Comedy with music.
Book and lyrics by Michael Gravois.
Music and sound design by Zachary Badreddine.
Cast: 6 to 65 either gender.
The Barnyard Bash is always a big hit on Aesop's farm. Too bad it only happens once a year! With a monthly countdown, the farmers and animals tell tales about life on a farm, giving familiar fables a barnyard twist. During The Dog Days of Summer (August's fable), the animals cheer one another up—in the style of "Laugh-In"—proving that "laughter is the best medicine;" a scarecrow and crow perform a ventriloquist act and outwit the hungry fox; and the farm mouse croons a country song to his rapping city cousin. A dozen vignettes feature all of your favorite barnyard characters and blend humor, rhythmic elements, rapping, puppetry, poetry, song and storytelling to create a fast-paced, fun-filled show that is sure to delight.
Flexible set. Optional accompaniment CD available from publisher. Approximate running time: 50 minutes.