Tomie dePaola’s Strega Nona
Strega Nona, the beloved ‘Grandma Witch’ of Calabria, needs help so she hires the first person to apply: Big Anthony, a tall, clumsy new guy in town. Bambolona, the Baker’s daughter is feed up with doing all of the work at the bakery, so she leaves and convinces Strega Nona to teach her magic. Big Anthony wants to learn magic too, and when he’s told no he gets mad and tries to learn it by eavesdropping. Oh Anthony! He turns people into toads, he makes himself handsome for the town dance and then has to run for his life, but his biggest mistake is the overflowing pasta pot taking over the town!
Tomie dePaola, author
Thomas W. Olson, playwright
Roberta Carlson, composer
36 pgs. 3 male, 5 female + ensemble
Originally produced by CTC in 1986-87
Run Time: 60 minutes
Audience Recommendation: All Ages
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“’Be careful what you wish for’ is the lesson in this entertaining musical” –DC Theatre Scene
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