Mr. Punch, or Jack & The Blasé Bride (2002)
by Ken Raabe
Music by Rich Maisel
Directed by John Szostek
Jack is on a quest to seek his fortune.
The Duke has announced a contest - whoever can make Taluah, his blase daughter, laugh will win her hand and the keys to his kingdom. The only problem is that Jack can't tell a good joke and the evil magician Sarnoff is always one step ahead of him.
With the help of his magical friend Mr. Punch, Jack will surely find his funny bone and save Talulah from being tricked into a marriage with the smarmy Sarnoff.
Here's what our critics say:
"The plucky ensemble does handy work...the vibrant cast has charm and enthusiasm to spare."
Brian Nemtusak, The Reader's Guide