It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman®: Youth Edition

It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman®: Youth Edition

It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman®: Youth Edition

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It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman®: Youth Edition

It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman®: Youth Edition

Overview

Campy, dynamic, and larger than life, It's A Bird... It's A Plane... It's Superman® captures the sights and sounds of 1960s New York City as Superman battles a vengeful scientist determined to destroy the world’s symbol of good. Meanwhile, Daily Planet writer Lois Lane struggles to make sense of her rocky relationship with the superhero, and Lois' ambitious coworker Max vows to make a name for himself by unveiling the Man of Steel's secret identity. This one-hour adaptation of the musical, created in collaboration with Children's Theatre of Cincinnati, is specially designed for elementary and middle school actors performing for family audiences.

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Details

  • Genre: Fantasy, Period, Science Fiction, Parody / Spoof, Romantic Comedy
  • Time Period: 1960s
  • Cast Attributes: Expandable casting, Roles for Teens, Flexible casting, Roles for Children, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

Charles Strouse

Charles Strouse is one of America's most successful musical theatre composers. His first Broadway musical, Bye Bye Birdie (1960), written with his long-time collaborator Lee Adams, won him a Tony Award and the London Critics Best Foreign Musical Award. In 1970, Applause, star ...

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Lee Adams

Lee Adams began his professional career as a journalist, working as a newspaper reporter, magazine writer and editor, and radio writer and interviewer. But his life took a sudden turn when his “hobby” of lyric writing led to Bye, Bye Birdie in 1960. This unheralded little Bro ...

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David Newman

David Newman's theatre credits include the book for It’s A Bird…It’s A Plane…It’s Superman, produced and directed by Hal Prince; book for The Life, with music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Ira Gasman (nominated for 12 Tony Awards); I Spend My Days in Longing, a compilation of t ...

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Robert Benton

Acadamy Award winner Robert Benton was raised in Waxahachie, Texas, earned his BFA degree from the University of Texas, and moved to New York for his Master's at Columbia University. He went to work at Esquire Magazine as the assistant to the art director before being drafted ...

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