Bring the magic of Broadway to your classroom and school theater with these student adaptations of classic Broadway musicals. Each of these treasured tales is teacher-tested, kid-friendly, and custom tailored for success.
The ShowKit includes all the resources you need for a successful production with easy suggestions for staging, costuming, and sets, making it a perfect opportunity for an all-school collaboration.
Each ShowKit includes:
20 Student Libretto/Vocal Books
2 Performance/Accompaniment CDs
Broadway Jr. Production Handbook
2 Piano/Vocal Scores
10 Chorus Books
The vocal parts have been carefully adapted to be sung by unchanged or changed voices, and the script and score have been custom-tailored to make the show appropriate for young performers through the ninth grade.
Upon placing your order, you will receive a Dramatic Performing Rights License from Hal Leonard Corporation which will allow your organization unlimited performing rights for one year. Showkits are only available to accredited academic elementary and middle schools with students in grades 9 and lower.
This classic show by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin places Annie, Daddy Warbucks, and Annie's mutt, Sandy, in New York City in the midst of The Great Depression. As an infant, Annie was abandoned on the front steps of The New York City Municipal Orphanage with a note from her parents promising to return for her someday. Life in the orphanage had been rough under the strict hand of Miss Hannigan, but Annie's life was about to change. Billionaire Oliver Warbucks invites Annie to spend Christmas with him in his mansion, and together, they each discover new happiness. Warbucks soon decides he wants to adopt Annie, but when he learns about her dream of finding her parents and the secret of the half-locket she has treasured for so long, he sets his feelings aside and orders an exhaustive search for Annie's parents.
Cast of Characters:
Annie is a tough, streetwise urchin, who must be able to portray a variety of traits, from aggressive and crafty to friendly and caring. As lead character, she must be a strong actor and singer.
Orphans (Molly, Pepper, Duffy, Kate, Tessie, July) are gritty, neglected, and vulnerable, yet basically honest and potentially lovable. They need to have vocal strength and be visually expressive.
Miss Hannigan is definitely a has-been, whose acrid delivery of her lines and torch-like rendition of her songs must distinguish her from the rest. She must be strong vocally with a good sense of comic timing.
Grace Farrell is mature, calm, cool, and together. She is businesslike when dealing with Miss Hannigan and Warbucks, yet maternal toward Annie. Vocally, she has challenging intervals to handle in "N.Y.C."
Rooster Hannigan and Lily St. Regis are a team who play off each other's lines constantly. Rooster is flashy, self-assured and the leader; Lily is always distracted and bringing up the rear. Both need to be strong vocally and visually.
Oliver Warbucks is the most challenging role for this age group. This actor must appear middle-aged, self-assured and confident. His posture, walk and speech patterns are very important.
Servants, Drake, Mrs. Greer, Mrs. Pugh are the most fastidious of domestic help – your actors will have fun perfecting precision steps, nods and curtsies. Their heads are always held high and they rarely show their emotions. Vocally not difficult.
Many Additional Characters
Maybe; Hard-Knock Life; Tomorrow; Little Girls; I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here; N.Y.C.; Easy Street; You Won't be an Orphan for Long; You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile; I Don't Need Anything but You