* A Sombrero for Santa * NEW!
What a wonderful way to teach Spanish and music at the same time! This charming musical play for elementary students takes Santa and the elves to Mexico to vacation and to learn Spanish. While there, they also learn the North Pole is snowbound, so they begin examining all the methods of Mexican transportation for their return-only to find a problem with each. Finally, they decide to set up the toy workshop there until Rudolph gets through with the sleigh. This delightful story-told in rhyme-features 21 Spanish words and six unison/2-part songs. Staging and costume guides along with a pronunciation glossary are included in the Director's Score that now comes with reproducible singer's parts as well! The MP3's feature Latin percussion instruments and Mariachi brass. The inter-curricular possibilities are endless... so will be the applause! 2 part approx. 25-30 minutes
Arctic Animal Antics-Science
It's time for the annual Snow Ball with a talented group of cold climate friends ready to entertain you. Join hearty polar bears who refuse to take a snooze, good natured arctic terns, hi-falutin' penguins dressed to the nines, and multi-talented seals who are sure to seal the deal. This easy-to-stage mini-musical is specifically designed for primary-age students. The all-in-one format features piano/vocal arrangements, scripts with 18 short speaking parts, costumes and staging suggestions, audio access to the performance/accompaniment recordings, as well as projectable/printable PDFs of melody sheets, lyric sheets and dialog, all under one cover. 20 minutes.
Elfis and the Elves Get All Shook Up
This "Rise and Shine" musical specifically designed to be performed on choral risers is creatively designed with shortened performance times and limited use of staging and props. In this mini-musical, Elfis decides the elves are always working so hard during the holiday season that they never see how other cultures celebrate. After talking Santa into letting him borrow the sleigh, Elfis takes the elves on a whirlwind tour. They get an opportunity to observe holiday celebrations including La Posada, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas gift wrapping. Through this musical journey, the performers and audience learn that our different celebrations should not set us apart. With an easy-to-memorize script and flexible cast size, this reproducible holiday musical will fill the needs of the busy music teacher while delighting students and audiences with its heartfelt message. 22 minutes.
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In these busy and hectic times, we rarely take a moment to reflect on the many simple blessings we have to be thankful for. Through seven unison/2-part songs, this Play in a Day touches on these blessings so often overlooked and taken for granted. Songs celebrating such blessings as friends, family, and the beauty of nature all teach us a meaningful lesson about the truly important things in life. In keeping with the Play in a Day concept, Give Thanks contains a short rhyming script to link the songs and simple staging, scenery and contumiing requirements. Available book/cd classroom kit.
Guess Who’s Coming to Bethlehem
Here is a heartfelt, fun and moving Christmas musical that's perfect for kids. The animals in the Bethlehem stable have been informed of the coming Messiah, but they aren't quite sure who it will be. The lamb naturally thinks it's a lamb, the dove thinks it's a dove who will come and bring peace, and the other animals have their own thoughts as to who this mysterious visitor will be. Through easy-to-prepare songs and rhyming dialog, this adorable musical tells the Christmas story in a fresh and creative way. 20 minutes.
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Here is a collection to make Halloween a happy happening at your school for many years to come! Infectious tunes, imaginative lyrics and ideas for creative movement have all been woven into 7 fun filled songs. As a result of their special appeal to children ranging from Pre K- Fifth grade, these songs can either be enjoyed in the classroom, or serve as the basis for an all school wide celebration by assigning the songs either by grade level or classroom. All 7 songs are available as performance/accompaniment track mp3's exclusively here:
Happy the High-Tech Snowman
It's a snow day! Samantha tweets her friends with an invitation to hang out. The friends bury themselves, not in the snow, but in their individual electronic devices. Although resistant to play outdoors in the snow, the children soon find themselves face-to-face with a walking, talking, sunglass-wearing snowman!
Happy the Snowman used a slush fund to come to life to learn about today's technology. Quite frankly, up until now, he's been frozen out! Very quickly, Happy is lost in a blizzard of techno-speak and electronic devices. After posting a video online of the snowman's song and dance, Happy's adventure takes a dramatic turn as the video goes viral! When chased by scientists, reporters, and paparazzi, his new friends text everyone they know to join in a friendly flash mob to distract his pursuers and to rescue our hero.
Happy, the High-Tech Snowman can be used anytime between late fall and the end of the winter months and it lends itself to many community and instructional settings. For Grades 4-8. Available: Teacher Edition; Singer Edition 5-Pak; Listening CD; Enhanced StudioTrax CD; Preview Pack; Performance Kit.
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One way the holiday season is ushered in is with decorated department store windows, and children look in at the festive scenes as color and magic abound within them!
In this reproducible musical by Michael and Jill Gallina, narrators introduce each special window display and the audience is invited to follow them as they walk down the avenue and tell about the colorful scenes that appear in the five windows featured in this production: a winter scene, a holiday in the tropics, elves making toys, holiday cooking, and a New Year's celebration to close out the musical. Through the use of holiday windows, the musical joyfully sets the stage full of color, wonder, and excitement.
Written in revue-style format, this musical can be easily presented by one classroom or a number classrooms and/or grade levels. By assigning a different group to each of the five window scenes, it is possible to successfully involve a large number of children. The easy-to-memorize rhyming script provides for 38 speaking parts. However, that number can be doubled if only one line is given to each child.
The musical includes an easy rhyming script and lots of staging and choreography suggestions. The enhanced Teacher Edition includes a Singer CD-RM with reproducible singer and speaking parts. For Grades 3-5. 20 minutes.
Mr. Pfister’s Christmas Time Travelers
Hop aboard Mr. Pfister’s Time Traveling Machine for an unforgettable journey to the heart of Christmas! When three kids stop by Mr. Pfister’s Fix-It Shop for a simple iPhone repair, they stumble upon his top-secret invention…a time machine! They soon talk him into taking them on a journey in the rickety contraption. But instead of landing them at their preferred Disneyworld destination, Pop plops them into Bethlehem on the night Jesus is born to learn about the true Spirit of Christmas. Fun and meaningful story-telling.
Silent Mice, Holy Mice
This darling musical tells the story of how the world's most beloved Christmas carol, Silent Night, came to be written. Filled with humor and fun, this unforgettable Christmas tale is shared through the antics of some very wise mice and a lazy church cat named Sebastian. Designed with elementary voices in mind, it offers children's choirs easy to sing melodies and clever text themes that make learning both quick and enjoyable. Songs include: Silent Mice, Holy Mice; A Cozy Little Nest; Gentle Servant; Cat and Mouse; Two Heads are Better Than One; Silent Night.
This unison mini-musical has Snoozy Snowflake reluctant to fall in line with the tasks of the other snowflakes - which holds up the first snowfall of winter! Through an easy-to-memorize rhyming script and adorable songs, Snoozy discovers that each of us is special and offers unique contributions to family, school and community. This reproducible mini-musical has a rhyming script, a director's score, and choreography, costume, set, prop and performance suggestions as well as an enhanced performance/accompaniment CD. 15 minutes.
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