Put on the Spot

Written by:

Beth McMaster, Monica Palmer, Terry Mellors

Cast Size:
18

Roles For:

  • Men: 9
  • Women: 9

Genre:

Musical/Opera
TYA

Length:

60 min.

Year Written:

1975

Synopsis:

“The zookeeper, his wife and all the animals are going to be homeless when Mayor Krupt and Parks Commissioner Gonda Seed close the zoo. Magic spots, magic songs and an enthusiastic audience save the day!” (From the CPO Website)

Characters:

JANIE, a young child (she may become Calliope Cuckoo)

MOTHER (she may become Zoe)

ZEBEDIAH, the zookeeper

ZOE, the wife of the zookeeper

LUBARD LEOPARD, the leader

BENSON BEAR, a slow, warm character

CALLIOPE CUCKOO, a warrior

ZOING, a Dr. Seuss-like character (“oi” pronounced as in “coin”)

MAYOR HIRAM KRUPT, the villain who may be tall and thin or short and stout

COMMISSIONER GONDA SEED, the mayor’s female accomplice should contrast in height and weight to Mayor Krupt

First Produced:

1975, Peterborough Theatre Guild

Resources:

Put On the Spot is available through the Canadian Play Outlet.

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