Elements of a number of variations of the Arthurian tale, from Disney’s “The Sword in the Stone” to Broadway’s “Camelot” to literature’s “Le Morte d’Arthur” and “The Mists of Avalon” can be found in “Merlin’s Song,” which makes it appealing to all members of a family, including the male ones, who get to witness a battle between knights and unicorns against bats and gargoyles.
"Sometimes people are afraid to bring little boys to the ballet. What will they find in it?" Landrith asked, answering, "Plenty of sword-fighting with really big, really heavy steel swords that make a lot of noise. The gargoyles fight with maces, and they get to kill unicorns. How fun is that?"