Shakespeare Rocks! (Junior Production)
by Steve Titford
Pricing & Order Info.
"This is by far the best musical for kids and youth I have ever seen or directed. The music was wonderful and the kids sang their hearts out! It gave everyone a moment to shine and they loved it! The parents were awe struck by the kids' performances. Some said they would have never imagined their child could sing or perform flawlessly like they did. When the kids like the music, they will go above and beyond and that is what mine did. When you get a standing ovation from middle school kids, you have accomplished the impossible. Even the adults learned something new about Shakespeare. The kids cannot wait for our next production and we have already been asked to go on tour!!! Wonderful, everyone should do this musical."
Vicki Vickers, Bacon Theater Children's Playhouse/Bacon County Schools, Alma, Georgia, USA
Why choose this Musical?
Makes Shakespeare "Cool" and "Current"
Editable Word Doc Script available make your own changes
57 speaking roles
Easily reduced to 27 speaking roles. Flexible Cast size to suit YOUR group numbers, from 30 actors upwards. See "Casting" tab below for full instructions.
Any number of chorus parts
CD of Backing Tracks plus essential sound effects available
No pianist required! This CD includes ALL Backing Tracks, Incidental Music and Special Effects in the order you need them enabling production and direction to take place without specialist musical expertise.
CD of Vocal Tracks available for learning the songs
Sing It! Mk. 3 version, now with NEW...
- "Lyrics Off" feature
- "Vocals Off" feature
- "Line by Line" practising feature
A BRAND NEW product; a CD-ROM or download of all the songs called "Sing it!" is available. This CD-ROM or download can teach the songs to the children without any teacher input. Children can use it at school or at home - think of the time it will save you. Most schools use it in class on an interactive white board or in the school hall on the overhead projector to allow full cast practice. The latest Mk.3 version allows Lyrics on or off, Vocals on or off and the facility to practise one line at a time - all features are accessible instantly with one click. Children LOVE learning this way and the product is foolproof.
Read the "Sing it!" reviews 'The "Sing it!" products were fantastic.' The Downs School, Bristol. 'Absolutely amazing material.' Mary O'Neill-Delano, Canada. ' "Sing it!" is fantastic for us less musically inclined teachers.' The Coppice Primary, Worcestershire. 'I really appreciate the "Sing it!" component as we often use this in rehearsals.' Newborough East Primary, Victoria, Australia. 'Can I also say that your "Sing it!" CD was brilliant.' Key Stage 2 teacher, Singapore.
Full Performance score available
Grade 6 standard, click "Performance Score" in the "Script & Songs" tab below.
"Very Easy Play Songs Only" Rehearsal Score available
Grade 3 / 4 Standard, click "Easy Play Score" in the "Script & Songs" tab below.
Duration: 45 - 50 minutes
Full Production Notes
Check out the "Production Notes" in the "Script Sample" below for full details of "Shakespeare Rocks!".
No Problem Props
Click "Script Sample" in the "Script & Songs" tab below for full listing.
Very easy to costume
Click "Script Sample" in the "Script & Songs" tab below.
Detailed in "Script Sample" below.
Links to New National Curriculum... English/History
Age range: Key Stage 2 Production (7-11 years)
NEW! Instant Scenery with our digital backdrops
A different backdrop for EVERY scene change
Supplied in both a PowerPoint presentation and as individual JPG files.
No more Scenery Painting!
Project them onto a Screen/Wall...and/or
Hand them to a local printer to print onto large Boards/Sheets...and/or
Print them off for Cast and Stage Crew to familiarise themselves with the Sets and Scene changes.
Shakespeare with style!
Aubrey, The Rough Shakespeare Company's pretentious director, obtains what appears to be William Shakespeare's lost diary. Along with Al, his down to earth assistant, the pair decide to embark on an exclusive adaption of the flamboyant Bard's personal journal.
"Shakespeare Rocks!" is a fresh, funny and up to date look at the life and times of William Shakespeare, with a cast of hilarious historical characters, amusing glimpses into some of his works and how he came 'To Be'.
The seven superb songs are exciting, modern and full of energy. They include everything you would want children to know about Shakespeare and the Elizabethan era but, are so 'cool' that they are not only informative, they are guaranteed to enthuse pupils, parents and teachers alike!
Spread the word... Shakespeare didn't just write... he rocked!