GARTSONGS music and musicals at St Albans Sumer Camp 1981-93

     

Patches (1993)

In a show inspired by a Japanese folk tale, three travelling actors battle a lava river and outwit a snakeman on their quest for home, where an ironic twist brings them good fortune.  

SLEEP LONG

PATCHES

LAVA RIVER

SEE ME

DEEP IN THE FOREST

  

Bigfoot (1993)     A mystery of stolen pizza.

OUT IN THE WOODS

HAIRY MONSTER

LOOKING AT THE EVIDENCE

NOBODY

BIGFOOT'S IN THE WOODS

WHEN BIGFOOT WALKS

LONG LIVE PIZZA

STAY AWAKE

MONEYMAKER

  

Don't Bug Me (1993)

A saga of mad scientists, a missing dog,  dancing fish, and singing insects.

BUGS

WINDOW OF POSSIBILITY

HORRIBLE FEELING

IT IS TRUE

  

A Day in the Life (1992)

A mime play with songs that takes a skewed look at everyday things - waking up, breakfast, at the bus stop, at the office, and more. 

RISE AND SHINE

EXTRA EXTRA

AIN'T NOTHIN' BETTER

WHEN I FEEL DOWN I DREAM

AT THE END OF THE DAY

DUDE, BRING ME SOME FOOD

  

The Pied Piper of Jabberwocky (1992)

A modernization of the Pied Piper story is coupled with a dramatization of  a Lewis Carroll poem to show what becomes of the children who disappear with the Piper. 

GET TO WORK

DRUDGERY

DID YOU HEAR?

HOW I WISH

WHAT'S WRONG, MY CHILD?

I WANT A VACATION

'TWAS BRILLIG*

WHEAT, NOT CHAFF (DREAM)

ON THE DAY I WAS BORN/CHEATER

JABBER JABBER JABBER JABBER

CALLOO, CALLAY

  

The Maze in the Mountain  (1991)

A comic tale of love, greed, mistaken identities, and international understanding. 

WHO AM I?

I'M NOT AFRAID

STOP! ZAMBONI

I'VE HAD A DREAM

STICK AROUND

I WANT MY MOMMY

A SUNNY DAY

OVER THE SEA

THE RAINBOW

MAZEFIGHT

IN THE MAZE

MAZECHANT (KOBONO NI)

HEY KOBONO!

LIKE AN ANGEL

  

  

BFG/Dreamblower (1988)

How can a little girl and a friendly monster  rid the world of child-eating monsters? Adapted from Roald Dahl’s “The Big Friendly Giant”

I HATE CAMP

LONELY

FLYING

FIND HER

HIGHWAY TO THE MOON

WE EAT KIDS

SOPHIE - CAN I NEVER GO BACK?

NIGHTMARE

DREAM BLOWING

MONSTER MASTER

FLOATING

WONDERFUL DREAM

  

Time in a Bottle (1988)

Zuku's magic bottle of time is lost, and woe betide the world if it gets into evil hands. And how can the aliens save their compatriots at home from certain death?

NICE TO BE A TREE

TO BE RICH

WE ARE ZODLINGS

TIME IN A BOTTLE

  

The Talking Shell (1987)

The princess has been missing for six years, and now the talking shell has been stolen as well. Will the queen's evil sisters gain the power they've always coveted?

CATNAP

WITCHCRAFT

SIX LONG YEARS

WHO AM I?

NO MORE EVIL ZIP-ZAP

  

Time's Up (1986)

Dr. Brilliant is trapped in the future - and in the Bermuda Triangle. How can a combination of friends, pirates, robots, and a talking cat get him safely out?

HOW SHOULD I KNOW?

WE ARE PIRATES

WE ARE ROBOTS

WE'VE GOT TO GET OUT OF HERE

ALL IS WELL

  

On the Mountaintop (1986)

A river divides the Dorples and the Sneebles, and never the twain shall meet. Both live under the shadow of the evil wizards at the top of the mountain.  How does love conquer all? 

WE ARE DORPLES

AIN'T HALF BAD

NOBODY KNOWS

BUILD A BRIDGE

TOGETHER AT LAST

CELEBRATE!

  

Moonlight Madness (1985)

The graveyard is up for sale. Whatever can the current inhabitants do to prevent being dug up tossed into the river?  Call Uncle Ebenezer! 

WE'RE DEAD

FLY AWAY

MOON TUNE

CLOSE YOUR EYES

TIME FLIES

WHAT SHOULD WE DO

HOWLING AT THE MOON

  

Magnificent Murgatroyd's Travelling Circus (1985)

The villainous Sid Scrumble finds Murgatroyd's magic top hat on the beach, and tries to take over the circus for his own personal gain. How will a ten-foot tall squid help save the day? 

WE'RE GONNA TELL YOU A STORY

WELCOME TO THE SHOW

I WANT THE POWER

OH, MY MURGATROYD

AT THE CIRCUS

BE A CLOWN

TELL ME WHY

THE DEEP SEA SPECKLED SQUID BLUES

I'VE GOT TEN LEGS

  

Hardly a Farm (1985)

A mystery at "Hardly a Farm  Inn." Missing jewelry, wacky tourists, slick detectives, and a surprise ingredient in the main course  make up this silly tale of mix-ups. 

HARDLY A FARM

VIDEO DRIVES ME CRAZY

DINNERTIME

WHO DUNNIT?

CRAZY CRIME

  

Surprise (1985)

Parents away for the weekend? Time for a teenagers' party!  Lots of surprises are in store when unexpected guests  appear. 

HOW BORING

I CAN'T BELIEVE IT, BORYS

TELL ME THE LATEST NEWS

NOBODY LOVES ME

HAVE A NICE TRIP

RAIN

TROUBLE ON THE ROAD

SURPRISE

  

  

Bears in the Woods (1984)

Bear hunters, zookeepers, a lost gorilla, a missing child, offbeat parents, boyscouts, and girlscouts - but what about the bear?! 

SO TIRED

LOST AND FOUND

BEARS IN THE WOODS

GOODNIGHT

RIDICULOUS

HAIRY SCARY GORILLA

DON'T WORRY

  

The Zeem Dream    (Published  1983, Plays Magazine)

Two pairs of neighboring children share a dream about danger and friendship.

ZEEMBIRD SONG

TELL ME

DREAM DREAM DREAM

HOGGLE CHANT

  

Egyptian Conniption (1983)

A host of zany characters get involved in this desert love story replete with unexpected twist and turns.

HERE WE ARE IN EGYPT

MY POOR PENGUIN

WITCH DOCTOR CHANT

MUMMY'S COMPLAINT

COOPED UP IN A BOTTLE

FRANKENFUNK BOOGIE

HERE IN THE LAND OF KING TUT

  

MUSIC FOR PLAYS

  

Fight for Children's Rights  (1992) 

A staging of Shel Silverstein poems  set  to new music. 

POLISH THE STARS*

ROCK AND ROLL BAND*

HOMEWORK MACHINE*

CROWDED TUB*

WHATIF*

  

Higglety Pigglety Pop (1992)

A dramatization of a book by Maurice Sendak.

HIGGLETY PIGGLETY POP

  

The Wine of Li Po (1992)  A fable.     incidental music

  

Emma Lou and the Big Ragout (Published 1989,  Pioneer Drama Co.)

A wild play with a cast of zanies that chronicles a quest to save a kingdom. 

CHARM SCHOOL

A QUEST

SLIME SHUFFLE

ANYTHING GOES

PLASTIC SURGERY

MARRY ME

THE BIG RAGOUT

  

South Sea Adventure (1988)    A holiday filled with danger and magic. 

MY MAMMA SAID STOP!

PIRATES ARE WE

IN THE SEA

HOLD ON!

  

Happyville (1988)   A wild west parody with a gun-slingin' gal who saves the day. 

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

SHOOTOUT HOEDOWN

WILD WILD WEST

  

Winnie the Pooh  (1987)   A.A. Milne's story  is staged. 

 FRIENDS

  

Seven Brides for Dracula (1987)   A horror spoof. 

IF YOU EVER SEE A VAMPIRE

  

Hurricane Smith (1986)    An Indiana Jones take-off.

HEY, HO, CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? 

JAVA-JAVA

I THINK MY TIME HAS COME

DOOMED TO WORK IN THE MINES

AHA, I GOTCHA

  

The Hangtown Asylum (1986)   Strange goings-on in a strange place. 

WE'RE NUTS

GIVE ME A WEREWOLF

GUESS I'LL STICK AROUND

MYSTERIA

  

Ratcatchers' Daughter (1985)   Temperance and villainy tangle in this melodrama. 

DRINK, JACK, DRINK

RATCATCHER'S DAUGHTER

EVERYTHING'S FINE NOW

DOWN WITH ALCOHOL

A-WELL, A-WELL, A-WELL

  

Zorro (1985)   The masked swordsman rides again! 

HE'S THE BIG "Z"

HAVE YOU HEARD THE NEWS?

  

The Dragon Hammer  (1981)  A tale of honesty set in China.

GOBLINS OF THE MOUNTAIN

DRAGON HAMMER

  

The Japanese Cricket (1981)  A royal adventure in the Far East. 

WE ARE JAPANESE

ROYAL ACROBATS

  

The Emperor's New Clothes (1981)  The classic tale of foolish vanity. 

WE ALL LOVE OUR EMPEROR

SIRE, ADMIRE

HEAR YE / TEA TIME

  

  

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