(Grades 4-8, 30 minutes) Brought To You By...A Commercial Revue is a comedic musical with Orff Ensemble Accompaniment. Finally, your favorite TV commercials are brought to you in part or in whole, uniterrupted by regular programming! These commercials may be presented in their entirety as a complete musical revue or may be performed separately as humorous inserts for school concerts or programs. Pick your favorites!
Students and audiences will laugh hysterically over the COUCH POTATO WORKOUT INFOMERCIAL, WHAT'S MY LINE ANYWAY? and the other six original commercials containing 23 musical numbers, 15 of which include vocals, all unison plus one canon.
A variety of musical styles including blues, rock, and folk, and commercial jingles are featured. The Note Name Blues and The treble Clef Rock make reviewing note names and the treble staff lots of fun. Following the Orff approach, creativity and improvisation opportunities arise. Very simple staging, costume and prop suggestions are provided for each commercial.