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!
The amazing sight of the 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 space adventure musical has been performed at the London Planetarium. It teaches about space travel and conditions. It also encourages children to respect differences.
Music: 10 songs and dances in a variety of musical styles, including music hall, theme & variations, rock, ballad & calypso.
Age guide: 6 to 11; KS1, KS2
Duration: 50 to 60 minutes
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
Music: 9 songs and dances in a rich variety of musical styles, including rock, ballad, music hall & rap.
Forces & Motion, Gravity, Travel, Technology, Transport, Space food, Earth & Space, Environment, Planets, Stars, Lunar conditions, Differences & Similarities, Bullying, Cooperation, Health & Safety
Review: I just wanted to drop you a line to say how much our FCMG Intermediate Choir Workshop Kids are enjoying your show “The First Kids in Space”. We are at the end of day 2 of a 3 day course and the 17 children – aged 6 to 10 – are having a wonderful time. Simon Weir, London
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