and the composition were as follows: L. Jacobson, G. Canonico, A. Fischer, S. Kapner, A. Zutty & J. Dieffenbach.

This resulted in a soft, warm and filled with childlike directness musical, which very clearly presents the material and easily displays such complex concepts as the change of inner world as a result of external events and our assessment of things and notions. To put simply, this set of interrelationships is called a process of growing and learning. This is clearly shown in one of the scenes, when a boy who hates bugs, crums and slugs, ruthlessly crushes them underfoot. But when he was bombarded with the ridicule by his friends (and by sister), he realizes that it hurts, the same as the beetle experience the death, whom he killed and he fundamentally changes own attitude towards them.

The musical does not claim for the big breadth or depth, but if to look something both for children and for adults at the same time, this show is a brilliant representative of the search result. Show has 1 nomination for Drama Desk Award.
Release date: 2004
Last Update:January, 13th 2016

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