Cast size: Medium, 18 plus
Created by Arlene Klasky, Gabor Csupo and Paul Germain © 2008 Viacom International, Inc. All rights reserved. Nickelodeon, Nick, Jr., Rugrats and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International, Inc.

Arlene Klasky | kids MUSICAL | medium 18 plus

  • About the Show

    (One hour (optional intermission).; 2 acts)

    Welcome to the world of the RUGRATS, Nickelodeon's classic hit animated series about life from a baby's point of view. The RUGRATS are TOMMY, our one-year-old hero, and his friends, CHUCKIE, PHIL & LIL and his cousin ANGELICA. Whenever adults are around, the RUGRATS act like real babies, but when they're alone they drop their witless pose and talk to each other with the vocabulary of five-year-olds. As TOMMY and his pals wobble through life, supported by legs not yet used to walking, they show us the world as a baby views and understands it. The RUGRATS' world is one that exists below our knees; here mundane things and events turn into grand, comic adventures.

    In Nickelodeon's live theatrical production, the RUGRATS, in their usual offbeat fashion, turn a typical rainy afternoon into an adventure of the imagination. When CHUCKIE laments that the world is becoming too scary, TOMMY decides to do something about it and creates the People-ator, a tool which makes inanimate objects come alive. TOMMY'S plan quickly backfires when ANGELICA takes his invention. As the RUGRATS travel over oceans and battle REPTAR to keep ANGELICA from using the People-ator for her own purposes, CHUCKIE realizes that the world no longer seems as scary – not because TOMMY changed the world, but because CHUCKIE has found that he can survive scary things through his own courage and the help of his 'bestest' friends.

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    Musical Numbers

    The Movers' Rap
    Rugrats Theme
    Nothing To Be Escared Of
    A Great Idea Can Change the World
    Shine Your Light
    I've Been A Bad, Bad Girl
    If I Were A Princess
    You Are My Dinosaur
    He's Reptar!
    Everybody Say
    Climbin' This Building
    If I Could Count To Two
    You Are My Dinosaur Reprise
    If I Were A Princess Reprise
    Shine Your Light Reprise
    If I Were A Princess Reprise 2
    Movers' Rap Finale
    Shine Your Light Finale

    Casting Information

    RUGRATS, A LIVE ADVENTURE is a "Kids for Kids" musical. The only roles that could conceivably be played by adults are GRANDPA LOU, DIDI PICKLES and STU PICKLES. The remaining roles must be played by kids. One workshop production used a cast of fifteen 2nd – 5th graders; another used fifteen 6th – 8th graders.Another used 6th - 8th graders, with high school students playing the adult roles.

    This show requires a minimum of twelve actors with doubling, to cover eighteen speaking parts. With regards to doubling, SUSIE can also play DIVA. While GRANDPA LOU must always be a male character, MR. FLASHLIGHT can be played by either male or female.

    ANGELICA
    LARRY
    ASTORIA
    STEVE
    GRANDPA LOU
    TOMMY
    CHUCKIE
    LIL
    PHIL
    DIDI PICKLES
    STU PICKLES
    SPIKE
    MR. FLASHLIGHT
    TORCH SINGER
    RADIO ANNOUNCER
    OPERA DIVA
    SUSIE CARMICHAEL
    ENSEMBLE/CHORUS TO PLAY:
    STEVE'S MOVERS
    FLASHCARDS
    GOSPEL CHOIR

    Orchestration

    Accompaniment CD (including all sound effects)
    Piano/Vocal Book also included

Partners & Associates

  • cipc
  • bsa
  • samro