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Year 6 Leavers Production...Ideas?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by eggles, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Since I started in Year 6, we have performed several productions including Cinderella, variety shows and my favourite which was music and topical clips through the years 2000 - 2011.
    This year I'm thinking about making my life a little easier by buying a script. Does you know one that works well?
    Thank you for replying
     
  2. We did this one last year
    http://www.dotdismus.com/sheet-music/shop/music-item.asp?REFNO=EP06&TITLE=Toy%20Day%20-%20By%20Andrew%20Oxspring
    It was great, easy to produce, we did cut a bit out as it was a bit long, but it was a real hit.
     
  3. how many kids?
    how many each of girls and boys?
    how good are they at acting/singing/dancing? how good at memorising lines and still acting? how many will be up for principle roles, how many just chorus?
    can you get parents to make specialist costumes? how much help will you get with scenery?
    what sort of stage do you have?
    how long a show?
    what's your budget?
     
  4. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    I have done a couple of the BBC Music Workshop Shakepeare plays - great (modernised) scripts, catchy songs and fits on with literacy work too. Midsummer Night;s Dream works well to have lots of key parts. Macbeth is great for a few starrring roles. Loads of other plays available too. DVD with lyrics sung and backing tracks provided, as well as copies of script.
    Never fails.
     
  5. I've used Lazy Bee Scripts with my youth group in the past - they have a search thingy where you can put in the numbers you have in your cast (and other things, like age group, length etc) and it gives suggestions. I pre-read the script I used online to make sure it was suitable (which was very useful).
     
  6. I think Edgy productions have one called reach for the sky which is a leavers production based on the Olympics, may be worth looking at.
     
  7. Ooh, I've just ordered that one for this year. It does look good
     
  8. Out of the Ark Music have some good productions Wind in the Willows and Alice. They have a new production out called Jonah which might be worth a look.
     
  9. There are 28 altogether, 11 girls and rest boys. Not fantastic at singing and dancing, however there is a group of about 6 who are great. All really good at memorising lines. We have TA's who can make costumes and do scenary, we normally just have one back drop. I hour show. £50 for script.
     
  10. Hi,
    I have just written & produced a song pack of 6 original songs to help primary schools celebrate the forthcoming 2012 London Olympics.The pack consists of an A4 format booklet of song lyrics with melody.chord copy plus a CD of digitally produced backing tracksIt is called "One dream" and costs the princely sum of £10 which includes p & p as well as performing rights fees - a snip if you ask me!The pack doesn't have a script as I felt that schools could build their own musical around the songs.If you are interested then contact me via this forum.Thanks.
    I hope this is of some help.
    John
     
  11. I've used several from edgy productions and they've been good. We've always adapted the scripts but the songs hold it together really well.
     
  12. I think we'll be going with a written script from either edgy or out of the arc.
    John, if you had a script I would have considerd the Olympics, there just isn't enough time now to write one too. Are you thinking of writing one?? I would love to have an olympic based performance as it's very topical.
    Has anyone written one, say something along the lines of bugsy Malone, and would consider swapping for one of mine?

     
  13. For end of year, 'Crikey, Moses', and 'Superkids Rock the planet' (conservation musical) are fun & come with scripts (both Golden Apple), so does Prodigal Rock (Faber). At www.redheadmusic.co.uk
     
  14. Yes, I've got the Edgy productions Olympic one. Kids really excited. We did one last year and it was great.
     
  15. Milgod

    Milgod Established commenter

    Why not just get the children to write their own performance?
     
  16. John,
    I would be intersted in your Olympic themed CD pack. Anyway I can see a sample?
    Danielle x
     
  17. OMB

    OMB

    Try Frankie and Me, Golden Apple. It's about accepting people and not worrying what you look like.
     
  18. Hi Eggles,
    When I was a Year 6 teacher, we found the Shakespeare4Kidz productions to be very good, especially the Romeo & Juliet play - Rocking Romeo I think it was called. Also recommend their A Midsummer Night's Dream. I don't think you have to pay the company to put those plays on (but check that, it could've changed by now).
    If you look on the internet you can also get children's versions of lots of Broadway & West End major musicals, but you do have to stick to the copyright of these, however, they are great and give you a whole package including choreography etc. The child friendly version of Fiddler on the Roof was fantastic!
    I've been out of Y6 for about 4 years now, so I'm not sure what my colleagues there use to perform their end of year productions.

    Hope this info. helps you a bit.
    MH (London)
     
  19. Hello,
    I used School Daze (Edgdy Productions)
    http://www.edgyproductions.com/musicals/school_daze/index.html
    Parents commented that it was the best leavers production that they had seen, and the children thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. I managed to persuade teachers and headteacher to take on the adult (teacher) roles.
    Not many props required or costume as it is set in a school.
    Good Luck
     

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