The message of this Musical is taken from the
John Maxwell quote: "You can pay now and play later OR play now and pay later. Either way you have to pay."
In the musical, the Grasshopper learns that if
you wait to pay until later, the payment can be painful!
original The Ants and the Grasshopper
is a retelling in of the Aesop fable in Script and Songs by Betsy Lee Bailey. This 15-minute classroom
production is perfect for K-3rd graders.
(Flexible Cast of 8+ with optional chorus)
It is easy to stage with simple scenery, costumes and props. The show offers practical and sound advice. Songs include “The Ants’ Working Song,”
“Summer Loafin’,” and “Pay Now and Play Later,” as well as two incidental dance numbers "Winter's on the Wind" and "Strumming' 'til Spring.".
The 10-page Script Packet contains the original Script as well as reproducible pages of a Song Sheet, and a
coloring page invitation.
Expanded Script Pkg. has parts for more boys.
The 14-page Score Packet contains the Piano accompaniments and Vocal parts
The Script packet, Piano/Vocal Score packet and Accompaniment Tracks are available separately for Digital Download at SMP.
The Ants and the Grasshopper - Original version for young cast of 1 boy and 7 girls.
The Ants and the Grasshopper - Expanded version that includes more parts for boys.