book by Peter & Kristen Sham
music & lyrics by Peter Sham
Toyland tells the story of three squabbling sisters on the night before Christmas. Together, they take a magical journey encountering nearly every myth of childhood including, nasty Bedbugs, “Things” that go bump in the night, and a tap-happy “Boogie” Man! When the Bedbugs abduct the three sisters to Toyland, they find out it’s not such a nice place. Toyland, they quickly discover, is the place where toys go that are lost or mistreated and where bad children are taken to be the “toys” of the evil Toy Master, a mad, Jack-in-the-Box! But this musical fairytale has many more surprises up its sleeve and a very happy ending indeed. Toyland shows how knowledge, friendship, and compassion are the keys to growing up. Featuring many of the world’s most beloved Christmas songs and carols adapted with a rock ‘n’ roll twist, Toyland is a holiday musical treat for the whole family!