First Kids In Space, The - By Debbie Campbell
This musical is a great resource for a class space project. Space Cadets are sent to Moonbase X to repair the resident Androids that have a virus. During the flight, the Cadets experience the loud blast off, smooth silent orbit and bumpy landing!
Then it's time to test out their survival skills and equipment, eat space food and go moon-hopping - 'One small step for mankind, one giant leap for a kid! But when the Androids hijack and wreck the spacecraft, the Cadets wonder how they'll ever get back home again ...
This musical has been performed in venues around the world, including the London Planetarium.
Includes opportunities for dance, actions, and experimentation on percussion and electronic keyboards. Ideal as an end of term production at any time of the year.
Key Stages 1-2 (ages 7-11). Cross curricular aspects include science, geography, citizenship, music, dance, drama, art and design.
Please Note: The Teacher’s Book does not contain the script – the script is available separately in the ‘Script (Pupil's Book)’.
Approximate Duration: 45-60 minutes
Flexible cast size with 20 to 35 evenly distributed speaking/singing parts and choruses (ideal cast size 20-40+):
Mission Control Flight Director and Team
Crew* - Commander, Pilot, Scientists, Chefs, Astronomers, Technicians
Androids* - Ram, Rom, Mega, Modem, Glitch, Gamer, Numlock, Nana, Scuzzi and Smartdrive
Specs* - gentle and intelligent Moon robot (non-speaking)
Heavenly Bodies (dancing but non-speaking)
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto (non-speaking)
Sun, Stars, and Black Holes (non-speaking)
* denotes solo/small group singing part