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has been so much fun, said Director Kelly Gilson. Lots
of kids and energy make this a crowd pleaser. We have 32 in the cast
and all of the kids -- and parents -- have been wonderful to work with."
Corinthian - Corinth Theatre Arts Presents Pinocchio
"We had 3rd, 4th and 5th graders in our Pinocchio! Thank
you very much for your work and allowing freedom with the scripts."
Kohanek, Kenwood School, Minneapolis
version of Pinocchio
is written just for you and your students. It is a faithful
adaptation of the original Carlo
story with audience participation and lots of fun for everyone!
"Thanks for writing the parts so that most can be played by
either boys or girls!"
Roesener, Teacher, Sunnyside Elem, Idaho Falls ID
Pinocchio School Play Package allows you to make a Video/DVD!
My goal was achieved: Every student felt like a star, and that
is what its all about.
Cardinal Pacelli School, Cincinnati
as many roles, lines and songs as you like! There are many ways
to include everyone! Include all your special needs kids in Pinocchio!
"I produced the play "Pinocchio" last year! The
children thoroughly enjoyed it.
Dixon, Hunua Youth Theatre, Papakura, New Zealand
Director Gary Schwartz praised Pinocchio writer, Kathryn Schultz-Miller,
whose scripts hes used in other shows, saying, She just
knows how to write this kind of interaction.
Center Stage, Snoqualmie Valley Record
Pinocchio is Recommended for Grades 1
School Play, Pinocchio requires no professional experience in
theatre. It is written in simple terms with lots of practical suggestions.
"More than 30 third and fourth grade students from Lincoln
Akerman School took the stage to perform Pinocchio! The audience was
filled with family, friends and teachers. Younger siblings excitedly
pointed up to the stage and sometimes not so quietly whispered,
"There he is!"
Bellen, Lincoln Ackerman School, NH
is Easy to Adapt to Your School's Needs! The
School Play Package allows you to adapt the script!
Cast School Play Script for Kids to Perform!
Running Time: About 45 minutes
Flexible Cast of 30-40: 2 Male,
3 Female, All others M/F
Easily adapted for larger or
(no lines, parts can overlap)
MUSIC BOXES (M/F)
GIRLS in Land of Toys (M/F)
(M/F, 8 lines)
(M/F, 7 lines)
(M/F, 7 lines)
(M/F, 7 lines)
(M/F, 7 lines)
(M/F, 5 lines)
(M/F, 6 lines)
(M/F, 6 lines)
(M/F, 6 lines)
(M/F, 7 lines)
MAGNIFICO (M/F, 32 lines)
CRICKET: (M/F total 65 lines)
CRICKET #1 (M/F, 29 lines)
CRICKET #2 (M/F, 13 lines)
CRICKET #3 (M/F, 13 lines)
CRICKET #4 (M/F, 10 lines)
(M/F total 87 lines)
(M/F, 15 lines)
(M/F, 29 lines)
(M/F, 28 lines)
(M/F, 15 lines)
IVANA (F, 1 line)
(M/F, 9 lines)
(F, 25 lines)
FOX (M/F, 9 lines)
CAT (M/F, 6 lines)
(M/F, 20 lines)
(M/F, 14 lines)
JACK (M, 8 lines)
JILL (F, 2 lines)
Student Felt Like a Star!"
Kenwood School, Minneapolis -- 3rd, 4th and 5th Graders.
School Play Package allows you to adapt the script! Add lines,
characters, scenes, songs! You also have the right to make a DVD/Video
of your special performance!
IS THIS PLAY BEST FOR YOUR SCHOOL?
especially for young people to perform.
While you may find large cast
plays from other publishers, most of those were originally written
for adults or
professional actors to
perform. They often contain difficult dialogue, unfamiliar or
complex language, and speeches too long for young children to
memorize. They may even contain jokes, innuendos and subject matter
that may not be appropriate for children.
understand and memorize.
Dialogue is simple, fresh, quick
and humorous, keeping the action flowing without stops and starts
between scenes. This keeps young people and young audiences engaged
throughout the performance - no awkward pauses, no dead-time, no wiggles!
All children are involved
throughout the performance. This builds confidence, promotes team
spirit and eliminates rehearsal rowdiness. The audience is often
asked to join in the fun, and action often spills into the aisles!
All of our SCHOOL PLAYS give suggestions on how to divide up large
parts (such as Dorothy in Wizard of Oz) among several performers so
that no one child is the "star".
stories with upbeat endings.
The story line stays as close as
possible to the familiar story the kids already know. While
some authors feel the need to "improve" the story, our
SCHOOL PLAYS stay as close to the familiar narrative as possible,
making it easier for children - and your audience - to understand.
to edit! Go ahead and tape it!
Most publishers insist that no
changes may be made to their scripts. We know that your
goal is to engage every child in the most meaningful way and that
your needs are unique. Cut, eliminate, re-assign lines, or add
as much as you like! Also, there are no restrictions on video
tapes. Parents want a tape or DVD to remember their child's big
moment. Go ahead and tape away!
Kathryn Schultz Miller
is one the most prolific and most produced playwrights for
children. Her script, A THOUSAND CRANES, won the National
Endowment for the Arts Playwright Award (and countless others) at a
time when plays for children were not considered serious works. Now,
many of her published scripts are considered classics for young
audiences. When teachers voiced their need for great plays that
kids can perform Ms. Miller responded with ArtReachs School
Plays: I never dreamed Id write for anyone other
than professionals. But writing for child performers has been
the most profound and rewarding experience of my life.
FROM THE PLAYWRIGHT
past few years we've seen a
tremendous increase of confidence in the teachers we hear from.
Most are finding it easier to let the process flow and worry less
about the final product. I firmly believe that the experience
will be best for all when you keep a few things in mind:
yourself from worry about whether
or not it's "good". No one is paying big ticket
prices; no one expects a Broadway success. The key to making
this project meaningful is to put the emphasis on process; realize
that rehearsal and practice are as much a part of the experience as
the actual performance. Encourage fun and you will free the
children from embarrassment and stress. If the kids can't learn
the lines let them carry a script or use their own words to convey
the character's message. If they seem to wander the stage, let
them explore where they want to go - they might surprise you with a
wonderful idea. In every aspect of the process give them the
wings to create and think. Give them a comfortable, supportive
place to go and their confidence and self-expression will soar!
all else, make sure you are
having fun. If you've never directed a play before, don't
worry. It's all just pretend -- you can't do it wrong!
The quality of your experience is every bit as important as that of
the children. You need the joy of self-expression too, that
doesn't go away when we grow up. So give yourself a break.
And when all else fails, laugh!
Thank you so
much for choosing Pinocchio. It's been a pleasure to hear from
you and to receive accounts of your wonderful productions. I
can't think of anything more rewarding than to create this version of
Pinocchio for you and your students! Break a leg!
Kids to Learn, Perform and Enjoy!
Monkton Central School, VT
Cues, sound effects, background
The CD Soundtrack contains
special sound effects and background music (public domain
traditional-classical) that may be used to greatly enhance the
performance. It does not contain music and songs from the popular
animated film, nor does it contain music for the performers to sing
along with. Cues have 10 seconds of silence at the end - times shown
below include silence.
[ Click on [sample]
to hear a short sample of the indicated cues ]
1. CARNIVAL, FANFARE
3. LUCKY STAR (0:36)
4. BLUE FAIRY (1:13) [sample]
5. STAR & FAIRY EXIT (0:17)
6. CARNIVAL (0:43)
7. OMINOUS MUSIC
8. STAR & FAIRY
9. STAR & FAIRY,
TRAVELERS, COACH (1:29)
10. OMINOUS, COACH, LAND
OF TOYS (1:01)
11. BREAKING GLASS (0:14)
12. OMINOUS, DONKEY, WHIP,
13. SADNESS, FAIRY, WATER,
WAVE, WHALE (2:59)
14. WHALE SNEEZE, RUSHING
WATER (0:40) [sample]
15. BLUE FAIRY (0:39)
16. CARNIVAL, CURTAIN
Some teachers choose familiar songs, obtain sheet music and insert
these songs into the play. We recognize that each school has a
wide variety of educational needs to fulfill and we invite you to be
creative in your use of our scripts; including changes or additions
that are appropriate for your students. As author/publisher of our
own creative works, we do ask that you obtain proper copyright
permission for any additions you might make - that responsibility is
up to you.
& Sound Resources Available on the Internet
Music, Song Books, CDs, DVDs, Sing-along,
Music Resources: Karaoke
CDs & Sheet
search Internet for karaoke cds or sheet music
to Make A Puppet's Nose Grow?
Production by Valley
Center Stage, North Bend, WA!
Look closely. Lucky Star, Blue
Fairy's friend, carries a star wand with long wooden handle.
When Pinocchio lies to the Blue Fairy, Lucky Star stands behind
Pinocchio and places pole on his shoulder. Another cast member
uses a slide whistle to make "growing" sound. It's
simple, easy, and works like a charm!
The story is
just as you remember it... Here Pinocchio is about to get into
FIBBER: Good day, young sir.
What was that I heard your friend saying?
LEFTY: (Yeah, what was he saying?)
PINOCCHIO: Oh nothing.
Just that I can't see the show because I'm a puppet.
FIBBER: Hmm... How peculiar.
(FIBBER and LEFTY circle around PINOCCHIO, examining.)
I've never seen a puppet that walks and talks before...
LEFTY: (Me neither.) Meerrrroow...
(LEFTY lifts PINOCCHIO's hat, FIBBER looks
under his coat. LEFTY takes PINOCCHIO's book and hands it to
FIBBER. They play with it passing it back and forth so that
PINOCCHIO can't get it. PINOCCHIO laughs at their fun.)
PINOCCHIO: (Giggling.) Hey!
FIBBER: How'd you like to make a buck
or two, hmmm?
LEFTY: (Hmmm?) Mewwwww?
PINOCCHIO: Not right now. I
have to go to school.
FIBBER: Ah, I see you are a
puppet. All puppets are stupid.
(FIBBER and LEFTY cross their arms and turn
their noses up in disgust.)
FIBBER: School is for little
puppets. Real boys skip their lessons and get into show business.
(LEFTY strikes a dramatic pose.)
The old razzle dazzle...
(LEFTY does a quick soft shoe, takes a
PINOCCHIO: The old razzle dazzle, huh?
(PINOCCHIO tries to imitate LEFTY. His
wooden awkward feet get tangled and he falls.)
FIBBER: Not bad. How'd you like
(FIBBER and LEFTY strike a starry pose...)
PINOCCHIO: A star! That would
be much more fun than going to school.
FIBBER: We can put your name in
lights, kid. Of course, it will cost you a quarter.
PINOCCHIO: That's no problem. I
have one right here!
(PINOCCHIO zips out his coin. FIBBER
takes it, bites it, slips it in his coat.)
(LEFTY grabs one of PINOCCHIO's arms.)
LEFTY: (Here we go!) Merp!
(FIBBER grabs the other.)
FIBBER: Oh, we're going to have lots
and lots of fun...
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