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Big Dog Publishing is the author's exclusive agent
for the following:
b. Piano/Vocal Score
c. Vocal Score
You can also listen to "sound clips" of all the musical numbers (listed below) on the Big Dog site:
If You Really Want to Win the Girl
If We Had No Uncle Barnaby
I Fear That I Don't Understand
Forest Trees, Who Are These?
Let Us Steal Away
We Won't Be Happy While We're Hungry
From Their Deep, Deathlike Sleep
If You Will Please Follow Me
We Cleverly Affected Our Escape
The March of the Toys
Orchestations are available from the author directly (and not from Big Dog Publishing).
The author, working directly from Victor Herbert's hand written conductor's score, has created in the FINALE Music Program, the
A. A full "Conductor's Score."
B. The Orchestra "Parts."
The "Conductor's Score" contains all parts that appear in Herbert's
handwritten manuscript for the 13 musical numbers listed above
(under "Sound Clips").
The Orchestra "Parts" are all the orchestra parts that were scored for the number by Herbert. For example, if Herbert included a tuba in his
scoring, the author's parts would include a tuba "part." Herbert did
not score each number using the same instruments, although generally
the parts contain flute(s), oboe(s), clarinet(s), bassoon(s), horn(s),
and strings. If Herbert used a trumpet, trombone, timpani, harp, triangle, etc., those parts will be present.
The author does not "sell" his work, but he will "rent" out his Conductor's Score and Parts for use. To contact the author, send an e-mail to:
The author will create a special button for specific rentals.
Orchestra Parts for Musical number "Toyland"
Babes in Toyland
Christmas and Holiday Play
Updated Book and Lyrics by:
John Donald O'Shea
Music by: Victor Herbert
This adaptation of the classic 1903 holiday musical by Glen MacDonough will charm audiences of all ages with its music by Victor Herbert and its 14 fabulous songs including “Toyland” and “March of the Toys.” In order to steal their fortune, villainous lawyer Barnaby Blatherskite drugs Jane and Barney, rolls them up in rugs, and has his bumbling henchmen, Stanley and Oliver, deliver them to the Forest Queen for “disposal.” But Oliver and Stanley decide to double-cross Barnaby, keep the Forest Queen’s $1,000 “disposal” fee for themselves, and dump their human cargo in the "Forbidden Forest of No Return." When Jane and Barney awaken in the Forbidden Forest, they encounter the Forest Queen, who has been captured in the evil Spider Captain’s web. Jane and Barney manage to free the Queen before the Spider Captain can eat her. Meanwhile, Barnaby Blatherskite visits Mary Contrary and informs her that Barney is dead and offers his hand in marriage. Frightened, Mary and her brother, Tom, flee to the Forbidden Forest, where they are captured by the Forest Queen’s tree soldiers. Out of gratitude for freeing her from the spider web, the Forest Queen arranges for Barney, Jane, Tom, and Mary to be escorted to Toyland. However, Barnaby Blatherskite and his henchman arrive at Santa’s workshop in Toyland and disguise themselves as "toy bag" inspectors in order to kidnap Mary. But before the villains can make their escape on Santa’s sleigh, they have to battle a troop of Toy Soldiers.
Perfect for High School, community or professional theater. Large cast Christmas show. Victor Herbert’s songs, with brand new lyrics and a brand new book. Afford opportunity for beautiful Christmas sets.
13 M, 11 F, 14 flexible, chorus, extras (With doubling: 12 M, 11 F, 4 flexible, extras)
Cast of Characters
(8 Male Principals; 4 Female Principals; Large Chorus)
Barnaby Blatherskite, Esq. * The Villain
Miss Muffet Town's person & chorus member
Red Riding Hood Town's person & chorus member
Tom Piper* A noble young man
Jill Town's person & chorus member
Jack Town's person & chorus member
Oliver* Barnaby’s henchman
Stanley* Barnaby's henchman
Bopeep Town shepherdess & Chorus
Sallie Town's person & chorus member
Curly Locks Town's person & chorus member
Peter Town's person & chorus member
Tommy Tucker Town's person & chorus member
Simple Simon Town's person & chorus member
Bobby Shaftoe Town's person & chorus member
Boy Blue Town's person & chorus member
Gladys* Barnaby’s adoring mother
Jane* Barnaby’s young niece and ward
Barney* Barnaby’s young nephew/ward
Contrary Mary Piper* Object of Barnaby’s desire.
Widow Piper* Mother of Tom, Mary and others
Trees of the Forest (16) Soldiers of Forest Queen. Chorus
Creeping Willow Soldier of Forest Queen. Chorus
Live Oak Soldier of Forest Queen. Chorus
Jack Pine Soldier of Forest Queen. Chorus
Brash Ash Soldier of Forest Queen. Chorus
Big Mouth Maple Soldier of Forest Queen. Chorus
English Walnut Soldier of Forest Queen. Chorus
Spider Captain Forest Villain
Queen of the Forest The Forest Queen
First Lieutenant Forest Queen’s First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant Forest Queen's 2nd Lieutenant
Corporal Bailiff to Lord High Mayor of Toyland
The Lord High Mayor* Mayor of Toyland
Private Bailiff to Lord High Mayor of Toyland
Toymaker* Santa’s first assistant
Toy Soldier Captain Leader of first Toy Soldier Phalanx
Toy Soldier Major Leader of 2nd Toy Soldier Phalanx
Santa Claus* Santa Claus
* Signifies roles deemed by the author to be principal roles
In Act One, Miss Muffet, Red Riding Hood, Jill, Jack, Bopeep, Sallie, and Boy Blue besides having solo lines, are town’s people and members of the chorus. There should be at least 16 town’s people
In Act Two, they become Trees of the Forrest. Six trees also have solo lines. The Trees of the Forest should also number at least 16.
In the Third Act, the chorus becomes the Toy Soldiers.
Quad City Music Guild Production of
"Babes in Toyland," December 2009
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