Barbara Campbell

Barbara Campbell has written more than a dozen musicals for children and families, a cantata, and various choral pieces. Her full-length musicals – Far from the Madding Crowd and The Awakening – have been presented in the U.S., Great Britain, and New Zealand in such venues as the New York Musical Theatre Festival, the Edinburgh Festival, and the International Festival of Musical Theatre in Cardiff, Wales. A graduate of the Lehman Engel-BMI Musical Theatre Workshop, the ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop, and the Odyssey Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Workshop, Barbara is the author of the fantasy trilogy Trickster’s Game (Heartwood, Bloodstone, and Foxfire) published by DAW Books.

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  First Easter Bunny

Youth by Barbara Campbell Bob Fitzsimmons

44 pages

14 or more (minimum cast of 8 with doubling)

All the deer inhabitants in Bucksville are lamenting there hasn't been a spring in fifteen years! Coincidentally, that was when our hero, Peter, an orphan bunny, was discovered in a basket and adopted by a family of deer. As the only bunny in Bucksville, Peter feels out of place, and despite words of comfort from his mother, decides to set out on a quest to find spring. His travels bring him to the land of Omalet, where he's delighted to discover other bunnies. They are painting eggs in preparation for the annual test to reveal if spring is inside any of them...