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I am writing to you to recommend some excellent musicals and plays suitable for performance by primary school children. Please visit my website to read scripts, listen to the music or order perusals.
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Snugglepot and Cuddlepie the Musical
This delightful musical written by Peter Combe has been performed all over Australia.
Snugglepot and Cuddlepie includes a CD backing track oand gorgeous orchestration.
May Gibbs left her estate to disadvantaged children so your performance will help raise money for special charities.
Alice in Wonderland and Pinocchio
Melbourne performing arts teacher Gabrielle Murphy has written a beautiful set of musicals to be performed by the entire school.
Alice in Wonderland has a superb CD backing track and comes highly recommended.
"Our performance of Alice in Wonderland went wonderfully well! The script was perfectly suited for our main cast of year 5 and 6's and the songs were a hit with all grades." Weedon Heights PS. Victoria.
By the same writer with equally strong supporting material is Pinocchio.
An alternative edition of Pinocchio by Sue and Arch Dyer is being performed by the Brisbane Arts Theatre later this year.
Join Rockin Robin and his merry band of men on this hilarious romp by Aussie writer Judith Prior.
A school is rehearsing a song for the Rock Eistedford when an electrical fault in the special effects kit causes two of the cast to be transported back through time to medieval Sherwood Forest.
They meet Robin Hood and Little John and are caught up in a zany plot.
Classic rock songs include Rockin Robin, Happy Together and Great Balls of Fire.
Germs - by Cenarth Fox - is set inside a human body. A group of germs ( in amazing costumes) spread disease. The human fights back with medicine. It’s a fight to the death. But there’s an enemy in the ranks of the germs. It’s a bloodless coup.
Fabulous score and praise from around the world. Some schools have done it twice!
"GERMS was magnificent. All the things that make theatre a terrific experience were there." Wesley College
"A great musical and a great piece of kids' theatre. "Mansfield HS and PS
Fairytales by Cenarth Fox. Hilarious and dramatic events unfold as the fairytale characters try living in someone else's story.
But does being someone else make you happy? The whacky witch and the grumbling giant are ever present.
Then when the threat of a total ban on some fairy tales looms large, what can be done?
Rat Race by Cenarth Fox.
Your set is a pile of rubbish. Your cast are all rats and they are in trouble. Their home is about to be demolished and there’s a nasty cat on the prowl.
" RAT RACE is a musical which combines comedy, action and suspense along with some very singable numbers. Dramatically, technically and musically, RAT RACE comes very close to the perfect primary and secondary school production." Middle Park PS
The Pied Piper and musicals by Sue and Arch Dyer
The Pied Piper of Hamelin is the most popular production written and composed by Sue and Arch Dyer.
Available with a CD Backing track with a whole of school cast in mind.
Other musicals by them include Zac and the Giant Spaceship
Zac is forced to sell his lap-top computer to get some money to help his widowed mother.
Bluey and the Incredible Magic Book
Bluey is a typical Australian boy who finds a magic book in the library. It takes him to all parts of the world where he meets all sorts of characters.
Sherlock Holmes and the Missing Portrait.
Around the World in Eighty Days.
Sue and Arch Dyer have written a special primary school edition of Peter Pan with larger cast and easy to sing music.
You can peruse this edition and also one written by UK pantomime legend Peter Denyer.
A play with music it has all the delights of the original story Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, Captain Hook and the hungry crocodile. As well there is the hilarious Mermaid Calypso and the percussion rock dance of the Red Indians.
Click here for details.
Jack and the Beanstalk
Peter Pinne and Don Battye have written a series of musicals for children with superb backing tracks.
This new version was inspired by a Drury Lane, London, production in 1910 where the Giant was so big you only ever saw his boots walking across the stage. This version also boasts a Dame, a fortune teller, dancing vegetables, and a cow that cries.
The soft-rock score abounds with show-stopping chorus numbers and soaring ballads. As the critics said, “it’s a modern, fast-moving and totally entertaining panto.”
The Little Tin Soldier and more
Other favourites by Peter and Don include
The Little Tin Soldier
The Shoemaker and the Elves.
Beauty and the Beast.
and a delightful musical set in the Australian bush.
The Wind in the Willows
The Wind in the Willows Based on the classic by Kenneth Grahame adapted by Juran Jones and John McKenna.
When the Mole becomes tired of spring cleaning he ventures out to the river where he meets the Water Rat. Together they embark on an adventure through the wild wood.
Delightful music and drama.
From the catalogue of Stage Scripts this production lends itself to a lavish production.
Read the preview script here.
The Australian premiere is taking place in a few months on south coast of NSW.
And some cute plays
Some Aussie humour directed at some classics.
Jack and the Baked Beanstalk.
Puss in Thongs.
Alice in Downunderland.
Santa Meets the Bushrangers.
Or try these short children's plays.
The Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe.
Chubby Cherub's Earthly Adventure.
Captain Crossbones and his Crazy Crew....
There are also hundreds of pantomimes to choose from in the DSP catalogue.
The easiest to peruse are found in the Jasper Publishing catalogue.
They include one act pantomimes.
A cute one for primary schools is Three potted pantomimes.
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