Relive the tension and excitement of the Space Race through dance and song – and witness it all through the eyes of aliens!

This intergalactic feast of music, dance and song will take you on a mind-boggling journey from the start of the Rock ‘n’ Roll in 1957, through the Swingin’ Sixties, the Sensational Seventies, to the Electric Eighties. Who won the Space Race, the Russians or the Americans? Is it still going on? And what have we learnt? Hold on to your seats and enjoy the ride!

The Space Race was a 20th-century competition between two Cold War adversaries, the Soviet Union and the United States, to achieve superior spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the ballistic missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations following World War II. The technological advantage demonstrated by spaceflight achievement was seen as necessary for national security, and became part of the symbolism and ideology of the time. The Space Race brought pioneering launches of artificial satellites, robotic space probes to the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and ultimately to the Moon.

Space Race, musical about space, Russians and Americans in space
Space Race - Who won the the Russians or the Americans Is it still going on And what have we learnt Hold on to your seats and enjoy the ride
Space Race, musical about space, Russians and Americans in space

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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.

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.

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

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.