(Grades 4-8, 40 Minutes) Creativity, curiosity been the attributes associated with success. In this musical, the Muses of the Mind seek to remind children of these valuable intellectual gifts. By comparing the resolution of everyday problems with the achievements of some of great creative minds of the past, students will learn about their own creative and intellectual potential.
Staging instructions suggest that the main performance area be divided in half. One side depicts mini-scenes of everyday problems that are in need of creative solutions. The other half is then used to portray mini-scenes, which provide parallel examples of howThomas Edison, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, the Wright brothersused their imaginations to address problems. Meanwhile, the Muses of the Mind (Spark of Creativitiy, Titan of Tenacity, etc.), help the children become aware of their own creative abilities.