Freddie the Frog and the Mighty Meter Gnome Story by Sharon Burch Music and lyrics by Mark Burrows Book and CD 80 pages A Unison Elementary Musical with optional Orff Accompaniment.Run away to Treble Clef Island, where Super Frog and Mr. E - the well-known and beloved Freddie the Frog and Eli the
Freddie the Frog and the Mighty Meter Gnome Story by Sharon Burch Music and lyrics by Mark Burrows Book and CD 80 pages A Unison Elementary Musical with optional Orff Accompaniment.Run away to Treble Clef Island, where Super Frog and Mr. E - the well-known and beloved Freddie the Frog and Eli the Elephant - save the ants, beetle bugs and damselflies by resetting the Mighty Meter Gnome, who sets the pace of their working feet. Amid this engaging story, energetic melodies and colorful costumes and sets, students learn about friendship, teamwork and music concepts including tempo terms and beat. Concise directions for making the sets and costumes are provided, along with a reproducible script, lyric sheets and student vocal parts. The optional Orff accompaniments allow you to include even more students in the performance. The included enhanced CD features a high-energy instrumental ensemble. There are 2 accompaniment versions on the CD, but Version 1 includes the metronome sound effects. Piano/vocal scores are provided as data files on the CD. There are 23 speaking parts along with a chorus of Red Brass Army Ants that can number as many as needed. The script may be adapted for your needs to feature 4 speaking Ants instead of 12, for example. The musical is approx. 25 minutes long. For grades 1-3.Contents:MusicalEnhanced CD ContentsStaging and Performance SuggestionsDialoguesHere on Treble Clef IslandWorking SongDamselfly Can-CanThe Metronome BluesSuper Frog and Mr. EYou Can Count on MeOrff AccompanimentsSuggestions for Incorporating Orff InstrumentsHere on Treble Clef Island - Percussion Grooves (Maracas, Claves, Conga Drums)Working Song (Vibraslap, Ratchet, SG, AX, BX)The Metronome Blues (SX, AX, Wood block)Song of the Ants (hand Drum, SG, SX, AX)Production GuidePlanning and Rehearsing Your ProductionSet Design and Construction IdeasBuilding the Mighty Meter GnomeCostume Design Ideas and DirectionsTips for Using the Reproducible Posters and the Program TemplateReproducible Poster
Musical was a huge success
It [Freddie the Frog and the Mighty Meter Gnome] was a huge success with over 450 family members out for the night program. There was 160 Kindy and First-graders singing the songs (with motions) and eight fifth-grade cast members speaking the parts of the play.
We also had specials; first grade can-can dancers... first-grade blue beetle bug blues singers (complete with blues brothers sunglasses and plastic microphones) and first-grade chanting army ants.
It was a lot of fun, and I feel confident that when we review the musical concepts next year the students will have a much deeper appreciation and recognition.