Pond Scum

by Leschen & Sauter

NEW! Writing-in-progress original musical about a painted turtle named Shellby who escapes pet captivity to search for his long-lost family in a nearby pond. When a plague of red algae (called Euglena) show up at the same time, killing the fish, president Captain Croak scapegoats Shellby and turns the creatures of the pond against him. He escapes to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden where he meets Rose, an emo turtle he knew from childhood, who was also separated from her family. The two, with help from his new friends Tad the tadpole, Draco the Dragonfly and Blue Ellen the Great Blue Heron, must find a way to prove his innocence, find their parents and save the pond.