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A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Musical Romp for Your Middle and High Schoolers! (Grades 7-12)

Bring Shakespeare to life for your students with this delightful musical adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream!  This 60-minute show, written by Audrey Snyder and John Jacobson, features eight original songs in various styles and expanded roles for a large cast (10 major, several minor, and opportunities for non-speaking parts).

The Kit includes everything you need for a successful production:

  • Director's Guide with staging and interpretation notes, song arrangements, and production tips.
  • ShowTrax CD with professional recordings of all songs.
  • 20 Libretto/Vocal Books with script and vocal parts.

This is a fun and educational experience your students won't forget!

by Audrey Snyder and John Jacobson

Grades: 7-12

Running Time: 60 minutes

About: “Greetings, lords and ladies! I, William Shakespeare, will be your host this evening and I have a special treat for my thespian friends! You are about to be transported to a land of kings and queens, fairies and nymphs, music and madrigal, and most of all, trickery and love, for love can happen in the strangest ways, especially on a Midsummer Night! Intimidated by the idea of producing a Shakespeare musical play? Nonsense, with this new version, even I'm a piece of cake! You will create an educational and artistic experience your cast and audiences will never forget. I've made it very easy for you!” Experience Shakespeare like never before in this fresh, new rendition of the old classic. Designed for grades 6-9, this full-length 60-minute production features five acts with eight original songs in a variety of musical styles from madrigal to rap arranged for 3-Part Mixed, with suggestions for 2-Part Treble voices. The expanded script involves ten major speaking roles, several minor speaking parts and numerous opportunities for non-speaking group involvement. The Director's Guide includes excellent staging and interpretation notes throughout the script, piano/vocal song arrangements, plus additional production, set and costume hints for a successful experience from start to finish. The Libretto/Vocal book features script and vocal parts for your aspiring young actors. 

Kit includes: 1 Director's Book, ShowTrax CD, and 20 Libretto/Vocal Books  


Cast List
  • Shakespeare
  • Hermia [HUR-mee-uh]
  • Theseus, Duke of Athens [THEE-see-uhs] ("th" as in thin)
  • Egeus, Hermia's father [ee-JEE-uhs] (sometimes EE-jee-uhs)
  • Demetrius [dih-MEE-tree-uhs]
  • Lysander, the poet [ligh-SAN-der]
  • Helena [HELL-en-uh]
  • Hippolyta [hih-PAWL-ih-tuh] Maidens

The Mechanicals:

  • Peter Quince
  • Nick Bottom
  • Francis Flute
  • Robin Starveling
  • Tom Snout
  • Snug
  • Puck, attendant to Oberon
  • Fairies #1 - #7
  • Oberon, King of the Nymphs [OH-buh-ron]
  • Titania, Queen of the Fairies [tih-TAHN-ee-ah]
  • Fairy Peaseblossom
  • Fairy Cobweb
  • Fairy Moth
  • Fairy Mustardseed

  • Chorus (made up lords and ladies of the court)

  • Arise Classical Academy, Moon Twp , Pennsylvania
Show Basics
Show Kit Type Physical Kit
Song List
  • Opening Preview

Shakespeare's Introduction

  • Song 1. A Midsummer's Night

Act I: Scene 1

  • Song 2. Love Never Did Run Smooth

Act I: Scene 1 and a half

Act I: Scene 2

  • Song 3. A Pack of Actors, We! Reprise A: A Pack of Actors, We!

Act II: Scene 1

Act II: Scene 2

  • Song 4. The Fairies Lullaby Playoff Music: A Midsummer's Night


Act III: Scene 1

  • Reprise B: A Pack of Actors, We! Song 5. Bottom's Song

Act III: Scene 2

  • Song 6. What Fools These Mortals Be?

Act III: Scene 2 and a half

  • Instrumental Reprise: What Fools These Mortals Be?

Act IV: Scene 1

  • Instrumental Reprise: Bottom's Song

Act IV: Scene 2

  • Song 7. Come Celebrate This Morning! Playoff Music: Come Celebrate This Morning!

Act V: Scene 1

  • Reprise B: A Pack of Actors, We!
  • Song 8. Sing and Bless This Place
  • Reprise: A Midsummer's Night
  • Instrumental Reprise: A Midsummer's Night
Running Time 1+ Hours
  • Stock: In Stock
  • Item Number: HL 09971516

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