Looking for a mini musical that correlates with curriculum and works within the skill level of a group of students is of the utmost importance. About three years ago, the 3rd grade students at my school performed "Twas the Night Before Christmas" By Sally Albrecht. (click the link to view the music)
This was a perfect musical for students and the social climate on our campus at that time. This show features unison and 2 part voices, the story by Samuel Clements and parts of the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies by Tchaikovsky. The students had a wonderful time learning the story and the songs, as well as the parents enjoying the performance.
The stage was a fun combination of ideas and shared items brought in by parents and neighbors. It became one of the most beautiful sets as our tiny stage turned into a living room. The look of a living room can be easily made by making a window and framing it with curtains. Adding items found in a living room, then all of a sudden, you are transported into a home.