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The Reluctant Dragon
Adapted from the story by Kenneth Grahame (also wrote Wind in the Willows)

Book, Music and Lyrics by 

Darryl G. Bojanowski

Orchestrations by Bill Corcoran, Christopher DeCastro

Libretto / Vocal Book

(integrated & spiral bound)

Casting/Vocal Ranges, Synopsis, Performance Tracks Guide  

18 copy minimum Purchased Separately @ $10/copy

Casting:  4 adults (3 M, 1 F) PLUS

  featured Boy or Girl role and 6-8 or more Child/Teen Chorus

Songs Include:

That's The Way It Is; A Dragon!; Don't Go Up On Them There Downs;

Poetry; A Knight!; The Natural Order Of Things; On And On, And On, And On


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

  • 15 Instrumental Part Books:

        REED 1: Flute/Piccolo  REED 2: Oboe /English Horn REED 3: Clarinet in Bb  REED 4: Bassoon  

         BRASS: Trumpet in B♭, Horn in F, Trombone

         STRINGS: Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Bass;   PIANO/KEYBOARD;   TWO PERCUSSIONISTS

  • Director’s Script

  • Complete Show .mp3 Performance Backing Tracks

  • Director/Educator Production Resources:

    • Writer's Perspective about The Reluctant Dragon

    • 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. 60 minutes


The Boy has always believed that if people take the time to write something in a book it must be true, especially if it is about knights and dragons.  He comes home one day to find his Mother in a dither because she has seen a giant creature in a cave on the Downs.  As she tells him about it, he decides it must be a dragon.  Next morning, he goes to the cave but finds instead of a ferocious giant beast a gentle beast that is friendly, hospitable and loves writing poetry.  Confused, the Boy finds he likes this Dragon. On his way home, he meets Mister Pimm who tells him the villagers are worried about the dragon and have hired Saint George to come and slay him.  Horrified, the Boy decides to talk to the knight himself and stop the battle.  It turns out that Saint George is also a poet and agrees to meet with the Dragon.  The two hit it off and decide to have a pretend battle which will satisfy the villagers’ need for a fight.  The battle happens and the villagers, the Boy, Saint George and the Dragon happily go on their way.

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 


Copyright, © , Darryl Bojanowski 

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