“Greetings, lords and ladies! I, William Shakespeare, will be yourhost this evening and I have a special treat for my thespian friends! Y ou are about to be transported to a land of kings and queens, fairies and nymphs, music and madrigal, and most of all, trickery and love, for love can happen in the strangest ways, especially on a Midsummer Night! Intimidated by the idea of producing a Shakespeare musical play? Nonsense,with this new version, even I'm a piece of cake! You will create an edu cational and artistic experience your cast and audiences will never forget. I've made it very easy for you!” Experience Shakespeare like never before in this fresh, new rendition of the old classic. Designed for grades 6-9, this full-length 60-minute production features five acts with eight original songs in a variety of musical styles from madrigal torap arranged for 3-Part Mixed, with suggestions for 2-Part Treble voice s. The expanded script involves ten major speaking roles, several minor speaking parts and numerous opportunities for non-speaking group involvement. The Director's Guide includes excellent staging and interpretationnotes throughout the script, piano/vocal song arrangements, plus additi onal production, set and costume hints for a successful experience from start to finish. The Libretto/Vocal book features script and vocal partsfor your aspiring young actors. Available separately: Director Guide, L ibretto/Vocal 5-Pak, Preview CD (dialog not recorded), Preview Pak (1 Libretto/Vocal, 1 Preview CD), Performance/Accompaniment CD (dialog not recorded), Performance Kit/CD (1 Director, 20 Libretto/Vocal, P/A CD). Duration: ca. 60 minutes. Suggested for grades 6-9.