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10-MINUTE MUSICAL COLLECTION

Book, Music & Lyrics by
Sonya Hayden

Adventure

Wanda Does The Water Cycle

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Wanda, a curious water molecule, defies her family's rules and embarks on a journey to the surface, where she learns about the water cycle and makes new friends who will guide her in her adventure back home.

Overview

Cast Size

7+ (5f, 1m, Flex. Ensemble)

Duration

13 Min.

Setting

The water cycle.

Subgenre

N/A

Themes

Teamwork, Friendship, Bravery, Purpose

Target Audience

Children (Ages 5-8)

Style

Classic/Standard Musical Theatre

Instrumentation

Piano/Vocal

Additional Resources

Piano Accompaniment of the full score MP3’s
Vocal Rehearsal Tracks MP3’s
Video Highlight Reel for website
Sample Audio MP3’s for website

Cautions

N/A
Synopsis

Casting Information

  • MOLLY: A wise water molecule (mezzo-soprano). 

  • MOM: Wanda’s well-meaning mom, a water molecule (mezzo-soprano). 

  • WATER MOLECULE ENSEMBLE: Flexible-size ensemble of water molecules.

  • WANDA: A precocious young water molecule (mezzo-soprano). 

  • FREDDY: A friendly young fish, Wanda’s friend (tenor).

  • GRANDMA: Wanda’s spry grandmother, a water molecule (mezzo-soprano). 

  • WATER SNAKE: A cheerful water snake (mezzo-soprano).

Songs

Opening Secuence
00:00 / 01:50
Up On The Surface
00:00 / 03:58
The Water Cycle
00:00 / 02:34
Wind & Raindrops
00:00 / 01:00
Casting & Songs
Media

Media

Production History

2021 – Wanda Does the Water Cycle was performed at the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival, co-produced by the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, NYC.

Production History
Author's Bios

Author Bios

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SONYA HAYDEN is a composer, lyricist, librettist, and playwright based in New York City. Her work includes musicals Wanda Does the Water Cycle (book/music/lyrics, Lincoln Center Festival), It Ain’t Over ‘Til the Bat Lady Sings and Sing a Song of Six Pants (co-book/music, NY Public Library for the Performing Arts), and The Luckiest Girl (book/music/lyrics, Princeton University); plays Cassie Goes to Congress (New Perspectives Theatre), There’s Always Tomorrow (Piccolo Spoleto Festival; Finalist, Tennessee Williams Festival Play Contest), Just Like Magic (Little Fish Theatre), and The Clumps (Pittsburgh New Works Festival); and songs “If I Didn’t Know Better” (music/lyrics, Lotte Lenya Competition Songbook) and “Away From It All” (music, Maestra-Circle in the Square Theatre School Collab). She is a member of the BMI Advanced Musical Theatre & Librettists Workshops and New Perspectives Theatre’s Full- Length Play LAB. She was previously a member of the Recording Academy’s Musical Theater Mentorship Program, Maestra Music’s Mentorship Program, and the Princeton Triangle Club Writers Workshop (Outstanding Writing Award). Master’s in Playwriting, University of Edinburgh; A.B. Music, Princeton University. sonyahayden.com

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