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Musicals

Our musicals are written for elementary school level performances with leads and choruses originating from the 5th and 6th grades.  A.C. Davis musicals bring whole schools together and feature various scenes with combined classrooms from different grade levels on the stage.  A play could include firefighters from the first grade and exorcists from the fourth.  All songs are based on appropriate skill/retention levels for their intended performers.

 

Why an A.C. Davis production?  All our musicals are beyond the mainstream.  No cutesy characters or political correctness in our plays.  Characters could include swamp monsters, ghosts, a vampire that does not like dirty necks, a witch with a hook for a hand, a moon creature, a monster that hatches from an egg and pokes out through the roof of a cave, etc.  Each musical is a truly unique experience for performers and audiences alike.  If you are seeking to create special memories for your children, you have come to the right place. 


All of our musicals are available with either a 1 or 2 year unlimited production license.  This means no per performance royalty.  Of course, individual scripts, music scores, and band selections are available for your enjoyment without having to pay a royalty.

 

A master "Script and Piano Score" is included with each Production License or can be purchased separately.  Additional scripts can be purchased for a reduced fee once the Production License has been obtained and executed.  Please contact us for additional information regarding additional scripts.

 

Band music is also available to accompany the various productions.  i.e. curtain open/close, ushering on/off various class groups, etc.  This music is written for an elementary school level and generally includes trumpet, clarinet, flute, and percussion sections.  This music is not necessary for a successful performance, but it is highly recommended.

"Swallowing an Eyeball" (1967)

It is not easy being a wizard.  Even harder to be an apprentice wizard.  STILL harder to…Yuck, Gross, Ptooey!  You read it correctly…Swallow…an…EYE…BAALLL.  A story that shows why it is sometimes better to remain poor, than gain affluence through…BLACK MAGIC!

 

Other notable characters include Samuel Barnstead Glitch, Igor Scrum, and Maude Krump.


Onstage groups performed by lower grades 1-4 (in addition to chorus and lead roles) include Painters, Plumbers, Scrum “kids”, Slurpie Burpie Dolls,  Gorgo Monster Toys, Dogs and Cats from the pound, and Poor Little Orphans.

Songs include "We are Little Wizards", "Beware of Glugg", "Eyeball Swallowing", "Purple Lard", "Your Cesspool Exploded", "We are the Children of Daddy Scrum", "That’s all That I Needed", “Demons”, “We are Evil Creatures”, “Slurpie Burpie Evelyn”, “I’m Gorgo”, “Christmas Bones”, and “We are Poor Little Orphans”.

Band music includes "Wizard Glitch Fanfare", "Igor Sneak Music", "Demons", "I’m Gorgo", “Swallowing an Eyeball”, and “March #1 (William Burke March)”.

 


"Green Hair" (1967)

A delightful woodland setting in the Kingdom of King Knob.  Enter Jessica Putch and her Putchlets:  creatures (kids) that she has created over the years to keep her company.  The Putchlets have not been behaving as of late and Jess is considering uncreating them with her magic wand.

 

Madame Bratte and her brood of “Brattes”, do not care for Jessica or her Putchlets.  They would love to see the green haired, less educated menaces removed from the beauty of the forest. 

 

Oh, apparently there is a dragon in the kingdom and a headchopper who is looking for some practice…and clean necks.

 

Other notable characters include Willy the Headchopper and a Dragon!

Onstage groups performed by lower grades 1-4 (in addition to chorus and lead roles) include His Majesty King Knob’s Royal Army.

Songs include "Jessica Putch You’re Too Much", "It’s Not Fair", "I’ve Had It", "We are Brattes", "She’d Look Silly Without Her Head", "Hooray for Education", "Green Hair", “Absolutely Free”, “You Called Us”, “Have We Ever Killed a Dragon”, and “It Puffed”.

No band music is available for “Green Hair”.


“Invasion From Planet X” (1968)

The homes of Matilda Honeyblossom (nicest girl in town, very poor) and Elvira Creech (the town brat, happy that she is not poor).  It is a quiet morning in Grigbee…

 

Unfortunately for two visitors from another world, X-9 and 00, they happen to crash land in this “quiet” area. 

Other notable characters include:  Inspector Clutch, Captain Klunk “the Bloodhound”, and Lawyer Bentbutton.

Onstage groups performed by lower grades 1-4 (in addition to chorus and lead roles) include Mailmen and some Goodie, Goodie, Goodie Candy Store Kids.

Songs include "I’m Happy Being Me", "Who is Matilda?", "Who Would You Like to Push in a Sewer?", "They’ll Shoot Us With Their Blasters", "The Mail Must Get Through", "Goodie, Goodie, Goodie Candy Store", "The World is Full of Crooks", “Never Put a Hippo in Your Stew”, “We’ve Really Got a Crime in Grigbee”, “Klunk the Bloodhound”, “Haven’t Found a Clue”, and “Doesn’t She Look Guilty?”.

Band music includes “March #1 (William Burke March)”, "Hippo” and “Who is Matilda?”.

 

"The Thing in the Shed" (1968)

The story itself takes place in the backyard of one Hiram Girdlestone, boy inventor.  It appears that Hiram, during his latest experiment, has somehow managed to change the color of the family dog.  Needless to say, the family, friends, neighborhood, etc. are upset at the latest change in "Poofer".

Hiram has also been working on something big, huge, colossal in his inventing shack...The crowning achievement in his young inventing career.  His friends have been supporting him and gathering bits and pieces for this invention...but they have no idea what Hiram is up to.  They are getting a bit testy as they want to know what Hiram has been creating.  Noone, not even his family knows what to expect from..."The Thing in the Shed."

Oh yes, there is also an evil individual named Igor Scrum and his brood of Scrum kids who are up to no good.  

Other notables include Shirley Bentwhistle and her band of Parakeets, Mr. Teedletumper and his Romper Bomper Scouting Club, and what play would be complete without some Protestors?

Onstage groups performed by lower grades 1-4 (in addition to chorus and lead roles) include the Parakeets, Scrum “kids”, the Romper Bomper Scouting Club, and some Neighborhood Children.

Songs include "What's a Mother to Do?", "What a Mess You've Made of Poofer", Cheep Cheep We're Parakeets", “Enough Today”, “We are Rotten to the Core”, "We are the Romper Bomper Scouting Club", “I Can See It All Now”, “What a Mighty Thing”, “Hiram Fix Our Toys”, “We are from the Anti-Everything", and "You Most Very Certainly Must Go".

Band pieces include "Igor Sneak Music", “Dressing Music”, "March #1 (William Burke March)", "March Bazoink", and "We are From the Anti-Everything".


"The Gerfel Loves Me" (1969)

The story itself takes place in a little known town: Wrentham.  It deals primarily with the problems of Mademoiselle Lavinia Chercher, who must present the evil banker, Horatio A. Snerdclacker, the tidy sum of $101.02 (the monthly installment on her mortgage) by midnight “tonight” or lose possession of both her home and place of business. 

Her business is a Finishing School for Wrentham’s Young Ladies.  The local girls are tutored by her each Saturday in all the things a young lady must know.  However, the girls, though eager to learn, just can’t seem to get the hang of this lady-like business.

The plot is further complicated by the appearance of a bumbling, “always last to be picked”, fairy godmother, who appears on the scene to help the girls raise the sum of $101.02 so Mademoiselle won’t be thrown out into the snow. 

Other notable personalities include Gertrude Finchclot Beambender III, president of the local historical society; Malissa-Ann Sugarbush, the only girl in the group who appears to be thoroughly lady-like; and Pomegranate P. Pickleplugger, the head clerk of Horatio A. Snerdclacker’s bank who has taken it upon himself to record in his little black book the 9,337 times that Mademoiselle Chercher has refused to marry his boss.

Onstage groups performed by lower grades 1-4 (in addition to chorus and lead roles) include zookeepers, weight loss customers, historical society members, and reporters.


Songs include "Bonjour Mademoiselle Chercher", “Who Wants to be a Lady Like Me?”, "Malissa, Malissa, We Worry About You", "The Scrubby Dubby Zoo", “Snerdclacker!  A Truly Lovely Name”, "Why Don't You Marry Snerdclacker?",  “That’s What You Call Fat”, "We are Your Local Historical Society", “Old Snerdclacker’s Face Will Drop”, "I Just Couldn't Resist It's Smile", and "We are Reporters".

Band music includes "March #1 (William Burke March)", "?", "Scrubby Dubby Zoo", “Blockhead Trot”, “Snerdclacker", "March Brump", and “March Beep".


"We Can’t Have A Flower Hitting People" (1969)

The backyard of Abigail Pillpopper and the front yard of Germit the Hermit.  It is morning.  Abigail is babysitting a sunflower.  A magnificent sunflower with which Abigail and her friends have hopes of winning first prize in a local competition.

 

Of course Abigail and her friends aren’t counting on an evil witch and an even worse “weed” to enter their lives…or a vulture named Jake.  And of course, flowers should never, never hit people…

 

Other notable characters include Rebecca C. Pollentwitcher, Krankduffer the Witch, Harriet D. Flitfeather, and Farnum G. Bunkledunker.

 

Onstage groups performed by lower grades 1-4 (in addition to chorus and lead roles) include Flower Club Children, an Express Company, Birdwatchers, and Exterminators.
 

Songs include "You Can’t Leave This Flower Unattended", "They Said She Couldn’t Do It", "We Want to See the Hermit", "I’m Germit the Hermit", "Ask Mrs. Pollentwitcher", "We Bring It—You Take It—It’s All the Same to Us!", "Bim Bam Yick Yack", “You’re Getting Fat”, “Name for Us Who You Want to Squish”, “We Can’t Have a Flower Hitting People”, “Did You Ever See Such Evil Eyes?”, “Something Is Very Strange Right Here”, “Look Up in That Tree”, “Exterminate”, “The Ugly Skreep-Gak Plant”,  “Krankduffer is Near”, and “We Popped Her Magic Bubble”.


Band music includes "Life", "Yick Yack", "Krankduffer Waltz", "Look", “Yerpie”,  and “Guru”.

 

"Henry Was Attacked by a Robin’s Egg" (1970)

The abandoned castle of King Belchbutton.  His ghost is supposedly haunting the place.  As the scene opens, the girls are entering…moaning and groaning about their cuts and bruises.  These ailments have been administered during babysitting by one Stanley Alexander, a rotten little kid with a nice hammer.  Belchbutton is interested in restoring his castle to its former glory…all others believe that Belchbutton is a ghost.  The Floptossle kids’ father, Henry, mysteriously disappeared years before.  Mother Floptossle can see none of the problems created by her darling angel, Stanley.

 
Oh, yes…Belchbutton loves to knit and is not too concerned about getting caught for the bank robbery that he and his gang have recently committed.  After all, a king needs money to build (or rebuild) his castle…

Other notables include Lanzibar Webquecker, a spiritualist; Doctor Sidebender, leader of the local surgeons; and a headless character who appears to be looking for…a head…any head.

 

Onstage groups performed by lower grades 1-4 (in addition to chorus and lead roles) include Spiritualists, Bakers, and a Staff of Doctors.

 
Songs include "Stanley Alexander is a Rotten Little Creep!”, "We Have Really Suffered", "Wicked Ole King", "Lanzibar Webquecker Speaks With the Spirits", "Never Ever Will We Ever Do a Thing That’s Good", "Scrab Dab!  Billy-Eye Boo!", “We Are From the Bakery Shoppe",  and “We Cure Things”.

Band music includes "March #1 (William Burke March)", "Zubby", "Zee Zee", "Cream Puffs", “Glubbe”, and “Boink”.


“Ppppttt the Brain” (1970)

Takes place in a cave…where the kids are not supposed to be!  A “Great” hidden door, an evil scientist, and some sticky rock candy thicken the plot. And before the play is over…who knows?  Perhaps the answer to the ever accumulating pile of trash at the local landfill will be found!

 

A grand adventure including miners, Summer School, a vampire, jelly beans, dirty necks, a monster (monster?), and a brat with a big mouth.
 

Other notables include Cornelius Muckslump Bagtwagger, a scientist; Mrs. Pilppoinker, the “Brain’s” mother; Miss Brunhilda L. Prunehugga, Summer School teacher; and Tyronicus B. Hedgehummer, head of the local detective agency.

 

Onstage groups performed by lower grades 1-4 (in addition to chorus and lead roles) include Rock Candy Miners, Sunday School children, The Snag It Bind It Detectives, and Pollution Control experts.

 

Songs include “Silicia You’ve Got a Big Mouth!", "Ask the Brain", "Don’t Spill Your Guts!", "The Sticky Art of Mining", "Prunehugga!  Prunehugga!  She Says That We are Good!", "How We’ve Grown", "Summer School Will Make You Drool", “Five and Five are Twenty-Six”, “The Snag It, Bind It, Detective Agency”, “Was It the Rampquart?”, and “Pollution!  Pollution!”.

Band music includes "March #1 (William Burke March)”, “Tweek”, “Slipe”, “Zing”, “Gleep”, and “Melp”.

“The Great Yatoofie” (1971)

The neighborhood kids are struggling to get their time machine (who hasn’t struggled with theirs?) functional…and are putting high hopes in the newest piece of equipment:  the Gyrotronic Heat and Mush Dispenser.  Of course, things don’t go quite as smoothly for the kids as they had hoped.  They have…mixed success.

 
There is a lot of talk about a new acquisition, Verna, an alleged square-egged laying chicken.  Mayhem ensues when El Bel Hakeim Yatoofie and his brood are transported to the present via the kids’ invention.  This play and the ensuing experience is, in the words of the Great Yatoofie himself:  “Like the 3 legged minnow that tried to eat soup with a knife.”

Other notable characters include Mildred-Ann Beaktweeker; Mobittha Cruikshank Thistletweeker and Hildasnuff Farnsbee Paddleplopper (librarians one should not cross!); Futoni Cheddaroni; Tiffani; and Plugge.

 

Onstage groups performed by lower grades 1-4 (in addition to chorus and lead roles) include the Yummy Yellow Yoke Farmers, the Polliwog Pizza Palace People, the Slightly Silly-Putty Jewelry Store People, and some Electricians.

 
Songs include "Gyrotronic Heat and Mush Dispenser", "Verna!  Verna!  Try a Little Harder!", "Give Your Chickens Lots of Love", "Don’t Cry", "Apalapkaplop", "El Bel Hakeim Yatoofie", "Father You’re a Bust", “Polliwog Pizza Palace”, “The Slightly Silly-Putty Jewelry Store”, “When You Blow Fuses”, “Father Dear Father Dear”, and “The Sickest Ugliest Mess”.

Band music includes "Jub", "Gee", "Wrench", "Plop", “Exercise #1”, and “Exercise #2”.

“Superpill” (1971)

Scene of the Alice mine and a story of Love, power, magic pills, small tanks, and clean people.  One man’s quest to rule the world, another’s to save the day, and a girl’s wish for the love of her life to appear (and to avoid work at all costs while persuading her friends to do it).  A mine, miners, gold, and a really big jelly bean round out the plot.

 

Other notable characters include Taffina Fossilplucker, Mrs. Carnonium (angry and looking for her husband), Big Chief Hopping Bunnie With the Fluffy White Tail, Professor Wolfgang Hector Poluticus Carnonium, Pittsie P. Petterpickle, and Dr. Gauss P. Liverplaster.

 

Onstage groups performed by lower grades 1-4 (in addition to chorus and lead roles) include Archeologists, the Foofuddy Indians, some Young Campers, and some Professional Veterinarians.
 

Songs include "We’ve Got Blisters!  You’ve Got Love!", "Cornelius!  Cornelius!  Why are You So Neat?", "Ole Taffina Tells Us to Dig", "Big Chief Hopping Bunnie", "Clean Out Your Brain", "Prunella!  We’re Really Mad at You!", "We are on a Camping Trip", “Superpill to the Rescue”, “I Truly am Magnificent”, and “We are Friends to All the Animals”.

 

Band music includes "XXX", "Pill", "March Brump", "Wow", “Foofuddy”, “Legge” and “Zite”.


“Thorg of the Swamp” (1972)

Our story takes place in the backyard of the Foomaldeehyde family.  The Foomaldeehyde clan includes a son named Shirley-Ann, two daughters named Bertie-James and Henry-Marie, and Mrs. Bessie-Louise Foomaldeehyde.  Missing from the scene, and the family, is Paw.  He disappeared several years ago, but not before hauling a carousel home single-handedly to his loving family.

 
The neighborhood kids have been working in a questionable candy factory run by Sydney Belldoome Skidgetecker…a truly villainous individual.  Add to our story a swamp monster called Thorg (who has suddenly returned after years of hiding and is hungry) and his talking bat friend, Edgar, and you have a wonderful romp in the swamp type adventure.

The plot is further enhanced by the appearance of the town snobs, the Stiffpennys.  They have been heard stating that this play is “outrageously outrageous!”

Other notable personalities include Hepzibar Q. Plastermaster, leader of the Board of Health; Barnum P. Cinderpuff, chief of the local fire department; Mr. Teedletumper and his Romper Bomper Scouting Club; Sheriff Ben Bimini Cludgetucker; and what play would be complete without some undertakers led by Scurvius T. Scavenger. 
 

Onstage groups performed by lower grades 1-4 (in addition to chorus and lead roles) include some Firemen, Health Department people, the Romper Bomper Scouting Club, and Undertakers.

 
Songs include "My Worm", "The Candy is Crummy", "Father’s Very Stiff", "We are Lovely Firemen", "Give the Germs Lots of Squirms", "Skidgetecker!  You Are a Rat!", "We’re Different", “We are the Romper Bomper Scouting Club”, “It’s a Lovely Day Today”, and “He Came One Night”.

Band music includes "March #1 (William Burke March)", "Quick", "Melp”, "Snob", "Thorg", “Guru”, and “Stiff”.

 
“Did You hear?  Harry Got Swallowed by a Rat!” (1974)

The old Bartholomew Klamgargh Skildge mansion.  Nobody lives there anymore.  Some say it’s haunted.  Some say it isn’t.  Some don’t know.  Others don’t care.  This questionable place is at present owned by Handsome Harry.  Some say he’s a crook.  Others just say he’s fat.  Other’s find it best to say nothing.

A disgusting scene.  The kind of place that one might find…RATS!  Add some black magic and it is sure to liven up the joint!
 

Other notable characters include Miss Girdge, Rathen Fripps (a common rat), Bertha, and Brimstone.

 

Onstage groups performed by lower grades 1-4 (in addition to chorus and lead roles) include some Polliwoggers, Handsome Harry’s Cooks, an Animal Lover’s Club, and Exorcists.


Songs include "A Mess", "Spring!  Spring!", "Find a Log!  Love a Frog!", "Omi Bigge", "Oh, My Gosh!  Oh, My Gee!", "Harry’s Friends are Best", "Who is So Tender?", “Frog Legs”, “Humming Birds, Turkey Teeth”, “Be Kind to Your Animals”, and “We are Professional Exorcists”.

Band music includes "Exor", "Slush", "Look", "Hippo", “Bibble”, “March Flop”, and “Frog Legges”.


“Don’t Mess With a Grape Named Hector” (1975)

The backyards of the Tufferpuffer family and Bludgersnuff brood.  Mrs. Tufferpuffer is a widow and Dr. Bludgersnuff is also available.  As the curtain opens we find Squeemie Tufferpuffer all alone.  He is feeling very sad because none of the other children will play with him.  Everybody feels that he is too small to bother with.  They call him “Squirt”. 

 

The Tufferpuffers have lived in this neighborhood for years.  The Doctor and his family (?) are new arrivals.  Several days ago, under cover of night, they moved into the old, rundown mansion next door.  Nobody has ever seen the good Doctor.  Only Squeemie is on talking terms with the rest of the family.

 

Other notable characters include Trianchaleena Bludgersnuff (the doctor’s daughter); Helexander Badoomie, an unhappy husband and an equally inept school leader; Hageesha Badoomie, wife of one unlucky, unfortunate, and inept husband Helexander; and of course…a monster!

 

Onstage groups performed by lower grades 1-4 (in addition to chorus and lead roles) include The Dippsie Doodle Love a Flower Club, Helexander Badoomie School Kids, and The Zoobarriii People.


Songs include "Doctor Hysperstaff Q. Bludgersnuff is Weird ", "Buzz Off!  Squirt!", "The Dippsie Doodle Song", "I’m Making a Monster", "The Pledge", "Smash That Grape”, “Monster!  Monster!”, “Badoomie!  Badoomie”, and “Zoobarriii”.

Band music includes "Beep", "Night Thing", "March #1 (William Burke March)", "Grape", and "March Gazoop".

 
"Who Cares!  Who Cares!" (1976)

The first musical to introduce Scarface McFraggitt, an escaped criminal who seems to always have trouble succeeding in his profession, and his “loving” daughter Zeeta.  Hangman’s Hill…BUT!...The kids don’t know this.  As far as they know they have taken over what appears to be an abandoned house and shed.  The boys got there first so they took over the spacious house, giving the shed to the girls.  This has caused a lot of strife and the girls think that the boys should do the fair thing and give them the larger of the two places, since they have more members than the boys.  “NO SOAP!”, say the boys, and it is approximately at this point that the curtain opens.

Other notable characters include Patrick Gurdgenutt Muldoon, the town’s dirtiest, meanest, rottenest boy; Zeeta’s pet chicken; and Claudius T. Finneywitt, a not so tiny or helpful leprechaun.

Onstage groups performed by lower grades 1-4 (in addition to chorus and lead roles) include the Be a Tree Club, Volunteer Policemen, Board of Health members, and Gladys Goodie's Goodness Juice salespeople.

Songs include "We've Got to Have a Revolt", "Patrick Gurdgenutt Muldoon is a Creep", "They Don't Realize", "Be a Tree", "Take a Bath", "Gladys Goodie's Goodness Juice", and others.

Band music includes "Blockhead", "Zubby", "March #2", "Blip", and "Boink".

“AARRoooooo!” (1977)
The old Skidgetecker Burial Grounds.  The one and only live (?) Skidgetecker is renting the place to the local girls for $2.47 a month.  The girls have been using the place to construct a project which they are not satisfied with.  It has a motor which refuses to work…no matter how much “secret fuel” they dump into it.  It is definitely not a happy day.  One happy note:  the girls have a “friend” who is quite happy to do all of their dirty work…

Other notable characters include Warren the Dog, Lavinnia Hortense VanPunchpenny, Mrs. Bebwebber, Mervin Cloetoon Dustbuster, Tina Chopper, a girl named Emma, and a very strange being named Gloppersnuff.

 

Onstage groups performed by lower grades 1-4 (in addition to chorus and lead roles) include Pink Puppy Patrol, Musty Mole Museum People, and Tina Chopper’s Karate School.

 

Songs include "Build a Rocket", "Call Elizabeth", "Pink Puppy Patrol", "Musty Mole Museum", "Special Elizabeth", "Hit Her in the Face With a Rotten Fish", "Gloppersnuff", “Who in the World is Emma?”, “You’ll Be Sorry”, and “You Will Know Karate”.

Band music includes "Snappe", "Lucky", "Zippe", "Whistle", “Bang”, and “What”.

“Beware!  Fleegle Berry Bush” (1978)
The story takes place outside of Grannie Fannie Flatchett’s house and very near Thorg Swamp.  Dear ole Grannie is an old crone who has lived in this tumbled down house as long as anyone can remember.  She delights in telling of her many experiences…eight hundred years worth she says.  All you have to do is a chore for her now and then.  She lives here with her granddaughter, Zeeta.  Zeeta hates her grandmother.  Her grandmother hates her.  They agree on only one thing:  they both hate Zeeta’s father, Scarface McFraggitt, who by the way, is Grannie’s son.  Nobody worries much about him, however, because he is safely tucked away in prison for failing at his favorite subject, thievery.

Other notable characters include the Pillypuddles:  Morgan, Plinky, and Mrs.; Squasher Ulysses Hornslunker; Sonia Bagonia; and Mr. Peekham.
 

Onstage groups performed by lower grades 1-4 (in addition to chorus and lead roles) include Brownie Bear Cubs, Flower Gardeners, and Peekham’s Sorcery School.

 
Songs include "Ole Grannie Tells Us”, "Why Should We Stay Here?", "Brownie Bear Cubs", "We Are Lucky", "Annabelle, Go!", "Lovely Me", "Doom!  Doom!  Doom!", “Repent…I Hope”, and “Follow Peekham’s Rule”.

Band music includes "Bluppe", "Tooyu", "Ploopie", "Jub", “Thorg”, and “Exercise #2”.


“You’ve Snuffed My Clue up Your Nose!” (1979)

Grannie Fannie Flatchett’s new homestead…This new property was purchased with money Grannie received from having turned in her own son, Scarface McFraggitt, to the law for his latest caper…a jewelry store holdup.  After a few weeks in prison, Grannie talked the warden into releasing her son to her custody and loving care.  Scarface is not happy with this arrangement for he has to do all the chores and housework for the family.  His daughter, Zeeta, has little sympathy for her father and holds a grudge against him for being such a failure at his “trade”.  Grannie, by the way, has changed her image with her new surroundings.  She now goes by the name of Lola Paadoo…famous silent screen actress…and runs “The Lola Paadoo School of Fine Acting”.

Visitors from outer space who have crash-landed; a friendly vampire in search of a clean neck; the Devil; escaped criminals; and the world famous detective, Drydock Gloames, are also on hand to share in the fun and frivolity of “You’ve Snuffed My Clue Up Your Nose!”

 

Other notable characters include Jane C. Libby (a bit “devilish”), X9 and 00 (a couple of unfortunate aliens), Benny Baptwapper (ooohhh…a vampire), and Hanna Lintplucker.

 

Onstage groups performed by lower grades 1-4 (in addition to chorus and lead roles) include the Love a Bunny Club, the Benny Baptwapper Fan Club, and some Devil Fighters.

Songs include "Sweet Little Dorothy-Jean", "When You Go to Bed Tonight”, “Poor Old Lilac”, “Hop Bunny Hop!”, “Lola Poopoo Paadoo”, “Drydock Gloames is Here”, “Got to Find a Clue”, “Give Three Cheers for Benny”, and “The Devil”.

Band music includes "Juzz", "Wenny", "Lucky Cataldo", "Slush", “Brine”, “Gee”, “Drydock Stomp” (piano), and "Plop".

“Pleebitts Are Better Than Anyone Else” (1980)

This play takes place in a far off galaxy.  In our play’s solar system, there are three planets:  Lumpo, Pleebitonia, and Poppo.  Pleebitonia is round.  Poppo is round.  Lumpo is flat like a pancake.  Some Lumpos are proud of this fact.  Others are just embarrassed.  All the action in our play takes place on Lumpo. 


People from one planet seldom visit those on another planet.  They do not generally associate with each other.  However, two Pleebmites are guests on Lumpo:  a nice father and a bad daughter.  The Lumpos take to the father so much that they elect him their Moodge.  Moodge is the name given to the all powerful leader of Lumpo.

Other notables include Kluggo, a quirky robot; the Mogul Drood; a creature known as the Foobah; and the Smiling Dragon, villain type.

 

Onstage groups performed by lower grades 1-4 (in addition to chorus and lead roles) include Lumpo bums, the Strange and Funny Kids Society, and Lumpo Zoo keepers.

 

Songs include "He’s a Great Guy", "I’m a Beauty", "Pleebitts are Precious", "The Strange and Funny Things of the World", "Eyeball", "Something Hissing", "Foobah", and “Rotten No Good Bums”.


Band music includes "Geega", "Blug",  “Goobite”, and “Wrench”.


“Ten Toenails” (1982)

Our story takes place in the old Ezziffius mansion.  Old Ezziffius disappeared three years ago today in a puff of smoke.  Possible cause:  one experiment too many.  All that remains of the old boy are ten fingernails and ten toenails which his sister, Grannie Fannie Flatchett, carries proudly around her neck in a baby food jar. 

Grannie and her son, Scarface McFraggitt, now occupy the mansion.  Scarface is at present studying to be a dentist to that he doesn’t end up back in jail.  His daughter Zeeta disappeared three years ago and in her place Lassie-Loo has moved in.  She claims to be another of Scarface’s daughters.  He and Grannie are not so sure…

Other notable characters include Beezbaa and Blugg, two creatures who live in the walls; Tommy Shingledipper, a lowlife criminal; Captain Polli Prenn Pristersnuff, leader of the police; and Palonia Van Smeer, snobby snob snob from a private school known as Pollydale.

 

Onstage groups performed by lower grades 1-4 (in addition to chorus and lead roles) include Police, Kitty Club members, and Pollydale kids.

 

Songs include "Isn’t That Lovely?", "That House is Alive", "Private School", "At The Pollydale School", "Tommy Shingledipper", "Puffer Kitty", “We are Special”, “Banessa!  Banessa!”, and “Ten Toenails”.

Band music includes "Dipper Music", "Zingee”, "Joggerii”, "Pokks", “No Name”, “Cluffe” and “Whippe”.


“Chicken Head and Pig Liver Pie” (1983)

The story takes place in the home of Elvyyra Smitch, which also serves as the community’s main school.  It is also the entrance to the Gluggbluffer’s cave. 

 

Some modern day scientists believe that the Earth is hollow and that there is a civilization much like ours on the inside.  Our music production backs up this belief with a visit there. 


The law and education of this land are under the complete control of Elvyyra, a mean-mouthed enforcer.  She is also everyone’s sole contact with the great and mighty Gluggbluffer, who lives in the deepest part of the inner world.  His only doorway is a locked and barred door in Elvyrra’s classroom. 

 

The families are so large in this inner world that each child is numbered, by law, on their forehead so that everyone can keep track of just who is who.  The children who are all “fives” are much concerned as our story opens.  It seems that one of them is to be picked to accompany the all powerful Gluggbluffer to his world below for a year…maybe even longer…

 

Other notable characters include Scarface McFraggitt, Thudmerfett Snernmeffer, Possifer, and Citroosie Sunsweet.

 

Onstage groups performed by lower grades 1-4 (in addition to chorus and lead roles) include Happy Gluggbluffer Day Children and a group known as Orange Heads.

 

Songs include "Polly Pipp, You’re a Drip", "I’m a Number Five", "Chicken Head and Pig Liver Pie", "Happy Gluggbluffer Day", "What That Tub Needs is Love", "Take a Vote",  and “The World is Round”.

Band music includes "Wusher", "Liver", "Foope", "Big Feet", “Snoot”, “Crooker” and “Wunks”.


“Naughty!  Naughty!  Naughty!” (1984)

The whole story takes place in the main hall of Widow Birchlerper’s home.  There is a problem:  today is the due date for the final payment of Mrs. Birchlerper’s mortgage to the evil, mean, and usually naughty Hezzikiah Slimeslerper, local banker.  She needs $150 by midnight.  She doesn’t have it.  If she doesn’t get it by the appointed time, Slimeslerper will throw her and her two children out into the cold.


It is important the she be removed from her home so that he (Hezzikiah) can search every inch of the place for “the Golden Bull”, which he has learned was hidden in this house years ago.  The bull is said to be worth in excess of one million dollars (it is made of pure gold).  
 


The local children learned several months ago that a prize of $200 would be given to the winner of the prize duck contest at the local fair.  They wanted to help Mother Birchlerper by winning this prize.  They believed that the “fatter the duck, the fatter the prize”.  Logical. 


As the play opens, the children enter feeling humiliated and embarrassed.  They didn’t win.  Naturally all the blame falls on the duck who, by the way, was hatched by Mrs. Birchlerper herself by sitting on the strange egg for four weeks.  Oh!  Didn’t we mention the strange egg?  Perhaps you should just see for yourself…

Other notable characters include Slimy Sally Slimeslerper, Quilline Q. Quacker, and Shinola G. Sparklefinger.

 

Onstage groups performed by lower grades 1-4 (in addition to chorus and lead roles) include the Crisco Duckers, the Golden Bullers, and Slimeslerper’s Gang.


Songs include "It Was a Big Disgrace", "You Go to Sleep", "He Is a Very Special Duck", "The Crisco Duck Song", "Naughty!  Naughty!", "Golden Bull",  and “Almost a Saint”.

Band music includes "Blunkie", "Pinne", "Rubb-erts", "Crunkie", “Brandum”, and “Runchie”.

“The Crisco Duck Part II—Gold Ghosting” (1985)

The whole story again takes place in the main hall of Widow Birchlerper’s home.  This is a sequel to “Naughty!  Naughty!  Naughty!”.

 
The Golden Bull, a statue worth over one million dollars, was finally found.  It had been concealed somewhere in the house many years ago.  Though many looked for it, no one could find it.  As the previous story ended, the “duck” found the bull.  The Birchlerpers and their young friends were naturally happy, but the happiness quickly came to an end.  The Golden Bull disappeared as soon as they turned their backs!  Since it was last seen next to the duck, he is accused of gold-bull stealing. 

 

Our story starts a few days after the great loss.  Oh yes, the duck who had strange zapping powers and the ability to speak in the first play has lost these attributes!

 
Other notable characters include Agnes Z. Tramoli, Mrs. Birchlerper’s sister; Warren the dog, lovable family pet and good friend to the duck; Herbie the Glut, a racketeer; Hezzikiah Slimeslerper, local banker and meanie; and two loving (but we’re not sure to whom) daughters to Slimeslerper named Snow and Moonglow.  Oh, two ghosts and a beast named...Beast.

 

Onstage groups performed by lower grades 1-4 (in addition to chorus and lead roles) include The Dogooders Club, Puppy Biscuit School Teachers, and Ghost Sluggers.

 
Songs include "Never Trust a Rotten Duck", "Herbie the Glut", "What a Terrible Calamity", "The Do-Gooders Song", "The Puppy Biscuit Song",  and “Ghost Sluggers”.

Band music includes "Lummox", "Glut", "Antnee", "Mully", and “Nubble”.


“Creetolla is Coming—Crisco Duck Part III” (1986)

Final installment in the Crisco Duck trilogy.  The story again takes place in Widow Birchlerper’s home (used to be a museum), but this time it occurs in the attic.  Youngest daughter Penny, the Crisco Duck, and Warren Dog are absent from this installment.  They have joined a circus billing themselves as “Penny, Her Talking Duck, and Warren the Barking Dog.”

 

As our play opens, we find that Agnes Z. Tramoli (Mrs. Birchlerper’s sister), with the help of her self-professed father, Herbie the Glut, has chased, caught, and married Hezzikiah Slimeslerper, the town’s only banker.  Slimeslerper’s daughters, Snow and Moonglow, are not too happy about this marriage because their new stepmother is loud and bossy.  Oh yes!  Slimeslerper has amnesia and thinks that he is the Reverend Billy D. Dogooder!

 

Other notable characters include Baby Putriccia Tramoli Slimeslerper, the perfect union of Agnes Z. and Hezzikiah; two ghosts who are responsible for watching the Golden Bull; Creetolla the Witch, title character of our play…watch out for her hook; and Lenny Worm, a poisonous fanged friend of Creetolla’s.

 

Onstage groups performed by lower grades 1-4 (in addition to chorus and lead roles) include Witch Hunters, Hungry Animal Children, and Tar and Feather people.


Songs include "Love, Love, Love", "We’re Doomed", "In That Cribby", "Little Pink and Yellow Butterfly", "Creetolla the Witch is Coming", "Open Up Those Doors of Yours",  and “We Want Our Money”.

Band music includes "Zubby", "Glut", "Yerpie", "Witch", “Ploopie”, and “Cluff”.


“Woewow!  Woewow!” (1987)

The home of Bin-Teffer Q. Maffnutt.  Uncle Maffnutt’s niece Heddaline is on a special mission for her uncle.  She and her friends are waiting for a special delivery:  a “Special Box.”  This box is so special it is considered to be dangerous.  As the story opens, the kids are bored.  In their boredom they think back to how much fun life was when they were young…when they were little.  They have noticed that when you “get old”, people treat you differently.

 

Other notable characters include Crazy-Sally Macklemander, Dr. Ballwood Finnocchio, Hirahm Prammtwattle, Dr. Grobble-Knocker, and Prissy Prunella Panatel.

 

Onstage groups performed by lower grades 1-4 (in addition to chorus and lead roles) include Animal Voice School People and Brain Surgeons.
 

Songs include "Bored", "Crazy Sally", "Meow, Meow, Meow", "Prissy Prunella Panatell", "The Box", "The Brainy Game", "The Truth", and “Uncle Maffnutt”.

Band music includes "Boonee", "Joolee", "Maffnutt", "Pamm", and “Messie”.