Curtains down, and the lights go dim. America and England go up on center stage.
America: Just you remember kids, Hetalia is just a parody and won't teach you history! I'm looking at you, fangirlies!
England: You don't say, Captain Obvious! Can we just get this show started?!
America: Oh, so you're saying that I should spoil the story? Cool!
England: NO NO NO PLEASE DON'T!
(A marionette of Flying Mint Bunny glides past England.)
England: Flying Mint Bunny! It's been so long since I've last seen you!
Flying Mint Bunny: Well it's time for the show to start, kids!
America: Uhh...Britain? I can't see a Flying Mint Bunny.
England: Shut up, this show is about to start!
(Flying Mint Bunny makes a sound reminiscent of jingle bells and begins to fly backstage as the curtains open. America and England run backstage with Flying Mint Bunny.)
Voice: Our story begins with a little girl named Charlotte. She is in first grade, but she still has her charm. Oh my, It appears that she is dreaming. Charlotte doesn't like to be woken up, unlike other girls her age, but she is very playful when you get to know her. Down in the kitchen, her older brother Benjamin, around Sophomore grade in High School, is with Mother, who is getting very impatient with Charlotte.
Benjamin: Charlotte is quite a dreamer, isn't she?
Mother: When she gets down here, her breakfast would get cold. (Yelling upstairs towards Charlotte's room) Charlotte! Get down here immediately! Your breakfast is getting cold!
Charlotte: (Groaning) Coming... (She brushes her teeth and brushes her hair before heading down to the kitchen.) Why can't I sleep longer...?
Benjamin: Wow, i'm surprised, Charlotte. You actually listened to Mom instead of going back to bed.
Mother: (Giving Charlotte her breakfast) Charlotte, I think you're just excited because today is the announcement of the International Fair in school.
Charlotte: (Puzzled) International Fair?
Benjamin: It's when every student does a project on a country of the world. When I was your age, I did it on Russia. Why? They have the coolest military...uhh...stuff! Yeah that's it! Stuff!
Charlotte: I'm not doing Russia then.
Mother: If I were you, Charlotte, I would pick a country that would be easy to learn, such as Canada or England. (She looks at the clock on the wall.) Oh my goodness! It's time you two should get to school!
(Charlotte and Benjamin get their backpacks on and head out the door.)
Benjamin: Bye Mom.
Charlotte: Bye! I'm going to get a book from the library so I can see what country I want to do!
Mother: Good Luck, Charlotte! I hope you do a good job!
Father enters the stage.
Father: 'Morning, Annabelle. Oh how I couldn't sleep last night, I tell you! So where's Charlotte and Ben?
Mother: They already went to school.
Father: I slept THAT late?
Mother: It seems you did. Maybe that's why Charlotte sleeps so late like this?
Father: No, I think it's because she's just very young.
Mother: Well that's a true statement. Here, I made some coffee for you. (Gives a cup of coffee to Father)
Father: Oh goody! (Smells the aroma of coffee) European blend! A favorite!
Mother: Well, speaking of Europe, Charlotte's school is going to be announcing their annual International Fair.
Father: Darn it. If I had woken up earlier, I would have helped Charlotte. Maybe she'll do it on Germany, since she has always wanted to go there ever since I was at Berlin a couple of years ago.
Mother: Don't worry dear, she'll find a book in the library that would help her out.
Father: Well, that's true. I think we should get to work.
Mother: I see. Come on, let's walk out together!
Mother and Father hold hands as they walk off stage.
In School where Charlotte goes to, her teacher, Mrs. Brown, is about to announce the International Fair while Charlotte is talking to her friends and the other classmates are chattering about. Mrs. Brown enters the classroom.
All students: Good morning, Mrs. Brown!
Mrs. Brown: Class, today is when everyone gets to start on their projects for the International Fair.
Charlotte: (Raising her hand) So what can we do to do the researching?
Mrs. Brown: Very interesting question, Charlotte. You can use a World Atlas book or use the computer if you'd like. There are many places in the world and it would be hard to pick just one.
Student 1: Communism!
Mrs. Brown: I am not very sure what to say about communism. I feel you are too young to put it in your report.
Student 1: Awww!
Student 2: I have a dress from Switzerland. Can I wear it if I do a report of Switzerland?
Mrs. Brown: Yes you may.
Voice: Mrs. Brown's class, please head to the library. Again, Mrs. Brown's class, please head to the library. Thank you.
Mrs. Brown: Class, it's time we should head down to the library. Line up!
The school bell rings, and the lights go dim. The Classroom scenery flips over to reveal a library scene. The student's desks form bigger tables, and Mrs. Brown's desk turns into a counter to check in and out books.
Charlotte ponders about looking for a book to do her report until she sees a very dusty and old World Almanac book. Nobody has ever touched the book, so she dusts it off.
Charlotte: This book looks like nobody would want it. Hehe, at least I would want it! Because if it is something I need, I would get it!
Charlotte brings up the book to the counter.
Clerk: It has been years since someone found that book, Charlotte.
Charlotte: Are you saying it's a dangerous book?!
Clerk: Of course not!
Song: A Portal to a New World
When you see a book,
You'll want to open and see,
A whole new world to be seen!
Fairies and dragons alike,
Witches and Wizards too,
And the grandest of them all, is your imagination!
It's a portal to a new world!
Charlotte: Fairies and Dragons...Witches and Wizards..? But how?
Clerk: Ah! It's easy!
The story still goes on,
And as the pages turn,
The words will teach you their true meanings!
A sophisticated king, knighting the great warrior,
In the great vast land far away!
The characters may be dearly beloved
In their journeys beyond
Defeating evil for all of good!
But this portal to their world,
Must be closed someday,
Until you just open up the book,
The portal is open again!
It's a portal to a new world!
And knowledge to be found!
It's a portal....
A portal to a brand new world!
End of Song: "A Portal to a New World"
Charlotte: So reading a book, no matter how old it is...?
Clerk: You learn many things from books, Charlotte. No matter what it's about.
Charlotte: And this book about the world would teach me things I never knew about?
Clerk: And that's exactly what this book is about! The world, geography, culture, you name it.
Charlotte: Thank you so much!
Clerk: I believe the bell is about to ring, so it might be best to go find Mrs. Brown.
Charlotte: Okay! Thank you!
(The bell rings again, and everyone leaves, except the Clerk, who assists setting up the next scene.)
Clerk: Happy reading!
Inside Charlotte's room, she runs tirelessly to her bed and begins to look through the pages.
Voice: As it is night, you might notice something different in Charlotte. She is in her pajamas! As Charlotte opens up the book, she notices something; there are just so many places in the world!
Charlotte: There's too many places in this book...uggh. I can't pick one! Maybe my animal friends will help me!
(Charlotte goes to some stuffed animals on a shelf. America suddenly enters without Charlotte noticing and begins to play with a teddy bear on her bed.)
Charlotte: (Looking back at her bed) EEEEK! (Covering her eyes in fear)
America: (Screaming in unison with Charlotte, and then pauses) Heya, kiddo. I know what that book you've got there for. It's magical! (Noticing Charlotte covering her eyes) Why so scared? I just want to help!
Charlotte: (Trembling in fear while slowly uncovering her eyes) W-w-w-who are you?
America: I am the US of A, America, 'Murica, United States, but I don't care what you go by.
Charlotte: H-h-h-how did you know what I was...doing?
America: The book you have there, you see, I actually came out of it.
(Russia steps in the room and looks around.)
Russia: (Looking around and bending down to Charlotte.) Privjet!
Charlotte: (Confused) Privjet? What does that mean?
Russia: Oh! I forgot! It means "Hi" in my language, Russian. (He stands up and looks offstage.) It's safe, it's just a little girl.
(England, China, and France enter and look around the room.)
France: How did we end up in a child's room?
England: (Pointing at the old book on Charlotte's bed) This child must have found it somewhere.
Charlotte: Maybe the book I got from the Library brought you guys here!
China: And why is that you got that book?
Charlotte: It's this fair my mom told me about called the International Fair, and my brother was in it a long time ago. Now...it's only me. Oh I just can't think of what to do! (Flops on her bed in annoyance) I can't think...
Russia: Don't be so sad, but I know what can cheer you up!(Tickles Charlotte so she can get back up)
Charlotte: (Laughing) Hee hee! Stop it!
England: So you said an International Fair was happening?
France: An International Fair? Interesting...
England: Why didn't you say so earlier? We could take you to all of these places that we represent.
America: Hey! That was my idea!
England: It was not! I had it first in my head!
(Charlotte hides under the blankets on her bed.)
France:You two! Stop with the fighting! How could you scare someone so innocent?!
England: Great. Where did she go?
Russia: (Lifting up the blankets Charlotte is hiding under) I found her!
Charlotte: Is it over?
England: Alright. We promise not to fight in front of you.
Charlotte: Good! Now I--
China: So you want to learn about the world?
England: And the cultures and their traditions?
America: You're probably going to forget about the most important thing: FOOD!
England: America, please don't start...
Charlotte: You guys...are countries?
China: Why yes, all of us are. I am the oldest of them all, China. 4000 years to be exact.
Charlotte: Wow! You guys are perfect to help me on my report after all!
A sudden knocking is heard in Charlotte's closet. Who's in there? The door opens slowly as a curl is shown out the door. Slowly, Italy comes out of the closet. Germany also walks out normally with Japan.
Italy: I wish-a my bedroom was like this!
Germany: Vell then, how did ve end up in a child's bedroom?
Japan: There's a lot of cute objects rying about.
Charlotte: (Excitedly hopping on her bed) There's more to help me on my project? Cool!
Germany: Vait...vhat project?
Charlotte: A project about someplace in the world. But...I can't pick one. (She stops hopping on the bed and looks at England) Who are these three anyways?
England: These three are Germany, Italy, and Japan. More countries in the world.
Charlotte: But if they are Germany, Italy, and Japan, then who are you?
England: You will see, if my idea works. Come on, I think it's time your journey begins.
Song: A Journey Ahead
End of "A Journey Ahead"
(Italy comes in riding a Gondola)
Charlotte: How did you get a boat in here?!
Italy: It's-a not just a boat! It's-a Gondola from Venice!
England: Well it looks like the first place you'll be going is Italy.
Italy: Well hop on-a board!
(Charlotte hops onto Italy's gondola)
Italy: Arrivederci everyone!
Charlotte: Bye everyone!
As Italy paddles the gondola backstage, the other countries are still puzzled at how Italy managed to fit a gondola inside Charlotte's room.