(ANN CAMERON SIEGAL)

The Online Musical, a self-described interactive theater company, has produced a series of short, hilarious musical vignettes for the Web over the past year.

The latest song-and-dance taps into the zeitgeist of childhood confusion with the confounding tale of Waldo. Don’t know Waldo? He’s usually lost, usually in red-and-white stripes and occasionally trailed by a wizard. That’s about all we know about the man, despite his star turn in the ever-popular children’s book series “Where’s Waldo?” Turns out there is much more backstory to him, as the musical makes clear: