Suburban Circus Rubbish Music! Smokies Doctor Pimples
Great shows if you want something short and easy to rehearse
1 speaking role [can be shared by 10 performers], one simple set
Suburban Circus finished on a high. We performed to packed houses and it was thoroughly enjoyed by all patrons and performers. The excitement of the children and their sense of achievement was amazing to watch. Many of the parents and staff commented on the catchy tunes and the sense of fun encapsulated in the show. Specimen Hill PS
The award-winning musical Suburban Circus takes the form of a circus but the jugglers, clowns, gymnasts and high-wire walkers are the people you meet in your town or suburb. The garbage collectors juggle your garbage, the paperboys and girls ride their bikes and skateboards and the road-workers are superb at balancing their shovels.
We all learnt a great deal from it and had a terrific time. Endac Youth Theatre
8 roles [M or F], one simple set
All through rehearsals we had a ball. We loved the music and the lines. Very clever. The more we rehearsed, the more humor we found. The choreographer has had fun with the music also. She has come up with some great dances. We thoroughly enjoy performing Rubbish for our school. It was very well received.
Below the street in which you live is a stormwater drain. In this drain is the village of Garbage. The folk living in Trash Street are just like the folk in your street. Some are neat and tidy, some are messy, some don't care and others are very particular about their house, garden and environment. But that's life. And that's your street. Mind how you walk. It's right below you. Let's meet the folk beneath your street. A great musical to celebrate caring for our environment. There's something interesdting about singing pieces of rubbish.
12 roles [M or F], chorus, one simple set
The girls sang with confidence and the music was enjoyed by all. Music! is a great show and we are grateful for your material.
A show which is both entertaining and educational. Oh and fun too! What is music? When and how did it start? How do we hear? This musical about music is many things - it's part play, musical, choral piece and dance as well as a funny music, history and science lesson. It covers styles of music, composers, the language and elements of music, instruments, notation and advertising.
10 roles [M or F], one simple set
Just wanted to let you know the premiere of Smokies was fantastic. The kids - 75 4th and 5th graders - did a dynamite job. By show's end we will have exposed approximately 1500 students to your anti tobacco thoughts/script. Thanks millions for your support and interest.
Smokies is a musical revue, a cabaret, a short, sharp show about tobacco. It's about facts, asking questions and helping kids make their own decisions. The revue takes place in a nightclub called Smokies with its floorshow the Tacky Backy Cabaret. Patrons flock to Smokies to see the show and cough their appreciation for some of the world's craziest entertainers. Stand-up comics Smoke-It and Croak-It are lying to die or is that dying to lie? Character actor Christopher Columbus re-invents history. Pierre Pressure is a hypnotic hypnotist and Nick O'Teen an addictive magician. Brad and Jane are star-crossed, smelly sweethearts and Netty Ket has all the tips on glamorous gasping. There's slapstick, romance, politics, loonies and science. Smokies will light up your life and leave you breathless. And the chorus line, the all-singing, all-dancing Virginia Fats proves there's no smoke without mire. But me no butts, Smokies is smokin'!
The only speaking part in the circus is that of the ringmaster. This part is played by the Mayor or Mayoress or both. And there are many other familiar characters including an average family, dancing dogs, public transport travellers, a traffic cop, housewife, supermarket staff, swimmers at the local pool, meals-on-wheels staff and more. Lots of chorus work with small ensemble numbers as well. Easy to rehearse in sections and it is easy to apply it to your town or suburb.
8 roles [M or F], chorus, one simple set
A great success. Dr Pimples worked because the script appealed to all ages, the music and songs are catchy and the characters are well contrasted allowing for a lot of scope in casting. Huntingdale HS
Hilarious, over-the-top short musical ideal as dinner-theatre or melodrama. Doctor Pimples is an evil con-merchant preaching that young people must look a certain way if they are to be successful. S/He has convinced the beautiful but gullible Lulu Smith she is ugly and would be scorned if she ever went out into public. Lulu is desperate to get pimples to become attractive.
We used Year 5, 6 and 7 students and had a choir of 40 students who remained on stage for the whole show. They enjoyed all of the songs although their favourites were Classical Chaps and Musical Styles. Many commented on how well the Choir remembered all of the words, which is an indication of how enjoyable and catchy the songs were. We thoroughly enjoyed performing Music! and look forward to hearing of any new productions in the future. Kadina PS
Music! is many things about music from the blues to Beethoven, from Mozart to midi. It's a performance about performers. It's a song about songs. Its Music! And the choral finale will knock your socks off!