Treasure Swamp - A Pop Opera
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Pirates, Possums & Pandemonium! A Rollicking Adventure in 22 Songs.
An evil pirate and his plucky monkey invade the swamp in search of hidden treasure. And theyll destroy everything to find it. But they may have underestimated the swamp friends, who join forces to fight for their community. 43 minutes of non-stop excitement, featuring love-struck possums, a crafty raccoon, a gruff gator, a pokey turtle and so much more!
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As our story opens, the Frog Chorus describes their swamp and gives a clue of the evil nearby.
1. Backwater Bottomland Bowl
The Swamp Friends, joyous in their marshy community, sing a song of celebration.
2. Glorious Day
The Frog Chorus tells that Petey Possum loves Pattie and faints (plays possum) whenever he sees her.
3. Poor Petey Possum
Petey's love song to Pattie laments his inability to face her.
4. You Knock Me Out
Meanwhile, the Frog Chorus warns of what they feared in the introduction.
5. Evil is Here
A sinister pirate and his monkey mate have come to drain the swamp to find pirate treasure.
6. Drain the Swamp
News of the Pirate spreads quickly among the Swamp Friends.
7. The Alarm Song
A distressed Pattie, Petey and the Swamp Friends sing an anthem to their precious land.
8. Swamp Land
Inspired by Shrewd Owl, the Swamp Friends come up with clever ideas to save the swamp.
9. Plan A
Once again, Petey looks at Pattie and collapses, and Pattie sings her love song to him.
10. A Minute of Your Time
When the Pirate kidnaps Pattie, The Frog Chorus keeps us in suspense.
11. What's He Gonna Do?
The Pirate and his monkey reveal their dinner plans.
12. One-Possum Stew
The Swamp Friends sadly return to admit their plans to stop the Pirate didn't work.
13. Running Out of Ideas Blues
But Crafty Raccoon announces he's brought in an army of bugs to try to drive the Pirate away.
14. I Got a Guy
No one knows that Pattie's in trouble until Petey overhears the Frog Chorus.
15. Poor, Poor Pattie
Determined to rescue her, Petey decides to play possum so he'll get kidnapped, too.
16. Play Dead
Petey's plan works, and the Pirate announces he's changing his dinner menu.
17. Two-Possum Stew
The Frog Chorus reminds us that while things are looking bad, everything could change.
18. Something's in the Air
When the Pirate sees the swarm coming, he reveals that's the one thing he's terrified of.
19. Creepy, Creepy, Yucky
It worked! And The Frog Chorus lets us know that saved Pattie and all is well.
20. Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler
Pattie, Petey and Shrewd Owl remind everyone that the real treasure is their home.
Finally, the Frog Chorus rounds out the moral of the story.
Here's a "tralier" of the musical to give an idea of the story.
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