Louis Pasteur – sample script


The Cast: 10-15
The Set: Simple 1 or 2 unit set
Approximate Length: 1 act, 1 hour (abridged version)

A Suspenseful Sage:

One of history’s most courageous scientists is portrayed in this true story of innovation as the caring, human side of Pasteur is explored. Millions of lives are saved as a result of the daring experiments recounted in this suspenseful saga.

Discover how Pasteur bravely demonstrates the validity of his theories in this humorous and inspirational musical. (A curriculum guide for teachers is also available.)

Sample Songs:

Look Who’s Coming Our Way – Louis Pasteur

The Rabies Song – Louis Pasteur

Love and Anthrax – Louis Pasteur

Ed and Amber – On Pasteur’s Victory – Louis Pasteur

Finale – Under the Microscope (Reprise) – Louis Pasteur


(In Order of Appearance)

Pouchet – Arrogant and primeval scientist

Reverend – Superstitious and silly

Ed – Outgoing and obnoxious journalists


Louis Pasteur – Hardworking, innovative scientist; thinks outside the box

Gaspar – Bread seller. Brief Cameo.

Emile – Pasteur’s trusted assistant

Marie – Pasteur’s passionate wife

Child 1 & 2 – Their children

Bertha – Long-winded and nosy

Citizens of France


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