My Advanced Drama class would like to perform for the elementary schools next year. I would prefer to do a scripted show and not one that we have written. I figure an hour at most, and we will have 20+ students in the cast. For those of you who have done something like this, what shows have worked for you?
My advanced group has done this every spring for many years. Most years it has been really fun (and a little stressful because some of the seniors get really flaky toward the end of the year).
Some of my favorites have been Ramona Quimby and Around the World in 8 Plays. We have also done some mini musicals and so we loved James and the Giant Peach and The Stinky Cheeseman. I've found that choosing stories the kids have heard of or read in the past works the best.
We always do a talk back after the show also ... and the high school kids really get into it and I feel it helps promote the high school program. I have kids who come audition simply because they remember seeing a show in elementary school.