The First Kids In SpaceEnvironment
This fun musical provides a great resource for a class or school space project. Exciting songs and dances accompany the script about Space Cadets who are sent to Moonbase X to repair Androids that have a virus and are 'out of control! The pupils are excited but nervous – they will be the very first kids in space. During their flight they experience 'variations of space' - loud blast off, smooth silent orbit, and bumpy landing and fast retreat! Then it's time to test out their survival skills and equipment, eat space food and go moon-hopping- 'One small step for mankind, one giant leap for a kid! Seeing planets 'Spinning and turning, circling and whirling...' and Earth 240,000 miles away, makes them wonder if they'll ever make it home again.This becomes doubtful when the malfunctioning Androids hijack the spacecraft, wrecking it and themselves in the process! Fortunately Specs, a very different, virus-free Android, helps the Cadets repair both. When it's time to return to Earth, the Cadets want to take Specs home with them. Will the little Android decide to go or stay?
This musical has been performed in venues around the world, including the London Planetarium.
Age guide: 6 - 11; KS1, KS2, Duration: 50 60 mins
Cast: 20 to 35 solo speaking & group singing parts * = Solo singing
Specs*, 4–8 Chefs*, 4–8 Astronomers*
Crew: Flight Director, Crew, Commander, Pilot, 4 – 8 Scientists, 4 – 8 Technicians
Androids: Specs*, Ram, Rom, Mega, Modem, Glitch, Gamer, Numlock, Nana, Scuzzi, Smartdrive,
Planet Dancers: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto
Chorus: Sun, Stars, Black Holes, meteorites
Musical styles include rock, ballad, music hall & rap.
Curricular Content: Forces & Motion, Gravity, Travel, Technology, Transport, Space food, Earth & Space, Environment, Planets, Stars, Lunar conditions, Differences & Similarities, Bullying, Cooperation, Health & Safety
A Performing Licence is required to perform this musical to a public audience including parents.
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I have just done this musical with reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children at Peaslake Freeschool. It was fantastic! The songs are very catchy and even the youngest 4 year old was able to sing every word. The backing track is very exciting. I divided the school into three groups. The reception were the planets and stars and did a little dance to Spinning and Turning. The Year 1 were the androids and did a couple of robotic dances as they destroyed the rocket (I used Hungarian Dance no 5 by Brahms for the first dance when they enter the first time, and the Khatcaturian Sabre dance for they come in the second time). The 'Out of control and 'Under control' songs were very effective and the children enjoyed putting actions to them. The Year 2 children were the Scientists, Technicians, Mission Control, Flight director etc. and had the speaking parts. Costumes were very simple and stage set minimalistic. I highly recommend this musical - especially with it's message of looking after the world for tomorrow's children and that everyone is different! Thank you Debbie for once again producing an amazing musical.