Straw, Sticks, Bricks

One act (25 minutes) This is the story of Straw, Sticks and Bricks - random building materials who long to be houses, and their fateful meeting with three pigs being chased by a Big, Bad wolf! It's the life of characters in a fairy tale we never even think of as characters!
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Straw, Sticks, Bricks

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  • Cheryl Bear:
    31 Jan. 2021
    The houses get their due and it's marvelous! A fairy tale you don't want to miss!
  • Asher Wyndham:
    16 Jul. 2015
    I would love to see this fairy-tale musical come to life. This play will be fun for young artists and their families not just because of the clever twist on a classic tale, but the discussion that you can have. Yes, Brick is right -- you have to realize your limitations -- but when you share your life with friends your dream can come true and happiness is possible! My favorite part is when the Wolf goes down the chimney and comes out of the house and calls me a hypocrite for eating bacon!

Character Information

    A bundle of straw that longs to become a house. Singing role.
    Sticks longs to be a tower - but ends up unexpectedly becoming a dam, which is even better. Singing role.
    Bricks scoffs at the dreams of the other two, thinking that s/he is the only proper building material. When s/he fails to protect Saveloy the Pig from a Big Bad Wolf, Bricks must reevaluate their beliefs. Singing role.
    The biggest pig. English accent, singing role.
    The middle pig. Thinks a tower will keep him away from the wolf. English accent, singing role.
    The littlest pig. ("They call me wee. I'm reclaiming it.") Longs to be the first pig to fly, and gets his/her wish! English accent, singing role.
    Cool, laid back hep-dog. Great hair. Singing (or spoken-word) role.
    A small bird with an outsize personality. Puts up with no tweet from anyone. Non-singing role.
    A friendly character, but not about to be pushed around by some masonry, Beaver's got work to do. Non-singing role.

Development History

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    Last Frontier Theatre Conference