The Giant’s Garden had its world premiere in December of 2007 at Theatre Orangeville. This full-scale family musical featured some of Canada’s finest musical theatre performers along with a 25 voice children’s chorus. Scott wrote music and lyrics and shared book-writing duties with Peter Fenton. In 2011, the show was remounted as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival where it was a critic’s pick, a patrons pick, and was nominated for a Broadway World Toronto award for Best Independent Production. The Giant had its first New York exposure at The Puzzle Arts Festival in New York City at the end of June, 2012. Watch for upcoming productions at regional theatres in Canada and the U.S. in 2014.
Deep in The Deep Dark Forest, hidden beyond The Stream of Sorrows and Sinking Spirits lies The Giant’s Garden – a place forbidden to outsiders. But when Giant goes away, the children sneak in to play, and for seven years their idyllic world has been undisturbed … until today. Today Giant is coming home. Today, a young boy’s courage is going to be tested. And today a battle will take place which could lead to a world devoid of warmth. The Giant’s Garden is a tale of bravery, the importance of friendship, and the power of love, featuring a cast of 15 colourful characters, a score filled with memorable songs and a story that will warm the hearts of children and adults alike.
JUST THE FACTS:
SHOW WEBSITE: http://www.thegiantsgarden.com/
Written By: Scott White & Peter Fenton
Music By: Scott White
Additional: Based on the story by Oscar Wilde
Original Direction and Choreography:
Liscencing By: Playwrights Guild of Canada, www.playwrightsguild.ca
Cast Requirements: 7 Women, 5 Men
Listen Here: http://www.thegiantsgarden.com/
Toronto Fringe Festival, 2011
Theatre Orangeville, ON, 2007
“This highly engaging 90-minute musical brings together all the best elements of the genre, with production values beyond many Fringe musicals and delightful technicolour costumes. Although it’s a children’s show on many levels, adults will enjoy the wry humour and catchy songs. NNNN ”
– Debbie Fein-Goldbach , NOW Magazine, July 10, 2011