Directors' Choice Award Winner
Daisy and the Wonder Weeds
by Jean Elliott Manning
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In mythical Megapolis, somewhere between Oz and Detroit, Dandelion and the Wild Weeds invade Daisy’s downtown garden on a mysterious mission. Daisy must confront her own prejudices to save her garden home … as she and the Wonder Weeds triumph over Weed Killer, bulldozers and greedy developers to remind the world: "Concrete cannot keep us down!"
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
J.E. Manning: Book, music and Lyrics:
Trained at the LEHMAN ENGEL MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP in Los Angeles, Jean Elliott has written for CINAR (The Busy World of Richard Scarry, Wimzie, Babalous) and PRODUCTIONS LA FETE: (Le Pont Suspendu, Regina,) and THEATRE DE L’OEIL, (Oh, La Vache!) (with Libert Subirana) story, music, lyrics of HUGO AND THE DRAGON, 2002 winner of Bamff International TV Festival.
DAISY AND THE WONDER WEEDS was selected as Best New Musical of 2010 at the Next Wave Festival of New Musicals in Montreal. “SPIRIT OF THE GARDEN” (aka known as ‘Here Comes a Miracle,’ sung by Jann Arden,) animated by Theo Zukev, won international prizes in the Czech Republic (Best Video, Anifest 2004, Trebon, Czech Republic) and Seoul, Korea.
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