Blueberries for Sal

Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk!

The beloved Caldecott Award-honored children’s book comes to life on the stage.

Sal and her mother are picking delicious blueberries to can for the long winter months ahead to make delicious desserts. On the other side of Maine’s Blueberry Hill, a mama bear and baby bear are filling up for the long hibernation. But somehow Sal and a baby bear have a mixed up adventure and lose their mothers! This new musical vividly brings Robert McCloskey’s timeless story thats been winning the hearts of children since 1948.

Roles
4F
Musicians
1
Acts
1
Duration
60 Min

Music

Creators

Sandra B. Eskin

Sandra B. Eskin

Book Sandra Eskin began her playwriting career at Adventure Theatre-MTC in 2004 by writing the script and lyrics for a musical adaptation of Molly’s Pilgrim. After adapting Chris Van Allsburg’s Just a Dream, which...

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Michael J. Bobbitt

Michael J. Bobbitt

Book Michael J. Bobbitt served as the artistic director of the Adventure Theatre MTC (Musical Theatre Center) in Maryland for over a decade. Over the span of his 12-year tenure there, Bobbitt drummed up national recognition for the...

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William Yanesh

William Yanesh

Music and Lyrics William Yanesh is a composer, conductor and music director based in Washington, DC. His compositions include the music and lyrics for Blueberries for Sal, as well as the nationally touring musical Caps for Sale. His choral...

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Videos

Instrumentation

1 Musician

Piano
Accompaniment Tracks Included

Casting

Little Sal
Female
She is a young girl. Precocious and inquisitive. Also plays Baby Partridge Puppets.

Little Sal’s Mother
Female
She is an adult woman. Disorganized and discombobulated. Also plays, Mother Crow, and Baby Partridge Pupper 1, Wolf Cloud and Uncle Moose Puppets.

Little Bear
Female
She is a young bear. Anxious, neurotic, and a hypochondriac. Also plays Baby Crow Puppet, Baby Partridge Puppet 2, Frog Cloud, Bear Clouds, and Uncle Moose Puppets.

Mama Bear
Female
She is an adult bear. Routine and regimented. Also plays Mama Partridge, Wolf Cloud, Bear Clouds, Baby Crow Puppet and Uncle Moose Puppets.

Promotional Resources

Blueberries for Sal Logo Pack

Official Logo Pack

Included with license

Includes color and black and white high-resolution logo files in JPG, PNG, and EPS formats.

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Blueberries for Sal Official Show Artwork

Official Show Artwork

$175 / $125 for educators

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Blueberries for Sal Promotion Kit & Social Media Guide

Digital Marketing Essentials

$250 / $150 for educators

Includes everything you need to plan and implement the promotion of your show – 50+ graphics for social media, original show specific content, social media guide, promotion calendar and press release template.

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Blueberries for Sal Cast & Crew T-Shirts

Cast & Crew T-Shirts

As low as $10 each

Broadway Licensing has partnered with Subplot Studio to offer premium-quality Cast & Crew T-Shirts! You can add your theatre name, show dates and even your cast & crew names on the back.

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Production Resources

Advance Pack

Includes 1 Piano/Conductor Book, 1 Director’s Script and 1 Cast Script/ Vocal Book shipped as soon as payment is received.

$100

Extra Rehearsal Weeks

If you need your full set of production materials prior to the regularly scheduled shipment (see above), you can request additional weeks.

$100 / week

Credits

Book by
Sandra B. Eskin and Michael J. Bobbitt

Music and Lyrics by
William Yanesh

Based on the book “Blueberries for Sal” by
Robert McCloskey

BLUEBERRIES FOR SAL

Book by Sandra B. Eskin and Michael J. Bobbitt
Music and Lyrics by William Yanesh

Based on the book by Robert McCloskey Commissioned and premiered at Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo MD in 2018,
Michael J. Bobbitt, Artistic Director and Leon Seemann, Managing Director. Directed by Jess Jung