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SAY "YES!" TO LIFE

A musical drama for youth about the dangers drugs pose to the joys of living

A day in the life of a typical American student...showing all the frustrations, fears and temptations of today's youth with irony and humor. This 40-minute musical tour de force helps youth to understand and cope with the problems of drug and alcohol abuse, peer pressure, dysfunctional families, and self-esteem. The characters find the courage to be themselves, the hero within. The music is contemporary and the lyrics are truthful, hard-hitting, inspiring and memorable. Includes a list of contacts where youths can go for help. Dan Patros photography lends the story a very personal touch.

"The Bus Drive to School" from a live performance of Say Yes to Life.

This important show is a masterwork of ensemble script writing and music. It grew out of improvisations with real kids. Perfect for middle school and junior high.


Recommended by several councils for adolescent drug abuse, including NASADAD.

SAMPLE LYRICS AND PHOTOS
FROM THE STUDY GUIDE
SEE YOURSELF FREE
You say you want to be free and clear,
but the road is just too hard.
Maybe your family situation's bad...
Dreams that you love you must discard.

Your separate dreams cause fear and shame
In people so insecure.
"If you'd be a better kid, I wouldn't drink!"
They make their problems yours to cure.

- Excerpt from Say "YES!" To Life

   
   

SAMPLE ANNOTATIONS
FROM THE STUDY GUIDE
The STUDY GUIDE combines truthful statistics, wise advise and helpful strategies to annotate the wonderful lyrics.

 Four Reasons You Should Put on Say Yes to Life at Your School

Attack the Drug Problem at the Heart!
At the heart of the adolescent drug problem are emotions: fear,
insecurity, curiosity, pain. To help your students through, you have to
get them to open up. Nothing is better than music at reaching inside a
person and pulling out hidden feelings. Not only will your students
love to perform the hard driving and inspiring songs in Say "Yes!" to
Life, the music will make them cry, make them angry, make them proud.
Plus, the exercise of acting out problems and solutions is a perfect
activity for kids caught amidst the tough choices drugs pose. Classroom
Activities reinforce the issues raised, integrating them into your daily
curriculum.


A Day In the Life of a Student
The dramatic action of Say "Yes!" to Life follows a "typical" student
through a "typical" day. As a buoyant Narrator describes (in rosy
superlatives) a perfect day-in-the-life, the actors act out the exact
opposite. The result is hilarious satire and poignant irony. When the
Narrator is convinced to look at things more realistically, the play
takes a serious turn, moving the audience to tears. All ends well, as
the characters find the courage to be themselves, finding the hero
within. The style of performance is simple, straightforward, and
theatrical.


A Performance Involves the Entire Community
Not only does a theatrical performance provide a focus for your students
to learn, it draws in the entire community. Community support is
essential in addressing the drug problem. Use a public performance of
Say "Yes!" to Life as a rallying point to mobilize awareness and
support.


Don't Wait Till It's Too Late
If students haven't decided to be drug free by 9th Grade, it may be too
late. That is why we have targeted Grades 6-8 with this musical. Give
your students the tools now, the emotional and intellectual ammunition,
to fight their own personal war against drugs. Be committed to your
anti-drug curriculum. Provide your students with an experience they
will never forget. Enrich your classroom with Say "Yes!" to Life today!


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SAY "YES" TO LIFE
A musical drama for youth about the dangers drugs pose to the joys of living

A day in the life of a typical American student...showing all the frustrations, fears and temptations of today's youth with irony and humor. This musical tour de force helps youth to understand and cope with the problems of drug and alcohol abuse, peer pressure, dysfunctional families, and self-esteem. The characters find the courage to be themselves, the hero within. Appropriate for Grades 4-12. Suggested grades for school & stage performers: Grades 5-12. 40 minutes

Preview Pack 3075 54 page illustrated study book, full performance CD, student script and vocal parts   $ 24.95
Accompaniment CD 3555 Complete Accompaniment Music on CD. $19.95
       


     

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