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The Three Little Pigs

2013 Festival

Director
Victoria Bussert

Music Director
Ryan Garrett

Cast
Ann Harada, David Larsen, Ciara Renee, George Salazar and Christopher Sieber

Contact for Rights

John Cohen jcohen@clintons.co.uk / +44 (0) 20-7395-8404


Number of Acts: 1
Number of Principals (Male): 3
Number of Principals (Female): 2
Orchestra Breakdown:

Previously used backing tracks

Synopsis

Take three little superstar Piglets, their devoted single-parent Mom, a misunderstood Big Bad Wolf and the award-winning tuneful wit of Stiles and Drewe and you’ve got the perfect “Great Big Little Broadway Show” for audiences of three years old and up. This very curly musical tail will huff, puff and blow you away!

The Three Little Pigs gives the classic fairy tale a new and modern sensibility that will leave NAMT audiences grinning from ear to ear. The committee was tickled pink by the thoroughly original, upbeat score and were captivated by the endlessly entertaining bovine brothers. A sure-fire family hit!

- Festival Committee

Development History

The Three Little Pigs was commissioned by the Singapore Repertory Theatre, specifically for their Little Company and forms the first in a “trilogy of trios” (along with Goldilocks and The Three Bears and The Three Billy Goats Gruff). It premiered for 70 sell-out performances at the DBS Arts Centre in Singapore in March 2012 (in English), and returned for a further four-week run at the same venue in July 2013 (in Mandarin). The show has also played at The Greenwich Theatre, London and will open at Emerald City Theatre, Chicago in January 2014.

Festival Successes

Licensed through Music Theatre International. Productions around the world

5 Things You Should Know

  1. Printed versions of The Three Little Pigs date back to the 1840s, but the story itself is thought to be much older. The Three Little Pigs was included in The Nursery Rhymes of England (London and New York, c.1886), by James Halliwell-Phillipps. The story in its arguably best-known form appeared in English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs, first published in 1890 and crediting Halliwell-Phillipps as his source.
  2. We have named our three eponymous heroes Cha, Siu and Bao after a favourite dim sum dish – steamed buns filled with barbecued pork.
  3. Our show forms part of a ‘trilogy of trios’ (the companion shows being Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Three Billy Goats Gruff). Each can be performed by the same 5 actors, and each show has a running time of approximately 45 minutes.
  4. Our musical was commissioned by the Singapore Repertory Theatre for their Little Company, who stage productions for younger audiences – in this case the target age is 3 and up. The show opened in Singapore in 2012 and played for four weeks to sell-out audiences in a 375 seat theatre. It was revived in the same venue in July 2013, this time translated into Mandarin, where it played for a further four weeks to capacity houses.
  5. The Three Little Pigs was performed in Singapore to pre-recorded backing tracks featuring arrangements by the highly-talented local musician, Ruth Ling. We were so delighted with her work on the show that we now make these backing tracks available to any theatres who want to produce the show, if they so wish.
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