Royalty-free downloadable school plays and pantomimes – many with audio music packages which give a high quality piano accompaniment.
Since Playstage Junior started in 2002, our plays have been performed by English-speaking primary schools and youth groups in 41 countries!
In 2010, we went into partnership with
Your Accompanist to provide downloadable MP3 tracks for those plays that contain traditional songs, nursery rhymes and carols. The music packs come complete with audio tracks, sheet music and instruction sheets.
In each music pack you'll find...
- MP3 accompaniments
Real piano accompaniments and/or line learning piano tracks in MP3 format. Can be used to accompany the performers on the big day and in rehearsal to teach the song quickly and easily without the need for piano skills or access to an instrument. Tracks can be played from a computer, iPod or other MP3 playing device, or burned to a CD.
- Sheet music
A PDF containing the piano score and voice parts. Can be used by a pianist to teach the songs and accompany the singers, or by singers with more confident music reading skills.
[Click to see a sheet music sample]
- Piano book
A PDF containing just the piano arrangements without the voice parts. Ideal for use by pianists who don’t want to be distracted by the voice lines.
[Click to see a piano book sample]
- Song book
A compact document containing just the voice lines for the songs. Intended as a teaching aid for rehearsal or performance. Ideal when you want to encourage note reading, but without the need to use (or print) the full piano score.
[Click to see a song book sample]
- Production notes
An overview of the songs in the play, practical advice for using the MP3 tracks to accompany the play successfully, and a list of suggested music cues. An essential tool for the director!
So now, we can offer three types of easily downloadable plays:
- Plays without songs in the text (you can add your own if you wish).
- Plays with traditional songs in the text and you can purchase optional audio accompaniment tracks.
- Plays with popular songs in the text and we provide a link to companies that provide modestly-priced backing tracks.
Best of all, once you have purchased and downloaded one of our plays and/or music packages, there are no further costs. No royalty fees whatsoever. Each play and music package comes with a licence to photocopy as many copies as your school or group requires and you may perform the play year after year.
It couldn’t be simpler. To view the plays on offer (many are new additions this year), click on the navigation bar at the top of the page and you will be able to view the synopsis of the play; casting requirements; read a sample of the script and listen to an excerpt, if appropriate, of the music download.