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Books in the series: Collins Musicals

Kaye Umansky's Robin Hood A Bow-Slinging, Arrow-Twanging, Bulls-Eye of a Musical

Kaye Umansky's Robin Hood A Bow-Slinging, Arrow-Twanging, Bulls-Eye of a Musical

Author: Kaye Umansky Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 15/08/2013

Kaye Umansky's witty tale of Lincoln Green tights, girl power and boy-band hero, Robin, is sure to delight and entertain audiences and performers alike. Perfect for upper primary school performances, there are plenty of parts, large and small and a full quiver of show-stealing songs by award-winning composer, Stephen Chadwick. The outlaws of Sherwood Forest have raided again and the evil Prince John plots a trap for Robin Hood: he will hold an archery contest and award a golden arrow - and a dungeon - to the winner. Robin's eye-watering speed with his bow and arrow are legend, but as Marion and Mensa, the wise woman, suspect, it's all sleight of hand. Robin's a truly terrible shot! So how can he win the prize, avoid the dungeon and - most importantly - keep his fame intact? The complete performance pack with its photocopiable script, full audio CD support and piano vocal score includes everything you need for rehearsing and presenting the final show. No music reading required. To present a public performance of this musical you will need a performance licence. Simply email education@harpercollins.co.uk or phone 01484 668 148 and request a Performance Licence Application Form.

Terry Pratchett's Johnny and the Bomb A Time-Tickingly Tremendous Musical

Terry Pratchett's Johnny and the Bomb A Time-Tickingly Tremendous Musical

Author: Terry Pratchett, Matthew Holmes Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 16/08/2012

Sir Terry Pratchett's enquiring adventure into time travel has its young teen hero, Johnny Maxwell, and his friends confronted with their own bomb-stricken street in WWII. Can they change history and avert the catastrophe? Matthew Holmes' script and song superbly support the plot in a musical for young people to perform and everyone to enjoy. Johnny and his friends travel back in time to their own street, site of a bombing raid intended for a nearby industrial complex. 'Collateral damage' is not the only disturbing issue: what happens to the present if you try to save lives in the past? Serious subjects, but with Terry Pratchett there's always the humour as well, and the musical includes a host of likeable characters. Matthew Holmes' script skilfully carries the plot along in Terry Pratchett style and his music swings to contemporary pop and the glorious sound of the forties Big Band. The complete performance pack with its photocopiable script and piano vocal score includes everything you need for rehearsing and presenting the final show, plus there's full audio support on CD so you don't need to read a note of music. To present a public performance of this musical you will need a performance licence. Simply email education@harpercollins.co.uk or phone 01484 668 148 and request a Performance Licence Application Form.

Terry Pratchett's The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

Terry Pratchett's The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

Author: Terry Pratchett, Matthew Holmes Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 19/08/2011

Sir Terry Pratchett's ingeniously upended tale of the Pied Piper, has a roving band of highly intelligent rats as its heroic protagonists. Matthew Holmes' script and songs capture the plot in a captivating musical for children to perform and everyone to enjoy. Under the lazily, streetwise command of Maurice, a speaking cat, the rats prepare to pull their practiced scam on the town of Bad Blintz. But something's up and our heroes are scampering straight into someone else's scam - and it's not nice. Perfect for upper primary school performances, there are parts small and large for rats - heroic, villainous and oppressed - for humans on the good side and the bad, and of course for a cat named Maurice. The complete performance pack with its photocopiable script and piano vocal score includes everything you need for rehearsing and presenting the final show, plus there's full audio support on CD so you don't need to read a note of music. To present a public performance of this musical you will need a performance licence. Simply email education@harpercollins.co.uk or phone 01484 668 148 and request a Performance Licence Application Form.

Three Little Celebrations

Three Little Celebrations

Author: Kaye Umansky, Veronica Clark Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 09/11/2009

Three brand-new mini-musicals for Spring, Summer and Autumn - perfect for year-round impromptu performances in early years settings. Three marvellous mini-musicals, ideal for informal performances in early years settings. Each musical is themed around a celebration for a different season and is supported by carefully planned activity notes, which provide ideas for preparing the performance and show how the musicals can be linked to the EYFS guidelines. This complete pack includes simple practice, costume and artwork suggestions, and a free performance licence. Book - Preparatory activities for the lead-up to each performance - Scripts and songs - Melody lines and guitar chords for music readers CDs (two) - Complete performances of each mini-musical - Backing tracks to support your own performances

Roald Dahl's Cinderella (Book + CD/CD-ROM)

Roald Dahl's Cinderella (Book + CD/CD-ROM)

Author: Roald Dahl, Helen MacGregor, Stephen Chadwick, Vladimir Tarnopolski Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 31/01/2008

Roald Dahl's Cinderella joins Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs in a glittering line-up of wickedly funny productions which children and audiences just love. Cindy defies her Ugly Sisters, meets a magic fairy and lands a dance with the prince at the palace ball. So far so good! But far from being the perfect gentleman, the prince turns out to a perfect beast and chops off the heads of Cindy's meddling sisters... The magic fairy grants Cindy one more wish but what will she do to escape her sticky predicament? As with every one of these great Roald Dahl musicals, Cinderella is based on an orchestral commission by the Roald Dahl Foundation. The concert work, from which the schools' musical is derived is by Vladimir Tarnopolski, and schools can use the extracts provided from the orchestral work to enhance their performances. To present a public performance of this musical you will need a performance licence. Simply email education@harpercollins.co.uk or phone 01484 668 148 and request a Performance Licence Application Form.

Roald Dahl's The Three Little Pigs (Book + CD/CD-ROM) A Tail-Twistingly Treacherous Musical

Roald Dahl's The Three Little Pigs (Book + CD/CD-ROM) A Tail-Twistingly Treacherous Musical

Author: Roald Dahl, Ana Sanderson, Matthew White, Paul Patterson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 20/01/2007

Roald Dahl's The Three Little Pigs joins the famously infamous Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs and the very smelly but loveable Jack and the Beanstalk plus many more in a glittering line up of wickedly funny productions which children and audiences just love. There are five starring roles and dozens of extra parts both off stage and on - and everyone can sing in the chorus. Piggy No. 3 is in a tight corner - Wolf has gobbled up his neighbours and now he's hammering at the door with a stick of dynamite in his hand. Who can Piggy call on for help? Sweet Miss Riding Hood, of course - the fearless wolf-slayer. And how is he to know that she fancies a pigskin handbag to go with her wolfskin coat?! As with every one of these great Roald Dahl musicals, The Three Little Pigs is based on an orchestral commission by the Roald Dahl Foundation. The concert work, from which the schools' musical is derived is by Paul Patterson, and schools can use the extracts provided from the orchestral work to enhance their performances. To present a public performance of this musical you will need a performance licence. Simply email education@harpercollins.co.uk or phone 01484 668 148 and request a Performance Licence Application Form.

The Twelve Days of Christmas A Dastardly Dazzling Musical

The Twelve Days of Christmas A Dastardly Dazzling Musical

Author: Samantha Bakhurst, Jane Sebba, Jane Sebba Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 15/08/2005

The Twelve Days of Christmas is a sparkly adaptation of the famous Christmas song of the same name. It is a wonderful, exciting musical that really captures the true giving spirit of Christmas. Intended for children in Key Stage 2 (7-11 year olds), there are parts for all the characters from the song and many many more, all with amazingly colourful costumes. Children just love the fun, catchy songs, and the CD includes backing tracks and performance tracks as well as incidental music providing opportunities for adding dance and mime to the production. To present a public performance of this musical you will need a performance licence. Simply email education@harpercollins.co.uk or phone 01484 668 148 and request a Performance Licence Application Form. 'A must-buy for any school.' Teaching & Learning

Roald Dahl's Jack and the Beanstalk A Gigantically Amusing Musical

Roald Dahl's Jack and the Beanstalk A Gigantically Amusing Musical

Author: Roald Dahl, Matthew White, Georgs Pelecis, Ana Sanderson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 02/05/2005

Roald Dahl's Jack and the beanstalk, the musical, has Jack (definitely whiffy) and the friendly farm animals defying the Giant's phenomenal sniffing powers and Jack's greedy mother to come out triumphantly rich - and squeaky clean. As well as starring roles for Jack, his mum, and the Giant, there are dozens of parts for farm animals and market traders - and everyone can sing in the chorus. Thousands of children have taken part in school performances of this riotously funny adaptation of Roald Dahl's irreverent twist on the traditional tale. As with every one of these great Roald Dahl musicals, Jack and the Beanstalk is based on an orchestral commission by the Roald Dahl Foundation. The concert work, from which the schools' musical is derived is by Gergs Pelecis, and schools can use the extracts provided from the orchestral work to enhance their performances. To present a public performance of this musical you will need a performance licence. Simply email education@harpercollins.co.uk or phone 01484 668 148 and request a Performance Licence Application Form.

Roald Dahl's Goldilocks and the Three Bears An Impeccably Judged Musical

Roald Dahl's Goldilocks and the Three Bears An Impeccably Judged Musical

Author: Roald Dahl, Helen MacGregor, Kurt Schwertsik, Stephen Chadwick Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 02/04/2005

Roald Dahl's Goldilocks and the Three Bears, a Roald Dahl musical for schools, joins the famously infamous Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs and the very smelly but loveable Jack and the Beanstalk plus many more in a glittering line up of wickedly funny productions which children and audiences just love. On trial for her crimes, Goldilocks looks like the sweet little innocent who'd give us her last sweetie. Could she really be the brazen crook who stole the porridge from under the snouts of the self-respecting, harmless Bears? The Jury will decide (but who will have the last laugh?). Let the trial commence! As with every one of these great Roald Dahl musicals, Goldilocks is based on an orchestral commission by the Roald Dahl Foundation. The concert work, from which the schools' musical is derived is by Kurt Schwertsik, and schools can use the extracts provided from the orchestral work to enhance their performances. To present a public performance of this musical you will need a performance licence. Simply email education@harpercollins.co.uk or phone 01484 668 148 and request a Performance Licence Application Form.

Roald Dahl's Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf A Howling Hilarious Musical

Roald Dahl's Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf A Howling Hilarious Musical

Author: Roald Dahl, Matthew White, Ana Sanderson, Paul Patterson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 02/04/2005

Roald Dahl's Little Red Riding Hood joins the famously infamous Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs and the very smelly but loveable Jack and the Beanstalk plus many others in a glittering line up of wickedly funny productions which children and audiences just love. The plot twists something like this: Mr Wolf thinks he's a match for Little Red Riding Hood and her three little piggie pals. He snatches a lead on her and gobbles up Grandma - but his hair raising antics will cost him his skin. And it's sweet Little Red Riding Hood herself who has the ace up her sleeve - or, to be frank - the pistol in her knickers. To present a public performance of this musical you will need a performance licence. Simply email education@harpercollins.co.uk or phone 01484 668 148 and request a Performance Licence Application Form.

Roald Dahl's Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs A Glittering Galloping Musical

Roald Dahl's Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs A Glittering Galloping Musical

Author: Roald Dahl, Eleanor Alberga, Helen MacGregor, Stephen Chadwick Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 18/10/2004

Roald Dahl's Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs is a safe bet for a winning end of term performance. The expandable cast list includes starring parts for twelve players with dozens of opportunities to shine in more roles both off-stage and on. And everyone can be part of the singing chorus. Thousands of children have taken part in school performances of this riotously funny adaptation of Roald Dahl's irreverent twist on the traditional tale. A recent review in Music Teacher said: 'It is very difficult to pinpoint an aspect of performance which these musical packages do not address...(These are) completely foolproof musicals, which could be used and adapted by the most inexperienced of directors...undoubtedly an inspired resource'. As with every one of these great Roald Dahl musicals, Snow White is based on an orchestral commission by the Roald Dahl Foundation. The concert work, from which the schools' musical is derived is by Eleanor Alberga, and schools can use the extracts provided from the orchestral work to enhance their performances. To present a public performance of this musical you will need a performance licence. Simply email education@harpercollins.co.uk or phone 01484 668 148 and request a Performance Licence Application Form.

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