...a comic eco-operetta about the science of air and atmosphere!!
Original Story & Libretto by Rick Huff
GASP!!! is designed to be appreciated on multiple levels of
entertainment and education by young people and adults alike.
Mother Eartha has a "breathtaking" problem.
She's losing her atmosphere!!!
Apparently someone has discovered a way to collect air.
That "someone" is eccentric arch-villain Count Airgo. He wanders
the land with Gustoff, the imposing C.E.O. of his massive All Factory,
sucking in precious air with an "Air Snare" to use for their own
mysterious schemes! Determined to rescue the world from this
peril are Mother Eartha's friends--bumbling caped superhero
Jet Stream and Airin, his brainier superheroine partner/protector.
But four kids from "the next generation"step from the audience
into the living comic book story, and it quickly becomes clear
it will really be their job to learn the science of it and put things right.
Along the way they discover the properties of air and the problems
facing the environment as they help solve the mystery and learn
what they need to do in real life.
Mother Eartha Contralto
Jet Stream Tenor
Mayor of Babbleland Baritone
Chorus of Adults
Chorus of Children (with 4 small individual parts)