These musicals are perfect for middle and elementary school theatre departments. Specifically written with young performers in mind, these musicals have appropriate content, great music, and flexible casting requirements.
Many of our children's theatre musicals have fully orchestrated rehearsal and performance CDs. This means the first half of the CD has vocals so youth actors can learn the music and the second half of the CD has just instrumental tracks which you can play during your production.
flexible cast (minimum 11 with doubling)
The adventures of the resourceful Rat, trusty Mole, gruff Badger, and the ever frivolous Toad are intermingled with the actual story of how "The Wind in the Willows" came to be written in this beautiful full-length musical. To entertain his son, Kenneth Grahame wrote stories about the rich Mr. Toad, who steals a car and ends up in jail. The story's villains, the Weasels and Foxes, take over Toad's estate in his absence. Badger, Rat, and Mole come to the rescue, conquer the Weasels, and save Toad Hall from ruin. Interspersed with the animals' adventures we see...
11 speaking parts, chorus
Here's an hour-long, tail-wagging musical about everybody's best friend! Ralph, a lonely kind of guy, and Angel, a special young woman from "up North," care for homeless dogs at the city animal shelter. Each dog has a special story to tell in song. Only Max, with leather jacket, greased back ears, and sunglasses, is too cool of a cat - er - dog to admit he wants a home. But at the shelter, time is limited and only a miracle can save the furry characters. Simple to stage with terrific music.
3 m, 2 w, 1 flexible
Get the youngsters in your audience twitching their noses, making engine noises, bowing to the king, catching imaginary gold thread, and shouting out names, especially Rumpelstiltskin! With such audience participation, this fairy tale adaptation is loads of active fun. It features a braggart father, his long-suffering wife, their poor but beautiful daughter, a strict rule-enforcing chancellor; a monarch whose kingdom depends on straw being spun into gold, and of course, the mysterious little man who is willing to perform that exceptional feat – but at a treme...
3 m, 3 w, 2-6 flexible
This musical version of "Rapunzel" is abundant with rich humor. When the old Witch catches the farmer stealing from her tantalizing garden, she allows him to escape her wrath only when he promises to give her his firstborn child. Thinking his wife is barren, he agrees. But soon after, Rapunzel is born and the Witch imprisons the child in a tower to protect her. She grows into a beautiful young woman. When a handsome prince, who is followed everywhere by his "loyal entourage," woos Rapunzel, the Witch is devastated and throws a wild tantrum...until she is save...
5 m, 5 w, 12 or more flexible. (With doubling, 7 actors)
"The Velveteen Rabbit" is Margery Williams' endearing tale of love between a boy and his favorite toy. At first the Rabbit is new and lonely in the toy chest, where the other toys deride his inability to "do" anything ... until the Skin Horse teaches him "It isn't what you do, it's who you are," and sings to him about becoming REAL. Sure enough, in time, the Boy begins to love the Rabbit, and when he says to Nana, "He's not a toy!" the dream comes true. When the Boy gets scarlet fever, the Rabbit's constant vigil helps save him. But later the Doctor orders th...
Widely flexible cast of 25
It’s been peaceful at Camelot for years. Merlin the magician put the fearsome dragon, Fog, in a sleeping spell and turned the evil Morgan Le Fay into a fragrant flower – although she can still talk! But when everyone in Camelot celebrates the impending nuptials of Lady Marian and Sir Lancelot with a Maypole dance, Morgan Le Fay is able to work some magic. She steals all the knights’ swords and trips the Pages, creating enough noise to wake the dragon. She coaxes Fog to kiss her, and her spell is broken! From then on it’s a wild and crazy chase as the knights,...
Flexible cast, approx. 6 m, 8 w, extras