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The Magical Adventures of Merlin

Short Musical, Comedy  /  5f, 8m

Book, Music and Lyrics By Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman

This re-imagined tale shares how a young Merlin meets a young, soon-to-be king, Arthur in mythical, medieval England.
  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    5f, 8m
  • Duration
    Duration
    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Adaptations (Literature)
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences, Children (Age 6 - 10)
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The Magical Adventures of Merlin

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Summary
This re-imagined tale shares how a young Merlin meets a young, soon-to-be king, Arthur in mythical, medieval England. Will Merlin choose ultimate magical power- his lifelong dream- or friendship with Arthur and Guinevere? Will Arthur pull the sword from the stone and defeat the bewitching Morgana? Can Merlin become the greatest wizard of the land? Magical surprises provide the answers in this enchanted musical adventure
Cast Attributes
  • Multicultural casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
Keywords
Performing Groups
  • Elementary School / Primary
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
PRINCIPALS
8 Men
5 Women

CHARACTERS
MERLIN – A wiry youth, age 18 or so, interesting looking, intelligent, eager
ARTHUR – A princely youth of about the same age as Merlin, ruddy and handsome, energetic
GUINEVERE – Beautiful, fair young woman of 16 – 18 from a royal house (Double as: TOWNSPERSON)
MORGANA LA FEY THE SORCERESS – Beautiful, evil, dark-haired woman
NIMUE LA FEY (THE LADY OF THE LAKE) – A captivating fairy-like woman (Double as: TOWNSPERSON)
KNIGHT 1 – Strong looking, armor, swords/weapons (Double as: PERSON FROZEN AT LAKE)
KNIGHT 2 – Strong looking, armor, swords/weapons (Double as: PERSON FROZEN AT LAKE)
KNIGHT 3 Strong looking, armor, swords/weapons – (Double as: PERSON FROZEN AT LAKE)
OLD MASTER SORCERER - Old sorcerer – what you would expect (Double as: TOWNSPERSON & PERSON FROZEN AT LAKE)
SORCERER'S WIFE – Old wife of the Old Master Sorcerer (Double as: TOWNSPERSON & PERSON FROZEN AT LAKE)
THE ROYAL HERALD (Male) / TOWNSPERSON / PERSON FROZEN AT LAKE
TOWNSPERSON (Male) / PERSON FROZEN AT LAKE
TOWNSPERSON (Female) / PERSON FROZEN AT LAKE
  • Time Period Medieval (6th-14th c.), 5th Century / Arthurian
  • Features Period Costumes
  • Duration 60 minutes (1 hour)

Music

Music Samples

1. "Magical Overture" - Instrumental
2. "Song of the Lady of the Lake" - Nimue (The Lady of the Lake)
3. "Conjuring Music" - Instrumental
4. "Merlin is My Name" - Merlin
5. "After Merlin Is My Name Transition Music" - Instrumental
6. "Sword Pulling Music" - Instrumental
7. "Magic Spell Glissando 1 / The Sword Shall Be Mine" - Morgana 
8. "The Sword Shall Be Mine (Reprise)" - Morgana
9. "Arthur Meets Merlin Transition Music" - Instrumental
10. "Crystal Ball Vision Music" - Instrumental
11. "After Crystal Ball Vision Music" - Instrumental
12. "Let Magic Be Your Guide" - Merlin 
13. "Sword Fight Underscoring" - Instrumental
14. "Crystal Ball Vision Reprise" - Instrumental
15. "If I Were King" - Arthur 
16. "Magical Sounds Of The Lake" - Instrumental
17. "Song Of The Lady Of The Lake Reprise" - Nimue
18. "Merlin Meets Morgana Transition Music" - Instrumental
19. "Magic" - Morgana 
20. "Where Is Merlin" - Instrumental
21. "Brief Swordplay Underscoring" - Instrumental
22. "Magic - Reprise" - Arthur 
23. "The Battle For The Sword" - Instrumental
24. "Merlin's Victory" - Ensemble
25. "Finale" - All
Full Orchestration

Accompaniment Tracks (Digital Download)
  • Musical StyleClassic Broadway, Contemporary Broadway
  • Dance RequirementsModerate
  • Vocal DemandsModerate

Materials

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15 Libretto-Vocal Book
1 Piano-Vocal
1 Guide Vocal Tracks (Digital Download)
1 Accompaniment Tracks (Digital Download)
1 Logo Pack

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Authors

Janet Yates Vogt

Janet Yates Vogt and her writing partner Mark Friedman are the authors of several musicals, ranging from their critically acclaimed Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical to their nationally toured young audience musicals including Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale ...

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Mark Friedman

Playwright, composer and lyricist Mark Friedman fell in love with musicals at an early age, singing and dancing to the likes of White Christmas, Singin' in the Rain and The Music Man – prompting him to build his own theatre in the basement of his home, complete with sound and ...

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