2011 Season - Term 2 & 4- Fractured Fairytale Show
Original script by Tony "Bones" Appleby B.Ed,
Music by Tony, Tim Smith (Dip.Ed) & Luke Hunter (Dip.Ed)
Fractured Fairytale Show
"Good Things Come In Threes"
Once upon a time there were three..... Little Pigs? Billy Goats Gruff? Bears? Wolves? Trolls? Goldilocks?
Cost $7.70 per student (incl. GST) Minimum show fee $770.00
Primary (Kinder/Prep - Grade 6) - Duration: 50 minutes
Key Themes & Topics: Fairytales, Pantomime .
Key Learning Areas: Drama, Music, Dance.
Music written with Tim Smith (Dip.Ed.) & Luke Hunter (Dip.Ed.)- Musical Directors who have worked on professional tours of "Billy Elliot", "Jersey Boys", "Rocky Horror Picture Show", "Lion King", "SHOUT!", "Falsettos", "Leader of the Pack", "Oh! What A Night!", "FAME!", "Bombshells", "Beauty & the Beast" & tours of Barbara Streisand, Michael Ball & Michael Crawford.
You all know the story of the "Three Little Pigs", right?
And who hasn't heard the tale of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff"?
And we all grew up with "Goldilocks & the Three Bears".
But what would happen if they were fractured? All 3 of the traditional fairytales are acted out on stage using audience participation, puppetry, song, dance & pantomime. Then all three of the stories are "fractured". What if the wolf was the victim of the three little pigs stealing his land to build on? What if the troll's bridge toll was ignored by the three Billy Goats Gruff? Could there be the story of the Three Goldilocks whose house was taken over by a bear?
Anything can happen in a fractured fairytale and the students get to choose. Game show wheels will spin on stage, the audience calls the shots, & just about anything goes in this hilarious reworking of traditional fairytales. The characters all perform their own song & dance numbers. With lesson plans & full performer question time at the end of the show.
The show is a fully staged musical.
It is 45 minutes long with a cast of 2 - 1 male & 1 female.
a low portable stage – 30 cm high, 4 meters wide, 2 meters deep;
full sound system with state-of-the-art "Soundcraft Spirit" sound desk, "Shure" radio headset wireless microphones, "Bose" speakers, etc, appropriate for audiences of unlimited numbers (recommended maximum of around 400 students per session);
free standing back drop curtain;
audience area marked out by the performers;
7 song & dance numbers in various music styles;
a “Spinning Competition Wheel” where the students spin to decide which show to do first; plenty of audience participation with the audience clapping, clicking & dancing along to the songs; Various forms of puppetry;
Many different costume characters;
Full debrief & question time with the performers after the show.