October 27

Gr.2 to 5 Production Songs

SONG 1: “Welcome to the Greatest Show on Earth”

Backing track

Vocal track

 

ALL: Welcome to the greatest show on earth,

Welcome everyone,

We’ve got daring men on the flying trapeze,

We’ve got  lions, tigers,

We’ve even got some fleas!

 

Welcome to the greatest show on earth,

Welcome young and old,

Glad to see you at the circus

We hope you like our show.

 

Musical interlude

 

During the interlude the cast march around the audience being led by the Ringmaster with clowns clowning, jugglers juggling and animals parading. There should be lots of color and movement, smiling and waving and energy. By the end of the musical interlude they should all be back on the stage and in their positions for the final verse.

 

ALL: Welcome to the greatest show on earth

Welcome young and old,

Glad to see you at the circus,

We hope you like our show.

 

All exit except for the Ringmaster who stays on the stage.

 

SONG 2: “Hercules Song”

Backing track

Vocal track

 

The song is a fun song and should amuse the audience.  Whilst singing it, Hercules should indulge with lots of muscle flexing

 

HERCULES:        Look at my muscles.  Give then a squeeze,

I’ve the strength of ten or more.

Look at my chest.  It’s the biggest and best,

I bet that you’ve never seen

Anything better before.

 

Look at my body.  Look at my legs,

They’re as thick and as tough as trees,

Look at my thighs, take a look at their size,

I bet that you’ve never seen

Anything better than these

 

Hercules continues flexing while Julie and Sue come forward and sing their verse.

 

JULIE/SUE:         He has the strength of a lion,

He has the strength of a bear,

He’s stronger than Samson of Goliath,

Tarzan you’d better beware!

 

HERCULES:        I know what you’re thinking – “He can’t be strong,

He looks so puny, weak and small”.

If you think I’m not strong, well I’m sorry you’re wrong,

I’m going to come down there

And prove it now once and for all.

 

Musical interlude.

 

While the interlude is being played Julie and Sue step forward.

 

JULIE:                  And now, as a test of strength, Hercules is going to come down into the audience.

 

Hercules goes into the audience and lets people touch his muscles and invites people to squeeze and touch his biceps and triceps.  He stays down there flexing etc. while the girls repeat their verse.

 

JULIE/SUE:         He has the strength of a lion,

He has the strength of a bear,

He’s stronger than Samson of Goliath,

Tarzan you’d better beware!

 

HERCULES:        Look at my muscles, give them a squeeze,

I’ve the strength of ten or more.

Look at my chest, it’s the biggest and best,

I bet that you’ve never seen

Anything better before. (repeat twice with Julie and Sue)

 

The song has finished, and Hercules moves onto his next feat.

 

SONG 3: “It’s A Dogs Life”

Backing track

Vocal track

 

The dogs jump up onto the blocks that the lions used and go straight into their song.  It’s a bright bubbly song and because the dogs are sitting on blocks, not much choreography is needed

 

DOGS:                  It’s a dog’s life,

Learning how to sit and beg.

It’s a dog’s life,

Rolling over and playing dead.

It’s a dog’s life doing tricks,

Chasing balls and fetching sticks.

It’s a dog’s life,

It’s a dog’s life,

It’s a dog’s life.

 

Now dogs they like to roam,

Far away from home,

Or chew a juicy bone in ecstasy.

And nothing beats a nap,

On the master’s lap,

Or chasing a pussycat way up a tree.

 

It’s a dog’s life,

Learning how to sit and beg.

It’s a dog’s life,

Rolling over and playing dead.

It’s a dog’s life doing tricks,

Chasing balls and fetching sticks.

It’s a dog’s life,

It’s a dog’s life,

It’s a dog’s life.

 

Now dogs they like to bark, while playing in a park,

Or howl when it is dark and you’re in bed,

But the thing they really like,

Is a postman on his bike,

Isn’t it fun to bite him on the leg!

 

It’s a dog’s life,

Learning how to sit and beg.

It’s a dog’s life,

Rolling over and playing dead.

It’s a dog’s life doing tricks,

Chasing balls and fetching sticks.

It’s a dog’s life,

It’s a dog’s life,

It’s a dog’s life.

 

The song finishes and Madame Simone carries on with the act.

 

SONG 4:   “EXPLORERS TWO”

Gr.5 animals enter chanting

ANIMALS:           Python, python, python,

Explorers he will frighten. x4

 

This chant is repeated several times, getting louder each time – Gr.5 rotate clockwise inside the circle facing the audience.

 

TRISH:                 (spoken dialogue) Whatever you do, don’t make any sudden movements!

 

ADAM:                  (spoken dialogue) Is fainting from fright considered a sudden movement?

 

MONKEYS:           Python is scaly,

 

BIRDS:  Python is green

 

TIGERS:        He likes to munch

 

CATS: On human beings

 

PYTHON: I see my lunch, I see my tea,

 

ALL ANIMALS:    He’s the mighty python. And he’s hungry

 

TRISH:                 (spoken dialogue) ….. Did you hear that? He’s going to eat us!

 

ADAM:                 (spoken dialogue) ….. I’m too young and good looking to be eaten!

 

PYTHON:             There’s no washing up, you don’t serve them hot.

 

MONKEYS:           Just opens up his mouth,

 

BIRDS:  And gobbles down the lot

 

TIGERS:  It’s the mighty python’s

 

CATS:  Specialty

 

ALL ANIMALS: And it sure don’t need a recipe!

 

PYTHON:            Just a dash of salt, with explorers and some stock,

No potatoes and onions and what do you think you’ve got?

Explorer’s two. Yum, yum, yummy, explorer in my tummy.

If you favor, full bodied flavor, try explorer’s two!

 

(Animals start to exit slowly backwards as they’re chanting and exit the theatre)

ALL ANIMALS:               (forte)  Try explorer’s two!

                                     (mezzo forte)  Try explorer’s two!

                                    (mezzo piano)  Try explorer’s two!

                                                 (piano)  Try explorer’s two!

 

SONG 5: “No One Likes A Flea Like Me”

Backing track

Vocal track

 

ROSY:                    Every circus has a star,

Of popular renown,

An animal or acrobat,

A strongman or a clown.

 

Yes, there’s always one attraction

That people want to see.

But one thing’s for certain, it couldn’t be a flea,

For no one likes a flea

No one like a flea,

No one like a flea like me.

 

Wish I was an elephant, A monkey or a cat,

Then I would be popular, I’d always get a clap.

And I wish that I was pretty

Like a turtle dove,

For that’s the kind of creature, People seem to love,

But no one likes a flea

No one like a flea,

No one like a flea like me.

 

ALL:                      (at the end of song) Ahhhh.

 

SONG 6: “Finale”

Backing track

Vocal track

 

For this song the whole cast comes out in costume. Grade 4 and 5 on the stage behind the red curtain – the curtain opens when the music is played. Grade 2 enter and stand around the stage blocks in the middle. The grade 3’s enter and position themselves in-front of the audience in-front of the stage.

 

The main cast then enter and take their bows and wave to ‘all’ sides of the audience on the centre stage blocks.

 

ALL:                      Farewell from the Greatest Show on Earth,

Farewell everyone,

We are sad to tell you the shows at an end,

If you liked our circus, why don’t you come again?

Farewell from the Greatest Show on Earth,

Farewell young and old,

Glad you made it to the circus,

We hope you liked our show.