Babushka (The Musical) - By Ruth Kenward
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‘The script is fantastic and very easy to direct. The children are enjoying the story which brings back the meaning of Christmas to young and old alike. They are also learning about the culture and traditions in Russia at the same time. A wonderful musical!’
- NB, Mansfield.
A charming version of the 'Babushka' tale, with lots of different roles to involve plenty of children. The show is very picturesque and the songs are delightful, with actions provided. Simple to produce and a real audience-pleaser!
Babushka cleans her little Russian house all day long to stop herself from noticing how lonely and sad she is. She’s so busy that she fails to notice beautiful things going on around her: a new star shining in the sky, an angel hovering in her garden and an exciting message being spread by three mysterious kings.
In a dream, an angel sings to Babushka of a baby boy born in a manger. Horrified to think of this baby shivering in a dirty stable, she sets off with a basket full of presents and cleaning materials. On her journey she meets people in need and, by the time she reaches Bethlehem, she has learnt a valuable lesson as well as filling an empty place in her heart.
This engaging classroom musical is based on the picture book Babushka, by Sandra Horn, and encompasses 7 songs, a chant and dance opportunities (including a choreographed Russian dance!). For ages 5 to 9 years old.
The Director's Pack contains everything you need to stage a successful show including the Director's Book with director's overview, cast list, synopsis, notes, script, score, lyrics, helpful staging suggestions and performance licence application form. The included Enhanced CD contains full vocal demonstrations of the songs for the children to learn and separate instrumental backing tracks for performance use (no pianist required), along with printable files of the pupil script and lyric sheets (which allows you to print off as many copies as you require).
Approximate Duration: 25 minutes
1) Russian Villager’s Dance
2) You’ll Never Find A Mouse
3) Babushka (Empty Heart)
4) Wipe Your Feet
5) There’s A Stable
6) To Bethlehem
7) To Bethlehem (Reprise)
8) Everything You Give
9) Babushka (Full Heart)
10) My Feet Want To Dance (Reprise)