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Button Box, The (A Musical Journey Around The World) - By John Gleadall

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The Button Box
Media/Arrangement: Printed Book with Enhanced CD
Category: All Year Round Musical Play - Starshine Music
Order Code: SRS014CD

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‘The Button Box was the perfect show for our Primary 4's to perform this year! The children absolutely loved the story and the songs. We all had a wonderful time rehearsing the production and the audience thoroughly enjoyed the performances. I would definitely recommend this show to other schools and I would love to do it again in the future. Our favourite song was 'Belly Button Boogie', we even had the audience joining in on the last night!’  - MG, Junior School Drama Teacher, Edinburgh.

Product Description

The Button Box is a journey around the world in song! The music is very varied and colourful and the show is well suited to a large cast, making it an excellent whole school or end of year production.

NEW EDITION with updated script and enhanced instrumental backing tracks.

Alice and Jack are staying with their grandparents. The rain is pouring down, so they're stuck inside and very bored. While squabbling, they accidentally knock over Grandma's button box - and an assortment of weird and wonderful buttons spill out across the floor. These buttons were all collected by Uncle Jack, and there's a story behind each one. As the children hand the buttons to Grandma she explains where they came from - and the full story behind each button is revealed in a song. The dialogue also reveals some interesting family history - and Grandad’s failed attempts at healthy eating!

Fourteen songs and an Irish dance are cleverly interwoven within a play that has plenty of other dance opportunities. Presentations, in whatever form, can use all or any combination of the songs. Song styles and ‘flavours’ include: Australian Aborigine, Chinese, Jamaican, African, American, Indian and Irish, as well as music hall, pop and sea shanty.

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 CDs contain 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 resources including the pupil script and lyric sheets (which allows you to print off as many copies as you require).

Suitable for ages 8 to 12.

Approximate Duration: 55 minutes


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