The Gingerbread Kid

Jan 27 – Feb 25, 2024

Music by Jodi Marr
Orchestrations by Sarah Michele Bailey
Book and lyrics by Abe Reybold
Directed & Choreographed by Abe Reybold
World Premiere

About the production

Life is SWEET in this pop music fairy tale frolic. When the magical child of a baking couple accidentally causes havoc in their kitchen, they run away as fast as they can from facing the consequences. As the race builds, Allspice meets a kooky cast of storybook favorites, including Henny Penny and her gang, Little Boy Blue, and Foofinella, of Little Bunny Foo Foo fame. Will Allspice always be on the run? Or will a hungry fox stop them in their sugary tracks? A remix of the classic gingerbread man story for a whole new generation.

Show Length

60 Minutes - No Intermission

Recommended Ages

5-10

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Is my child ready for this show?

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Language

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1/5

Violence & Scariness

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  • Foxy wants to eat Allspice.
  • A scene takes place in Haunted Hills (though all of this is played for laughs).

2/5

Sensory Advisories

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  • This is a musical and thus, there may be times where the music gets loud.
  • There are theatrical effects, involving sound and lighting throughout the show.

1/5

Potentially Anxious Moments

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  • Mrs. and Mr. get angry at Allspice for her behavior.
  • Foxy almost tricks Allspice into getting close enough to be eaten.

Other Things to Know

This musical is based on multiple nursery rhyme characters and plots. There will not be an intermission.

Themes for Social and Emotional Learning: self-perception, impulse control, perspective-taking, communication, relationship building, solving problems

Social Story

A Social Story is a tool to help improve a child’s understanding of expectations during an unfamiliar event. They were originally designed to support neurodivergent individuals. However, this can be a useful tool for any person who is unsure about what to expect from a new experience.

Cast & Crew

Meet the people behind the production.

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Mallory Mundy

The Gingerbread Kid

Jonah M. Jackson

Mr., Mouse, Ensemble

Piper Jones

Henny Penny, Cupcake, Mouse, Ensemble

Gerold Oliver

Foxy Loxy, Cupcake, Cow, Ensemble

Megan Murphy Chambers

Foofinella, Cupcake, Goosy Poosy, Ensemble

Sarah Zanotti Jackson

Mrs., Ducky Daddles, Ensemble

Kenny Dozier

Mr. van Daan

Abby Austin

ASM/PA

Hannah Boner

Stage Manager

Ernie Nolan

Director/ Choreographer

James Rudolph II

Miss Gulch/ Wicked Witch of the West

Richard Daniel

Multiple Roles

Jonah Jackson

Toto/ Nikko/ Multiple Roles

Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva

Cowardly Lion

Gerold Oliver

Tinman

Matthew Carlton

Uncle Henry/ Multiple Roles

Megan Murphy Chambers

Prof. Marvel/Wizard

Shelby Smith

Dorothy Gale

Corrie Maxwell

Aunt Em/Glinda

Ben Friesen

Scarecrow

Kenny Dozier

Mr. van Daan

Abby Austin

ASM/PA

Hannah Boner

Stage Manager

Ernie Nolan

Director/ Choreographer

James Rudolph II

Miss Gulch/ Wicked Witch of the West

Richard Daniel

Multiple Roles

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Before You Take Your Seat

Unique preshow lobby activities that explore the show's themes are available for the entire family to enjoy an hour before every performance.

Not a Bad Seat in the House

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What To Expect

Accessibility

NCT is completely wheelchair accessible, and we make accommodations for mobility and physical disabilities.

Attention Aids

We always us visual schedules - so students know what to expect. We also include access to sand timers, bubble timers, and visual clock timers.

Chill Corner

Our ‘chill corner’ is a place where students can take a break if an game is becoming too over-stimulating. Noise-reducing headphones are also available.

Helpful Visuals

We always us visual schedules - so students know what to expect. We also include access to sand timers, bubble timers, and visual clock timers.

Class Expectations

All classes utilize verbal as well as discussed written expectations so students understand classroom behavioral expectations

Class Nametags

All class nametags are printed in the color and have the name of the class color printed on them for colorblind students.

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We're located just a few blocks from Downtown Nashville, near hotels, restaurants, and other popular attractions.

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Accessibility

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