Ocean CommotionScience & Environment
Musical styles include folk, ballad, rock, blues, tango, rap, duet & part-singing. CD vocal tracks for rehearsals, plus backing tracks for dances & performances are user-friendly for all teachers & pupils!
Ages: 7 - 11, Duration: 45 to 60 minutes
Great White Shark is looking for a school to teach his brainless Godson, Hammerhead, about the dreaded hook! He reckons they're in a better class than the hitch-hiking Barnacles and small-fry Herrings 'They ain't got no individuality!' Then Hammerhead tries to befriend a Bottlenose Dolphin on her way to swim with humans, but she tells him they are incompatible - 'You're cold-blooded, I'm warm-hearted!
Tragically, Bottlenose is caught in a net and taken to perform in a dolphinarium. The tough-talking Great White threatens to attack her captors, but clever Orca and Blue Whale advocate communication rather than force. They have learnt to understand the language of humans!
With a wide variety of songs and dances and rhyming script, this show encourages us all to care for our amazing oceans.
Ocean Commotion was commissioned by WWF, and has been performed in venues throughout the world.
Solo speaking & Group singing: 20 to 40 (* = Solo singing)
Bottlenose* (a trusting Bottlenose Dolphin), 3 Porpoises* (cautious of humans), Hammerhead* (a brainless Hammerhead Shark), Great White* (Hammerhead’s aggressive Godfather) Pilot Fish (Great White’s fussy attendants) Barnacles (hitch hikers), Red Herring (practical joker) 3 Little Fish* (the ones that got away) Herrings (synchronized swimmers) 2 Tuna Teachers* (warn about the hook and net) Tuna Pupils (learn about the hook and the net) Orca (Killer Whale, master of the sea) Blue Whale* (the biggest creature in the world)
Flexible Choruses: Herrings, Tuna, Crabs, Lobsters, Barnacles, Starfish, HumansCROSS-CURRICULAR CONTENT:
Living things, Fish & Aquatic Animals, Food Chains, Feeding, Natural World, Environment, Conservation, Oceans, Ecosystems: Communication, Working together, Conflict & Resolution, Animal Rights
Review: For our leavers concert this year we chose ‘Ocean Commotion’. I can’t think of a better send-off for our pupils, and hope that in their secondary school they will continue to do your fantastic musicals. J. Sinclair, Somerset
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