THE HALLOWEEN MUSIC SHOW!!

DIDACTIC GUIDE and SUMMARIES.

INTRODUCTION

As the show deals with monsters, scary tales and terrific places it could be a good idea to get the children ready for the experience pre-teaching them some vocabulary they will hear, while playing Halloween games and doing activities related to the songs of the concert. We would like to offer you a didactic guide you can use in an one hour class, which we are sure can make the experience more memorable and enjoyable.

 

However, if you don’t have the time to prepare and extra lesson or you don’t feel it could fit your classes, we strongly recommend you read the summaries of the songs with your students before going to the show. The summaries have questions to help them predict what could happen next and answering the questions with your class is a great way to prepare for the performance! Even if you do the extra class, it is still advisable you read together the summaries.

 
Lyrics
Letras Inglés.doc
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DIDACTIC GUIDE

 

1. Setting the scene.

 

 

If you can do it, why don’t you decorate the class? You can put around the class several copies of the flashcard we provide of a tombstone and skeleton (FLASHCARD 1) and of the monsters flashcards (FLASHCARDS 1-10) and you can use ordinary Halloween decorations, too. These props can certainly be a great way to introduce vocabulary and get your students excited.    

 

Flashcards 1-10
halloweencostumes_flash.pdf
Documento Adobe Acrobat 1.9 MB

 

Also, you can write on the board these verses from one of the songs:

 

 

Bones all around me, eeh, eeh, eeh,

 

Tombstones all around you, ooh, ooh, ooh,

 

Bones and tombstones, oo-hoo hoo hoo hoo”

 

 

Tell them they come from the play they are going to watch them and ask them what kind of play could it be (a comedy, traditional tales or scary stories)

 

 

 

2. A haunted house.

 

 

Show your students this flashcard

 

 

Ask them what they can see (It’s a haunted house) Tell them they are going to hear noises from this house and they have to tell you what they are. Write on the board the list of things they will hear and tell them to write them in the order they listen to them.

 

 

 

LIST OF THINGS:

 

  1. A door.

  2. Footsteps.

  3. A witch laughing.

  4. A skeleton dancing.

  5. A cat.

  6. A clock

  7. A dog barking

  8. Screams

  9. Chains

 

 

 

Finally, you could tell them that being able to predict information from the context like they have done could be a great way to understand the songs during the play.

 

 

3. A VERY SCARY RECIPE.

Read with your students the summary of the story : “THE NOODLE AND SPOON”

 

 

When the singer meets a hungry zombie and his brother in a haunted house he knows he needs a great idea to get out alive. They all decide to open a very special restaurant called “The noodle and spoon”, can you guess what the specialty is?

 

 

Tell your students they are going to create a dish for this restaurant. You will give them a list of ingredients (they can add more) and they have to create a dish choosing some ingredients. Encourage them to name the dishes in an imaginative way! You could vote for the most revolting dish!

 

 

 

Ingredients:

 

Termites and moths

 

Spiderwebs and moss

 

Rats

 

Rotten eggs

 

Special sauce made with worms

 

Pirate glass eye

 

Dirty water where your dog washed his feet

 

Leg bone

 

A pinch of spider poop

 

Brains

 

Ant blood

 

 

 

Example of dish:

 

Glass eye soup:

 

Ingredients: Pirate glass eye, dirty water, rotten eggs and a pinch of spider poop.

 

 

 

 

 

4. TRICK OR TREAT.

 

To finish the class, play trick or treat.

 

 

 

Trick or Treat

 

Give each student a turn to be a trick-or-treater. Tell the student to go outside the classroom door. Out in the hallway, give your student a monster flashcard. (FROM the HALLOWEEN CUSTOME FLASH PDF) The student should close the door and yell trick-or-treat! Allow one student to answer the door. The student who answers the door has to guess which flashcard the other person has. He can ask three yes/no questions before taking a guess. If he can’t guess, another student can come to the door and ask three more questions.

 

 

 

MONSTER FLASHCARDS (you can find them in the .pdf doc)

 

FLASHCARDS
halloweencostumes_flash.pdf
Documento Adobe Acrobat 1.9 MB

1. Mummy / Zombie

 

2. Werewolf

 

3. Ghost

 

4. Witch

 

5. Vampire

 

6. Skeleton

 

7. Monster Frog

 

8. Black cat

 

9. Alien

 

10. Robot

 

11.Clown

 

12. Cowboy.

 

13. Superhero.

 

14. Devil.

 

15. Strongman.

 

16. Bear.

 

17. Ninja.

 

18. Garbage man.

 

SONG SUMMARIES

Lyrics
Letras Inglés.doc
Documento Microsoft Word 36.5 KB

 

 

 

 

DELICIOUS VISITORS.

 

We are having a party at the castle, the organizer tells us how he has decorated his house, who are the people coming to the party, what is the curious menu for the night and… what really worries him. Can you imagine how he has decorated the house and who are the visitors?

 

 

 

SHELDON, THE SKELETON.

 

Listen to the story of Sheldon, a Skeleton who is having love problems. Boney Bones surely has the loveliest bones in the world, and the most beautiful funny bone; but he makes Sheldon nervous, too. Can Sheldon ask her for a date? And how will that date be?

 

 

 

BONES AND TOMBSTONES.

 

Down the old cementery near the monastery there are many tombstones and… boney skeletons! Let’s count the skeletons there are and see what they do to have fun. Can you guess?

 

 

 

THE LITTLE LONELY VAMPIRE.

 

Why is the little vampire so lonely? The little vampire tells us what happened to his best friend, teacher, dog, shadow and cell phone. Could you be his new friend?

 

 

 

THE ZOMBIE ZOO.

 

Come to the zombie zoo and hear the zombie animals sing!

 

 

 

KNOCK KNOCK TRICK OR TREAT

 

Who’s coming for Halloween? They are at the door and they want to play trick or treat.

 

 

 

THE NOODLE AND SPOON.

 

When the singer meets a hungry zombie and his brother in a haunted house he knows he needs a great idea to get out alive. They all decide to open a very special restaurant called “The noodle and spoon”, can you guess what the specialty is?

 

PROXIMOS CONCIERTOS:

 

2016

 

-26, 26, 28 Octubre. A Funny Scary Concert. Campaña Escolar Teatro San Pol

-31 Octubre: Canciones de Miedo y Risas. Teatro San Pol, Madrid. 

-10 Diciembre: San Pedro de Gaíllos, Segovia. 

 

 

PASADOS...

 

2016

 

-13 Agosto: Festival Sonorama-Sonorama Baby, Burgos

 

-10 Julio: Fiestas Distrito San Blas, Madrid

 

-28 Junio: Fiestas Distrito Tetuán, Madrid

 

-4 junio CEIP Reina Victoria, Madrid

 

-27 Mayo: Eibar, Pais Vasco.

 

-8 Marzo: Orcasitas, Madrid

 

-17, 18, 19 Enero: Torrent, Valencia

 

-Del 25 Enero al 5 de Febrero:

 

L'Horta, Valencia

 

 

2015

 

-9 Agosto: Ciempozuelos, Madrid. 

 

-12 y 19 Junio: CC Daoiz y Velarde, 19,30h

 

 

-11 Junio: Colegio la Navata

 

-31 Mayo: Canal, Valencia. 

 

-1 al 3 de Mayo: Festival de la Familia, Tlaquepaque, México.

 

-23 y 24 Abril: Campaña Escolar, Fuenlabrada.  

 

-23, 25 y 26 Marzo: Campaña escolar Fuenlabrada. 

 

-19 Marzo: Platea Madrid, 18h.

 

-15 y 16 Marzo: Laboral de

Gijón.

 

-15 Febrero: Platea Madrid, 12h. 

 

-2, 3, 4, 5 de Enero: Gira Red de teatros Castilla La Mancha. Sonseca, Bargas, La Solana, Casas Ibañez. 

 

2014

 

-1 y 2 de Noviembre: Alfaya y Burjasot, Valencia. 

 

-30,31 Octubre: Teatro Rigoberta Menchú, Leganés. Campaña Escolar en Castellano.

-27, 28, 29 Octubre: Teatro San Pol. Campaña Escolar en Inglés

 

-25 y 26 Octubre: Teatro San Pol, 12h. 

-9 Julio: Jardines del Palau, Valencia

 

-22y 23 Febrero: Teatro San Pol, en abierto. 

-23, 24,25,26 Marzo: Teatro Escalante, Valencia. 

-13 Junio: Higueruela, Albacete

 

 

2013: 

-30 y 31 Diciembre: Conde Duque, Madrid. 

-13 Diciembre: CC. Bohemios, Villaverde. 

-8 Diciembre: Teatro Rojas. Toledo. 

 -1 y 2 de Noviembre, 12h: Teatro San Pol, Madrid. Concierto especial Halloween!

 -17 Agosto: Parque María Pita, Fiestas de A Coruña. 

-23 Enero: MadFeria. Feria de Teatro de Madrid. Naves del Matadero, Madrid. 

 -2 Enero: Auditorio Volturno, Pozuelo de Alarcón.  

 

2012:

-17 Marzo, 18h: SALA REAL. Becerril de la Sierra. 

-22 Abril: AUDITORIO JOAQUÍN RODRIGO. Aranjuez.

-2 Mayo, 12:30h: AUDITORIO PACO RABAL, Vallecas.

-5 Mayo, 18,30h: TEATRO MUNICIPAL, Collado Mediano

-28 Octubre, 12.30:TEATRO VILLA DE MOSTOLES

-10 Noviembre: TEATRO MUNICIPAL de Algete.

-28 Diciembre, 18h: TEATRO ESCALANTE de Valencia. 

-30 Diciembre, 18h: Teatro Alfil, Madrid.