Drama Production

Category: After-School

Drama production: MULAN

Vendor: Starting Arts

Grades 3-5
Fridays
 
Please note: students must be able to attend ALL rehearsals and performances.
 
Drama also requires 1 to 2 parents to volunteer at rehearsal each Friday to assist the Starting Arts Staff with the kids. To Sign up, click here
 

Materials:

Each student will receive a libretto/vocal book (script and song lyrics). You will be able to access the music via the Starting Arts website using this link:  http://www.startingarts.com/musictracks/mulan-music/

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The Huns have invaded, and it is up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous dragon sidekick, Mushu, to save the Emperor! Defying the village matchmaker, Mulan takes up arms and disguises herself as a boy in order to spare her father from having to serve in the army. As the great battle with the Huns approaches, Mulan must choose between revealing her true identity as a girl or saving all of China with her clever plan.

Based on Disney's Oscar-nominated film, Disney's Mulan Jr. is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor and the fighting spirit. With hit songs and a story packed with action, humor and heart, Disney's Mulan Jr. brings ancient China to life with a moden sensibility.

 

Classes:

Fridays 2:45 – 4:45 p.m.

Dates: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5

No rehearsal on: 2/22

Additional rehearsals 4/8 (2:45-6:45), 4/9 (2:45 - 6:45), 4/10 (2:45-6:45)

Performances: 4/11, 4/12  Note: The cast will also give performances to the students during the day as well as evening performances for the parents and families.

  

Characters
 
Ancestors (3)
The Ancestors:  Laozi (pronounced LAU-tsi) represents Honor and is the leader of the group. Lin represents Loyalty and is the hardest on Mulan. ZHANG (ZANG) represents Strength, the strong silent type. Hong represents Destiny and is Laozi's right-hand man. Yun (YOON) represents Love and is Mulan's greatest advocate from the beginning .
 
Fa Zhou
Fa Zhou (fa ZOO), Mulan's father,
 
Fa Li
Fa Li, Mulan's mother
 
Grandmother Fa
Mulan's grandmother.
 
Mulan
 
Mushu
Mushu (MOO shoo) - (a talking dragon)
 
The Matchmaker
Responsible for arranging marriages and evaluating potential brides and grooms
 
Chi Fu
Chi Fu (chee FU) is your typical "bad guy," the quintessential political character, manipulative and proud to a fault. 
 
Shan-yu
Shan-Yu (shawn YU) - ruthless Hun chieftain and the general of the Huns
 
Shang
Son of General Li, head of the Chinese Army
 
Yao
Yao considers himself to be a big tough guy; he has a bark and bite, but all in all a good person. He is the self-appointed leader of the trio
 
Ling
Ling is a bit of a scam artist, and not the brightest guy in the world. 
 
Qian-po
Qian-Po (cheeann-PO)  is a real sweetheart of a monk who would rather have a good meal than a battle scene. 
 
Ensemble
The Ensemble provides sound effects throughout the show, but also steps into the action when needed to play Fathers, Mothers, Daughters, Sons, Dressmakers, Hairdressers, Groomers, Young Hsaio, Older Yi, Young Yi, Magyar, Subar-Tu, Chen, Liu and the Cheongsam Salesperson. The featured roles vary in size and vocal requirements, but the Ensemble will be needed to provide vocal power throughout and dance in the production numbers.