Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy / 2m, 2f
"Dani Girl is easily the best play I've seen all year." - BroadwayWorld Washington, Read More
"You will likely be hard-pressed to find a show that is more original, smart, charming, and creative." – BroadwayWorld Connecticut, Read More
"Yes, it’s every bit as heart-wrenching and weighty as it sounds. Oh, and it’s a musical and it also happens to be outrageously funny." - The Philippine Star, Read More
"I have not seen anything so creatively imaginative, powerful, and moving for a long time." - AussieTheatre.com, Read More
"If you have a heart in your chest and a brain in your head, you owe it to yourself to see this play, and to see it with someone you love." - Philippine Daily Inquirer, Read More
"Dani Girl is good for the soul." - TheaterJones.com, Read More
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- Time Period: Contemporary, 1990s
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. But mostly Dani's imagination. Fall of 1990 through Spring of 1991.
- Additional Features: No intermission
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: Classic Broadway, Pop/Rock
- Vocal Demands: Moderate
- Orchestra Size: Small/Combo
- Chorus Size: No Chorus
DANI - 9; Lively and precocious, but slightly dark. Extremely imaginative. May be played by an adult actress.
RAPH* - Ageless; Dani's imaginary friend and guardian angel. Sarcastic but caring. Playful on cue. Appears as many other characters.
MARTY - 10; Odd and intelligent, bordering on dorky. Obsessed with movies. May be played by an adult actor.
MOTHER - Late 30's; Dani's mother. Stern. Hard. Does what she believes is right to save her daughter and makes no apologies for it.
CANCER* - Timeless; A chronic and terminal disease. Revels in being sinister and malicious. Appears in several forms.
GOD* - Eternal; Supreme being and allpowerful creator of the universe. Simple, straightforward, and comforting.
FATHER* - 35; Dani's father. Appears only in dream sequences.
* denotes doubling
- Non-Traditional casting
- Roles for Children
Two lead characters may be played by adults or children. Starred characters are doubled.
Music Material Rental Packages
7 Piano/Conductor Scores
Selected productions include Exit, Pursued by a Bear; The Sandbox Collective (Philippines); 11th Hour Theatre Company; Unexpected Stage Company; Talk is Free Theatre (Canada); Harvest Rain Theatre (Australia); The Spirit of Broadway Theatre; Greyman Theatre; Penn State University; Emerson University; and Carnegie Mellon University.