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Songs for children’s choir, chorus and classroom.

School Musicals

primary school • elementary school • middle school • community groups

A school musical production can be a wonderfully rewarding experience for children, staff and the broader school community.

There are many varied opportunities for involvement:
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singing and acting
playing an instrument
set design and construction
costume design and making
lighting and sound production
promotion and ticketing
…but most of all - musicals are fun!
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Written for performers aged 5-12 years, this work is full of songs, drama, comedy, action and even a rap. Duration approximately 40 minutes.

Themes
Celebrates difference and explores themes of resilience, perseverance, resourcefulness, artistic endeavour, empathy, acceptance and recycling!

The Plot
The story revolves around Arlie who lives in a medieval village. The other children like to play with swords and battle axes but Arlie likes to stitch and weave and sew. When the king is captured by a dragon, and the bumbling knights fail to rescue him… Arlie has a plan of his own. With help and friendship from the plucky Princess, Arlie becomes an unlikely hero.

The Performance Pack
contains everything you need to rehearse and perform this exciting new musical - whether you read music or not.
  • script
  • piano/vocal score
  • performance and learning tracks
  • sound effects and incidental music
  • easy parts for recorder and ukulele
  • ideas for staging, costumes and extended learning

Available as a DOWNLOAD PACK or BOOK and CD PACK. Find out more…
Arlie Abbstock and the Incredible Cape is a collaboration between
award winning author Phil Cummings and SongLibrary composer Glyn Lehmann.

Phil has published more than seventy books, including these…
A fun and exciting presentation of popular music and dance styles from the 1920s to the present day. Duration approximately 20 minutes.

May be performed as a musical with choreography, staging etc. or as a stand-alone song-cycle. Suitable for singers from the age of 8. Songs are for unison and 2-part treble voices and some include a soloist.

The Story
Beginning with the rhythms and chanting that came to America with the African slaves this dynamic work leads us through the eras of jazz, swing, rock 'n' roll, disco and the hip hop of today.

Along the way reference is made to other events happening at the time. The songs are linked with a rap 'call and response' section called The Beat.

And…there are great opportunities for dancers of any age!

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The young Mozart was both a genius and an ordinary child. He composed from the age of 4 and toured Europe playing to the aristocracy. He almost died from an illness and was a brother to Nannerl and son to Leopold. This work tells us about Wolfie from their perspective.

A mini-opera
in a modern pop style. Duration approximately 20 minutes.

May be performed with costumes, staging etc. or as a stand-alone song-cycle. Suitable for singers from the age of 8. Songs are for unison and 2-part treble voices and some include a soloist.

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