Cinderella's Mice

cinderella60-minute children's musical
3M, 4W

Book & Additional Lyrics by Justin Warner, Music & Lyrics by Ben Morss

Spencer the mouse has big plans for the royal ball.  He's going to scamper around the buffet table and stuff his face.  But when his friend Cinderella turns him into a horse to pull her carriage, mouse and human dreams collide!


Published and licensed by Samuel French, Inc., 2009


Vital Children's Theatre, NYC, 2006

Touring performances: Millbrook Playhouse, PA; Westport Country Playhouse, CT; Midland Theatre, OH; NYC schools.


“Justin Warner's book subverts other fairy-tale conventions.  The prince is a bit of a wimp, while Cinderella shows spunk, devising ruses to smuggle Spencer in. Whina, an infantile stepsister, is obsessed with ponies, and Mona, the other sibling, is hilariously played by a man in drag... This show finds a way for Spencer to behave selflessly and have his feast (and eat it too).” - NY Times

“An entertaining new take on the Cinderella story... The book, by Justin Warner, is novel and original, , giving the adults a few laughs as well as entertaining the children... Plenty of fun.” – Off-Off Broadway Review

“A delight” - Big Apple Parent


Commissioned and developed by Vital Children's Theatre, NYC, 2005-06


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