Book & Lyrics by John Maclay and Lee Becker

Music composed by James Valcq

Arrangements by Timothy Splain

Based on the books Anatole ® and Anatole the Cat ® by Eve Titus

Dave Begel, Contributing Writer for On Milwaukee

First Stage turns 'Anatole' into fresh, flavorful musical

Mike Fischer, Special to the Journal Sentinel


Meet Anatole - mouse magnifique - the best cheese-taster in all of France!

In this whimsical musical adventure, Anatole and his best friend Gaston set out to save the Duval cheese factory, only to discover something much scarier than moldy Brie lurking in the tasting room. Can Anatole outsmart the hungry predator and save the factory? Join Anatole, Gaston, and a chorus of dancing cheeses to find out!

Cast size: 14: 8M, 6W. 7 actor version also available.

Best for ages 4+

For licensing and rights to produce please contact John directly.

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