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Ye-Ha! (Junior Production)
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Ye-Ha! (Junior Production)

by Craig Hawes

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Features Musicline's Unique LINE COUNT System Making CASTING A 5 Minute Job.
(Click HERE to see Script Sample)


"By the way... Ye-Ha! was FANTASTIC in 2009 and this year's cast is SO excited to do it again"

Sandy Stone - Melinda Heights Elementary School

"Inspired writing from Craig: Thank you."

Corrine Wellby - Upper Beeding Primary School

The Wildest Musical In The West!
Making The Most Of Baked Beans!!
• 42 speaking roles.
This can be reduced to...
• 26 speaking roles.
See “Casting” heading or “Production Notes” in Script Sample
• Unlimited chorus parts.
• Easy to stage. Easy to costume.
• A BRAND NEW product; a CD-ROM of all the Ye-Ha! Songs called "Sing it!" is available. This CD-ROM teaches the songs to the children without any teacher input – children use it at school or at home – think of the time it will save you. Children LOVE learning this way and the product is foolproof. Just give it to the children and they’ll do the rest. Click HERE to see the "Sing It!" video (well worth watching)
• CD of Backing Tracks plus essential sound effects. No pianist required!
• CD of Vocal Tracks.
• Both these CDs include Overture, ALL Songs, Special Effects, Play Ons and Play Offs in the order you need them enabling production and direction to take place without specialist musical expertise.
However - for those of you who prefer a live pianoforte accompaniment, we now have available a superb BRAND NEW Performance Score which encompasses Overture, ALL Play Ons and Play Offs, Songs, Link Music, Cues and Chord Symbols. (Grade 5 / 6 standard).
We also have available a BRAND NEW Rehearsal Score (Grade 2 / 3 standard)

Check them out on the "Script and Songs" heading

• No fuss props.
• Age range - Key Stage 2 Production. (7-11 years)
• Duration - 45 to 50 minutes.
School Productions Don't Come Any Funnier Than This!!!

Click the "Script & Songs" heading to read the script, look at the score and listen to the songs.

“Ye-Ha!” squeezes all the fun and adventure of the old west into a wonderfully wild musical comedy. Something stinks in Splodge City - and it ain't the drains! Mad Dog McNut and his gang are running wild and Wilbur Hubbard, cowardly cook at the Fordoor Saloon lands the job no-one wants - Sheriff of Splodge. Luckily for Wilbur, Billie-Jo Brisket and her faithful steed Lightning roll into town to lend a hand, and suddenly the race is on to save the town. It's a rootin- tootin tale of crazy cowboys, barmy baddies, masked heroes and hidden gold!

“Ye-Ha!” mixes comical characters, a side-splitting script and sparkling songs in a musical that will make your cast shine and your audience go wild in a western way! With parts for between 30 and 50 children plus unlimited chorus parts, this show will suit any size school or group.

A CD featuring dazzling, fully orchestrated backing tracks is available.

A CD of vocal tracks is also available which can be used for rehearsals and performances.

 

Product code: YHJ

‘Ye-Ha’ is full of action, dance and witty one-liners right from the start with the opening song ‘Wild Wild West!’ The townsfolk enter and the drama begins as Chip discusses the no-good gang that runs riot in Splodge City. Wilbur is elected as the new sheriff whose job it is to solve the crisis, but unfortunately, as soon as a sheriff is elected, his coffin measurements are taken in the Fordoor Saloon a few moments afterwards by Philius and Festus!

The mayor, Tex Truman enters and we discover his wish to marry Ma Hubbard, Wilbur’s mother and owner of the Fordoor Saloon. Wilbur doubts his ability to be the new sheriff, but the saloon girls nontheless convince him otherwise and this is followed by Wilbur’s solo ‘Where Is The Hero In Me?’

Just like a scene out of the old-time musical ‘Oklahoma!’ Spooner and Rooster enter with a plan to sell their ‘remedies’ to make a fortune in ‘Spoldge City.’ Unfortunately, Spooner’s tendency to mix up his words means that the audience is wary of his ‘remedies’ immediately! The heroine, Billie-Jo enters to music along with her horse Lightning and talks with the children on stage, asking for a blacksmith; this is an ideal opportunity for the chorus members to become involved. Wilbur and Billie-Jo meet, she is then introduced to the townsfolk and they all join together to sing ‘Little Ol’ Town.’

After much anticipation the McNut gang enter to music and introduce themselves. Drama soon follows as Wilbur attempts to settle this problem over a glass of milk (the naivety is quite sweet) and unsurprisingly is mocked. Yet the tables turn as a black-out follows and an unkown stranger succeeds in saving Wilbur with a surprising tactic...’Wild West Hero’ follows.
Following this lively number, two young boys reveal that there is gold hidden in Splodge City, - the mayor has known all along, - and in a sudden twist, the mayor reveals he is really the villain of the play, determined to get his hands on the gold. In a humorous scene between the two-stroke Indians and Tex, the mayor attempts to discover where the map leading him to the treasure is hidden.

Billie Jo then enters to music and sings ‘Be a Boy.’ Upon hearing the McNut gang, she hides and overhears their plan to lock Wilbur in jail. Following this, the Indians enter to music and Tex pays them for their help, but without him knowing, the money is passed down the line to Billie Jo (hiding her true identity with a lone-ranger mask.) Billie-Jo then frees Wilbur from jail anonymously, and shares the mayor’s dirty secret. Spooner and Rooster enter to music, attempting to sell the topical tonic for life which is marketed brilliantly in ‘Spooner’s Spectacular.’ Luckily, as the McNut gang enters, Billie-Jo reveals that the topical tonic is really a laxative and Wilbur successfully tricks the gang into taking it which really gets things moving! Everyone celebrates both Wilbur’s and Billie Jo’s achievements and we discover that the map to the gold is tattooed somewhere unexpected on Wilbur... In a happy ending, the Indians reveal that the gold is really a bubbling oil well hidden in the backyard of the Fordoor Saloon and everyone celebrates in a typical Western song ‘The Stetson Stomp.’

 

Click the "Script & Songs" heading to read the script, look at the score and listen to the songs.

Speaking Roles by Number of Lines

N.B. In the following list, the number shows how many spoken lines each role has. An asterisk (*) before the character's name indicates that this character ALSO has solo or featured sung lines.

Character NameNumber of Lines
Mayor Tex Truman100
* Wilbur Hubbard86
* Billie-Jo Brisket73
Ma Annie Hubbard62
Chip Checker40
* Dr Cornelius Spooner36
Howling Mad Dog McNut36
Dwayne Dimples35
Chief Walking Weasel25
Bronco Bill22
Old Amos18
Philius Snuffitt18
Old Seth17
Festus Rott14
Rooster12
Buzz8
Squatting Poodle8
Buck7
Jumping Jaguar7
Levi Vandergelder7
Towering Wild Bear7
Butch6
Dolly Vandergelder6
Leaping Leopard6
Miss Bracegirdle6
Smith Ironside6
Brad4
Bret4
Bud4
Chad Checker4
Claude the Barber4
Clifford the Barber4
Clint the Barber4
Clyde the Barber4
Bonnie3
Casey3
Dixie3
Ellie3
Frankie3
Sonny Ironside3
Verity Vandergelder3
Virginia Vandergelder3

Alphabetical Order (with Line Count)

N.B. In the following list, the number shows how many spoken lines each role has. An asterisk (*) before the character's name indicates that this character ALSO has solo or featured sung lines.

Character NameNumber of Lines
* Billie-Jo Brisket73
Bonnie3
Brad4
Bret4
Bronco Bill22
Buck7
Bud4
Butch6
Buzz8
Casey3
Chad Checker4
Chief Walking Weasel25
Chip Checker40
Claude the Barber4
Clifford the Barber4
Clint the Barber4
Clyde the Barber4
Dixie3
Dolly Vandergelder6
* Dr Cornelius Spooner36
Dwayne Dimples35
Ellie3
Festus Rott14
Frankie3
Howling Mad Dog McNut36
Jumping Jaguar7
Leaping Leopard6
Levi Vandergelder7
Ma Annie Hubbard62
Mayor Tex Truman100
Miss Bracegirdle6
Old Amos18
Old Seth17
Philius Snuffitt18
Rooster12
Smith Ironside6
Sonny Ironside3
Squatting Poodle8
Towering Wild Bear7
Verity Vandergelder3
Virginia Vandergelder3
* Wilbur Hubbard86

Non-speaking roles: Lightnin' The Horse.

 

Click the "Script & Songs" heading to read the script, look at the score and listen to the songs.

Customer Reviews

All of my class are enjoying it so much.

"Ye-ha" is the best play that I have ever done with my school. All of my class are enjoying it so much. We have only been practising for a short while but are really getting the hang of it! It's really good how mostly every part has something to say. "Yeha" is great fun. I think it is helping some people getting rid of stage fright because all your friends are there with you!!!!!!!!!!
Review by Liv - Cast Member.

All my mates in Year 5 enjoy the play.

"Ye Ha" is a great play to do in Year 5. We have been practising and we are getting very good at the songs because they are easy to learn. We are going to start the drama soon. It is going to be the best school production I've ever been in.



Review by Sage - Cast Member - Fynamore Primary School - Calne.

My class really enjoyed acting this play. Brilliant!

As director of the JUNIOR PRODUCTION OF 'YE-HA' I could see that my class really enjoyed acting this play. Brilliant!
Review by Class Teacher - St. Andrews School.

A fantastic end to the year!

Our production of Ye-Ha! was great. The costumes were easy to provide and the script and songs were excellent. We love Craig's jokes.
Review by Hill Top Primary School, Leeds

The best play ever

Great play it has been better then all the other ones
PS The Outlaws rock!!!!
PSS I'm an outlaw!
Review by Marcel Student BPPS

Great one to get the boys inspired

KS2 performed this for their end of year show and it went down a storm. We had great fun in learning to line dance for the finale, and the puns and one liners were appreciated by the audience. Our more reluctant children were keen to join in.
Review by Bishop Rawle Primary, Cheadle

An unforgettable experience for all of us!

Year 5 and 6 performed Ye-ha at the end of this academic year and it was brilliant. The script is witty and intelligent, appealing to the adults and children alike. The music is toe-tappingly good and very easily learnt - producing some of the best singing the year groups have ever achieved. All in all a hugely positive experience for all of us.
Review by Jenny Carlyle - Pulham Primary School

Hysterically funny with catchy songs

One of the best shows we have ever done. The show really captured the Wild West and was enjoyed by boys and girls alike. The parents roared with laughter. Inspired writing from Craig - thank you.
Review by Corrine Wellby - Upper Beeding Primary School - West Sussex

Best show we ever did!

Great and funny script leading to a very enjoyable production. There are lots of diferent parts to play from saloon girls, cowboys, indians to villagers.

I must say with hand on heart it was the best thing we have ever done in our school and it was enjoyed by all, parents and children.

I thoughly recommend this show to any school!




Review by Stagecoach Highgate

Great Characters.... Fantastic music

Ye-Ha was such a hoot.... we had a blast with cream pies and silly string. The set designers had so much fun with the fordoor salon and Slodge city... The cast (3-10 years) loved the music and The Stepson Stomp is now our official song and dance of the Drama School. We have a whole new generation of Country and Western fans.

We even had to have a Hoe-down for them to get into character... The Kids loved it!
Review by Rising Starz Performing Arts Trust, Whangarei. Northland

Out of 5 * i rate it 10!!!!!

Ye-ha is a fantastic show!!!!!!!!!!! I played Ellie and it was so much fun. It's a great show to do, I could do it every day!!!!!!!!!!! GREAT FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ********** for YE-HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Review by Ellen, Good Shepherd Primary

Brilliant

I love ye ha it is very very good
Review by ye-ha is the best

FANTASTIC!

We did Ye-Ha! in 2009 and it was FANTASTIC. This year's cast is SO excited to do it again!! GREAT PLAY!!
Review by Sandy Stone from California

So much fun and enjoyable scenes

Me and my classmates haven't performed the final play yet, but we are rehearsing and it's getting so close to showtime.
Brilliant scenes, fun to rehearse, great catchy songs, fun costumes, side-slitting script- why, this play has it all!

I really recommend this play because it is enjoyable for children, the audience, and also the teachers that help us to make the play happen!


Review by Lilah, aged 10, Saltdean Primary School, Brighton.

Brilliant!

Best year 6 performance i have ever seen.

Review by Lincoln Birchwood Junior School

ABSOULUTLEY AMAZING!!

Me and my clas did Ye-Ha, and it was probably one of the BEST experinces of my life, thank you.

Review by Nicole, St bridgets School, West Kirby

This Play Is Really Good

Me and my friends enjoyed doing the Stetson Stomp dance and my school loved it.
I loved watching it. We liked acting it out.
Keep It Up!
(P)
Review by Jessica Parker - Cast Member

EPIC!

This is by far the best musical I have ever preformed in. It is so funny and also great fun to preform.
The best song was The Stenson Stomp and overall just cannot put my positive feelings into words.
Review by Sam H HSS QLD

Awesome

The play was awesome. All the characters were really funny and all the jokes were hilarious . I really enjoyed being Cheif Walking Weasel. I got all the best jokes and only the parents and adults understood them. But overall the play was great.
Review by Balksbury Junior School, Andover

EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This play was epic. It deserves 500000 Stars. All my friends AND ME enjoyed putting on this play.
Cause I'm a mud flinging, gun slinging, hip swinging, song singing WILD WEST HERO NOW- Ye-Ha!
Review by Stoke Fleming Primary School, Stoke Fleming

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Song Samples

Song Samples are audio clips taken from the songs of the show. Click each song title below to play each song.

Song Title

Overture

Be A Boy

Little Ol' Town

Spooner's Spectacular

Stetson Stomp

Where Is The Hero In Me?

Wild West Hero

In The Wild Wild West


These samples have been compressed and do not represent the quality of the final product.

Script & Score Samples

Script & Score Samples are the first few pages of either the script, the score or any other written material relevant to the show. Click the links below to view each sample.

Sample Script

Sample Performance Score (Grade 5/6 Standard)

Sample Easy Play Rehearsal Score (Grade 2/3 Standard)

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Sing it! Download (MAC) £10.00

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Pack of 10 Scripts £55.00
Performance Piano Score (Grade 5/6 Standard) £16.00
Easy Play Rehearsal Piano Score (Grade 2/3 Standard) £13.00
CD of Backing Tracks £13.00
CD of Vocal Tracks £13.00
Sing it! CD-ROM (PC & MAC) £15.00

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