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ORPHIE & THE BOOK OF HEROES
"The Book of Heroes"
In the show’s opening number Orphie (Haven Burton) imagines herself as her favorite hero Heracles, battling a slew of fantastical monsters. With Tim Jerome, Greg Hildreth, Marcus Stevens, Sam Edgerly, and Natalie Charle Ellis.
"Scrawny Little Orphan Girl"
Imaginative Orphie (Haven Burton) is taunted by three of her peers (Greg Hildreth, Marcus Stevens, and Sam Edgerly) who don’t think that she has what it takes to be a hero.
"What Would a Hero Do?"
When her guardian, Homer, is taken to the Underworld, young Orphie (Haven Burton) wrestles with what to do next, advised by an apparition of her favorite hero, Heracles (Greg Hildreth).
"To Be a Siren"
As she travels to Mt. Olympus, Orphie (Haven Burton) encounters the sassy Sirens (Greg Hildreth, Marcus Stevens, and Sam Edgerly), who attempt to convince her to stay with them on their island.
"He's the Man"
Orphie (Haven Burton) finally arrives at Mt. Olympus, set on asking Heracles (Greg Hildreth) to rescue Homer for her. However, she soon discovers that the hero is not exactly what she expected. With Sam Edgerly and Marcus Stevens.
"The Heights of Mt. Olympus"
Having been rejected by Heracles, Orphie’s (Haven Burton) hopes are dashed. She begins to believe that she may not be cut out to be a hero after all. That is, until Hermes (Sam Edgerly) attempts to convince her otherwise.
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