Dr. Seuss's The Sneetches
An orchestra and narrator bring Dr. Seuss’s tale about tolerance, diversity and compromise vividly to life in this symphonic poem.
A symphonic poem for an orchestra and narrator. This is not a full length musical.
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Full Synopsis

Dr. Seuss's The Sneetches is created for orchestra and one narrator. Bringing the classic tale to life with an original and brilliant score by Lorenzo Palomo. 

The Sneetches are strange yellow birds who live on a beach. The star-bellied Sneetches are popular, while the plain-bellied Sneetches are shunned. Looking to exploit these differences for his own selfish gain, Sylvester McMonkey McBean arrives, promising he can remove or add a star to the stomach of a Sneetch with the help of a special machine. After taking the Sneetches for all they are worth, Sylvester packs up his inventions and leaves the land of the Sneetches. The Sneetches realize they have been duped, but discover that their differences are what makes them each special in their own way.

Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Small (Up to 10 performers)

Character Breakdown

Narrator

Narrates the tale of the Sneetches by Dr. Seuss, set to the orchestral score by Lorenzo Paloma. 

Gender: any
Full Song List
Dr. Seuss's The Sneetches: Now, the Star-Belly Sneetches
Dr. Seuss's The Sneetches: But, Because They had Stars
Dr. Seuss's The Sneetches: When the Star-Belly Children
Dr. Seuss's The Sneetches: When the Star-Belly Sneetches
Dr. Seuss's The Sneetches: Then One Day, It Seems
Dr. Seuss's The Sneetches: Just Pay Me Your Money
Dr. Seuss's The Sneetches: When the Plain-Belly Sneetches
Dr. Seuss's The Sneetches: Then Up Came McBean
Dr. Seuss's The Sneetches: Then, with Snoots in the Air
Dr. Seuss's The Sneetches: Then, Of Course, Those with Stars
Dr. Seuss's The Sneetches: Then, When Every Last Cent
Dr. Seuss's The Sneetches: But McBean Was Quite Wrong

Billing

Requirements

Under the terms and conditions of your organisation’s Performance Agreement, the following credits must appear on all advertising (including websites) relating to the production. Credits must be reproduced faithfully in accordance with the following layout. No alterations or deletions can be permitted unless stated below.
Percentages listed indicate required type size in relation to title size.
In all programs, advertising, and other printed materials relating to performances and on all publications, the Composition shall be entitled either:
 
DR. SEUSS'S THE SNEETCHES
Music by Lorenzo Palomo, Text by Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss)
 
OR
 
THE SNEETCHES, BY DR. SEUSS
Music by Lorenzo Palomo, Text by Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

Included Materials

ItemQuantity Included
"HOW TO" BOOK2
PIANO VOCAL SCORE2
VIDEO SAMPLER1

Production Resources

Resource

STANDARD ORCHESTRATION

InstrumentationDoubling
BASS
CELESTE
CELLO
FULL SCORE
HARP
HORN
HORN 2
HORN 3
HORN 4
PERCUSSION
PERCUSSION 2
REED 1
REED 10
REED 2
REED 3
REED 4
REED 5
REED 6
REED 7
REED 8
REED 9
TROMBONE
TROMBONE 2
TROMBONE 3
TRUMPET
TRUMPET 2
VIOLA
VIOLIN
VIOLIN 2

ALTERNATE ORCHESTRATION

InstrumentationDoubling
TWO-PIANO SCORE