School Musicals for performers between the ages of 8 and 80. Created to inform, inspire and entertain and designed to be used with a backing track that uses a live band of world-class musicians. Take a moment to listen to some of the tracks and then browse through some script samples.
We hope you will find the songs catchy and memorable and that the script is flexible enough to be adapted to your specific requirements. Each of these School Musicals is driven by two main elements – fun and music. Humour is there for both children and adults alike the music is designed to be appreciated by all ages. The music styles are varied, and there are plenty of suggested harmonies for those who wish for something more challenging.
The reason for using adult voices on the CDs is twofold. Firstly, these School Musicals are designed to be performed by as wide an audience as possible: youth theatres, primary schools, adult choirs and even senior citizens.
Secondly, in my experience, children prefer listening to adult voices on CDs much more so than children’s voices. The CDs are designed to be copied and distributed to every member of the company in order to help them learn the songs in our School Musicals. This should be relatively easy to do but very helpful and advantageous in the long term.
Purchase of the book and CD for £20 entitles you at one affiliated school, or organisation, to Photocopy, or otherwise reproduce pages from the book (including the music score) solely for internal distribution, for the purposes of study or performance. Perform the songs or derived arrangements, and script in private or public performances provided that the majority of performers are members of the affiliated organisation specified above.
The fee also includes the right to put on up to a maximum of five performances within your school or organisation.
Schuman Musicals – Watch our shows
Composer Information: Chris Schuman
Chris has been composing music for over 20 years. His repertoire includes not only instrumental works but also stage shows and children’s songs. His website is www.primaryschoolsongs.co.uk
Public performances of his works have included such venues as Wellington College Chapel and the Jacqueline du Pre Concert Hall, Oxford.
Chris is currently a teacher at Elstree School, Berkshire, where he is Day Boy House Master and Head of the Junior Department (Years 3 and 4). His hobbies include salsa dancing and learning to play the guitar.
Seven Ways to Supercharge Your School Musical
PLAN WELL IN ADVANCE
- HAVE FAITH IN YOUR PUPILS
- BE INCLUSIVE, NOT EXCLUSIVE
- THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS A SMALL PART
- ENJOY YOURSELF
- BELIEVE IN GOOD LUCK
Read Chris’s guide to putting on a good show that is inclusive and enjoyable for children and the audience.