The Bee Musical

It’s The Bee’s Knees!
By Niki Davies & Emma Davies
2 Reviews
Ages: 5-9
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All the bees in Mr Waxworth's hive are on a quest to convince the world about the importance of bee-ing a bee. With a fabulous script and nine terrific songs to get you buzzing and bee-bopping, you just won’t bee-lieve how good this delightful and educational musical for 5-9 year olds is!

Check out our Bee-sources page from the Nectar Team to find out more about bees!



Available with Words on Screen™ v2.



An Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this musical. For more information, please see below.

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About The Bee Musical

  • Works as a whole-school production, but for smaller productions most suited to years 3 and 4
  • Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM for easy rehearsing using highlighted lyrics synchronized with the music
  • Adaptable script for large group performances
  • Suggested choreography videos available online

Every busy bee in Mr Waxworth’s hive is eager to do their part – except for one. Poor Grumble Bee! She just wants to do something special with her life and doesn’t see the point of finding nectar and collecting pollen all day long. After all, what’s important about that?

But, when world bee colonies start collapsing and a shortage of plants means they are unable to pollinate all sorts of food types or even feed themselves, Mr Waxworth and the bees put on their thinking caps to do something about it. Will the buzz surrounding the bees’ most exciting play of the year ‘The Bee’s Knees’, help Grumble Bee to realize just how vital the work of the bee is and convince everyone else to do their part to save the bees?

An Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this musical.



Running Time:30 minutes approx
(Total length of music: 15 minutes approx)
Solos/Parts:

Songs with Rounds, Part-Singing and/or Solos:

  • Buzzin'
  • I Want To Feel Important
  • The Nectar Team
  • Bee-Bop
  • To Be A Bee!
  • To Be A Bee! (Reprise)

    Songs with Optional Harmonies:

  • Thinking Caps
Sample Script:View sample script.
Cast List:

View cast list and staging directions.


There are 65 speaking parts in this production. These can be easily increased by adding more children to the large group scenes. The 65 speaking parts can also be decreased to 30 parts by reducing splitting lines and doubling up parts. See staging notes above for more details.

Words on Screen™:What is Words on Screen™ v2? - For more information click here.
Words on Screen™ System Requirements:Windows
  • 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Inter® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP (32bit) or later, Windows® Server 2008 (32bit)
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or later, Google Chrome, Safari 5.0 or later or Opera 11
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB RAM recommended for notebooks); 128 MB graphics memory
MAC OS
  • Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
  • Mac OS X v10.6.8 or later
  • Safari 5.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or later, Google Chrome, or Opera 11
  • 512 MB RAM; 128 MB graphics memory
My Words on Screen™ Online:

If you have purchased a Premium Pack online which includes Words on Screen™ v2, you will also immediately receive a Words on Screen™ v2 eSongbook in your
Out of the Ark online account. The eSongbook is where we bring together all of the digital resources available for your product. As well as being able to play the Words on Screen™ versions of your songs, you can also instantly access PDFs and MP3s for your product at no additional cost. Simply:

  • Log in to your online account and select My Words on Screen™ Online
  • Open the online streaming player
  • Click on All eSongbooks in the left hand menu and select your eSongbook

You will find the PDFs and MP3s under eSongbook Resources in the left hand menu of your eSongbook.


From there, you can choose to extract and save All Audio MP3s, All Lyrics PDFs and All Score PDFs. If you just want the MP3s, lyrics or music score for one song, then select the song in the library and use the buttons in the Song Extras area at the bottom of the screen.


You can access these files in the same way if you are using the S!ngchronize™ player that you have downloaded and installed from our website. Simply refresh your player and select your eSongbook. For a downloaded player, you will need to download the eSongbook to your player before you can extract and save the PDFs and MP3s. You will also need to have installed S!ngchronize™ player version 2.0 or above.


Streaming is free for the first 12 months; after that a current Annual Performance Licence or Annual Digital Site Licence will be required to be able to continue streaming. Customers will receive a renewal notice by email 28 days before the end of the 12 month free period.

Suggested Choreography Videos:View our suggested choreography videos here.
ISBN:9781911430186 Book & CD / 9781911430193 Book & CD ROM

Licence Information

Words on Screen™ User Licences

Words on Screen™ CD ROMs are supplied with a single user licence which allows the Words on Screen™ CD ROM to be installed on ONE computer only.

To license the installation of the CD ROM onto network servers and/or two or more computers, please purchase an Annual Performance Licence which includes extended digital rights.


Annual Performance Licence Information

A current Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this musical to an audience (other than to pupils & staff).

  • You can purchase an Annual Performance Licence above (it is cheaper when purchased as part of a product pack).
  • The requirement for a licence is irrespective of whether admission charges are made.
  • An Annual Performance Licence covers any number of performances of a particular musical within 12 months of the date of ordering.
  • A new Annual Performance Licence would be required for any future performance(s) outside the date period printed on your current licence.

In addition, with so many of our musicals and nativities purchased in digital format, you need a legal way to install or distribute copies for use around the school. Your Annual Performance Licence will grant you permission to:

  1. Perform the work to an audience (other than pupils and staff in schools). A licence is required even if it is a 'free' performance and this is a worldwide copyright requirement.
  2. Install Words on Screen™ song files from a CD ROM onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  3. Download Words on Screen™ song files from a CD ROM onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  4. Continue to stream Words on Screen™ songs from your Out of the Ark Music online account on any device (beyond your free period) for the duration of the licence.
  5. Copy song files from an Audio CD onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  6. Copy MP3 audio files onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  7. Upload digital content to an intranet or learning platform.
  8. Permit usage of digital content at home for teachers for preparation purposes.

A separate Annual Performance Licence is required for each product title that you use in any of these ways. Please note that if you have purchased an Annual Digital Site Licence – Multi-Product, this will cover the digital usage permissions in points 2-8 above for these products but does not cover the performance rights in point 1 – an Annual Performance Licence will still be required.


How To Renew


You can renew your Annual Performance Licences by simply logging into your account if you have one and going to your My Licences page. Pick the relevant licence and click RENEW.

Listen to Songs

Buzzin'
Bee-Bop
The Bee's Knees
Bee Mine
I Want To Feel Important
The Nectar Team
Thinking Caps
To Bee A Bee!
To Be A Bee! (Reprise)

Watch Videos

The following items are available for this product:

Activity Songbook

Activity Songbook

  • Music score and song lyric sheets for 9 songs (piano music score, melody and chords)
  • Fantastically fun warm-ups activity page
  • Character list
  • Notes on staging and cast size
  • Notes on costumes and props
  • Curriculum links
  • Script
  • Licensing and copyright details
Audio CD

Audio CD

  • Vocal tracks sung by children
  • Professional backing tracks
Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM

Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM

  • Words on Screen™ v2 versions of songs so that you can display song lyrics on any whiteboard, computer screen, television or interactive touchscreen. The lyrics synchronize with the music as it plays making them easy to teach and easy to learn
  • Extractable MP3s, printable lyrics, scores, scripts & additional resources
  • Stream or download your songs on the go
  • Flexibility to create an expandable library of Words on Screen™ v2 song collections, nativities and musicals in your Out of the Ark online account
  • Enhanced operation features including ‘double-click’ to hear and teach a single line
  • Words on Screen™ v2 user guide
  • Single-User licence allowing the Words on Screen™ CD ROM to be installed on ONE computer only (Please note a Performance Licence is still required to perform this musical)
  • Licence & copyright details
Words on Screen™ eSongbook

Words on Screen™ eSongbook

  • An online copy of your product to stream or download on-the-go
  • Flexibility to create an expandable library of Words on Screen™ v2 song collections, nativities and musicals in your Out of the Ark online account
  • All the features of your Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM
Annual Performance Licence

Annual Performance Licence

A current Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this musical to an audience (other than to pupils & staff).

  • You can purchase an Annual Performance Licence above (it is cheaper when purchased as part of a product pack).
  • The requirement for a licence is irrespective of whether admission charges are made.
  • An Annual Performance Licence covers any number of performances of a particular musical or nativity within 12 months of the date of ordering.
  • A new Annual Performance Licence would be required for any future performance(s) outside the date period printed on your current licence.

In addition, with so many of our musicals and nativities purchased in digital format, you need a legal way to install or distribute copies for use around the school. Your Annual Performance Licence will grant you permission to:

  1. Perform the work to an audience (other than pupils and staff in schools). A licence is required even if it is a 'free' performance and this is a worldwide copyright requirement.
  2. Install Words on Screen™ song files from a CD ROM onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  3. Download Words on Screen™ song files from a CD ROM onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  4. Continue to stream Words on Screen™ songs from your Out of the Ark Music online account on any device (beyond your free period) for the duration of the licence.
  5. Copy song files from an Audio CD onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  6. Copy MP3 audio files onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  7. Upload digital content to an intranet or learning platform.
  8. Permit usage of digital content at home for teachers for preparation purposes.

A separate Annual Performance Licence is required for each product title that you use in any of these ways. Please note that if you have purchased an Annual Digital Site Licence – Multi-Product, this will cover the digital usage permissions in points 2-8 above for these products but does not cover the performance rights in point 1 – an Annual Performance Licence will still be required.


How To Renew


You can renew your Annual Performance Licences by simply logging into your account if you have one and going to your My Licences page. Pick the relevant licence and click RENEW.


Visit our Licences page for further information.

Rehearsal CDs

Rehearsal CDs

  • Vocal tracks sung by children
  • Professional backing tracks
  • Available in packs of 5, 10 or 20
Subtotal:£0.00
Premium Packs With Words on Screen™ v2  

Book, Audio CD, Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM & Annual Performance Licence²

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£55.85

Book, Audio CD & Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM¹

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Also includes a Words on Screen™ v2 eSongbook to stream or download via your online account, from which you can instantly access Words on Screen™, PDFs & MP3s online.

£39.95
Standard Packs  

Book, Audio CD & Annual Performance Licence

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£38.85

Book & Audio CD

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£22.95
Licences  

Annual Performance Licence (price per annum)

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A current Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this musical to an audience (other than to pupils & staff) and/or to install Words on Screen™ on a server and/or 2+ computers. You can purchase an Annual Performance Licence above (it is cheaper when purchased as part of a Premium or Standard Pack).

£19.80 pa
Additional Resources  

Pack of 5 Rehearsal CDs

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£15.00

Pack of 10 Rehearsal CDs

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£25.20

Pack of 20 Rehearsal CDs

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£43.20
Subtotal:£0.00

Incredible!

By Miss Mould

Another amazing musical by Niki Davies! The script is a little challenging however children with a specific drive with be capable to deliver it. The songs within the musical are very catchy and follow a simple structure for everyone to follow. The musical covers a wide variety of curriculum links making it a brilliant opportunity for children to learn whilst having fun! I would highly recommend this musical for teachers who enjoy the 'drama' aspect of musicals. You can really push the children with the musical (Queen Bee is an excellent role). Props, staging and costumes can be made very simple!


Outstanding, Marvelous, Amazing!

By Beeee-rilliant!

A fantastic musical with a brilliant simple message/story! Easy to make a truly magnificent production from. Everyone loves the catchy songs, children really enjoyed performing and parents just loved the show.


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