WRITING: MUSICAL THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES

​"Out of This World"​

Written for Grades 4-9, incorporates 8th Grade Science Standards

Synopsis: ”Out of This World" (another original production from Brian & Kerith Telestai) is a collection of comedic one-acts (short, self-contained skits and songs)  featuring outrageous scenes that are sure to make you laugh! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be the first scientist to discover alien life, only to find that they have discovered you first? Or to take a road trip with the planets from our Solar System? Or to be poor Pluto, who is stuck on hold with NASA's Interplanetary Hotline as he discovers the truth about his planetary status? Campers will learn subject matters that range from the history of astronomy, our Solar System, celestial bodies, the structure of the universe, and exploring the unknown vastness of outer space. Campers will have the opportunity to audition for multiple acting/singing/dancing roles and can end up with more than one part! This musical features parodies of great songs like "Party Rock Anthem", "Stereo Hearts", "Oops! I Did It Again", "Forget You", "Almost Easy", "Supersonic", "Bohemian Rhapsody", and more!

Educational Focus: systems of outer space (8th Grade Science Standards)

 

Theatrical Focus:  potential for several lead roles, accents/character voices,  comedic timing, acting/reacting, expression of line-delivery, stage direction, stage discipline, voice inflection, vocal projection, and characterization of abstract concepts

Dance Focus: characterization through dance, portrayal of thematic concepts through movement, several demanding dance breaks/small group hip-hop choreography, maintaining energy, and stage discipline

 

Music Focus: developing solo voices and vocal style, developing improvisational techniques, solo parts in harmony, choral harmonies, advanced rhythm through rap, proper vocal projection, stage discipline, matching pitch, learning lyrics, and instruction through oral recall

 

"Go With The Flow"

Written for Grades 3-9, incorporates 7th Grade Science Standards

 

Synopsis: ​In the original musical, “Go With The Flow,” a group of kids is magically shrunken and accidentally enters a human body.  Inside a cell, they are witness to a most heinous crime: a lovely chromosome is kidnapped by an evil germ, which threatens the mutation and destruction of the entire body!  The kids are promised the secret of how to escape from the body and resume their normal size, if they are able to rescue the chromosome and destroy the germ.  Which body systems will they journey through along the way, and how will they be able to fulfill their mission?  Jam-packed with parodies of platinum hits like “Dynamite”, “Life Is A Highway”, “Jump”, "A Whole New World", "Bulletproof", and “Party In The USA”, this musical will be sure to show off your students’ super-star talents! 

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Educational Focus: biology/body systems/cells (7th Grade Science Standards)

 

Theatrical Focus: memorization of  demanding lead roles, accents/character voices,  acting/reacting, expression of line delivery, stage direction, stage discipline, voice inflection, vocal projection, and characterization of abstract concepts

 

Dance Focus: synchronization and precision in movements, several demanding dance breaks/small group hip-hop choreography, maintaining energy, and stage discipline

 

Music Focus: developing solo voices and vocal style, developing improvisational techniques, singing solo parts in harmony, advanced rhythm through rap, proper vocal projection, stage discipline, matching pitch, learning lyrics, and instruction through oral recall

 

“Weather Or Not"

Written for Grades 4-9, incorporates 6th Grade Science Standards

 

Synopsis: In this gut-busting parody of “The Lord of The Rings”, Bodo Fraggins and Sam embark on a journey to “Middle-School” where they must rid the world of the evil substitute teacher, “Mr. Sorriman,” and foil his evil plot to flunk their entire class.  Along the way, they happen upon an intriguing cast of characters.  Who will they team up with, and what destructive forces of nature must they evade?  Jam-packed with parodies of platinum hits like “Umbrella”, “Hot & Cold”, “Battlefield”, and “I Like To Move It”, this musical will give your camper the experience of a lifetime!

Educational Focus: meteorology/weather systems (6th Grade Science Standards)

 

Theatrical Focus: memorization of  demanding lead roles, accents/character voices,  mimicking established characters/archetypes, acting/reacting, expression of line delivery, stage direction, stage discipline, voice inflection, vocal projection, and characterization 

Dance Focus: synchronization and precision in movements, demanding dance breaks/small group hip-hop choreography, maintaining energy, and stage discipline

 

Music Focus: developing solo voices and vocal style, advanced rhythm through rap, proper vocal projection, stage discipline, matching pitch, learning lyrics, singing multiple choral parts simultaneously, and instruction through oral recall