“Aah-pootee” is an Inuit word for snow and the play is about a child who, feeling unloved, runs away into the snowy Northern night. There he encounters a moose, a dog, seals, bears and a phony lion, who try to persuade him to join them in their obsessions with work, fashion, play and power.
JUST THE FACTS:
Written By: May Cutler Andrew
Music By: Andrew Svoboda
Liscencing By: Cutler Productions?
Cast Requirements: Medium to Large
Moyse Hall, Montreal
2000: New York Family Arts Festival
Reviews: “May Ebbitt Cutler, the founder and former head of Tundra Books, a Canadian publisher, wrote the book and lyrics for the musical, whose title is an Inuit word for snow. Andrew Svoboda composed the score, which ranges delightfully from lullabylike melodies to jazzy tunes.” –New York Times