"The Hero in You" Musical
Brookdale Elementary, Bloomfield NY Photo credit: Alan Clarin, Clarin Photography
Ellis has created a musical celebration of the heroes from his book, "The Hero in You"! It's a celebration of history, with songs and stories to inspire every child. We send you the script, musical score, the original CD, a karaoke CD, and guidance to create this event for your community. Listen to some of the music below or click here for a sample of "The Hero in You" script.
"My students love performing "The Hero In You". The songs are so fresh and poignant and the subject matter complements our school's curriculum. Even more, there is a lifelong message. Dream big! There's a hero in you!"
- Sherri Calhoun Music Teacher, Presque Isle, Maine
Choose from two levels of materials that offer everything you need to bring the hero experience to your students and families, no theater experience necessary! The script offers roles for 13 students to play a hero as well as a chorus that can be as large or as small as needed. Feel free to adapt the script to best suit your students, and check out the teacher's guide for costume and prop suggestions. Visit the shop to choose which package is best for you and add in any extra books or CD's you'll need. We recommend a book and a CD for each class or teacher involved in order to make the most of the "Hero" experience.
Create a special day for your students and have Ellis Paul come to a rehearsal or to your school's production of "The Hero in You"! Ellis can visit your students and sing with them on their favorite "Hero" songs or even join in as part of the chorus during the show.
The Brookdale School in Bloomfield, New Jersey was one of the first school to perform "The Hero in You" musical. These are some of the photos from their concert as well as a video of the opening song, "The Hero in You".
Photo credit: Alan Clarin, Clarin Photography