Claire Annette's Magical Music Box by James Brosnahan | Script Revolution

Claire Annette's Magical Music Box

A girl with low self-esteem is gifted a music box that she believes makes her brave, but when the music box is broken, she discovers the music that gives her confidence is within her heart.

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My book, "Claire Annette and the Magic Music Box"
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CLAIRE ANNETTE (9) wants to be a singer, climb a mountain and fly in an airplane. She would love to do all of these adventurous things, but she is far too scared. Today is Claire Annette’s ninth birthday and her GRANDMA (60s) has a special gift for her. It is a magical music box. Later that night, as Claire Annette drifts off to sleep, she dreams of the music box. Can there be such a thing as magic music? Will the music make her brave? Next day is reading day at school. Claire Annette is terrified; however, her music box plays music that only she can hear and this makes her brave. She gives the best reading of her life! The magic music continues playing and gives her the courage to win a solo part in choir and climb what used to be a scary rope in gym. All is right with Claire Annette’s world until her magic music box suffers and accident and is smashed into smithereens. With the help of her Grandma, Claire Annette comes to realize that magic music plays within herself. It was never the music box that made her brave; she did that herself. With her newly gained self-confidence, Claire Annette overcomes her fear of flying and is on top of the world.

Based on my book “Claire Annette and the Magic Music Box.”

Submitted: November 23, 2020
Last Updated: January 24, 2021

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The Writer: James Brosnahan

I am a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, a published playwright and produced screenwriter. My plays have been produced across the US and Europe. My screenplays have earned awards at several film festivals. I teach writing for film and stage at the high school level as well as writing for change leaders in the business world. I grew up in Pittsburgh, graduated from the University of Dayton and live in Ohio with my wife and a son with Down syndrome who keeps alive a sense of wonder in the family. I am willing to modify my screenplays to fit budget, talent and location. I hope you enjoy my work. Happy filmmaking! Go to bio

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