Reading of Henry Krieger-Susan J. Vitucci Musical Small Fish Held in NYC Jan. 5

A free reading of Small Fish, a new puppet operetta by Tony Award nominee Henry Krieger and Susan J. Vitucci, is presented Jan. 5 at the Abingdon Theatre Company.

Henry Krieger
Henry Krieger (Photo by Gregory Kalafatas)

Krieger (Dreamgirls, Side Show, The Tap Dance Kid) penned the music to the family-friendly musical that has book, lyrics and puppets by Vitucci. The two also collaborated on the Chicken Little-inspired musical Love's Fowl. Small Fish is billed as a companion piece to the first work.

Jules Ochoa directs the 11 AM reading that is musical directed by Ben Krauss. The reading utilizes video of the Clothespin Repertory Theatre puppets. The musical has been workshopped at the New York Theatre Workshop and Philadelphia's 1812 Productions.

Here is how it's billed: "In Small Fish, its puppet star, La Pulcina Piccola, international chicken of adventure and the bravest, boldest, most daring chicken that ever lived, follows her heart to the ends of the earth and beyond in her eternal quest for love."

To reserve tickets, e-mail Amanda Kate Joshi at The Abingdon Theatre Company is located at 312 W. 36th Street.