A Bewitching Treat for All Seasons
By Tony Jerris and Corinne Aquilina
The Easter Bunny better hop quickly, Santa Claus better hold on to his trousers, and the whole barnyard better sing the blues because one little witch can't get her fill of tricks. This little wonder wishes every day was Halloween and creates witching mayhem wherever she goes. All seems to be just fine until a giant spider and a rapping record producer get in the way. The Littlest Witch will have to play nice if she wants to learn who her real friends are. Featuring 10 great tunes, The Littlest Witch rises to every holiday occasion.
This is the story of the littlest witch in the world. She lives with her cat, Miss Charlene, and her talking broom, Willy, in her house; a converted pumpkin in a patch. After bickering with her magic mirror, Mr. Mirror, she is off to go play tricks. The Mirror informs her that it is springtime, and tricks should be saved for Halloween.
The Littlest Witch looks out her window and sees the grass, flowers and…the Easter Bunny! Mr. Mirror begins to explain the Witch’s wicked ways (The Littlest Witch). She sets out to play a trick on the Easter Bunny, but the Mirror warns her to be home by midnight or she might loose her magical powers.
As the Littlest Witch flies around, looking for the Easter Bunny, she describes her plan to steal his Easter basket (I Want to Steal That Easter Basket). While flying and singing, the Witch explains to Miss Charlene why she is so wicked; she has never really grown up.
At a barnyard close by, a sign reads "Tonight Only: The Barnyard Players Spring Musical." The Witch enters to inquire if anyone has seen the Easter Bunny. Dan Ram, the theater director, tries to get on with the rehearsal and we meet Ricky Rooster, an Elvis-like singer, as he and the Littlest Piggy, a very talented guitarist, jam out (Piggy Rock). While the Witch is distracted, Dan Ram recruits Willy and Miss Charlene to perform in place of some ill players.
The Witch convinces the Littlest Piggy to tag along in place of her broom and cat. He says he will follow as far as Polliwog Pond, where he has a meeting with a big record producer who wants to hear his guitar skills (Piggy Rock Reprise).
While on their way, Piggy pulls his hamstring. They are in desperate need of a set of wheels. Just then a young boy named Roy comes by with his Red Flyer wagon (Red Wagon). They ask for a lift. Roy agrees to give them a lift and they are off. The Littlest Witch accidentally drops her wand as they roll away.
As they leave, Mean Dean, a smokehouse owner posing as a record producer, appears to be spying on the group. He hopes to convince hopeful piggy talent that he is a producer, yet he is actually after turning the pigs into meat and footballs (Mean Dean Rap). He finds the Witch's wand and picks it up.
When the group arrives at the pond, the Witch realizes her wand is missing, as Mean Dean appears holding it (Looking for This?). After a scuffle, Mean Dean throws the wand into the pond, pushes the Witch into a giant spider web, and makes off with Piggy as his prize.
Little Witch tries to convince the spider not to eat her but he is insistent (Someone Has to Go). Then, the Easter Bunny comes hopping along, pulling out a giant can of Raid from his basket and scares off the spider. The Easter Bunny makes the Witch promise to never play any more tricks until it is her own holiday. Then, the Witch goes to save the Littlest Piggy.
At the Smokehouse, Piggy is in a dark cave with an iron door. He meets more pig friends, two wannabe rappers named Pokey and Hokey (Smokehouse Rap). The Witch enters to save the three pigs, hitting Mean Dean on the head with the guitar. While Hokey and Pokey manage to escape, Mean Dean wakes up in time to lock up the Witch and Piggy.
Piggy is worried they will never get out but the Littlest Witch urges him to never give up (Start Again). The Witch conjures up a magic spell and turns the smokehouse into a candy shop. Mean Dean has forgotten his evil ways and goes about selling candy.
The Witch races home to make her midnight deadline (Midnight). When the Witch gets home she realizes her house has shrunk but Mr. Mirror informs her that she has grown up.
Happy as ever, the Witch runs to catch the Spring Musical back at the barnyard (Friends).