The Prodigal Clown

Introduction

“You know what they say — life’s a circus!” The parable that Jesus told about the loving father and two sons comes to life for your kids as never before in the non-seasonal musical from Little Big Stuff, The Prodigal Clown.

Summary

Step right up and meet the Parabalini Family Circus … the father Antonio, the older son AJ, and his little brother Giorgio. Despite the nonstop fun and hilarity of clowns, knife-throwers, lion-tamers, and human cannonballs, there’s a serious and heartwarming story to be told about the father whose love for his children is unconditional.

Ultra-cool music that even older kids love, and a rock-solid Biblical message.

Approximate Performance Time

44 minutes

Cast List/Character Descriptions

There are 16 speaking roles available for casting in The Prodigal Clown. Any of the roles may be played by a boy or a girl with only slight name and gender modifications in the script. The indications below show how we recorded them on the demonstration recording. Many roles could be played by older youth or adults.

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NameCharacterGenderWhat They’re Like ...No. of Scenes
GiorgioYounger brotherboyA jovial clown and daredevil, seeking new adventures and impulsive about what to do next.6
AntonioFatherboyGiorgio’s father, and Ringmaster of the cir- cus, he is a man of great compassion and full of joy.6
AnnabelleLeader of the clownsgirlThe “den mother” of the clown troupe, she always wear a smile and has a take-charge attitude.4
ZoeGiorgio’s best friendgirlBest friends with Giorgio, she is the life of the party, and has a good heart.3
A.J.Older brotherboyHe manages the business side of the circus, is straightforward about everything, espe- cially money and time.4
SweeperNarratorgirlShe is a narrator that seeks to further enlighten the audience about the biblical truths of the story.3
BernieCon manboyHe is a shrewd con man working in Lost Ve- gas to con people out of their money.2
ClaudeBernie’s partnergirlShe is Bernie’s cunning partner, ready to spin a tale and con people out of their money.2
MotherKind citizen of Lost VegasgirlA kind and compassionate woman when Giorgio is down on his luck.1
MariaGiorgio’s cousingirlShe is a sister to Tia and Sophia, and a tra- peze artist with a flare for the dramatic.4
TiaGiorgio’s cousingirlA little more serious than her sisters, she is also a trapeze artist with a flare for the dramatic.4
SophiaGiorgio’s cousingirlThe spunkiest of the three sisters, she is also a trapeze artist with a flare for the dramatic4
ShepAnimal trainerboyThe fun-loving, slightly eccentric trainer of one hundred dancing sheep.3
MaxKnife throwergirlA “not-so-talented” performer, she has trouble with her vision.3
BrunoLion tamerboyStrapping and confident with his whip.2
ChildChild of the MothergirlA compassionate citizen of Lost Vegas.1
Click here to view the Cast List/Character Descriptions PDF

Questions or Special Requests?

Are you hoping to record your performance on video and make DVDs or put it up on the web? Please don't hesitate to contact us for this license or any other special requests or questions and we will be happy to help! Visit the Contact Page for more information.

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SoundFX

For those who are performing with "live" accompaniment, we provide a free download of the Sound Effects on the SoundFX Page, or by clicking the download link below!

Graphics Files

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