Shows for Young Performers
Origin Music represents a range of great musical for young casts including Pinkalicious The Musical and Rugrats, A Live Adventure.
In the short one act musical, Pinkalicious, the title character loves pink and wants everything in her life to be pink. After over indulging in pink cupcakes, she wakes up pink. Pinkalicious is eventually transformed back to normal. She has learned self-control and to be careful what you wish for. Her brother, on the other hand, has eaten the last cupcake, turns pink, and shouts with glee: Pink-A-Boo!
Pinkalicious has an accompaniment CD and ptional piano-vocal score.
One hour long with optional intermission, Rugrats, A Live Adventure, is a "Kids for Kids" musical. Rugrats is based on Nickelodeon's classic hit animated series about life from a baby's point of view. In Nickelodeon's live theatrical production, the Rugrats, in their usual offbeat fashion, turn a typical rainy afternoon into an adventure of the imagination.
An accompaniment CD (including all sound effects) and piano/vocal book are included. Cast: Minimum 12 actors with doubling.
Seltaeb Music are local representatives of Class of 77, The Australian High School Musical.
Class of 77 is a new Australian musical based around a group of students in 1977 and their subsequent school reunion 15 years later. The show features 14 original songs in a 70’s rock/pop style. Vocal duties are evenly shared amongst the cast, which gives everyone a chance to shine. Of especial interest is that two of the lead male roles are switchable to female making the show much easier to cast. The show is fully scored and a professional backing CD is also included with the license. School royalties are very affordable at $550 complete for unlimited performances. Sets and costumes are easy to source and overall the show represents a fantastic opportunity for Australian schools to showcase a locally written musical. The show has been staged many times in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. A perusal kit including DVD, CD of the music and a full script is available free of charge to all Australian schools. For further information contact Seltaeb Music on 0418 299 241 or visit www.classof77.com.au.
Shows for teenage performers from Hal Leonard Australia.
When looking for a show for your school or youth group, you can’t go past Hal Leonard Australia’s Broadway Junior and School Edition Collections.
For upper-primary and lower-high school students, The Broadway Junior Collection is a series of condensed versions (60-90 minutes) of Broadway’s classic musicals. The Broadway Junior ShowKit has everything you need to put on a show, including scripts, scores and fully-orchestrated backing track CD’s. Popular titles include Disney’s Aladdin Jr, Annie Jr, Guys and Dolls Jr, and Seussical Jr with more titles coming soon.
For older students, the School Edition adaptations are designed for secondary school-aged performers with specially adapted orchestrations and Backing Track CD’s now available for selected titles.
Current titles include Les Miserables School Edition, Ragtime School Edition, Rent School Edition (coming soon) and Sweeney Todd School Edition (coming soon).
Both collections include study resources for use both in the classroom and in the rehearsal room. Director’s Guides and Choreography DVD’s make directing a show easy, even if you have never done it before!
For more information visit www.halleonard.com.au, or call 03 9585 3300 (ext 2).
Christmas with Maverick Musicals and Plays
Yes, really, it is time to start thinking about what the end of year shows will be! Christmas themed shows, always popular with family audiences, equal bums on seats for both amateur group and school audiences. A selection of musicals for schools, youth groups and drama companies from Maverick Musicals and Plays are available for perusal on their website, from classic A Christmas Carol to new release musical Nativity, a delightful modern retelling of the Christmas story. Noel is tailor made for the younger children and Turn Around Dick! is an over-the-top panto.
Peruse script, music, songs at www.mavmuse.com