Puss In Boots
Commissioned by Seattle Children's Theatre, 1985
Book and Lyrics by Greg Palmer
Music by Cliff Lenz
Premiere Production directed by R. Hamilton Wright
Published by Eldridge Plays & Musicals, as revised in 2008
"Puss-itively enchanting," as one Canadian headline writer described a production in Edmonton. A funny funny version of this traditional tale--much of the humor attributable to the style of English Panto in which (like The Big Bad Wolf
) the script is written. The Queen (the "Pantomime Dame") is played by a man, the handsome prince by a woman, fairies talk in rhyme, and a principal character is a man in a cat suit. The songs include "Hail to the Queen," "Hail to Puss," and "Love is New to Me."