Incredible Reindeer, The
From Plank Road Publishing
by Teresa Jennings
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's INCREDIBLE what those reindeer are up to in Teresa Jennings' rollicking new Christmas musical for your K-4 crowd!
Kids love dressing up and acting like superheroes, so imagine what fun they will have as incredible reindeer. This clever musical is loaded with fun and great music - everything you would expect from Teresa Jennings and her products from Plank Road Publishing. It is 15-20 minutes in length and can be performed with groups of almost any size. Here's a peek at the plot:
Everyone knows that a certain type of reindeer has incredible super powers - that is, they can fly! But that's not all they can do. They can fly completely around the world in one night, taking time to stop on the rooftops of millions of homes with children while some jolly guy runs inside to deliver presents! Amazing! Unbelievable! Stupendous!
But this has nothing to do with our story. Our story is about a team of reindeer who can not only fly and do that around the world thing, but who also have incredible super powers of their very own. In the course of our story, these reindeer not only save the world, they save Christmas as well.
As our story begins, we find Santa Claus facing a common conundrum: what to do on a foggy Christmas Eve. His usual solution - a certain red-nosed reindeer - has a bad cold and won't be able to guide his sleigh. As if that wasn't bad enough, Santa's special team of Astronomer Elves has just determined that an asteroid is hurtling toward the North Pole, due to hit on Christmas Eve! Certain disaster! Calamity! Chaos! Could things be any worse?
But wait! Just as all seems lost, enter our legion of superheroes: The Incredible Reindeer! This unique group of reindeer possesses amazing super powers. Hyper Speed has magic antlers that can propel him faster and higher than any other reindeer. Mighty Moose has super strength powerful enough to push any asteroid off its trajectory. Laser Squint has atomic vision that can turn rock into cinders. And Robo Guy is a partially bionic reindeer with phenomenal mathematic and scientific skills - as well as some cool physical attributes. Together, The Incredible Reindeer meet and overcome the deadly challenge of the asteroid, saving the North Pole, and the world, from certain doom.
Meanwhile, on the chance that the world would be saved in time to have Christmas, Santa and his Meteorologist Elves have been fretting about what to do about the heavy fog. As it turns out, Robo Guy is equipped with a bionic power beam, which he offers to implement as a guide through the fog. Santa is able to make his Christmas Eve rounds after all! Everyone is elated! The Incredible Reindeer have indeed not only saved the world, they've saved Christmas as well. Incredible!
The musical features five appealing songs: "Happy Christmas Eve!;" "Foggy, Foggy Night;" "What We Need Is A Miracle;" "The Incredible Mission;" and "A Super Celebration!" The script is simple and fun-loving, and all of those super antics happen offstage with the other actors reacting. And there are special music and sound effects for all of the action.
The Teacher's Handbook comes with everything you need to produce a successful performance, including detailed notes, plans for scenery and costumes, and even reproducible posters and program cover. The Performance/Accompaniment CD includes three versions of the musical: a full performance, just the accompaniment tracks, and a version that allows you to sing with the studio singers for groups that need the extra support. It is state-of-the-art, featuring rich orchestrations and top professionals playing real instruments. When a full orchestra is needed, it's there; when it comes to rock, the band is the best, featuring acclaimed performers! Be sure to listen to the extensive excerpts of this musical below. You will hear what we are talking about. Try this exciting, "incredible" musical - your kids will have a great time!
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Teacher's Handbook, Reproducible Student Parts & Performance/Accompaniment CD
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