Frantic Productions write and publish musical Christmas shows and nativity plays for primary schools.
Frantic Productions write and publish musical Christmas shows and nativity plays for primary schools. Our customers often comment that our shows are a ‘bit different’. We hope you will agree. Below we describe just a few of our musicals, but please visit our website to explore our full catalogue for nursery, infants and juniors.
For Reception and Year 1, A Christmas Tail is a quirky little musical about Minty Mouse who lives in a book shop and overhears a customer talking about a ‘Christmas tail’. With the help of his animal friends he discovers that it means the nativity story. But, of course, he gets his own mousey Christmas tail in the end! There are parts for cheeky mice, naughty cats, spinning spiders, wise bookworms and a short nativity scene is included.
Hear the song ‘It’s Christmas Time’ from this show, below.
For upper Key Stage 1 and lower Key Stage 2, The Angel’s Harp is a ‘very musical nativity’ indeed. Adina the angel drops her harp from a cloud and flies down to Bethlehem to find it. In her search, she meets the nativity story characters, and what a musical bunch they turn out to be! The innkeeper’s ceilidh band, the shepherd’s conga and the wise men’s fanfare are just some of the musical treats in this rather unusual nativity production. A great show case for your pupil’s musical talents.
If you require a musical without nativity content, The Goblin Next Door (for 6-8s) is a delightful all-year-round fairytale show in a woodland setting (so your scenery will always look seasonal). Your children will love performing the story of this noisy, messy and generally badly behaved goblin who causes mayhem in Fairy Dell. (Watch YouTube clips of this show online.)
For upper Key Stage 2, or indeed for a whole school Christmas performance in which early years and infants can participate very easily, Santa’s Christmas Circus Extravaganza! is a most festive variety-style show. Your audience will marvel as your school hall is turned into a stunning circus ring. With magician wise men, shepherds hypnotising their sheep, juggling teddies, Santa’s formation dance team (a la Strictly Come Dancing!), Neddy the talking donkey’s ventriloquist act and lots more besides, this is a Christmas show never to be forgotten - and it is also endlessly adaptable.
All Frantic Productions musicals come with a CD of vocal tracks and plain backing tracks, script with performance guidance and piano scores with guitar chords. Prices vary between £20 and £30. Please note, a performance licence is required if you wish to perform one of our shows, and there is a 40% ‘early bird’ licence discount if you request one at the time of ordering your show.
To place an order, download a flyer or listen to mp3 music clips, visit www.franticproductions.co.uk
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Fran is prolific writer of school musicals and other music education resources. She has more than 20 years’ experience of teaching 3 to 11 year olds as a primary music coordinator and specialist music teacher, and has also been a writer and assistant producer in school television and educational video production.
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