Hans Christian Andersen: Musical Info & Synopsis


Hans Christian Andersen tells the life story of the famous Danish storyteller and brings his whimsical energy to the stage. From his humble beginnings as a poor cobbler’s son to his rise as one of the world’s most beloved authors, the musical captures Andersen’s adventures, relationships, trials, and triumphs. Blending in elements from fairy tales like “The Ugly Duckling” and “Thumbelina, Hans Christian Andersen is a celebration of the power of imagination.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Golden Age (1952)

Cast Size: 20+

Genre: Fairy Tale

Setting: 1830s / Denmark

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Frank Loesser

Book: John Fearnley, Beverly Cross, Tommy Steele

Cast Albums

Studio Cast (1952)➝


Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Musicnotes➝


1950s, Child Roles, Family-Friendly, Fantasy, Golden Age, Obscure

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