Producing The Dreamcatcher

An emotional musical story of a young boy living his dreams

A musical in two acts.  Easily produced with minimal props and staging

Cast

The cast is made up of 6 principals

The Dream Catcher
(tenor-baritone)  An American Indian. Powerful in stature and presence.  The pied piper of the show. The holder of dreams when one is blind to them and can’t let them in.

Gilly
A young boy, 8-12 years old. Son of Jo. Living with Aids since birth.   Longing for his lost family and the world  he can find only in his dreams.

Jo
(soprano)  Gilly’s mother.  Blinded from the pain and fear of her childhood  and running from the torment of knowing  she gave her son Aids.  She lives her life drinking and doing drugs trying to numb the pain and block out the nightmares.

Brett
(tenor) Senior Resident of Neurology at Augusta Medical College.  A doctor, ex-lover of Jo, big brother to Hank and father to Gilly  (unknown to him at the beginning of the show).  A strong, but gentle and loving man.  But, like Jo, sometimes his fears hide these traits.  Still in love with Jo and always trying to help and save her.

Hank
(tenor-baritone)  A freshman at the medical college and newest one that Jo has set her sights for. Her newest “Fresh-man”.  The innocent type, a virgin to women like Jo.

Brenda
(soprano-alto)  A nurse. The “mom” to the medical students.  An affectionate, loving woman who also tries to help  Jo, Brett and Gilly. Jo with tough love.  Gilly with warmth and confort and Brett with support.

Ensemble Roles
Bartender, Santa, Students, family, horsemen (4)  dancers.

 

This musical may be produced simply like “Our Town” with minimal set and props,  or lavishly with lasers, high impact sound, etc..  Whatever the background may be, you will find the audience to be deeply moved, identifying themselves with the actors’ roles and rising to give standing ovations.

The song you now hear, “Does Anybody Want Me?” reflects the feelings we all share, when we are lost and searching for our dreams.

This is not an musical about Aids.  It is a story about having the courage to live your dreams when those about you tell you that you have none.  Please read the synopsis for a general overview.

The Dream Catcher was workshopped and produced in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in spring of 2002.

Listen to the music available on this site, review and download the script.

Please contact me for any additional information or help I may provide.