I am at a k-8 school, and our middle school is travelling to Greece next year! My admin asked if I could tailor the Spring Musical to match the trip. I will order the perusal of Xanadu, Jr., but I was wondering if there are any other musicals that are either set in Greece or deal with Greek mythology. It has to be appropriate for k-8, so no Mamma Mia!
Myndee Fleury Washington
Music & Drama Teacher
Union Park Charter Academy
"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you EVERYWHERE"- Albert Einstein
The Frogs is a musical "freely adapted" by Stephen Sondheim and Burt Shevelove from The Frogs, an Ancient Greek comedy by Aristophanes.Xanadu (2007) is a musical comedy about the Greek Muses; based on the 1980 film. Book by Douglas Carter Beane and music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. It does involve roller skating.
Tales of Olympus: A Greek Myth Musical. Book, music & lyrics by Min Kahng; commissioned by Bay Area Children's Theatre (Oakland, CA). Peering down from their home on Mt. Olympus, the ancient Greek gods see a fast-paced, modern world filled with high-tech distractions. Who has the time to remember their stories? Calliope, the goddess of epic poetry, descends from the mountaintop to enlist the help of an 11-year-old mortal, Jason. But does Jason have the guts to overcome his stage fright and become the next bard? For rights, you can contact the author at: https://www.minkahng.com/contact