This play is a 20-page script that includes 19 roles (most speaking and rapping, a few without), hip hop performing (rapping), dancing, and LOTS of FUN!! Please Note: This is the SCRIPT ONLY and does NOT include the actual music or choreography (that is up to the buyer to create and adapt as needed).
This is designed for a summer or after school drama camp or drama club, and although it works for any/all grade levels, it would work BEST with intermediate or middle school ages. Although the text is NOT leveled, the character lines are written with a variety of length and vocabulary, designed for a group of students reading at various levels.
Another teacher (co-director and choreographer for the dancing parts) and I (author or "play write" and co-director) managed the performance for First and Second Graders during a 4 day Drama Camp (almost all of the students enrolled were reading at or above their grade level). Because we adapted the script to fit primary-age students over the course of 4 days, we allowed students to use their scripts and made the choreography very simple (2-step moves). We used little stage props and simple costumes.
However, with real stage lighting, a proper sound system, a behind-the-scenes stage crews, fancy props (designed by talented and artistic students), and a reasonable amount of time to learn lines & choreography, this play would make an AMAZING performance for a chorus or high school/middle school Drama Club! The many roles based on favorite fairy tale characters, the plot drawn from traditional stories with a modern twist, and the inclusion of hip-hop and dancing will make this musical a performance your students AND audience with NEVER forget!