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to take it to help pay for his family's taxes. The Giant feels sorry for Jack, gives him food and shows him his golden harp, which plays on its own. After the harp's performance, the Giant shows Jack his greatest invention: the Golden Goose. Not only does the Goose lay golden eggs, but it also talks and sings. After the Goose's performance, the Giant tells Jack that he will be his new assistant and stay there forever. Jack says he must go home for his mother, but the Giant explains that he will be given 'Forget Who You Are' Formula. The Giant asks his current Assistant to deliver the Formula to Jack and leaves to inspect the castle. The Assistant pulls Jack aside and tells him if Jack pretends to have been given the Formula, they can escape during the night. In return, the Assistant asks that Jack help him find out who he is. The Giant returns and convinced the Formula has worked, the Giant goes to bed. Once asleep, the Assistant wakes up Jack and they make their escape. While trying to escape, Jack accidentally bumps into the goose, which honks, raising the alarm. The Housekeeper enters, but Jack and the Assistant are able to fool her into thinking the wind woke up the goose. After all has settled down, they attempt to escape again but Jack decides he must take a golden egg. The alarm starts again and Jack and the Assistant make a run for it, followed by the Housekeeper, the Goose, the Harp and the Giant. Back on the ground, the Baron chases Jack's Mother around her house. He puts her under a spell to make her agree to be his wife. Jack returns with the Assistant and a golden egg, but the Baron puts a spell on them and steals the egg. He then sees the Giant coming down the beanstalk with the Goose, and cuts down the beanstalk with an axe to get to the Goose. But when The Baron tries to steal it, the Giant subdues him with one of his formulas. Once the Baron is knocked out, the Giant wakes up Jack, the Assistant, and Jack's Mother. Jack's mother discovers that the Assistant is her husband. The Giant, realizing that the Baron is the one who keeps going for his Goose, gives him a Sweetness and Light Formula which transforms him into a sweet angel. After all has been fixed, the Giant realizes he cannot go home because his beanstalk has been chopped down. The now friendly Baron offers for the Giant to stay in his castle, as it has room for him and all his inventions, including, of course, the Golden Goose. Scenes and Settings ACT 1 • Scene 1: Jack's Farm, morning. • Scene 2: Top Of The Beanstalk, Immediately following. ACT 2 • Scene 1: The Giant's Laboratory, Afternoon, then Evening • Scene 2: Jack's Farm, The Next Morning PRINCIPALS: - 4-5 Male, 3-4 Female, Cow. • Jack Sprague - Juvenile. He needs to move well and be able to dance. Mid-teens (Baritone) • Mrs. Sprague - Jack's mother. Mid-thirties (Soprano) • The Assistant - A fatherly type and actually Jack's father suffering from anmesia. Mid-thirties (Baritone) • The Baron - The baronial villain, powerful and dynamic. (Baritone) • The Giant - Should be as tall as possible; In this version he is not the villian, but a loveable,comedic character. Should be able to dance and move well and have a good sense of timing and farce. (Baritone) • The Golden Goose - Should be a farcical actress with ability to perform all the old vaudeville style moves. (Mezzo or Pop Voice) • The Golden Harp (Male or Female) - A mechanical, robot-like creation of the Giant. (Tenor or Soprano) • The Housekeeper - Should be as small as possible in contrast to the Giant (Soprano) • Chorus - Neighbours and Beanstalk People