To commemorate this event, this song cycle traces the big moments in the journey to conquer space.
Space Race (To Every Question) – in 1962 President Kennedy announced the goal to land a man on the moon by the end of the decade.
The Children of the World (July 1969) – the moon landing and its profound effect on the imaginations of children around the world.
Apollo 11 (Homecoming) – the goal had been achieved, now for the tense drama of returning the three astronauts home safely.
One Drop of Rain
The Cooper family has endured a long hard drought on the farm but there is hope on the horizon. Storm clouds are gathering over the hills, darkening the sky. The smell of dusty rain is in the air, the family is excited; today is the day their world will change.
Jilly’s father looks to the sky. ‘There is no treasure more valuable,’ he tells his children, ‘than a drop of rain.’
So when a single drop falls, Jilly and her younger brother, Harry, vow to keep that treasure safe. They engage in a wild game of imagining and must use all their craftiness and cunning to keep it safe from marauding (but not very smart) pirates and greedy outlaws!
Will this precious jewel be safe – and will those clouds bring the rains that will save the farm? Take the musical journey to discover for yourself and see what happens to that precious …One Drop of Rain.
Arlie Abbstock and the Incredible Cape
Arlie isn’t like the other children; while they play with swords and battle axes, he likes to stitch and weave and sew. When the dragon kidnaps the king, the knights attempt his rescue but return blackened and defeated.
Who will save the king now?
With help from the princess, Arlie puts his plan into action by doing what he does best. Teased by the other children and scorned by the knights, Arlie surprises them all; proving that friendship and a little self-belief go a long way.