The Golden Goose
When the show begins, students will meet Jackie and Willie Grimm, descendants of the distinguished Brothers Grimm. They are the dedicated assistants to Aldwyn Elric Alberon, the Story Sorcerer, whose zeal for the magic books is only matched by his absent-mindedness.
The Story Sorcerer will then begin telling the story of the Golden Goose, and all the students will be transported to a small German village where the Pfeffer family lives. They will meet Muter and Vater Pfeffer and their three sons: Augustus B. Pfeffer, the eldest son and best woodcutter in the village; Olaf O. Pfeffer, the middle son who is following in his brother’s woodcutting footsteps; and the youngest son, Hans N. Pfeffer, who would rather sing than swing an ax. Because of these differences, Hans’ brothers taunt and bully him.
One day, Augustus heads to the forest to chop wood. He meets an injured, old man who asks to share some of Augustus’ sweet cake and water. Augustus refuses to share his food and drink and heads onward to complete his task of cutting down trees. Suddenly, a bear appears and scares Augustus home with no wood to show for his trip.
Knowing that without wood the Pfeffer family will have nothing to sell to make money, Olaf agrees to finish the task his older brother started and heads to the forest. He too meets the injured, old man and rejects him. Just then, a swarm of bees descends upon him and he runs in fear.
With the two eldest brothers too afraid to return to the forest, their last resort is to send the inexperienced Hans. Hans is thrilled to get the chance to prove to his family that he is just as good as his brothers, but they are doubtful that he will bring back any wood to sell.
Hans is just about to enter the forest when he is met by the injured, old man. Hans is kind to him, and the old man rewards him by telling him to chop at the tallest tree in the forest to find his fortune. He does and finds a Golden Goose. He wants to thank the old man and sets off to find him.
Hans travels the whole night and ends up in a Kingdom with a sad Princess. She won’t laugh or smile, and the King has promised to give onehalf of his kingdom and a large bag of gold to whoever can make her happy. Hans meets many townspeople who are all curious about the Golden Goose, but as soon as any person touches the Golden Goose they become stuck to it and cannot get loose! Pretty soon, Hans has the entire Kingdom stuck to his Golden Goose. The line of townspeople winds all through the town travelling right below the gloomy Princess’s window. The Princess sees all of the people stuck to the Golden Goose and laughs like she has never laughed before. The King sees this and declares that Hans has won the reward. Hans’ family apologizes for doubting him and thanks him for securing the family’s future.