Marjorie Otis Gifford, long-time piano teacher and music educator, wrote a children's operetta based Robert Browning's classic poem The Pied Piper of Hamelin for her students. This charming work, with music composed by Mrs. Gifford and pages graced with illustrations by Deborah O'Connor, was once directed by Antoinette Perry ("Tony" of the Tony Awards). The operetta is experiencing a revival this March in Rutland, VT, and school music programs across the country may want to consider staging a production of their own.