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Halloween Happenings

Make Halloween unforgettable in your classroom with these 8 fun-filled, infectious songs and dances by award winning composer Jill Gallina including:

1. Halloween Hoedown

2. Pumpkin Pie

3. The Catmobiles

4. The Magic Broom

5. The Ghost Train

And much more!

Each song inspires creative expression, movement activity, and contains all the directions within the lyrics of the songs! Works wonderfully as an all school Halloween Parade or activity event by assigning a different song to each grade level!

The Drama Resource Vocal/Piano Score containing all eight songs with performance instructions is available to order or to download instantly as a pdf file. The mp3 files are also available for instant download.

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Catch the Holiday Spirit

This versatile collection of eight holiday choral pieces lends itself perfectly for your holiday or winter concert programming. Each selection is a stand-alone arrangement, however, the collection contains a short rhyming linking script so that the songs can be performed together as a cohesive, holiday production. You can successfully use all or any combination of the eight songs. The Enhanced Teacher Edition includes piano/vocal arrangements, optional program script as well as choreography and staging suggestions. The enclosed CD-ROM offers reproducible singer and speaking parts.

 

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Holiday Windows

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. 25 minutes.

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The Tale of the Drowsy Shepherd

Celebrate the wonder of Christmas! There's trouble in Bethlehem! Aaron, a shepherd at Shem's Sheep Shop, is sleeping on the job and the sheep are disappearing rapidly. The President of Wee R Sheep, Inc. (I.B. Eweing) is coming for his annual inspection and if Aaron can't stay awake and shape up, he's going to have to “sheep” out! Nothing short of a miracle can change things for this drowsy shepherd... and word has it from a band of angels that a miracle has just happened in a small stable down the street. The true message of Christmas and the power of faith are presented in this easy-to-prepare and present 30-minute musical.​

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Snoozy Snowflake 

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.  20 minutes.

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Arctic Animal Antics 

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.​

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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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Educational Musicals/Cross Curricular/Winter

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The Castaways - American History, Character Education

Grounded in historical fact, the Castaways' plot, delivered through flashbacks, reveals the struggles of immigrant children on the streets of New York City in the early 1900s. Ultimately the happy endings for these castaways takes them to homes with Midwestern families. Their poignant stories sensitize today's children to the stark realities of homelessness and is a fitting vehicle for a fundraiser for homeless children and shelters. Eight fabulous songs help tell the significant story of this profoundly researched musical. Performance time: approx. 50 minutes. Grades 4-9.

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Dino Soaring - Science, History

Have a rip-roaring time teaching your kids about some amazing prehistoric creatures! Sing and play your way through the early history of life on earth and discover science in a way you never thought could be this fun. This engaging cross-curricular resource of songs and activities explores the lives of seven exciting dinosaurs. It includes eight songs, an easy rhyming script, and fifteen fact-filled reproducible activities. Designed for music and general classroom teachers, this collection will reinforce learning done in other disciplines across the curriculum and engage students in a riveting musical learning experience.

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United We Stand - US Constitution History

Imagine how much more fun politics would be if politicians were required to rhyme their arguments and sing their votes! United We Stand brings us to Independence Hall, back in the summer of 1787, where some of our best-known Founding Fathers are rhyming, singing, and dancing their way to a compromise that will ultimately bring about the ratification of the United States Constitution. This lively mini-musical stresses the importance of working together for the common good, and is a fun and engaging cross-curricular tool to enhance students' learning of the history of the Constitution. Perfect for the teacher on a tight budget, this Performance Kit includes five reproducible unison/2-part songs, reproducible activity sheets, accompaniment and performance tracks, and costuming, staging, and performance suggestions. For Grades 3-5. Songs include: The Constitution Song; What a State We're In; It's Wise to Compromise; United We Stand; This Is America.

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The Green Team Machine - Science, Ecology, Earth Day

"Recycle, replenish, and renew" is the theme of "The Green Machine Team," a "Rise & Shine" musical specifically designed to be performed on choral risers. Complete with reproducible singer parts, poster and program art, composer information, and a performance/accompaniment CD, this program teaches an important lesson in a fun way! 25 minutes. 

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Feelin’ Good- Health/Physical Fitness

This creative musical experience will encourage children to take good care of their minds and bodies, and help them develop a positive self-image. Included in this revue are ten original rock-style songs that incorporate movement, creative dramatization and a sing-a-long.  The songs are arranged in unison with an optional second part and a complete piano accompaniment. The short dialog that precedes each song offers speaking parts for 12 and requires little memorization. Performance suggestions, props, staging and costume ideas are included and PDFs of singer songsheets and dialog are available via digital access.  You can purchase a performance/accompaniment CD separately if you do not want to obtain the audio recording via digital download. 35 minutes.

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Johnny Appleseed - American History

NEW EDITION OF THIS TIMELY MUSICAL, NOW WITH UPDATED SCRIPT! Johnny Appleseed, one of American folklore's most colorful characters, comes to life in this lively, six song mini-musical. Johnny's extraordinary life and love for all living things is told as a modern day Grandpa reads a bedtime story to his grandchildren. The action moves from present to past and the audience learns of Johnny's boyhood dream to cross the wilderness and then follow him as he plants apple seeds throughout the land. Johnny Appleseed's sincere appreciation of nature and his thoughtful consideration of others serve as the underlying theme for this musical play and a wonderful teaching tool and example for young people as well as audiences of all ages. The 35-minute musical can be successfully performed in a wide variety of settings and the cast size is very flexible and appropriate for a wide range of grade levels. The accompaniment track is beautifully orchestrated to enhance the performance setting. The Teacher Edition includes piano/vocal arrangements, dialog, helpful production guide, and digital access to PDFs of singer song sheets and dialog. To perform with recordings, there are 2 options. A Performance/Accompaniment CD is available separately. For cost-saving value, the Performance Kit/Audio Access includes the Teacher Edition and performance/accompaniment audio recordings via digital access. 35 minutes. Suggested for grades 3-8.

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Shake it Up With Shakespeare - English, Literature

Shakespeare not only wrote a wide range of plays and sonnets that touch upon all aspects of the "human condition," he also created words and phrases that are still very much a part of our everyday language. Through the use of an easily memorized rhyming script and a healthy sprinkling of his most famous quotes, this musical serves as the basis for an overview of five well-known Shakespearean plays. The Enhanced Teacher Edition includes piano/vocal arrangements, rhyming program script as well as choreography, prop, staging and performance suggestions. The enclosed CD-ROM offers reproducible singer and speaking parts. 20 minutes.  

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Prime Time Nursery Rhymes

This mini-musical gives an exciting new twist to four favorite nursery rhymes.  Crack up with Humpty Dumpty as Old King Cole recites the story of his terrible fall, and laugh along with the dog as Little Miss Muffet describes how the cow jumped over the moon.  Dance along with the Little Old Woman's children as these witty characters sing each other's stories.  The performance kit contains a reproducible unison collection and an enhanced CD that includes accompaniment and performance tracks, poster, program, composers' info, as well as costuming, staging, and performance suggestions. 20 minutes.

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Together at Christmas

This collection of partner songs pairs traditional Christmas carols with original songs. Songs include: Carol of the Angels; Only a Manger; O Little Town; Hark! the Herald Angels Sing; Little Star and On a Starlit Night.

 

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For The Boys

This collection for unchanged boys' voices contains songs that young boys want to sing. The arrangements are creative and singable, and the book includes lesson materials to make it more than just a performance collection. Songs include The Boatman Dance; Buffalo Gals; Casey Jones; The Drunken Sailor; The Erie Canal; Funiculi, Funicula; John Henry; Oh, How I Hate to Get Up In the Morning; Paddy Works On the Railway and Sweet Betsy from Pike.         

 

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Rhythm, Rhyme and Move in Time

This is a collection of lively musical games and classroom activities for music or general classrooms. Objectives and instructions are clearly stated with suggested movements and games written within the lyrics of the songs. Each game is a mini-lesson that can be extended to a full instructional period. The budget-stretching classroom kit contains a reproducible unison collection as well as an Enhanced StudioTrax CD that includes accompaniment and performance tracks, poster, program, clip art, and composers' info. Songs include: Alphabet Soup; The Beanbag Rock; The Chicken Song; The Mirror Game and more! 

 

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The Rhythm Band Strikes Again

A follow up collection to the highly successful “Strike Up the Rhythm Band,” The Rhythm Band Strikes AGAIN! is a clappin', slappin', stompin', and tappin' collection of songs and activities using basic rhythm band instruments and body percussion. This collection has been designed to teach basic rhythm and dynamic patterns, encourage creative rhythmic expression, improve students' listening skills, all while providing a fun platform to energize positive group dynamics. 

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Puttin' on the Kidz

Puttin on the Kidz is an indispensable handbook for directors of any type of musical production. It will help you to make every performance a fun-filled experience that will energize your students and spotlight their talents. This all-in-one guide contains charts, sample letters, and standard forms to help expedite the audition process, plus advice on how to stage and block your production, and how to engage parent volunteers. Designed to save you time and energy, it's full of valuable techniques and a wealth of knowledge including a history of musical theater, tips on memorization, resources for costumes and props, and much more!  Each chapter is followed with ideas and suggestions from music teachers across the country.  

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