American History Musical Theater Scripts
Musical Theater Scripts
Featuring Historical Role Models from
What better way to reinforce positive character development while strengthening a child’s understanding of
historical events all at the same time than through music and drama! We’ve combined numerous skill-building
activities into productions that should take about 20 hours to practice and 20-30 minutes to perform.
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The play about Pocahontas features her first as a child welcoming the European settlers and encouraging a
trade partnership between two people-groups. As time passes and disappointments mount, Pocahontas never
loses her hope that her two beloved cultures can finally see eye-to-eye. When Pocahontas’s aspirations are
fulfilled, she emerges to be the glue that cements the relationship between the Europeans and the Native
Benjamin Franklin’s life’s story displays a huge variety of skills possessed by this one man who led our
nation out of the colonial period into a unified country. He is first a printer, then statesman abroad, an inventor,
an author and finally a Founding Father of our great nation. The script is full of witty and wise sayings that Ben
Franklin included in his first book, Poor Richard’s Almanac. How did Franklin become so wise? Through all the
twists and turns of his life, he made the most of every moment.
For a woman who has so little going for her initially, Harriet Tubman draws upon her courage to make the
impossible happen. Not only is she able to find freedom for herself but also for more than 300 others, never losing
a passenger on the Underground Railroad. Once that freedom is found, she encourages people to develop a good
work ethic and strong community in their new life. The Spirituals throughout the play support the story and add
depth to the performance.
At a time in American history when inventors were busy and abundant, two brothers from Dayton, Ohio
were endowed with a perfect combination of skills: creative genius, mechanical abilities, and teamwork. The saga
begins with the brothers working in their bike shop in Dayton around the year 1900, when their first interest in
flight began. Eventually, they develop a glider and then move onto the famous Flyer. Episodes of the effective
partnership are displayed as the story unfolds underscoring the message that “together we can accomplish so