“Musical R Us” Online Performance

Today was the last day of “Musical R Us” class. And the kids did an Online Performance.


THE MAGIC SNOW GLOBE

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Narrator: Samantha

Chelsea: Bob (Emma)

Amber: Sabrina

Miranda: Cookie (Anna)

Kailee: Helena

Hazel: Arya

Jessalyn: Vera

Brooke: Gib (Gabby)

Afton: George (Selina)

Teacher: Ms. Laura

Great-Grandma: Miss Lisa

NARRATOR(Samantha): 

Once upon a time…. Nah, just kidding. This isn’t that kind of story.

OK, starting over.

Our story begins in a classroom. Just a typical elementary school, in a typical town, on a typical day. We see Mrs. Johnson, a typical elementary school teacher, and her class full of kids – who, typically – don’t like homework.

MRS. JOHNSON(Ms. Laura): 

OK class, settle down. Time for your homework assignments.

CHELSEA (Emmabob):

Seriously? More homework?

MIRANDA (Anna Cookie): 

Mrs. Johnson! We already have too much homework. 

KAILEE (Helena):

How are we supposed to finish all of this?

AMBER (Sabrina): 

Seriously. This isn’t fair.

MRS. JOHNSON(Ms. Laura):

I never said life was fair.

KAILEE (Helena):

This isn’t life – this is school!

HAZEL (Arya):

So, I guess you’re going to tell us school isn’t fair either?

MRS. JOHNSON(Ms. Laura):

You’re right, Hazel. School, like life, isn’t fair. Now, I need you all to go and get your backpacks.

CHELSEA (Emmabob):

Why do we need our backpacks?

MIRANDA (Anna Cookie):

Yeah, we always write our homework down in our binder.

MRS. JOHNSON(Ms. Laura):

Just go get them! You’ll see.

AMBER (Sabrina):

Ummmm, Mrs. Johnson, my backpack seems really heavy. Like, I’m sure I didn’t pack it this full today.

HAZEL (Arya):

Yeah, Mine too!

CHELSEA (Emmabob):

Mine too. What’s going on?

MRS. JOHNSON:

Ok, time to let you in on a little surprise! There’s no homework! We’re going on a FIELD TRIP! 

AMBER (Sabrina):

What? 

CHELSEA (Emmabob):

Field Trip!

MIRANDA(Anna Cookie):

Nice!

KAILEE (Helena):

Excellent!

HAZEL (Arya):

Where are we going??

MRS. JOHNSON:

A month ago, I entered our class in a special contest! We won! And the prize is a trip to WALT DISNEY WORLD. So grab those backpacks, which your moms already packed for a trip to Florida…. And let’s go! Off to the airport!

NARRATOR:

The kids and Mrs. Johnson all grabbed their things, and took a relaxing flight on Jet Blue, landing in Orlando Florida just as the sun was beginning to set.

We now shift our attention to a girl named Afton. A lonely, shivering girl, alone in a snowy wilderness. Who is she? Why is she alone in the snow? And what does she have to do with our story? Let us watch, and perhaps we will find out.

AFTON (Selina George):

(sings)

I’m alone in the Universe

So alone in the Universe

Somewhere planets and stars are glowing

No one knows that I’m all alone

No one knows that I have no home

They don’t have any way of knowing.

Wish I had wings

So I could fly

Around the moon and far beyond the sky

And someday soon

Maybe there will be

One small voice in the Universe

One true friend in the Universe

Who believes in me.

AFTON (Selina George):

I have no idea how long I’ve been here. I can’t even remember getting here. I just wish…. I wish someone would show up! And maybe we could be friends. We could, I don’t know, have a cup of tea! And perhaps some cookies. That would be nice…

Oh well, I guess it’ll never happen… I’m probably stuck on this snowy mountaintop forever.

NARRATOR:

Well. She seems lonely. And cold. And sad. And… well, I think we should check in on another scene in our play. Yes. Let’s look in on the Templeton Sisters, Jessalyn, and Brooke. They have a favorite decoration at their great-grandma’s house. Every time they come for a visit, they spend hours staring at this one, unique, strange snow-globe. 

I’m gonna let you in on a little secret. 

It’s not a TYPICAL snow-globe. Let’s see if you can figure out why.

JESSALYN (Vera):

Brooke! Hurry up! You have to see this!!

BROOKE (Gabby):

What is it? Did something change again?

JESSALYN (Vera):

I’ll say it changed. Just wait until you see.

BROOKE (Gabby): 

NO WAYYYYY.

JESSALYN (Vera):

Yup. 

BROOKE (Gabby):

Is that….??

JESSALYN (Vera):

A person. A girl. 

BROOKE (Gabby):

She looks so… real.

JESSALYN (Vera):

Right? And sad.

BROOKE (Gabby): 

I swear, I feel like I could talk to her and she’d hear me.

JESSALYN (Vera):

Hey, little Snow-Globe Girl!! Hey…. can you hear me?

BROOKE (Gabby):

SHE MOVED!!!

JESSALYN (Vera):

Yeah, I saw that too.

BROOKE (Gabby):

Ok, I’m kinda freaking out…

JESSALYN (Vera):

I am too… 

BROOKE (Gabby):

But, wait, maybe she needs help?

JESSALYN (Vera):

Oh wow, I wonder. Maybe she does!

NARRATOR:

As you can see, this story has become anything BUT “typical!”  We have some kids and a teacher off to visit Mickey, a lonely girl in the snow, and…. At least it seems… a magical snow globe. So much to consider. Let’s check in with Mrs. Johnson and her class, shall we? They have boarded a specially chartered bus from the airport, and they should be on their way to Disney World, right about now.

AMBER (Sabrina):

Hey, Mrs. Johnson, why doesn’t this bus have a bus driver?

MRS. JOHNSON:

It’s Disney Magic, I guess! 

HAZEL (Arya):

Maybe it’s one of those fancy new monorail buses, that takes us directly to the Castle.

CHELSEA (Emmabob):

I saw a Youtube video about those. But I think they were just in a video game.

MIRANDA(Anna Cookie):

Yeah, I’m pretty sure they’re not real. 

KAILEE (Helena):

Mrs. Johnson, I have a really weird feeling about this.

NARRATOR:

Picture, if you can, the bus entering a tunnel. Not a Typical tunnel by any means. No, this tunnel seems to spin. To get longer and longer the further the bus drives into it. This tunnel explodes with shooting stars and glowing moons, then… cascades of fireworks! All around the tunnel! Ok, safe to say this is NOT a Typical tunnel. And maybe it IS just “Disney Magic?” But… I’m not too sure. 

MIRANDA(Anna Cookie):

THAT WAS AWESOME!

CHELSEA (Emmabob):

Awesome? Are you insane? That was scary!

KAILEE (Helena):

I agree with Miranda. That was cool. Hey, Mrs. Johnson, can we do that tunnel again?

MRS. JOHNSON: 

I… um… oh look, I think we’re here?

AMBER (Sabrina):

Blizzard Beach? You know, according to the guide book I picked up at the airport, this water park has been closed down since June of 2019 due to an outbreak of elephants escaping from the Animal Kingdom, and sliding down all the waterslides for an entire day… which caused extensive damage, and, um, well…. Poo. 

HAZEL (Arya):

And Tigger? And Eeyore?

KAILEE (Helena):

I don’t think that’s the kind of pooh she means…

HAZEL (Arya):

Oh. Ewwwww.

CHELSEA (Emmabob):

Ok, so, can someone explain to me where this bus has taken us then?? If Blizzard Beach is closed, WHY ARE WE HERE?

MIRANDA(Anna Cookie):

Who cares? This place looks awesome! Let’s go! 

CHELSEA (Emmabob):

I mean, as long as the “ew” has been cleaned up…

MIRANDA(Anna Cookie):

Come on, Chelsea! A whole water park and we are the only ones here! Let’s go!

CHELSEA (Emmabob):

I mean, I guess?  OK, OK, I’m coming! It still feels… really WEIRD…

AMBER (Sabrina):

According to my book, this water park is themed to look like a blizzard hit Florida, and a ski resort was built. Then as the snow melted, it became waterslides, instead of ski slopes. 

KAILEE (Helena):

Ok, that’s pretty cool.

HAZEL (Arya):

You mean COLD.

KAILEE (Helena):

Haha, I see what you did there. Yep, it’s cool AND COLD!

AMBER (Sabrina):

Luckily, though, the water is supposed to be nice and warm at a comfortable 80 degrees!

HAZEL (Arya):

What are we waiting for? Let’s go!

NARRATOR:

As Mrs. Johnson’s class runs off to enjoy the empty water park, and slide down water slides made to look like toboggan runs and ski slopes, we check in with the Templeton Sisters. 

JESSALYN (Vera):

This is amazing. I can’t even believe it.

BROOKE (Gabby):

Where did those kids come from?

JESSALYN (Vera):

I don’t know, but this is better than any reality TV show ever!

BROOKE (Gabby):

Seriously. Ok, where did that sad girl go? I wonder if these kids might be able to find her?

JESSALYN (Vera):

Oh, yeah! Great idea! Shake the globe and see if she appears!

BROOKE (Gabby):

Wait, shake the globe? I mean, won’t that hurt them?

JESSALYN (Vera):

It’s a snow-globe, Brooke. They’re not REAL people in there…. 

BROOKE (Gabby):

Are we sure?

JESSALYN (Vera):

Here, give it to me. I’ll shake it.

NARRATOR:

And quite suddenly, an EARTHQUAKE hit the abandoned water park and all of Mrs. Johnson’s students splash-landed in the wave pool.

MRS JOHNSON:

Is everyone ok?? Where’s Hazel?? HAZEL!!

HAZEL (Arya):

Here I am. I’m ok.

MRS JOHNSON:

Oh, thank goodness. I thought we lost you.

CHELSEA (Emmabob):

So, am I the only one who still thinks this place is just… a little bit…. Oh, I don’t know, HAUNTED?!?!?

AFTON (Selina George): 

Hello?

CHELSEA (Emmabob):

AAAAHHHH!!!!! SEE??? A GHOST!!!! That’s it, I’m out of here! Where’s that bus?

AFTON (Selina George):

Wait, wait! I’m… not a ghost. I’m just… Afton. 

AMBER (Sabrina):

My guide book doesn’t mention a ghost named Afton.

AFTON (Selina George):

I’m NOT a ghost! I’ve been alone here for… I don’t actually know how long! I just woke up here one day and couldn’t remember anything else. I thought I’d be alone here forever.

MRS JOHNSON:

Oh, you poor dear!

KAILEE (Helena):

Mrs. Johnson, can Afton come back with us? I mean, she can just become part of our class. 

MRS JOHNSON:

I don’t know… Her mother didn’t sign the permission slip…

KAILEE (Helena):

Aren’t you listening? She doesn’t have a mother. We are all she has. 

MRS JOHNSON:

Well, ok then.

AFTON (Selina George):

Oh, thank you! I was wishing someone would come along and you all saved me!

CHELSEA (Emmabob):

Look, I don’t mean to be a downer or anything, but has anyone else noticed that the bus is gone? We don’t seem to have any way to get out of here.

AMBER (Sabrina): 

According to my book, from the tallest mountain in the Park, we should be able to see over 50 miles! Let’s go up there and see if we can figure out a way to be rescued.

NARRATOR:

So, audience, I am assuming you’ve all figured out what’s going on here, right? I mean, you’re all pretty smart, and you’ve caught on to the story, right? You’re not just sitting there sipping your tea and checking your email on your phone, RIGHT??  Ok, just checking. Making sure you are all paying attention. Let’s see what Jessalyn and Brooke are up to.

BROOKE (Gabby):

Yeah, maybe shaking it wasn’t the best idea. But hey! They’re all together now!

JESSALYN (Vera):

And no one seems to be hurt. So, I call that a success!

BROOKE (Gabby):

I think they’re all climbing that tall mountain together. 

JESSALYN (Vera):

Totally. I can’t wait to see what happens next!

NARRATOR:

And back we go, to Blizzard Beach. Let’s check in with our intrepid explorers.

AFTON (Selina George):

You’ll see what I mean when we get to the top. It’s just… well, you’ll see!

KAILEE (Helena):

So, you don’t remember anything from before you woke up here?

AFTON (Selina George):

Nope. Nothing.

KAILEE (Helena):

So, you might have a mom, and a dad, and a sister… maybe a cat…

AFTON (Selina George):

Wouldn’t that be great?

AMBER (Sabrina):

We should be almost to the top of the Summit Plummet – the tallest slide in the Park!

CHELSEA (Emmabob):

This is really high. I’m not saying I don’t like heights, but, remind me not to look down.

HAZEL (Arya):

I don’t know, I think it’s fun! Look how steep that slide is…

CHELSEA (Emmabob):

No thanks, I’m good.

KAILEE (Helena):

Ok, so, Afton, you said there is something weird about this hill?

AFTON (Selina George):

Yep. Ok, everyone reach your hands up as high as you can.

EVERYONE:

(overlapping) 

CHELSEA (Emmabob): whoa! 

AMBER (Sabrina): What is that?

MIRANDA(Anna Cookie): Oooof!

HAZEL (Arya): What??

KAILEE (Helena): Oh my gosh!

MRS JOHNSON:

Why can’t we reach up to any higher?

AFTON (Selina George):

Because that’s the roof.

AMBER (Sabrina):

Well, there is not supposed to be a roof, according to…

KAILEE (Helena):

We know! According to your guide book!

CHELSEA (Emmabob):

Because your precious guide book has been SO HELPFUL this far!

AMBER(Sabrina):

Hey! At least I have a book!

CHELSEA (Emmabob):

Hey! At least I know when a place is creepy and we should leave!

MRS JOHNSON:

Girls! That’s enough squabbling! Everyone calm down. I’m sure there is a logical explanation for this… glass roof which seems to be shaped like the inside of a giant ball… or should I say, globe….

NARRATOR:

Ok, audience. PLEASE tell me you get it now. 

BROOKE (Gabby):

They need help.

JESSALYN (Vera):

What do we do?

BROOKE (Gabby):

(tapping on the glass) CAN YOU SEE ME?? HELLOOO!!!

JESSALYN (Vera):

They can’t see us. But we have to help them!

BROOKE (Gabby):

I know! But, what do we do?

JESSALYN (Vera):

Shake it again?

BROOKE (Gabby):

Jessalyn! No! Don’t!

JESSALYN (Vera):

Fine, Brooke, I was just thinking of an idea…

BROOKE (Gabby):

Look how high they are. If we shake it now, they’ll slide all the way to the bottom.

JESSALYN (Vera):

What if we unscrew the base, and open the whole thing up? Would that work?

BROOKE (Gabby):

Maybe. Let’s see…

MISS LISA: (Being the girls’ grandmother)

(In Chinese)

吃完饭了! 市售吃饭了! 

Girls! Time for dinner! Come and wash your hands and come to the table!

BROOKE (Gabby):

(in Chinese)

来了来了

Just one minute, Great-Grandmother!

MISS LISA:

(in Chinese)

快来呀快来呀!

Hurry up, girls. 

JESSALYN (Vera):

(in Chinese)

好了好了,我们来了!

Ok, ok, we are coming.

BROOKE (Gabby):

Put the globe down super carefully, Jess. 

JESSALYN (Vera):

I am. Let’s eat as fast as possible so we can get back here and figure out what to do!

BROOKE (Gabby):

Yeah.

NARRATOR:

The girls reluctantly go to dinner with their great-grandmother, after placing the snow-globe on a shelf. As soon as they turn their backs, the family cat sees the globe, and casually just knocks it off the shelf, shattering it into a million pieces! When the globe breaks, guess who pops out???

Oh, and in case anyone of you doesn’t have cats, this is fairly TYPICAL cat behavior.

But what happens next? Not typical AT ALL.

MRS JOHNSON:

Ahhhh!

AFTON (Selina George):

WHOA!!!!

BROOKE (Gabby) and JESSALYN (Vera):

Who are you???

HAZEL (Arya):

Who are YOU???

NARRATOR:

This goes on for a few minutes. Eventually, everyone sorts out who is who and what is what. The cat is just happy to have all kinds of new toys to play with – because all of the tiny little beach balls that fell out of the globe when it broke are now rolling all over the floor.

MRS JOHNSON:

Well, we must thank you for rescuing us!

BROOKE (Gabby):

It was the cat.

JESSALYN (Vera):

I mean, we were GONNA, but the cat beat us to it.

AFTON (Selina George):

You know what, I think I DID have a cat once! In fact, I think this house looks really familiar… hey! Did you girls used to have a cousin who mysteriously disappeared? 

BROOKE (Gabby):

Actually… YES!

JESSALYN (Vera):

I remember hearing about her too. 

BROOKE (Gabby):

We never met her, but my mom used to tell us about her!

JESSALYN (Vera):

Oh my goodness! It’s YOU!

(general cheering and happiness from all)

MRS JOHNSON:

Well, there we go! Happy ending! And a family reunion as well.

CHELSEA (Emmabob):

Um hello? You aren’t even a little bit creeped out that this girl disappeared and was locked in a magic scary snow-globe for who-knows-how-many YEARS???

MRS JOHNSON:

Oh. Good point, Chelsea. That does seem a little odd.

MISS LISA:

Girls, once upon a time, a great magician came to my house! She put a spell on the house and left this globe here to protect us. She said, that if we ever lost sight of the true meaning of love and family, the globe would be cursed! I never believed it.

Thank you, all, for restoring love and caring into this house. We will remember to keep the joy in our hearts!

(In Chinese:)

Welcome home, Afton.

AFTON (Selina George):

(in Chinese)

你好奶奶! 我终于回来了!

Hello, Great-Grandmother! I am so happy to be back!

MRS JOHNSON:

Well, girls, before we all head back to our school, maybe the Templetons and Afton would like to join us in our performance!

AFTON (Selina George):

Performance?

KAILEE (Helena):

Do you know The Cups Song?

AFTON (Selina George) / BROOKE (Gabby) / JESSALYN (Vera):

Of course!

HAZEL (Arya):

Great! Let’s do it!

MIRANDA (Anna Cookie):

I’m really glad we have these new friends. This has been a wonderful adventure!

AFTON (Selina George):

Thank you all for showing me the meaning of friendship and teamwork! Let’s do the Cup Song!

CUP SONG

END OF PLAY