DreamBox Theatre STEAM Musicals
Our innovative library of elementary STEAM musicals, aligned to K-5 standards, are created for flexible casts of students ranging in age and reading level. DreamBox Theatre has a philosophy that the magic of educational theatre lives in establishing community within a group of students. We do this by creating strong ensemble-driven scripts where every one feels like a star. We only publish scripts and scores that have been piloted in fully realized productions with our local Atlanta- based school programs starring elementary age children. We write with classroom teachers, music and theatre teachers, as well as professional children’s theatre companies in mind. The scripts lend themselves to convenient cuts, grouping, casting suggestions that support educators in their efforts to direct a musical production relevant to student interests and school curriculum. Each production has suggested STEAM activities and arts integrated lessons to deepen the learning around a particular topic explored in our musicals. Bring the creative process to life with your students by producing a DreamBox Theatre musical!
Blast Off The Musical
Set in the year 2199, a team of astronauts set out on a mission to investigate a newly discovered planet. Due to the effects of global warming, researchers from Earth are looking for other possible solutions for advanced life on the small planet of Aires. The musical space mission includes defying gravity and proves to be lots of fun until a meteor shower strikes and damages the ship. The team is feeling utterly hopeless until they encounter aliens who are fast friends and incredibly resourceful.
Bugged Out The Musical
This collection of stories stars zany bugs and the bad rep they get for being buggy pests! This STEAM musical explores the silver lining of these bugs' life by emphasizing how these pesky bugs help our ecosystem. The musical stories are fable-based and include super hero spiders who protect a bee hive being threatened by humans, a fresh twist on the Grasshopper and Ant fable, and a buggy adaptation of the Ugly Duckling starring a caterpillar who feels different and ugly until discovering she is in fact a way cool moth!
Fairy Tale Rock the Musical
This musical adventure is full of fractured fairy tales sure to knock your socks off! The story is set at Mother Gooses cottage on her 100th birthday celebration. Come rock out with favorite characters from "Jack and the Beanstalk", "Little Red Riding Hood" and "Cinderella" as they retell the true story from the point of view of the villains: the Giant, the Wolf, and the Step Sisters. This show reinforces key elementary reading standards including point of view, adaptations, and story elements. The music is a survey of rock and pop through the ages with sprinklings of 50s feel-good do- whop tunes, with a splash of Billy Joel style tunes that are sure to spark some catchy toe-tapping' fun for performers and audience members alike!
Mago de Oz the Bilingual Musical
This bilingual urban musical adaptation is of the classic Wizard of Oz story. The play features Dulce who lives with her family, friends and chihuahua named Tito in Mexico City. After a subway ride that wildly carries her off the tracks to a faraway whimsical land nestled in the mountains of Mexico, Dulce meets and makes friends with some colorful characters. Among these characters include: entertainers with no audience, chefs with no imagination. and an old man in a biblioteca who can't read. This journey leads Dulce on a quest to see the Mago de Oz to help her and her new-found friends. In the end, Dulce finds her way home singing about her home in the Mexican Sun.
The Dinosaur Dance Party Musical
Set in Cody, Wyoming. A Wyoming elementary school recess takes an epic spin when students dig up dinosaur bones in the sand pit. The teacher who is a real science guru calls the press. World famous paleontologists flock to the playground to excavate and study the fossils and bones unearthed. The episodic musical scenes include learning about various dinosaurs including Triceratops, T. Rex, and even “Raptors that rap” as they discover that this playground’s fossils include a dinosaur species that is new to history as we know it!
The Super Hero Musical
This musical stars seemingly ordinary students who have been identified as potential future super heroes based on their genetic make-up and DNA. These students all attend a top secret academy where they are super heroes- in training. As they prepare to save the day, each day they are challenged by melodramatic musical scenarios that the teacher places the students into to test out their creative problem-solving skills. How to stop Elmer Slime from reeking traffic havoc on Smile City? Or stop Hank the Heat Beast who was banned from ice cream shops to stop his angry rising temperatures. The graduating class quickly discovers that the key to cracking these super sticky problems are heroic powers we all possess inside ourselves whether a flying super hero or not. This pop art-inspired pop musical is full of a colorful variety of musical styles that will leave your audience going WHIZ! POP! BAM!
*Script available in both English and Spanish
The Tall Tale Musical
Stretch me a good tall tale! This STEAM musical connects the era of westward expansion to cowboys and cowgirls storytelling by the chuck wagon. This collection of larger-than-life tall tales feature western characters Annie Oakley, Pecos Bill and Paul Bunyan. Every time the tales are told, they stretch unleashing wild possibilities like a horse traveling faster than lightning, a lumber jack stretching rivers straight, and a markswoman target hitting all the way to Mexico! The Tall Tale Musical includes all original western music that is sure to get your toes tapping and hats tossin'!