You just never know in Children's Theater who will come out for your show. Sometimes a talented kid appears out of the blue. Their abilities may trigger ideas that start the creative juices flowing. Once that happens, there is simply no turning back. New characters, new story lines, new scenes, new songs, or at the very least, new pieces of the music must be fixed.
Sometimes knowledgeable docents are not present when visitors come. So, this is an effort to allow the museum to be enjoyed even if the visitor must observe the exhibits mostly on their own. These videos point out certain highlights to be sure not to miss. The other hope is that the English and Spanish transcripts may help visitors from other countries. They might even take a picture of the text with their phone and access Google Translate if they need a different language.
My task was to edit the material into very short videos to put onto tablets so that the visitors can get a brief tour of exhibit highlights before they go off wandering on their own. The videos seemed like they needed musical underscoring for the title slides. So, I have used little 4 to 7 second bits of some of my Musical Theater and Choral pieces. Why not? I control the copyrights for these original pieces of music. So, we surely will not get into licensing disputes.
This is one of the short videos we have created for the Tour Highlights of the Museum, the Children's Corner Case. The music comes from "The Adventures of Dick Whittington" and incorporates an Old English Nursery Rhyme "London Bridge is Falling Down." It seemed appropriate.