The Cricket in Times Square
Mario and his parents are struggling to earn a living with their Grand Central Station newsstand. When Mario saves a lost country cricket (who happens to have an ear for opera), he has found a true friend. But he has to convince his skeptical mother that the cricket is more than ‘just a bug’. This brassy mash-up of vintage Broadway pizzazz, Italian Opera, Chinese Opera and comic cat-and-mouse is full of fun!
George Selden, author
Timothy Mason, playwright
Mel Marvin, composer
Originally produced in Seattle Children's Theatre’s 1998-99 season
Run Time: 90 minutes
Audience Recommendation: All Ages
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“The Cricket in Times Square is a heart-warming tale of friendship, understanding and self-discovery.” –Northwest News