Around The World @ Christmas Time - By Sara Ridgley and Gavin Mole
All you need to create a blockbusting musical success at your school. A superb Christmas musical for key stage 2 & 3, ages 7 to 14. If a cast of characters emerged from your computer screen and invited you on a festive journey to create the Christmas website, you'd go, wouldn't you? This is what happens in Around The World@Christmas Time!
From rock numbers to ballads, barber shop to beat box, ragtime to Victorian parlour music, calypso to rock 'n' roll - sing and dance around the world and across time with this sparkling seasonal musical! Explore festive Norse legends, Hanukkah, the feast of Saturnalia, winter solstice in the Caribbean and a nineteenth century American Christmas. Find out how Cromwell banned Christmas in seventeenth century England, why slaves had such a great time at Saturn's all-night parties and how Silent Night came to be written. Visit Africa, Italy, Scandanavia, Austria, the UK, USA and more.
The book contains photocopiable script with stage directions, words for each song, melody line with lyrics and guitar symbols. Also included in the book are ideas for staging, fundraising, advertising, dance and percussion and invaluable checklist tables to help in the planning for opening night.
Also included are 2 CDs containing demonstration tracks (with children's voices) and complete backing tracks to create a professionally polished performance! Minimum cast size of 30. Features songs for solos and part-singing, roof-raising ensemble numbers, speaking and non-speaking character roles and simple percussion parts. A time-travelling, globetrotting, festive musical!
Approximate Duration: 70 minutes