Author: Nick Perrin
Age Range: 8,9,10,11,12
Availability: In Stock
14 songs Age guide 8 to 12 yrs approx 55 mins
Four classic stories from 'Tales of the Arabian Nights' are cleverly interwoven into this colourful show featuring Princess Scheherazade.
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Poking around a junk shop full of oriental charms, two children are looking for a birthday present for their Grandfather. They discover a heavy dust-covered book - 'Tales of the Arabian Nights'. A mysterious character, whom the children take to be the shopkeeper, suddenly appears then tells the children about the book before reading them the story of Princess Scheherazade.
Princess Scheherazade believes she can break an evil spell which has made the Sultan bitter and cruel. The Princess, aided by her sister, plans to marry the Sultan then tell such interesting stories each night that he will wish to hear more each and every night and so stop his cruel habit of disposing of his brides!
The particular stories featured are 'The Tale Of The Beggar', 'The Tale Of Ali Baba'. 'The Fisherman's Tale' and 'The Tale Of The Prince And The Stone'.
'Great opportunity to include lots of children. Very versatile, easily staged on any scale. The songs are catchy and moving and the fantastic CD backings with the clear and precise melody cues made for a wonderful performance.' Mike Walton - Music Teacher, East Sussex.
Thoroughly enjoyed! Review by Angela Kelly - Principal, Stagecoach Bodmin
Staff and students alike thoroughly enjoyed working towards a performance of 'Scheherazade'. The show provided great opportunities for character acting and included songs in a wide range of musical styles. The result was a very well-received end-of-term performance with excellent feedback from parents.
Loved It! Review by Stephanie Holtman - Music Teacher, Istanbul
The whole International School community really loved it!
Very Versatile Review by Mike Walton - Music Teacher, East Sussex.
Great opportunity to include lots of children. Very versatile, easily staged on any scale. The songs are catchy and moving and the fantastic CD backings with the clear and precise melody cues made for a wonderful performance.
Wonderful Review by Ms. P. Reid, Music Teacher, East Lothian, Scotland
'Scheherazade' was wonderful. It was so colourful and different from anything we'd done before, and the songs were lovely. The parents thought it was fantastic.
Great Music Review by Jeanette Verster - Performing Arts Teacher, Auckland, New Zealand.
Our kids and their parents enjoyed the show tremendously - great music, great songs and great text!