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The Archer Who Went I Know Not Where To Fetch I Know Not What — TYA musical

Book & lyrics by Deen Ferrell

Music by Larry Pearson

(Suitable for all theatres, companies who perform for children and young people.)

Based on a Russian folk tale, the story concerns Andrei, the Royal Archer, who, when he chases down one of his arrows, finds it imbeded in a magical white dove. Andrei removes the arrow. The dove turns into a beautiful girl (a princess) and becomes his wife. Enter the King and his Counselor. Jealous, smitten by the young Princess Tia, they devise three quests that are sure to rid themselves of Andrei. But through the magic held by Tia, and her former servant, now invisible, the seemingly impossible quests are completed, and in the end there is a new King and Queen on the throne. Seven delightful contemporary songs help to drive the story to its end.

 


PLAY DETAILS

  • 9 characters + 5 puppets played by 8 performers (3m 1f 5 either)
  • Simple fluid settings.
  • Period or Modern Costumes.
  • Running Time: 45 mins
  • ORDER #3085

Available!


REVIEWS and COMMENTS:

REVIEW — BYU Children’s Book Review
Ferrel, Deen
The Archer Who Went I Know Not Where To Fetch I Know Not What
(Music by Larry Pearson)
Encore Performance Publishing. 1983. (Leicester Bay Theatricals, 2017)
“… The play is quite short (about 45 minutes) and well-written with many possibilities for creative staging including the use of puppets. …There are six songs … and all are very contemporary in style…I feel this show has good potential for production and would be enjoyed by children and adults …” — Jan Mulligan


PERUSAL MATERIALS

  • Perusal Pages File available Archer…WhatPERUSAL (The PDF file contains the first half of the play along with all background information.)
  • DEMO mp3 Clips: (these mp3s are studio demos) All seven songs from the show are demoed [The tapes we have (I said “tapes”) were not in very good shape. But the demos did not turn out too badly except for whatever happened to the recording of #2 — bad edit — good song!) YOU CAN PURCHASE THE DEMO CD IN THE PURCHASING SECTION BELOW)

SONGS:
#1 — Archer’s Song — Andrei

#2 — A Wonderful, Magical Thing — Tia (sorry about the editing problem)

#3 — What A Beautiful Smile! — King

#3a — Travel Music — instrumental
#4 — Thump! Thump! — Dead King

#4a — Travel Music — instrumental
#5 — Kot Boltum — Kot

#5a — Travel Music — instrumental
#6 — Hey, Brother Nobody — Andrei & Brother Nobody

#7 — Finale — All

  • EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also include a contact name and phone number.

PURCHASING REHEARSAL MATERIALS:

Any PDF purchased will be emailed to your email address — if you need to provide that to us (not the one on your PayPal account), EMAIL us. CDs will be mailed to a snail mail address. Before we ship any rehearsal material we will need your performance dates, the name of your organization and the theatre where you will perform.

  • DEMO CD — Order #3085f :  $6.00 + shipping and sales tax. (It will ship Media Mail)



  • Script in PDF format — Order #3085a : $15.00 (will be sent to you by email, from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • Vocal Book — NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS TITLE
  • Piano-Vocal Score — Order #3085c : 15.00 (will be sent to you by email, from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3085d : $45.00



  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3085e : $40.00




  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • PerformanceTrak CD or Download — Order #3085j : $40.00



EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also include a contact name and phone number.


PRODUCTIONS:

  • PREMIERE:  Brigham Young University — Young Company, Provo, Utah (and tour through the west) — 1983

BILLING CREDITS

The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:
The Archer Who Went I Know Not Where To Fetch I Know Not What
Book & Lyrics by
Deen Ferrell

Music by

Larry Pearson

NOTE: The names of the Playwright(s), Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter shall be equal in size, type, coloring, boldness, and prominence. No billing shall appear in type larger or more prominent than the billing to the Authors except for the title of the play.

ALSO:

THIS NOTICE MUST APPEAR IN ALL PROGRAMS, ON ALL POSTERS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS AND INTERNET ADVERTISING/WEBPAGES FOR THE PLAY:
The Archer Who Went I Know Not Where To Fetch I Know Not What” is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


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