This Old Gingerbread House

From Plank Road Publishing

by Teresa Jennings

A Tasty Fantasy For Young Voices

Hansel and Gretel have assumed the mortgage on the Gingerbread House in the forest. Problem is, over the years, the temptation of the tasty building materials is too much for their woodland neighbors to ignore. The house is in terrible shape! Poor Hansel and Gretel can't afford to fix up the house themselves and decide they must move out forever. Bravely, they go forward into the forest to find somewhere to live.

But wait! Realizing that they have wronged Hansel and Gretel, the neighbors pool their resources and hire the team from "This Old Home Improvement" to come and repair the deteriorating house. Led by fix-it superstar Bob Thomas and his sidekick, Gnorm, the crew from the show gets right to work (measuring, building, baking, and decorating) while documenting the entire thing. The neighbors even add their own sweat equity to keep the project moving along.

The Gingerbread House is brought back to all of its edible glory. Hansel and Gretel are so happy that they throw a big party for everyone to celebrate their new old house!

Teresa Jennings' clever K-4 musical works great for winter performances though it is not tied to any holiday. As a matter of fact, this is a musical that could be performed year-round. It features five songs:

  • This Old House Is Yummy!
  • Take One Step!
  • Sorry.
  • Ev'ryone Deserves A Home
  • Lend A Helping Hand!

Teresa's musicals always teach a valuable lesson, and here there are several, including respecting others and helping those who need a hand. And it is designed to work with a variable number of actors and singers. The recordings are wonderfully orchestrated and professionally recorded with top musicians, and are available as a part of a money-saving Performance Kit that gives you everything you will need to have a successful production.

(Run time: 15-20 minutes)

About the Downloadable OptionThe downloadable version contains all the components the print version would, but in electronic format.

About the Convenience Combo Kit The Convenience Combo Kit includes both the Kit with CD and the Downloadable Kit.

About the Audio RecordingsAudio recordings contain full performance and accompaniment only (instrumental) tracks.

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This Old Gingerbread House - Kit with CD
Teacher's Handbook, Reproducible Student Parts & Performance/Accompaniment CD
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This Old Gingerbread House - Student Edition
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This Old Gingerbread House - Hard Copy Book/Downloadable Audio
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This Old Gingerbread House - Downloadable Musical
Downloadable PDF and Performance/Accompaniment MP3s: 150.9MB
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This Old Gingerbread House - Convenience Combo Kit (kit w/CD & download)
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Sound Samples

Song Title
This Old House Is Yummy!
Take One Step!
Entrance Music
Action Music
Ev'ryone Deserves A Home
Lend A Helping Hand!

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