A family musical
Book by Susan Murray
Lyrics by Stacey Luftig
Music by Mary Feinsinger
Based on the book The Tooth Fairy Meets El Ratón Pérez
When we lose our baby teeth, who takes them away? In the U.S., it’s the Tooth Fairy, of course. But in most Spanish-speaking countries, that job is done by a mouse—named El Ratón Pérez. The Tooth Fairy Versus El Raton Pérez tells the story of Miguelito, a little boy with his first loose tooth. He and his family have just moved to the U.S., and as they struggle to cope with the culture clash, Miguelito’s tooth falls out. Tensions ramp up when Miguelito puts his tooth beneath his pillow…and both the Tooth Fairy and El Ratón arrive to claim the prize.
The Tooth Fairy Versus El Ratón Pérez was developed at the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop. It is performed partially in easily understood Spanish, and designed for children ages 4 to 10, along with sus madres y sus padres.
Running time: Approximately 50 minutes
Cast size: 3M, 2F
Band: Piano, bass, drums
El Ratón Pérez
Just a Pinch