Ferdinand the Bull

Arden Theatre Company
40 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

A classic tale of individuality set in 1930s Spain, Ferdinand the Bull is a hilarious, Flamenco-flavored family musical about a bull who doesn't want to fight and butt heads like all the other bulls: he just wants to take care of his beloved flowers. Young Duquito Danilo dreams of being a dancer, while his father--the belligerent Duque Dodó--plans to make Danilo a great Spanish bullfighter. When the Duque comes looking for the toughest toro for his son's bullfight in Madrid, he mistakenly picks Ferdinand. This fun, imaginative adaptation highlights messages of non-violence and uniqueness. Based on the classic book The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson (later made into an Academy Award-winning Disney cartoon), Ferdinand the Bull is an exuberant romp about being yourself and refusing to be bullied into acting like someone you're not. Kids and adults will love the clever wordplay, comical characters and lively music.

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