& SONGS: SETS:
FRONT of CATHEDRAL— Built on wagons or flown in. Can be ornate (carved out of foam) or a simple set of modern arches. Trim is painted to match the costumes of two living gargoyles. Steps are optional.
DOORWAY ENTRANCE to Bosch’s House— Simple arch w/ two living gargoyles. Can be accomplished w/ the actors alone.
STUDIO SET— One empty triptych frame 7 foot tall by 12 foot wide, plus a window section with shades.
MEETING HALL— Large hanging flag w/ swam emblem.
table, 6 chairs, 1 bench, 1 bed w/ covering, 1 small easel, empty frames
to scatter about.
slides of Hieronymus Bosch paintings (we provide computer slides and
a movie in our electronic performance package), two books, cane, bean ball,
two coins, artists tools and paint
pots, large palette, short candle,
gavel, paper and quill, portrait of Anna (printed from computer), crude
painting of Anna's home, goblets, fake sausages and other food, sticky
bun, confetti, music box with dancer on top, pots and pans, funnel &
other decorations for the Models (such as gourd, pastry, small broom),
cloth, paper w/ word "Sorcerer" on it, envelope with letter
inside, giant paintbrush, safe sword, small flask.
Gorgeous, fully-orchestrated backing music on CD for performance or rehearsals.
Band Parts for Flute, Clarinets/Bass Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Drum Kit, Timpani, Misc. Percussion, Glockenspiel, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Synthesizer 1, plus Synthesizer 2 OR optional 2 Violins and 1 Cello.
A cast CD
Midi files and Sibelius files
Complete sound effects
2 Hours 10 Minutes, plus intermission
Narrator (Animated, enthusiastic)
Gargoyles (Still-standing statues)
Father Albert (Portly, kind, bowl haircut)
Hieronymus ( Mid 20's, imaginative,
confident, self-absorbed. Tenor A to G)
Elderly Woman (Feeble with cane)
Anna ( Spirited, anxious for love. Soprano A to G)
Van Meer ( Anna's father, wealthy
well-fed, charismatic. Baritone)
Widow Bachman (Matronly)
Erasmus ( Villainous, slimy, jealous,
revengeful. Wears goatee. Baritone A to F)
Rachel (Anna's friend)
Catrina (Anna's friend, gullible)
Grimm Bros. (Ages 8-14, mischievous.
Sing easy song)
Sophie (Small, young, innocent, giggly creature)
Otto (Fat, pushy, bickering, know-it-all creature.
May sing F to A#)
Gregor (Skinny, gullible, dim-witted, prone to
crying creature. May sing C to D)
1st Brother (Charismatic, confident)
2nd Brother (Sense of humor, quick-witted)
3rd Brother (Erasmus's spineless cousin)
1st Apprentice (Uneducated, lazy, bad attitude.
Sings easy song)
2nd Apprentice (Responsible, caring. Sings
2 Models (Comical, extremely unattractive due
to heavy makeup, powdered faces, puckered
red lips, but think themselves beautiful)
Creatures, Villagers & Dancers (All sorts)
8 women, 7 men, 12 of either, plus
unlimited ensemble. (minimum 18 players with doubled roles. Ideal cast
size is 40+)
The Professor—modern suit
Father Albert—clerical or friar's robe, wig with bald spot.
An Elderly Woman—black dress, shawl.
Hieronymus Bosch—several colorful outfits bordering on the ridiculous, shoes w/ curls at toe, conservative wedding outfit, hats.
Anna—3 dresses, wedding dress w/ huge, ridiculous, ornate headpiece with dangling objects.
VanMeer—rich outfit, gold chain, cyclas w/ swan emblem.
The Widow Bachman—dress, cyclas or other apparel w/ swan emblem.
Erasmus—dark outfit, cape.
Parishioners, Festival Goers—"Sunday" clothes.
Catrina & Rachel—1 dress each.
The Boys—ragged shirts, tights or cutoff shorts w/ bare feet.
Snow Dancers—gray or white unitards trimmed with white lace, snowflakes, or streamers.
1st and 2nd Apprentice—simple workman’s costume, black hats.
1st, 2nd Brothers—cyclases w/ swan emblem over a simple "daily" costume.
3rd Brother—cyclas w/ off-color or black swan emblem.
1st & 2nd Church & House Gargoyles — unitards to match stonework. Gargoyle headpiece.
Sophie — red costume looking part berry and part insect. Tan headdress hanging down to one side. Bare feet
Otto — fat, green-gray costume w/ darker shading, headpiece, tie
Gregor — thin green-gray costume w/ dark shading, furry shorts, wrist and ankle pieces, furry headpiece, tie.
Major players, doubling as creatures, may simply use a hooded cape and a mask, which can quickly be pulled over their costume.
Kitchen Creatures — 3 or more creatures will look like a brick & tile stove, a table, bench, storage barrel, cauldron, clock, or similar kitchen appliances.
Other Creatures — various plain or complex costumes & masks of any
type, and real-life objects such as trunks and lampshades they can wear.
Creature costumes can be simple or elaborate depending on one’s
imagination and budget.
Optional Gobos of imagined objects—clouds, man flying fish, woman flying hare, moon, peach, castle, slice of pie
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