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Valley Of The Voodons

by John Reynolds and Shade Smith


     

Please Note : This musical is not available from us to customers in New Zealand.
Sales and Licensing arrangements here are handled by Star Musicals

Synopsis

Valley Of The Voodons is a contemporary rock musical designed for today’s school students (or theatrical groups wanting to stage an up tempo family show. It is a fantasy set in the future, consequently costuming and scenery can be designed in a variety of styles on a simple or elaborate scale depending on available resources. Similarly, although it can be staged with a relatively small cast, it is possible to considerably expand the cast numbers.

Set on a distant planet, the people of Zandrus are plagued by periodic attacks from the evil Voodons who live in a forbidding jungle area within a valley outside the city. Queen Fara has found the whole situation too stressful and is retiring in favour of her daughter Princess Kimnos, to the fury of her son Prince Dronos - a lazy fellow who prefers to surf with his friends. As the Zandrusites are putting the final touches to the coronation celebrations, the Voodons attack the city and capture Princess Kimnos and Prince Dronos. Two buskers then arrive shortly afterwards and offer to rescue the royal pair from the Voodons lair.

Meanwhile, in Voodon Valley, the creatures, in cohorts with a land despoiler Baron Wastes, are contructing a machine that will manufacture magdonite - a deadly substance that can be used in the tip of intergalactic warheads. The buskers manage to gain entrance into the Princess's prison and after a series of table turning incidents, turn the machine against Baron Wastes and the Voodon leader Stark. Peace and harmony is then established on Planet Zodark.

The Zandrusites provide the opportunity for both male and female characters with a wide scope for singing and dancing. The role of the Surfies is designed to appeal principally to young males. Their mild chauvinism coupled with their colourful costumes and surfing songs ensure that they make a considerable impact. The Voodons provide considerable scope for those many students who enjoy being evil on stage. Their uncompromising nastiness invariably provokes a strong audience response. The Zombos, although primarily passive creatures can, with their shuffling gait and chorused responses, provide plenty of humour. And, in the end, sweet revenge is theirs. In each of these groups there is ample opportunity for the development of cameo roles.

The lead roles provide a variety of contrasting characters. Reflecting an increasing tendency for male students to participate in rock musicals, several key parts have been written for males (with appropriate songs).

Valley Of The Voodons incorporates simple technology including a computer and a machine called ‘The Destructor’. These can be designed on a simple scale but, where schools or theatre groups have greater expertise and resources, there is a considerable scope for more elaborate presentations.

The musical has a conservationist theme with some great musical numbers, one of which, the finale ‘Light a Candle’ is very popular with school choirs at music festivals. Like Starblaze, the show is suitable for performance by students (aged 10+) or theatre groups seeking a production that is ideal for family audiences.


Characters

Queen Fara -
Count Gratto -
Prince Dronos -
Corpos -
Princess Kimnos -
Stella -
Astrid -
Stark -
Baron Wastes -
Zandrusites 1-3 - (m/f)
Surfie 1-3 - (m/f)
Attendants 1-3 - (m/f)
Computer Voice - (m/f)
Voodon 1-3 - (m/f)
Guard 1-2 - (m/f)
Zombo 1-3 - (m/f)
Surfies - (m/f)
Entertainers - (m/f)
Destructor Operators - (m/f)
Choruses - Zandrusites
  - Attendants
  - Voodons
  - Zombos
 

Songs

  1) Prelude Instrumental
  2) A Coronation Zandrusites
  3) Come on Down Surfies & Zandrusites
  4) To Be a Princess Princess Kimnos & Zandrusites
  5) Message of the Music Stellar & Astrid
  6) Cosmic Rock Stellar & Astrid
  7) Message of the Music (Reprise) Chorus
  8) Valley of the Voodons Stark & Voodons
  9) Zombo Chorus Zombos
10) Where The Fat Cats Feed Baron Wastes, Stark & Voodons
11) Secret Places Princess Kimnos
~~ Interval ~~  
12) No Escape Baron Wastes, Stark & Zombos
13) Early Morning Princess Kimnos
14) What About the Fishes? Baron, Stellar, Astrid & Princess Kimnos
15) In the Summertime Surfies
16) Light a Candle Company

Information for Production Administrators

Here's a list of all the supporting material available and some other information you might need. Pricing for the production materials is supplied automatically with a Perusal Set. Royalty pricing can only be provided as a formal quotation.

Available now (see below) ...
 
Preview Script/Libretto
In addition to viewing online the script and vocal score above, you can download a shortened copy of the script/libretto to read and get a relatively good picture of whether you would like to proceed to the next step. This Preview E-Script is made available to you as a pdf file sized for A4 paper and contains just over half of the script/libretto.
Perusal Set
These are available for customers in European Union countries only to borrow free of charge (but you have to pay the postage to return the set to us). The set contains ...
 
  • Printed Script
  • Printed Piano/Vocal Score
  • Cast Recording Audio CD (from the premiere production)
Available after Perusal ...
 
Libretti/Vocal Scores

Available to purchase in this form ...

  • Rehearsal Master Set on a Data CD (Cast). This contains the script and vocal score for your cast and crew provided as A4 pdf files. No problem about possible loss of deposit, as they are yours to print out and mark up as required. The price includes a multiple copying licence allowing you to copy the Data CD itself (enabling you to give or sell copies to your cast for them to make up their own rehearsal books) or to make multiple prints of the pdf's on the Data CD for your production company to organise and provide to your cast or crew.

To order this, create an account with us, then go to the 'Order Rehearsal Material' page

Please note that we do not sell individual printed copies of scripts, nor do we hire sets of printed rehearsal scripts or scores.

Available after Rights Obtained ...
 
Backing Tracks

For use in support of your rehearsal pianist, or for use during performances.

Orchestrations
These are available for an 11 piece band as below, for hire to production companies only, who hold a valid, unexpired, licence to perform.
 
  • Flutes 1 & 2
  • Clarinet 1 & 2
  • Piano/Keyboard
  • Tenor Sax
  • Alto Sax
  • Bass Guitar
  • Percussion 1 & 2
  • Drums

To order this, create an account with us, then go to the 'Order Performance Material' page

Royalty Type
Royalties for this title are 'variable fee, post paid', and will be calculated on a percentage of your box office income once your production has finished. See our pricing policy for details. We work on a quotation system for royalties, based on information you supply to us. Complete a printed application form or create account with us, and use the online version.
Video Licence
We have secured the rights to video productions of this title from the Authors, and we manage them on their behalf. Once a 'Licence To Perform' has been granted, and then on payment of a fee, we will be able to issue a 'Licence To Record'. There are some strings attached to this, but these are far outweighed by the benefits.
 
  • Record one or more live performances and mix down to a single video
  • Give or sell copies to your cast and crew
  • Sell copies to your audiences (take advance bookings on the night)

     

Please Note : This musical is not available from us to customers in New Zealand.
Sales and Licensing arrangements here are handled by Star Musicals

  • Preview E-Script (Valley Of The Voodons) A4
    £0.00 Preview E-Script (Valley Of The Voodons) A4
    A free preview script containing a significant part of the full script and provided as a pdf file sized for A4 paper.
  • Perusal Set
    £0.00 Perusal Set
    PLEASE NOTE : We operate a FREE Perusal Service, but due to the cost of postage/shipping, we regret that Perusal Sets are ONLY available to customers who reside in the United Kingdom (inc Channel Islands and Isle Of Man)...
  • Rehearsal Master Set
    £0.00 Rehearsal Master Set
    Rehearsal Master Sets (RMS) are available to purchase, once your production has been licensed. You will need the 5 digit licence reference number (see above). An RMS contains (with exceptions, see below) the script and...
  • Royalty Quotation Form
    £0.00 Royalty Quotation Form
    The rights to perform and record for all the titles in our catalogue (with exceptions) are managed by Stagescripts Ltd. A royalty fee must be paid: whether the play is presented for charity or for...



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