Author, songwriter, and musician (as well as former history teacher and reading specialist), Mark Pennington, would love to book his Gold Rush Musical-A Rip Roarin' Review and Songs of the Frontier musical performances for your school or community group. In addition to authentic period music, which Mark sings and plays with a variety of instruments, each live indoor or outdoor performance includes a joke-filled, historical story-packed readers theater that features your students or adults as the stars. Members of the audience read the script and accompany Mark with crazy percussion instruments. Mark can also ZOOM the entire hour-long performance if you'd prefer.
To follow the performance, Mark provides a Gold Rush or Frontier songwriting activity in which children or adults compose a verse to one of Mark’s tunes. With the live author visit, Mark performs five of these verses as the culminating song. For the virtual visit, email the lyrics and I record and send the completed song! To extend the learning and fun beyond his author visit, Mark provides a video with the entire readers theater and song lyrics.
Credit card, PayPal, or purchase orders gladly accepted. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with suggested author visit dates or for more information.
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