MusicalCharacters 8 male, 7 female, plus 18 childrenCarol Ryrie Brink's Newberry Award-winning novel Caddie Woodlawn is brought to exuberant life as a musical. Caddie (the iconic, high-spirited Wisconsin pioneer girl beloved by generations of readers) leads her willing siblings in a series of thrilling adventures, not always with the approval of her traditional Bostonian mother. Her father, however, encourages her antics, that she might thrive amidst the new, tougher ways of the West. In a dramatic climax, Caddie single-handedly diffuses a potentially deadly clash between the terrified settlers and the local Dakota tribe through a daring and dangerous act. But her action only deepens her conflict with her mother. Ultimately, Caddie learns invaluable lessons about reconciling the head-strong child she's been, and the responsible adult she is soon to be. Through it all, the sacredness of tradition - passed from one generation to the next - is powerfully dramatized. As one wise friend tells Caddie: "Families - they're our link to forever, lass." "As cream rises to the top, so did Caddie Woodlawn... -Wisconsin News-Leader. "Young audiences adore Caddie Woodlawn " -Springfield News-Leader. "A fine family yarn..." -Milwaukee Journal.
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Annabelle Gray ANNABELLE’s ASHUR blackout boots boots/Add Boston CADDIE WOODLAWN Caddie’s calico dress Carol Ryrie Brink Caroline CHANGE IS COMING CHARLIE ADAMS CHILDREN CLICK CLACKETY Cousin Annabelle cross the river DAKOTA CHILD dear cousin Dunnville England EVERYONE’S exit exterior ofWoodlawn house EZRA MCCANTRY Father forever girls hands Hau koda hazelnuts HEAR MY SONG heart JANE FLUSHER JOHN’S FRIEND Johnny KATIE HYMAN KIDS Ladies Landers Theatre LIDA LIDA SILBERNAGLE LITTLE CADDIE Little Red Hair LITTLE WARREN MAGGIE BUNN Mary massacree MELVIN KENT MILDRED MINNIE MISS PARKER Mother NATE CUSTIS never O’GRADY Obediah Jones pants passenger pigeon Pennywhistle petticoat Pilamayaye pinafore plain shirt porch QUAINT AND RUSTIC REVEREND TANNER rifle ROBERT enters ROBERT IRETON SCENE SETTLER shawl SILAS BUNN sings smiles Thank THERE’S things tonight WAITING We’ll WE’RE What’s Wisconsin WOODLAWN enters Woodlawn House ACT Yeah You’re YOUNG