Old Petrov’s Slavic Tales – approx 30 minute musicals

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A pot-pourri of 8 Mini-Musicals of approx 30 minutes duration for you to combine into original performances

Age range 7 yrs upwards

Each story has several named characters and opportunities for participation by large numbers of performers

Available to perform as standalone performances

May also be combined into full length productions in 1 or 2 Acts

MP3 backing tracks, Piano Conductor Score, 4-piece band arrangements available for accordion, clarinet, string bass and percussion. A very Slavic arrangement!

Stories told by Grandfather Petrov to Maroosia and Vanya in a log cabin lying deep in a forest. It is the middle of Winter and freezing cold. A series of enchanting stories to help pass the long dark evenings from Christmas morning though until Spring arrives …

  • SADKO AND BOYKA – A young dulcimer player journeys to find his true-love, the Little River Boyka, and discovers the anger of Caspian, the Tzar of the Sea. Will Sadko find her?
  • THE STORY OF FROST – A tale of Mariya who was kind to Frost, a fierce Stepmother, and of Alona and Anna, two very unpleasant ugly sisters. Who will receive gifts of furs and jewels?
  • BABA YAGA’S HUT – A wicked stepfather sends Anastasiya to fetch a needle and thread from his sister, the scary twitchy-witchy-Baba Yaga. What have comb, scarf and tringle of hard cheese to do with the story. Will Anastasiya escape from the witch?
  • RUSLANA AND THE GOLDEN FIREBIRD – Ruslana, a champion archer, finds a rare golden feather from the Firebird. Titan, her Horse of Power warns her to leave it alone but Ruslana takes it as a gift for the Tzar. Not satisfied with single feather, the Tzar sets Ruslana and Titan on an adventure to find Boromir, his banished son, that ultimately leads to death. But who’s death is it?
  • THE STOLEN TURNIPS – Just wait until we find out who stole the turnips! Those blessed Turnip-Thieves! A magic tablecloth, a goat that coughs gold coins, and a whistle-pipe that whips its player? And it’s more than just turnips that are stolen!
  • THE STORY OF SALT – A precious gift that adds zingy taste to any food. Worth a fortune, as well as creating jealousy and plotting. Ivan and Salty Sea-Dog (prone to being sea-sick and cannot swim) discover a mountain of salt. Will the Tzar allow them to trade in the city. Why do Ivan’s brothers throw him overboard? How does a Giant called Earwax become involved?
  • THE GOLDEN FISH – A tale of never being satisfied and always wanting more – from having a poor hut of earth and stones to a grand palace with servants and power. A fish that can talk and make wishes come true? A Woollypuppy that creates havoc wherever it goes. And a Grandmother that loves to knit … and knit … and knit. No wonder Yevheniy goes out fishing!
  • JOKA’S FLYING SHIP – Join Joka on his travels in the Flying Ship. An Eater, a Drinker, and a Woodman help solve impossible tasks set by the Tzar to join his daughter on adventures across the world. Is a happy ending in sight?

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