The story follows the White Knights as they seek to compete in the Battle of the Bands. A crooked mayor puts obstacles in their way so that his nephew’s band, Villainous, will play unchallenged. But there are still forces of good in the world, and the Knights find an unexpected patron who makes it possible to get to the Battle. So is it a fairytale ending? You’ll have to read the script…
Staging Battle of the Bands is straightforward – you’ll need a loungeroom, office setting, small riser to represent a stage within a stage and an open space. There are instrumental reprises to cover most scene changes and the opportunity to work in front of and behind the curtain (if you have one) to provide extra options.
While the performance MP3 provides broadcast quality recordings of all the songs and reprises, there is also a score for a small band. With piano, bass, guitar and drums as the core, there are also parts for flute, clarinet and saxophone. But you’ll definitely need one or two synthesisers to cover the contemporary sounds as well as strings and organ.
There are enough principal characters in the show to suit schools, with some suggestions for managing the number of available male and female actors.
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Battle of the Bands
$25.00 – $710.00 ex GST
It’s every young band’s dream – to be rocking out on the big stage to thousands of screaming fans, listening to your songs on the radio. Battle of the Bands is a story of honesty winning out, and live rock’n’roll triumphing over manufactured pop! Give your cast the chance to live out their own dreams of rock stardom!
Battle of the Bands is the latest musical for secondary schools from Steven Harris, writer of writer of Little Stars and Snap!, Battle of the Bands is everything you school wants in a musical – a self-contained story with original songs, humour that operates at more than one level and it’s easy to stage.
There are eleven original songs in Battle of the Bands, covering three genres: rock, pop and show tunes. The rock songs are performed by the White Knights, heroes of the story, the pop songs by the self-obsessed singing group Villainous and the show tunes provide the glue that holds the story together. All the songs have been written to appeal to teens, all have manageable ranges and all have been scored for a small pop/rock band.
Battle of the Bands will have your school buzzing with excitement, laughing along and singing tunes to themselves on the way out after the show.ADD FREE SAMPLE TITLE TO CART
The Musicals Samples contain a half script, piano vocal score sample (first few songs) and two songs from the performance soundtrack. Free Sample materials are not suitable for copying and cannot be used in any way for performance.