First Stage


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First Stage
By Donna Dirksing
80 pages
Grades 1 - 3

A collection of musical plays for children's first performances arranged with Orff instruments.

3 musical plays - the classic Stone Soup and The Little Red Hen and an original play called Conversations with Santa. Students explore each play through reading, song, dance, rhythmic speech, playing instruments and improvisation. Suggestions provided for simple costumes and props. Includes reproducible song pages for students.

Stone Soup
Cast: 4 Narrators, 3 Soldiers, 3 Villagers, Blacksmith, Blacksmith's wife, Baker, Farmer, and Butcher
Songs: Go and Put the Kettle On, What to Add to the Kettle (speech piece), Stone Soup (with a dance)

The Little Red Hen
Cast: 18 Farmers, Little Red Hen, Pig, Turkey, Dog, Miller, Farmer Choir
Songs: Draw Me a Bucket of Water, Then I Will Do It Myself, Harvest Time, Layered Speech Ostinato, Shortn'nin' Bread, and She Did It All By Herself

Conversations with Santa
Cast: 17 Kids, Student Choir, Santa Claus
Songs: Merry Christmas, The Elves' Song, Nine Little Reindeer, and Don't Be Naughty! (speech piece)


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