The Perfect Dog

Also available: The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!

Inspired by New York Times best-selling author John O’Hurley’s book The Perfect Dog, Sam, a twelve-year-old perfectionist, searches for a flawless dog to enter in the town’s dog contest. Unable to find a canine that measures up, Sam must resort to training the family dog, Max, who is less than eager to obey commands.

In the end, Sam and Max learn that there is no such thing as perfect, but there is such a thing as being perfect for each other.

Roles
7 Any
Musicians
1

Creators

David Abbinanti

David Abbinanti

Music & Lyrics David Abbinanti is a national award-winning composer, songwriter and orchestrator. Credits include ELVIS: THE MUSICAL (Book co-written with Sean Cercone, Orchestrations, Arrangements and Additional Music & Lyrics), SATURDAY...

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Jill Abbinanti-Burke

Jill Abbinanti-Burke

Book Jill Abbinanti has been a professional writer/producer for both television and theatre.  She has written for network hits Law & Order: SVU (NBC) and CSI:NY (CBS) for multiple seasons. She has also written for Alan...

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Reviews

"This heartwarming musical about man's best friend and their people is sure to be treasured by dog lovers and non-dog lovers alike."

BroadwayWorld


Instrumentation

1 Musician

Piano or Tracks

Casting

Sam Brown - 12

Max
The Brown's dog

Mr. Brown/Yorkie
Male
Sam's Father doubling as a dog

Mrs. Brown/Ms. Hayes/French Poodle/Ideal Ida
Female
Sam's Mother also playing a dog, Sam's Teacher and Sam's idol, Ideal Ida

Charlie/British Bulldog
Sam's Best Friend doubling as a dog

German Shepherd

Alex/Party Kid

Production Materials

Included in your license are the following cast and crew scripts. These materials will be shipped upon receipt of payment if your license request is approved.

9 Cast Script/Vocal Books

A combination of the show’s full script and the full vocal book. All dialogue within each song is printed in the score to prevent flipping back and forth during rehearsals. All books are spiral-bound and double-sided.

2 Director’s Scripts

A single-sided, spiral-bound script designed with plenty of space for the director to take notes and add blocking during the rehearsal process.

1 Stage Manager’s Script

A single-sided, three-hole punched script that can be inserted into your three-ring binder.

2 Piano/Vocal Scores

This piano score includes all vocal parts. It can be used during the rehearsal process and during performance.

Orchestrations

Piano or Tracks

Promotional Resources

The Perfect Dog 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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The Perfect Dog Official Show Artwork

Official Show Artwork

$175

Creating artwork for your performance has never been easier – customize online in minutes, download a print-ready PDF, order printed posters, access layered files.

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The Perfect Dog Promotion Kit & Social Media Guide

Social Media Marketing Kit

$250

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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Production Resources

Live/Video Archival License

If you want to record your production for archival purposes you may do so by purchasing a video license.

$150

Additional Books

Additional books (Cast Script/Vocal, Piano/Conductor, etc.) are available.

$25 each

Digital Orchestration Parts

Prefer playing or rehearsing from your tablet? All of our orchestration scores (including PC and PV) are available in digital copies.

PC or PV $50
Orchestration Parts $25/per book

TurnKey Transpositions

Broadway stars change the keys of songs all the time...so why not you? Optimize your actors' performances by ordering our TurnKey Transposition. Get the perfect key for the perfect actor! All digital delivery, usually within 24 hours.

$50 per song for PV or PC
$150 per song for all orchestral parts (including PC/PV)

Credits

Music & Lyrics by
David Abbinanti

Book by
Jill Abbinanti-Burke

Casting Notes: More actors can be added without doubling and by adding more friends and dogs.