How The Penguins Saved Christmas
From Plank Road Publishing
by Teresa Jennings
A Fine-Feathered Musical For Young Voices
Just as a pack of penguins are properly preparing for the pomp of a perfectly polite pageant, a stranger drops from the sky into their midst, knocking himself quite unconscious. Eventually reasoning that this stranger must be Santa Claus, the penguins find that once conscious again, the visitor has no memory whatsoever - and on Christmas Eve! They try their best to help him recall his identity and mission, especially on this night, but are unsuccessful until they bring in the Wise Old Emperor Penguin (heralded by the "Kazoo Fanfare For The Emperor") who hypnotizes Santa back to reality. Thankfully, his loyal reindeer are not too far behind and, after chiding Santa for failing to fasten his seat belt, help him return to his mission. The penguins have indeed saved Christmas! Ideal for primary grades, this secular musical features five delightful songs and lasts 15-20 minutes. Songs include:
- This Elegant Christmas Time
- Who Can The Stranger Be?
Now available: Downloadable Soundtrack/Preview recordings
Soundtrack/Preview recordings, which feature full-performance versions of all the songs, plus dialog tracks, are useful as an aid for choir members learning the music, or for personal listening enjoyment for students and their families. (This is a performance demo without accompaniment tracks.) This Soundtrack/Preview recording is only available in electronic format, for download to your computer. The files are quite large and may take a long time to download. Users with a dial-up modem will have difficulty: A high-speed Internet connection is highly recommended. When you expand the compressed file, it will include 12 MP3s, numbered in track list order.
About the Downloadable OptionThe downloadable version contains all the components the print version would, but in electronic format. Files may be quite large: A high-speed connection is recommended. (Visit the Download Help page for more info.)
Teacher's Handbook, Reproducible Student Parts & Performance/Accompaniment CD
Downloadable component has 2 files - 40.2MB and 35.8MB
Ownership of kit is required to buy individual student edition.