Change The World Together - By Sarah Baker
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‘Change The World Together is a heart warming story of a determined girl who wanted to make a difference in the world. The songs are catchy and tuneful, the scenes flow well and the humorous script keeps the audience entertained! This musical is the perfect, relevant topic area for any school, church or dramatic group to explore and enjoy. I particularly enjoyed the humorous lines which tied the dialogue together and the sense of community which flowed out of the closing scenes which have a deep impact on the audience.’
- EB, Services for Education, Birmingham.
This highly relevant, heart-warming and entertaining musical captures the spirit of the times, being about a young person determined to make a difference in the face of climate change.
Fifty years in the future, the people of a small town are celebrating their annual Tree Festival. Old Sofia explains that, when she was young, the importance of trees was not understood - which almost led to disaster.
The play moves ‘back in time’ to the present day, where a younger Sofia is the only protesting voice at the cutting down of too many trees. As time passes and weather patterns change dramatically, it becomes obvious that Sofia was right all along.
The colourful cast of characters (including a know-all birdwatcher, a greedy landowner, three axe-wielding loggers and a bunch of windy cows!) make light of Sofia’s worries and soon there are no trees left. At last people realise that things must change and, with Sofia taking the lead, they plant new trees to replace those that were cut down and make adjustments to their lifestyles. Gradually the balance of nature is restored.
Children are very engaged with this topic. They will appreciate the powerful message in this show, as well as enjoying the great balance of humour, drama and wonderful songs.
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: 55 minutes
1) Change The World Together
2) Wonderful Life
3) Timber For Furniture
4) Field Of Fumes
5) Barbecues, Burgers And Buns
6) Wake Up! (Look At The Signs)
7) The Storm (a)
8) The Storm (b)
9) Some People Can Let Things Go
10) Change The World Together (b)