Odds Bodkin’s original 2-hour musical in four acts, funded and broadcast by National Public Radio, is an audio production complete with narration, child actors, Foley effects in soundbeds and a full musical score, including nine Odds Bodkin songs.
A young brother and sister with very different attitudes about living things are flung into a wild adventure where they meet the Clockmaker––a madman who runs the Castle of a Thousand Lights. Fed by logs carried by robots, this city on wheels runs relentlessly into a forest, leaving behind it a Desert of No Life at All. Renegade animals who live in the forest––Pangutangs, Morphs, the Elephant of Surprise––see the world around them dying and fight to protect an old rock on a hill they call the Earthstone, the source of “lifebeams.”
Cast: Nathan Vinhatiero as Charlie, Clara Sturgess as Gracie, Amy Golding as Gracie during songs, Robin Fitzgerald as Mom, Arthur Pettee as Dad and Odds Bodkin as the Narrator, WindVoices, The Bird, Mola the Pangutang, Ogtood the Morph, Crannywinkle, The Clockmaker, The Elephant of Surprise. Musical arrangements and performances by Mitch Chakour and Odds Bodkin. Foley Effects and Sound Environments by Chris Hardee and Steve Bressler.
Songs: My House; An Answer for Everything; Eye of a Storm; Lift the Logs, Feed the Fire; Something is Calling; Save a Little Room; Soon in Your Lifetime; Elephant’s Door; Half-Human.