Elementary School Musical
By Dr. Mac, Judy Stevens Long, and Mark Young
A scruffy old dog stumbles onto the playground and appears to be sick. Fido’s family can’t afford to pay for a vet, so a group of six friends come together and set off on a wild treasure hunt to raise some money. One child has miraculously discovered and downloaded a futuristic know-it-all iGadget. Another has temporarily lost her “wits” but finds them again. A third child has strong intuitions and an inspiring dream that helps guide the group. Can the kids learn enough about getting along, positive thinking, bullying, and conquering fears to succeed? Can they rise above adversity and pull off a miracle to save Fido?
Forget those recycled adaptations of Peter Pan, Music Man and Bye Bye Birdie! The Elementary School Musical is tailor-made for 6th grade performances and includes themes that tap into the concerns of kids today. Packed with songs, humor, mystery and surprise, the journey through imaginary portals takes our troupe of actors to a castle, the depths of the ocean and to the moon and back. The combined elements of a quiz show, rhythm, dance, audience participation and surprise appearances from dads are sure to feed the hearts and souls of kids of all ages.
The eight award-winning songs for this musical have been professionally recorded and mastered to provide a template for theater groups, schools and classrooms. The length of the production can be easily adapted, and options are available for adding live piano, drum, or guitar parts, or embellishing the choral singing with tracks provided by the superstar singers shown above.
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 MacMannis, Ph.D., is also a child psychologist and author of numerous articles and books on parenting. His series of over fifty Happy Kids Songs has received high acclaim, winning over a dozen major awards for excellence.
Judy Stevens Long
Judy is an award winning playwright and holds a Ph.D. in Human Development. 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.