A boy and his dog stop the ghost of Pharaoh from ruining Passover in this warm-hearted family musical based on the children's books Shlemiel Crooks and Chicken Bone Man by award-winning author Anna Olswanger. Narrated by Jerry, the family dog, and featuring a couple of dimwitted crooks named Burt and Ernie, this hilarious, warm-hearted new musical is about the importance of family loyalty and the need to follow your dreams.
Shlemiel Crooks, a Sydney Taylor Honor Book and PJ Library Book, grew out of a 1919 Yiddish newspaper article Ms. Olswanger discovered about the attempted robbery of her great-grandfather's kosher liquor store. Chicken Bone Man, which won the F. Scott Fitzgerald Short Story Contest, is the charming tale of the author’s father, who dreams of becoming a blues piano player.
A book signing with Ms. Olswanger will follow the performance. Free Shlemiel Crooks bookplates will be available for every child who attends the performance.
Featuring songs by Clay Zambo and Scott Ethier, and script by Bob Kolsby and Sean Hartley.
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