Gideon and the Blundersnorp

Gideon and the Blundersnorp

Genre : Musical theatre: family audiences

    The show

    Gideon is a stableboy who yearns to be a Royal Cavalier. Alanna is a young viscountess who wants to be free. Thrown together by chance, the two must contend with bandits, a treacherous forest, and a giant monster that’s very keen on eating everyone.

    Gideon and the Blundersnorp combines witty characters, pulse-pounding excitement, and a rousing cinematic/medieval-folk score. Underlying the fun is a positive message: aspiration is fueled by personal character, not social class.

    Book, music, and lyrics by Michael Gordon Shapiro


    GIDEON had a special online workshop in fall of 2020. It is tentatively slated to open at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2021. For more information about this project, please visit