A scruffy old dog stumbles onto the school playground and seems to be deathly ill. Fido’s family can’t afford a vet, so a group of six kids mobilize to get help for him and set off on a wild adventure. One child is in possession of a new (yet to be released) iGadget, another has strong intuitions, while a third gets a message from her grandmother that holds the promise of a hunt for treasure that might pay the vet bill. Can the kids learn enough about getting along, positive thinking, bullying, and conquering fears to succeed? Can they rise above adversity, crack the code of the treasure hunt and pull off the miracle of saving our furry friend?
Forget those re-cycled adaptations of Peter Pan, Music Man and Bye Bye Birdie! Elementary School Musical is theater that is tailor-made for 6th grade performances and includes themes important to today’s kids. Packed with songs, humor, mystery and surprise, the journey on a hot air balloon takes our troupe of actors to a forest, a castle, the depths of the ocean and to the moon and back. A child who has temporarily lost her “wits” re-discovers them. The combined elements of a quiz show, rhythm and dance, audience participation and surprise star appearances from dads are sure to feed the hearts and souls of kids of all ages.
The nine award-winning songs for this musical have been fully recorded and produced to provide a template of mixing options for theater groups, schools and classrooms everywhere. There are options of adding piano, drum or guitar parts, or embellishing the choral singing with tracks provided by the super-star kid singers shown below.
The creative concepts and songs of this musical must be seen and heard to be fully appreciated. Please contact Dr. Mac at 805-969-6041.
Music director, songwriter and scriptwriter for the PBS animation series, Jay Jay the Jet Plane, Don is also a child psychologist and author of books on parenting. His series of over fifty Happy Kids Songs have received high acclaim, winning over a dozen major awards for excellence.
Judy Stevens Long
Judy Stevens Long is an award winning playwright and holds a Ph.D. in human development. Her works emphasize human development as does her research and teaching. She is professor emeritus at California State University and the Fielding Graduate University.
Mark is an Emmy Award winning producer, director and writer, as well as an experienced executive in charge of both animated and live-action productions. He has been extensively involved in development and production of a variety of animated, as well as live action specials, and series that include the animated theatrical features, All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 and Once Upon a Forest.