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Training: Mini-Musicals - Oliver

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Mini Musicals - Oliver

Mini Musicals - Oliver

1) Warm Up

2) Games

a) Space Game (minus cones KS1)

b) Stage Directions Game

Split into 4 groups, explain how each group will tell different part of story involving different characters.

GROUP 1 At orphanage at tea time
GROUP 2 Street sellers – Selling Flowers, Milk, Books etc..

GROUP 3 Fagin & his gang – criminals, pick-pockets
GROUP 4 Oliver back in his lovely family home having dinner

Each group comes up with a freeze frame picture that shows their part of the story. Show each other
Each group then brings their freeze to life by coming up with 2 movements.

Piece starts off stage:

  • Group 1 & 2 (upstage & downstage Right)
  • Group 3 & 4 (upstage & downstage Left)

All have 2x 8 to march on in line holding bowl as if going to get food.

GROUP 1 hits their FREEZE picture (1 x 4)
GROUP 2 hits their FREEZE picture (1 x 4)
GROUP 3 hits their FREEZE picture (1 x 4)
GROUP4 hits their FREEZE picture (1 x 4)

Then go into a canon (explain what this is)

GROUP 1 has 1x8 to do their 2 moves that brings their freeze to life
GROUP 2 Joins in on 2
nd 8 with their 2 moves (group 1 rpts their moves)
GROUP 3 Joins in on 3
rd 8 with their 2 moves (group 1 & 2 still rpt’ing theirs)
GROUP 4 joins in on 4
th 8 with their 2 moves (group 1,2,3& 4 now all moving)

All groups repeat their 2 moves at the same time but in slow motion.

Everybody faces front miming holding their food bowl and sing

“FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD, HOT SAUSAGE & MUSTARD
WHILST WE’RE IN THE MOOD COLD JELLY & CUSTARD”

  • Pick someone to say “please sir, I want some more”
  • Everyone replies “MORE” moving into Oliver

Then into chorey song & dance section (see video clip)

Perform for teachers....Take bow

COOL DOWN – Simple Breathing