A Race to the Finish

A Mini-Musical Based on Aesop's Fable "The Tortise and the Hare" for Unison and 2-Part Voices

By Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse


GRADES: K-6

ABOUT: A Race to the Finish is a charming, witty, and whimsical mini-musical based on Aesop's most popular fable, "The Tortoise and the Hare." Recreate the famous race between the slow and steady turtle and the over-confident rabbit. Features five unison and 2-part songs with a simple script, all appropriate and accomplishable for elementary-aged performers. The Teacher's Handbook includes reproducible student pages. And always remember...slow and steady wins the race!   Reproducible Student Pages included.

KIT INCLUDES: Teacher Book with performance/accompaniment CD

PERFORMANCE TIME: Approximately 20 minutes



Basic Details
Costume & Set Pieces:

Costumes can be simple or complex - whatever you have available.

We suggest simple colors and basic masks.


As for the set, a basic forest scene works.  It's a beautiful day so a cure backdrop could be great.  There should be at least on tree for the hare to rest under.


Props:

  • Water bottles / Gatorade / Juice boxes
  • Banners / Flags / Posters / etc. to cheer on Tortoise and Hare
  • Starting Flag
Casting
Cast List:
  • Narrators - up to 15 (doubling possible)
  • Hare - many lines, solo singing
  • Birds - small group
  • Bear - one spoken line, small solo
  • Mare - one spoken line, small solo
  • Fox - a few spoken line, small solo, referee of the race
  • Woodchuck - one spoken line, small solo
  • Tortoise - many lines, solo singing
  • Animal Chorus

A Race To The Finish

  • Product Code: 9780739034484
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  • $69.99

  • Price in Twisted Reward Points: 70


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