What would make a good school musical?
I’m trying to come up with a musical to do for school. I go to a school where the high school, middle school, elementary and kindergarten kids all go to one school. So, the musical has to be suitable for kindergarten kids too…Disney ones preferably. I was thinking of Hercules, Mulan, Pocahontas and the Sound of Music. I was also thinking of adapting some Disney Broadway shows, like Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan or the Little Mermaid. Someone also suggested we do something like Grease, Footlose, Annie or the Wizards of Oz. What do you guys think? What should we pick this year? We did Lion King last year, btw. Thanks.
Beauty and the Beast has a lot of opportunity for many ages and characters. Between the silver-ware in the “Be our Guest” scene and the villagers in the “Belle” and “Kill the Beast” numbers, the youngsters will have more than enough stage time. The musical offers a challenge as well as a blessing for music, as it calls for many ranges of voices, but the music is somewhat easy to sing. There are many chorus numbers, as well as many fan-favorites “Be our Guest, Beauty & the Beast, Gaston…etc.” Not to mention neat costumes and set, and it would be great to get a lot of people involved in, and agreed to making the production work. It is fun for the whole family, and very classic and appropriate. Break a leg with what ever you choose!