Dramedy with music. 45-55 minutes. 1-6+ females, 2-7+ males, 5 any (8-29+ performers possible). Suitable for middle school and older performers, and audiences of all ages.
What do you do when the formerly affectionate couple who raised you chases you away from the only home you've ever known? If you're Caruso, a talented accordion-playing donkey in Bavaria, you hit the road. There, Caruso joins up with three other talented animals: Dog, who plays the washboard; Cat, a vocalist and washtub bass player; and Rooster, who specializes in the kazoo. Together, they perform to great acclaim in Bremen Town, but Caruso longs for home and his parents. With the aid of his musician friends, the wayward donkey returns, but will he solve the mystery of his sudden exile? And is there any chance for a miraculous reunion with his parents?