Kids Love ArtReach's Classic Dragon Play!
King Fancy Pants - Training Your Dragon - Monkton Central School, Vermont
Hear ye! Hear ye! The inspiration for blockbuster movies, books and TV shows comes to your stage! Teachers, Kenneth Grahame's beloved dragon classic is now ArtReach's newest exciting play for kids to perform!
night was a big success for our lovable dragon!"
The Rose Children's Theatre, Eugene OR
Train Your Dragon in Three Easy Steps!
Rose Children's Theatre, Eugene OR - Lonely Mortimer & Shepherds - Grody Gobsters
This innovative new script is lively, fun and fast-paced; full of comedy and audience participation! Widget and his pal Hairytoes discover a dragon lurking a cave. Their secret is exposed by neighborhood bullies, the Grody Gobsters. Suddenly the entire town is whipped into a fury and the cry goes up:
"The Dragon Must be Slayed!"
The King Orders the Dragon to be Slayed!
Rose Children's Theatre, Eugene OR - Monkton Central School, VT
King Fancy Pants summons the Great Saint George to do the deed! The only problem is, Mortimer the dragon is friendly. Our heroes love him and are desperate to save his life. So they travel to the Master Guru on the Mountain, who teaches them how to train their dragon for battle!
Characters for All Your Kids!
Storyteller, Gurus - Monkton Central School, Vermont
"Our after-school students love your plays! Thank you for all you do!
Courtney Susman of Greenbrier Valley Theatre (WV)
Lively Action! Fast-paced Comic Fun!
Dragon Battle - King Fancy Pants & Villagers - Rose Children's Theatre
Old Folks of the Valley tell the story and keep the action flowing to the big moment! Lovable Mortimer learns to put on a good show for the Villagers. His battle with Saint George is tremendous excitement for performers and audience who join in the fun. It's a hilarious story that will have you cheering for the dragon and his pals!
Dragon Leads the Children in Triumph!
Bremerton Community Theatre Jr. WA - Davis Elementary School, Austin TX
"I love working with the kids. To see them light up when they get on stage is the best feeling in the world."
Ariel Long, 15, Dragon for Rose Children's Theatre.
If you love dragon movies and books,
you'll love ArtReach's version of The Reluctant Dragon!
Hairy Toes & Widget Tame Their Dragon - Monkton Central School, VT
The story of a dragon who is reluctant to fight has inspired many recent books, movies and animations. In this version Kenneth Grahame's boy hero is young underdog Widget. He and his sidekick Hairytoes overcome their the doubters and bullies and triumph as heroes! Mortimer is lovable and very funny as he learns to become a real dragon. Gentle as the original story, yet fast-paced and exciting, ArtReach's dragon play is perfect for young performers.
Storytellers Keep the Plot Moving Fast!
Old Folks Storytellers, Davis Elementary School, Austin TX
Just for Kids: Speeches and vocabulary are appropriate for child performers ages 6 - 14. Glossary included in Teachers Guide.
A Flexible Cast of 43 Students: Easily adapted for a smaller or larger cast. Add as many roles as you like! Casting suggestions in the script.
No One Child is a Star! The large parts of Widget, sidekick Hairytoes and Mortimer the Dragon are divided so that as many as 6 kids may play these coveted roles.
Great Parts for Boys and Girls: Every single role can be played by a boy or girl with easy name changes.
Davis Elementary School, Austin TX
About 45-55 minutes long: Long enough to be a substantial project and short enough to accommodate your teaching schedule. This is also an ideal length for a young audience.
Easy Costumes and Scenery: Many suggestions on how to create or find what you need to make a great looking production without breaking your budget! Teachers Guide includes instructions on how to make armor and dragon costumes.
A Musical Soundtrack: The Reluctant Dragon has a beautiful soundtrack with special music for each main character's entrance. Exciting music enhances the great battle. Most excerpts feature the stirring music of Beethoven.
More Great Comments...
The Reluctant Dragon' is charming, hilarious fun for schools & kids! Lively comedy & adventure with tons of audience participation! Easy, simplified script makes it fun for kids to learn their lines! Exciting characters and witty dialogue bring out the best in a large cast of young performers! The Reluctant Dragon School Play Package gives you the freedom to adapt the script to your needs. Add songs, lines, characters if you like. The School Play Package gives you the right to make a video/DVD of your special show! One of the world's most charming children's stories ever written! Kenneth Grahame's delightful book, is a joyful tale of a boy and his dragon. This timeless and wonderful dragon story comes alive again for today's children!
If you wish to train your dragon to fight you must follow the Guru's three easy steps:
1. Hold Your Dragon
2. Protect Your Dragon
3. Love your Dragon
"The richly expressive prose of Kenneth Grahame continues to delight."
Language Arts Review
"The telling is delightfully tongue-in-
cheek. His star attraction is an imaginative animal and he makes this reluctant dragon live."
School Library Journal, starred review of The Reluctant Dragon