How To Train Your Reindeer (To Fly)
From Plank Road Publishingby Teresa Jennings and Karl Hitzemann
Improbable Inspiring Musical For Young Voices
All young magic reindeer need a good, well-rounded education. Fortunately, they are able to get one from the School of Reindeer at (where else?) the North Pole. They can study all of the important subjects like math, science, reading, music, and so on. But they also have to have specialized training in necessary skills like leaping, reindeer games, and of course, flying.
Now you would think that flying comes easily to these youngsters, and the truth is, all magic reindeer do have the ability to fly. However, it doesn't just happen. It has to be learned, or at the very least, chosen, as the young reindeer in our story discover for themselves.
Frustrated by their inability to simply take off, they wonder why they can't just get up and go. As the tale unfolds, it is revealed that it is the kindness in a reindeer's heart that renders flight possible. An inspiring message for us all, to be sure.
And because the story centers around flying, several of the characters are named after famous pilots, including Amelia Earhart, Buzz Aldrin, Orville and Wilbur Wright, and more. This makes for a nice segue into a discussion of the history of aviation. Be sure to tell your classroom teachers!
The musical includes five original songs ("The School Of Reindeer," "Reindeer Zone," "Why Can't All Reindeer Fly?," "And Then You Fly," and "We're Taking Off!") and a lighthearted script with short, easy-to-learn lines for your students.
As with all of our revues and musicals, there is a thoughtfully designed Teacher's Guide, with lots of suggestions for making a great performance. Also included are reproducible Singer's Parts, lyric sheets, posters, and program covers.
(Run time: ca. 20-30 minutes)
(with reproducible student edition)
Downloadable PDFs and Performance/
Both Print and Download. Downloadable component is 104.6MB.
Hard copy book with downloadable Performance/
Minimum of 5. Ownership of kit is required to buy Student Editions.