music by Laurie Berkner, book by Barbara Zinn Krieger
This warm-hearted musical tells the story of an imaginative little girl named Wanda and her unexpected bond with a fuzzy, purple monster as she learns acceptance and friendship. Based on the award-winning children's book by Eileen Spinelli, Wanda's Monster features music and lyrics by singer, songwriter, and superstar children's recording artist Laurie Berkner, including fan favorites "Monster Boogie" and "Wanda, Whatcha Wanna Do?," and a book by Barbara Zinn Krieger.
This charming musical brings home a point worth considering at any age: embrace what you fear, and you just may find a friend.
Time Out New York Kids
I personally loved how the musical taught kids — and adults! — to embrace their fears and accept others that may be different.
NY Metro Parents
A rocking score, terrific performances, and a script that refuses to talk down to the audience.
Jul 13, 2013 - Sep 8, 2013
New York, NY
Apr 20, 2013 - May 12, 2013
New York City Children's Theater
New York, NY
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