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Grammarosaurus
A Musical Play for Kids about Grammar
Ron Fink and John Heath

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Casting

Flexible casting from 11-40 students.
Use as many Grammarosauri as desired. There are a lot of characters in the show, but many of them have just a few spoken lines. One student can easily play several roles. Note that all roles can be played by either boys or girls; see our comments on page 38 of the Teacher's Guide.

Script

This is the first one-third of the script:

The duration of the show is about 25 minutes

CHARACTERS:

Jessica (reporter)
Roberto (reporter)
Capital Grammarosauri
Sally (roving reporter)
Plural Grammarosauri
Contraction Grammarosauri
Tourist
Cameraman
Subject/Verb Grammarosauri
Noun Grammarosaurus
Verb Grammarosaurus
Professor Participle
Professor Semicolon
Comma Grammarosauri
Dr. Pickwick
Quotation Marks (2)
Nessie

and a CHORUS composed of all students who are not playing
roles on stage at the time.

There is a big sign on the wall that reads:

Breaking News from Scotland:
Grammarosaurus Discovered!

Song 1
Vocal      Instrumental

CLASS:

Extra! Extra! Stop that press!
Guess what they found in Loch Ness!
Greeting tourists on the beach
Teaching folks 'bout parts of speech
Grammar
Grammarosaurus
Grammarosaurus.

Extra! Extra! I'm not done
Nessie's not the only one
They think commas are a treat
Their sentences are complete.
Grammar
Grammarosaurus
Grammarosaurus.

Read the interview
They even know what colons do.

(spoken): Do you?

Extra! Extra! Stop that press!
Guess what they found in Loch Ness!
Greeting tourists on the beach
Teaching folks 'bout parts of speech.
Grammar
Grammarosaurus
Grammarosaurus
Grammarosaurus.

(ROBERTO and JESSICA enter. They each carry a
microphone. THEY address audience.)

JESSICA: Good evening. I'm Jessica, and this is Roberto.

ROBERTO: Welcome to our special report. We have breaking news from
Scotland.

JESSICA: People from all over the world are flocking here to talk to the
Loch Ness Monster.

CAPITAL GRAMMAROSAURUS #1: Hey, I heard that!

CAPITAL G. #2: I'm NOT a monster!

CAPITAL G. #3: I'm a Grammarosaurus.

ROBERTO: How many of you are there?

CAPITAL G. #1: Lots.

JESSICA: How come you¹ve never come out in the open before?

CAPITAL G. #2: The world is in crisis.

ROBERTO: Economic crisis?

JESSICA: Environmental?

CAPITAL G. #3: Grammatical.

CAPITAL G: #1: The world needs us now.

CAPITAL G. #2: We Grammarosauri love different kinds of grammar.

CAPITAL G. #3: The three of us, for example, love capital letters.

ROBERTO: Capitals?

CAPITAL G. #1: Of course.
CAPITAL G. #2: But there's one capital letter we REALLY like.

CAPITAL G. #3: Because it's an entire word!

Song 2
Vocal      Instrumental

CAPITAL GRAMMAROSAURI:

The first word in a sentence gets a capital
The other words don't usually even try
But there's one word that always gets a capital
My very fav'rite capital is I!

No matter where you put it it's a capital
Beginning middle end it stands up high
The subject I like best, well, it's a capital
My very fav'rite capital is I!

I, I, I, I

CHORUS: It's just one little letter

CAPITAL GRAMMAROSAURI:

I, I, I, I

CHORUS: It can't get better than I!

CAPITAL GRAMMAROSAURI:

Oh sure a person's name will get a capital
And certain words like Monday or July
But if I have to pick out just one capital
My very fav'rite capital is I!

CAPITAL GRAMMAROSAURI and
CHORUS:

I, I, I, I
It's just one little letter
I, I, I, I
It can't get better than I!
It can't get better than I!


(THEY exit. SALLY SWAMPWATER enters with three
GRAMMAROSAURI. )

SALLY (to audience): Hi there. I'm Sally Swampwater, your roving reporter.
I¹ve just come across three more Grammarosauri. Or is it Grammarosauruses?

PLURAL GRAMMAROSAURUS #1: I prefer Grammarosauri.

PLURAL G. #2: It's the Latin form.

SALLY: You guys know Latin?

PLURAL G. #3: Doesn't everybody?

SALLY: You must have been in that lake a very long time.

PLURAL G. #1: Yes---it's taking us a while to adjust to modern times.

PLURAL G. #2: But we do love the tea.

PLURAL G. #3: And it's just a few minutes before tea time!

SALLY: What do you find so confusing about life these days?

PLURAL G. #1: Lots of things. Forks, for example.

PLURAL G. #2: And the tax code.

PLURAL G. #3: And Harry Potter---is Dumbledore dead or not?

PLURAL G. #1: And especially plurals.

PLURAL G. #2: It used to be so easy to make a plural. You just added an
"s"

PLURAL G. #3: But modern life is complicated!

Song 3
Vocal      Instrumental

PLURAL GRAMMAROSAURI:
When I was young life was simple
Plurals just added an "s"
"Voice" became "voices"
"Choice" became"choices"
Plurals were easy to guess.

When I was young life was simple
Plurals just added and "s"
Then I got older
The world grew colder
Now ev'rything is a mess!

"House" becomes "houses"
"Mouse" becomes "mice"
"Moose" isn't "mooses"
And "die" becomes "dice."
It's so random it's causing me stress
I miss the "s."

GRAMMAROSAURI and CHORUS:
When I was young life was simple
Plurals just added an "s"
"Voice" became "voices"
"Choice" became "choices"
Plurals were easy to guess.

When I was young life was simple
Plurals just added and "s"
Then I got older
The world grew colder
Now ev¹rything is a mess!

"Child" becomes "children"
"Sheep" just stays "sheep"
"Goose" isn't "gooses"
A "foot" becomes "feet"
It's so random it's causing me stress
I miss the "s"
It's so random it's causing me stress
I miss the "s"

(THEY exit. THREE Grammarosauri enter. They're wearing
long coats. They whisper to each other. Then a TOURIST
carrying binoculars walks by.)

CONTRACTION GRAMMAROSAURUS #1 (to other GRAMMAROSAURI):
Hey look, it's a tourist.
(TO TOURIST, secretively):
Pssst. Hey, buddy.

TOURIST: Wow, a Grammarosaurus! I've come all the way from _______
(fill in name of your city) to see one of you up close.

CONTRACTION G. #2 (reaching into coat and pulling at a large letter "O"):
You wanna buy an "O"?

TOURIST: You mean the letter O?

CONTRACTION G. #3: Ssssshh! Yeah. The letter O.

TOURIST: What is this, Wheel of Fortune?

CONTRACTION G. #1: A nice fresh O. Took it right out of the phrase,
"Should not."

TOURIST: You stole an O?

CONTRACTION G. #2: Ssshh. We didn't really STEAL it. We BORROWED it.

CONTRACTION G. #3: We do it all the time...we take the O out of phrases like
"should not" and put an apostrophe in its place.

TOURIST: You shouldn't!

CONTRACTION G. #1: Exactly. We end up with shouldn't!

CONTRACTION G. #2: It's a contraction.

CONTRACTION G. #3: And we LOVE contractions

(This concludes the first one- third of the script.)

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Many thanks to Ron Fink and John Heath for permission to display these lyrics.
© Ron Fink and John Heath. All rights reserved. Used with permission. 

 



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