Orpheus - an interactive musical CD
Last updated 07 June 2009, created 30 September 2007, viewed 3,478
Orpheus is a musical inspired by the Greek myth. The music and lyrics were written by Marc Forde and we were delighted to have had Johnny Morris to narrate it for us. This is the first interactive CD from Balagan Theatre Company. This production is designed to appeal to children from year 3 upwards. More… We actually did a production of the musical in St James church in Piccadilly with children aged between 8 - 11. The aim eventually is to produce a series of musical shows that can be put on by any class teacher, no matter how developed (or not) their musical skill.
Apart from the audio tracks, the CD also includes the following:
- A licence to perform the work;
- Notes for a teacher on how to put on the musical;
- Story of Orpheus;
- Complete Lyrics Sheets;
- Narrative script;
- Full production script;
- A songbook adaptation for piano and voice;
- Instrumental scores for violin, viola, cello, trumpet, clarinet, piano and conductor's full score;
- Photos of cast members and musicians;
- Backing tracks with synchronised lyrics for children to practise to, or perform with, if you don't have access
You have access here to the teachers' notes, the songbook (for piano and voice) and 3 songs from the show.
Extracts from this and our other works can be heard on www.amazingtunes.com/users/mogranne
and on Balagan's web site - www.balagantheatre.co.uk
It would be great for us to hear from more teachers. Let us know what you think!