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The Canterville Ghost
A Musical Comedy based on a story by Oscar Wilde

Book, Music and Lyrics by 

Darryl G. Bojanowski

Orchestrations by Seth Jordan Butler

Libretto / Vocal Book

(integrated & spiral bound)

Casting/Vocal Ranges, Synopsis, Performance Tracks Guide  

8 Copy Minimum Purchased Separately @ $10/copy

Casting:  2 women, 2 men,  female teen featured role,

2 “twin” girls or boys about 10-12 years old,

1 “extra” (non-singing) and an optional Cameo for a cat

Songs include: Welcome To Canterville Chase;

Goblins and Ghosties; Red, White and Blue Through and Through; The Star of Canterville;

There Is A Little Garden and more. 


PRODUCTION PACK (required to produce the show) - $370 - includes:

  • Piano/Vocal Score - Casting/Vocal Ranges,
    Synopsis, Scenes and Songs List, Perf. Tracks Guide

  • Full Orchestral Score (not just cues!) with
    Keyboard Patch Lists, Percussion Lists, Tacet List 

  • 16 Instrumental Part Books (23 piece orchestra):

    • WOODWINDS: Fl 1 & 2; Ob 1 & 2; Bb Clar 1 & 2; Bsn 1 & 2

    • BRASS: B♭ Tpt 1 & 2; Hn in F 1 & 2; Trbn 1 & 2

    • STRINGS: Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Bass

    • KEYBOARD 1 & 2; PERCUSSION 1 & 2

  • Director’s Script

  • Complete Show .mp3 Performance Backing Tracks

  • Director/Educator Production Resources:

    • Writer's Perspective about The Canterville Ghost

    • Costume Notes with production photos

    • Set Design Notes with production photos

    • Prop List

    • Study Guide for Director, Cast, Teachers (includes Lesson Ideas, more)                                                 

    • Promotional Tools:

      • Logo

      • LINK to EDITABLE SHOW PROGRAM in Canva (sign up for free) to insert your theatre/school production information 

      • Promotional Trailer contact us with your info and we will customize the Official Trailer and send you the link to share!

Performance time: approx. 75 minutes (recommended no intermission)


Based on a short story by Oscar Wilde, The Canterville Ghost, is a musical comedy set in England in 1887.

Sir Simon has haunted the manor house at Canterville Chase for three hundred years, successfully scaring off everyone who wanted to live there.  He has done his job with theatricality and style.  When a family of Victorian era Americans decides to move in, he expects it to be the same, but the Otis family has other plans.  The parents are less frightened of him than they are inconvenienced by his chain-rattling and moaning.   And their 10-year-old twins like nothing better than teasing him with their pranks.  Poor Sir Simon is at his wit’s end.  What can he do? It all comes to a surprising and touching end when the 14-year-old Otis daughter takes pity on him and restores peace to Canterville.  Columbus Dispatch Entertainment Reporter George Myers, Jr.’s review observes “acting ghoulish and spooky full time is a ghastly, tiresome business after three centuries, but forlorn Simon de Canterville - still the ghostest with the mostest - shakes, rattles and rolls on.” 

Producing a TND Musical features FLEXIBLE instrumentation choices.  All three are included.

  1) Full Orchestra – 15 Instruments OR 2) Piano/Keyboard and Percussion

   OR 3) .MP3 Digital Orchestra Performance Backing Tracks 

Libretto/Vocal Book and Demo Songs - CLICK HERE!

Copyright, © , Darryl Bojanowski 

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