"Story Elements & Genres: Beauty and the Beast Tell All" Musical Play
  • "Story Elements & Genres: Beauty and the Beast Tell All" Musical Play
  • "Story Elements & Genres: Beauty and the Beast Tell All" Musical Play
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    • 30-minute musical play for grades 2-6
    • Includes the script, teacher's guide, and audio recording (which contains a vocal and instrumental version of each song)
    • Simple to do - no music or drama experience needed!

    Now that the Beast is human and the enchantments are behind him, he and Beauty are ready to tell their dramatic story. But how are they supposed to do that, anyway? Should they write a book, an essay, a play? Should it be completely nonfictional or seasoned with some fiction?

    Please scroll down to read the script, listen to the songs, read reviews, and get all the details about the play (plot, curriculum/content, educational standards, and vocabulary).

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    Key Concepts

    • Definitions of, and differences between, fictional and informational text
    • Types/purposes of informational texts
    • Fiction genres
    • Text types (prose, drama, poetry)
    • How the purpose of a text affects its structure
    • Literary terms such as plot, motif, and theme

    Story Elements & Genres: Beauty and the Beast Tell All is a great complement to your curriculum resources in language arts. And, like all of our plays, this show can be used to improve reading, vocabulary, reading comprehension, performance and music skills, class camaraderie and teamwork, and numerous social skills (read about it!) -- all while enabling students to be part of a truly fun and creative experience they will never forget!


    Publication Information

    Author: Lisa Adams and John Heath (Book and Lyrics) and Mike Fishell (Composer)
    978-1-886588-69-1
    © 2018 Bad Wolf Press, LLC

    Song Samples


    Casting

    Flexible casting from 11-40 students. Use as many Librarians, Beauties, etc. in each scene as desired. One student can easily play several roles if needed, and individual roles can be doubled up. Note that all roles can be played by either boys or girls.

    CHARACTERS:
    Journalists
    Prince Dinkle ("Beast")
    Princess Abercrombie ("Beauty")
    Librarians
    Medusa
    Moby Dick
    Nessie
    Magic Mirrors
    Beauties
    Fairy and Friends
    Billy Goats Gruff
    Little Pigs
    Dad
    Sisters

    and a CHORUS composed of all actors who are not playing roles on stage at the time.

    Script

    This is the first third of the script.

    (CLASS enters. PRINCESS ABERCROMBIE (aka BEAUTY) and PRINCE DINKLE (aka BEAST) are at a podium. They have called a press conference to announce that they are writing their exciting life story. A few JOURNALISTS gather around the podium with microphones or other journalistic gear. JOURNALISTS #1 and 2 turn to face the AUDIENCE.)

    JOURNALIST #1: This is amazing! I've gotta get this in today's paper.

    JOURNALIST #2 (talking on a cell phone): Stop the presses! We've got news! The Beauty and the Beast are gonna write their life story!

      Song 1 - Listen to a clip now!

    JOURNALISTS:
    The prince and the princess just told us the news—
    They'll write down their secrets for us to peruse.
    I know it will be a bestseller for ages.
    I can't wait to start turning those juicy pages!

    ABERCROMBIE/DINKLE:
    We're gonna tell our story
    The struggle and the glory
    We'll write down all the bits that we recall.

    This part is rather vital
    So we'll reveal the title:

    Beauty and the Beast
    Beauty and the Beast
    Beauty and the Beast
    Tell all.

    JOURNALISTS (excited):
    I know once I start that I won't want to stop.
    I'll bite all my nails and read till I drop.
    So give us the details for which we're all itchin'!
    What genre? What format? All true, or with fiction?

    A factual history, packed full of charts?
    A romantic story that wrings all our hearts?
    A persuasive essay that gently coerces?
    Written in prose, or composed all in verses?

    ABERCROMBIE/DINKLE (looking at each other in dismay, because they have no idea):

    These matters are essential...
    They're also confidential.
    We have to keep some secrets while we scrawl.

    Your questions are all vital.
    But we'll just give the title:

    Beauty and the Beast
    Beauty and the Beast
    Beauty and the Beast
    Tell all.
    Beauty and the Beast
    Beauty and the Beast
    Beauty and the Beast
    Tell all.

    (JOURNALISTS exit.)

    ABERCROMBIE: What on earth were they talking about? Genres? Verse? Prose?

    DINKLE: I have NO idea. We'd better get home and ask the castle librarians.

    (LIBRARIANS enter.)

    LIBRARIAN #1: Look, the Beauty and the Beast are back!

    LIBRARIAN #2: We're supposed to call them Prince Dinkle and Princess Abercrombie now.

    LIBRARIAN #1: Oh, right. How was the press conference?

    DINKLE: Confusing.

    ABERCROMBIE: They asked SO MANY questions about our project.

    LIBRARIAN #3: And you didn't know the answers?

    DINKLE: Not even a little bit! So we had to put on our poker faces.

    (Facing the audience, DINKLE and ABERCROMBIE strike a pose with serious faces. This can be Zoolander-esque or anything similarly amusing. LIBRARIANS stifle their laughter.)

    LIBRARIAN #3 (deadpan): That must have really fooled them.

    DINKLE: Well yeah. But now what do we do?

    LIBRARIAN #2: Maybe it would help to learn about different types of writing.

    ABERCROMBIE: Oh yes, it would! Can you teach us?

    LIBRARIAN #1 (clapping hands excitedly): We'd love to!

    LIBRARIAN #3: We'd better start at the beginning.

      Song 2 - Listen to a clip now!

    Here you see
    A library
    So many books inside.
    A vast array
    But there's one main way
    That texts are classified...

    It's either fiction or it's not
    Just take a look at what you've got
    Is it a story that was made up by an author?
    Does it have characters and plot?

    It's either fiction or it's not
    Just take a look at what you've got
    Is it a story that was made up by an author?
    Does it have characters and plot?

    If it's something else
    That's what we call nonfiction text, yessiree
    If you browse the shelves
    So many types to see; it's a
    Broader category

    LIBRARIANS and CHORUS:
    It's either fiction or it's not
    Just take a look at what you've got
    Is it a story that was made up by an author?
    Does it have characters and plot?

    (LIBRARIANS exit.)

    DINKLE: I knew they would give us great advice. Let's write fiction!

    ABERCROMBIE: Fiction? No! We're writing our TRUE story. That's NONfiction.

    DINKLE (making a face): No way! Nonfiction is dry and boring! Our story is good, but it could be better. Maybe I could fly or be invisible. Superhero stuff really sells!

    ABERCROMBIE (aghast): We're telling our story. We can't just make things up!

    DINKLE: What's the big deal? We'll just say it's "based on a true story." (HE winks repeatedly and conspicuously.)

    ABERCROMBIE: I think we should find out more about fiction and nonfiction before we decide.

    DINKLE: Okay, fine. Let's split up and meet back here later.

    (ABERCROMBIE exits. MOBY DICK, MEDUSA, and NESSIE enter. One should carry a sign reading "Beast Support Group.")

    MEDUSA: Hey hey! If it isn't the former Beast! Long time no see.

    DINKLE: Medusa! You've done something new with your hair!

    MEDUSA (running her fingers through the snakes): I'm growing out my snakes. Do you like it?

    DINKLE: It's so YOU. (HE turns to NESSIE and MOBY DICK.) Moby Dick! Nessie! Wait—is it okay if I hang out with you guys, even though I'm not a beast anymore?

    MOBY DICK: Of course! Friends forever, bro.

    DINKLE: Thanks, man. So how are things going for you literary beasts?

    MEDUSA: Oh, the usual. Vendettas. Pitchforks. Heroes trying to cut off your head.

    MOBY DICK: ...fanatical ship captains thinking you're the embodiment of evil. Same chase, different day.

    NESSIE: Well at least they notice you!

    MEDUSA (to DINKLE): Nessie is still trying to convince people she's a real animal living in Loch Ness and not a mythical beast.

    NESSIE: I try everything. I pop my head up out of the water. I sunbathe on the beach. I order pizza delivered. Nobody spots me! I'm gonna have to post a selfie.

    MOBY DICK (to DINKLE): So, how's it being a human again?

    DINKLE: Good...it's nice to have fingers. But I have a problem. Abercrombie and I are supposed to be writing our story, but we can't decide what type of thing to write. I want to write fiction.

    NESSIE: Fiction! Don't look at me. I'm a REAL LIFE, NONFICTIONAL beast.

    MOBY DICK: What kind of fiction do you want to write?

    DINKLE: Isn't there just one kind?

    MEDUSA: You're joking, right? All of us Beasts come from stories in different genres.

    DINKLE (bewildered): Genres?

      Song 3 - Listen to a clip now!

    BEASTS:
    How 'bout a horror story?
    That genre is so fun
    Like Frankenstein it'd be so fine
    To scare them from page one.

    A mystery'd be awesome
    Commit a beastly crime
    But you'll get caught, that's just the plot
    It happens every time.

    If you wanna be in fiction
    You gotta know what kind
    If you wanna be in fiction
    You can't be ill-defined.
    A fairy tale or western?
    You gotta make that call
    If you wanna be in fiction
    The genre says it all.

    MOBY DICK:
    You might be realistic
    A story full of strife
    A great white whale, now there's a tale
    That seems quite true to life.

    MEDUSA:
    A beast in myth or folklore
    A gal with snakes for hair.

    NESSIE:
    Forget that mess–how 'bout Loch Ness?
    Historical, I swear!

    MEDUSA and MOBY DICK (shouted): Nessie!

    CHORUS:
    If you wanna be in fiction
    You gotta know what kind
    If you wanna be in fiction
    You can't be ill-defined.
    A fairy tale or western?
    You gotta make that call
    If you wanna be in fiction
    The genre says it all.
    If you wanna be in fiction
    The genre says it all.

    (BEASTS exit.)

    This concludes the first one-third of the script.

    Common Core and Other National Standards

    Language Arts

    Fine Arts

    • National Music Standards 1, 2, 6, 7, and 8 for K-4th, Standard 1 for 5th-8th
    • National Theater Standards 2, 3, 6, 7, and 8 for K-4th, Standards 2 and 6 for 5th-8th
    • National Dance Standards 1 and 2 for K-4th

    Vocabulary

    Literary Terms

    bestseller prose verse genre fiction
    nonfiction author character motif plot
    theme literature folktale novel drama
    dialogue scene rhyme haiku stanza
    publish storytelling reference book index flashback
    cliffhanger moral memoir narrative expository
    autobiography point of view essay structure literary nonfiction
    chronology informational text "based on a true story" myth


    General Vocabulary-Building

    peruse vital coerce confidential scrawl
    classify poker face vendetta fanatical embodiment
    mythical ill-defined strife rooked folklore
    terse credibility campaign awareness stereotype
    rigorous how-to pointed hybrid pluot
    liger convey overdone commoner trappings
    conflate perseverance snap judgment wherewithal "deer in headlights"
    Number of questions: 0

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