The singing, rhyming citizens of Hamelin hope to win a competition with rival towns for royal recognition. To this end, the mayor outlaws play (which is a bit hard on the children) and refuses to help a rival town when it's flooded. But rats (seen only as shadows), fleeing the flood, invade Hamelin in droves; a magical piper, whose music only children (and rats) can hear, strikes a bargain...which, once the rats are gone, the Mayor and council renege on, to their subsequent regret. Written by
Rod Crawford <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Now! a giant color spectacle! from the pages of the immortal classics comes this famous story!..
Did You Know?
Hamelin is a town in Germany. They speak of using Guilders to pay the piper and to melt into gold bells. The Guilder was a Dutch coin and was silver. See more
[he hears the Piper's music, but Mara can't
Listen! The music of the Piper!
No, Truson, he's gone!
Yes, gone... and our honor with him, that's what I fear.
What the Piper will do to us?
No... what we've done to ourselves.
Edited into Santa's Fantasy Fair
Music by Edvard Grieg
(loosely adapted from "Lyric Pieces: Melodie", Op. 47)
Lyrics by Irving Taylor
Sung and Danced by Claude Rains, Doodles Weaver, Stanley Adams
and Councilors See more