Thu. Feb 9th, 2023

By Nathan Stevenson

“Water Rocks!: The Musical” was launched to crucial acclaim in June, offering audiences with a enjoyable night of music and training relating to humanity’s relationship to water by the eyes and voices of 4 younger folks. Envisioned as an outreach device by the Water Rocks staff, the musical was staged to assist decide what instruments and steering can be wanted to facilitate others in producing the musical for his or her colleges and communities.

“We developed the musical as a brand new educating and outreach device that could possibly be utilized by many alternative teams to speak the science of water and instill sturdy convictions in audiences to be empathetic to our water challenges,” says Jacqueline Comito, co-producer and Water Rocks government director. “Viewers suggestions — and the excitement of conversations instantly following the general public performances — tell us that the script and music delivered on our objectives.”

The present tells the story of 4 quirky college students, dreading a looming science examination, who’re given a tremendous probability to develop into water and discover the world. The viewers follows them on a whirlwind tour of all issues water, wherein they uncover water’s origin story, expertise its transformations and really feel its connection to people.

One Nebraska environmental educator admitted that he was apprehensive about attending the musical efficiency as part of the Water Rocks Trainer Summit, however he remarked he was so amazed by the efficiency he instantly started making an inventory of organizations he wish to share it with. A Story County (Iowa) Soil and Water Conservation District commissioner commented that when he attended, the whole viewers, together with the adults, was engaged and having fun with the efficiency.

Manufacturing kits accessible

Instantly following the general public performances, the staff started the duty of making a manufacturing equipment that may make it straightforward for almost any group to share the enjoyable with its personal audiences. Addressing the detailed wants, from sourcing costumes to providing recommendation about stage lighting and audio necessities to templates and concepts for selling performances, the ultimate manufacturing equipment covers all of the bases for colleges and group organizations curious about staging this action-packed present, which is good for center college and highschool aged performers.

“Reflecting on all the massive and little selections made through the run-up to our performances, we realized making a complete manufacturing equipment was completely essential to efficiently sharing this undertaking with different teams,” Comito says. “The ultimate manufacturing equipment that’s now accessible royalty-free to private and non-private organizations ought to go a great distance towards guaranteeing success.”

The whole manufacturing package deal for “Water Rocks: The Musical” is now accessible for colleges and group organizations to request at

“Iowa State College is providing this entire package deal to colleges and group organizations for gratis with a signed licensing settlement,” Comito says.

The package deal contains:

Mixed script and rating (one copy)

Director’s notes, together with steering on sound cues, gentle cues, surroundings, publicity and promotion (one copy)

Index of sound cues (one copy)

Digital sound cues and accompaniment tracks for full present (USB drive and cloud storage)

Digital publicity and promotion package deal, together with present brand, poster template, program and playbill template, and graphics for social media (USB drive and cloud storage)

The web site additionally contains hyperlinks to view the reside efficiency and listen to the unique solid album.

“The creation of Water Rocks!: The Musical drew on the skills of quite a few artists and performers to create a program that’s impactful and repeatable by many,” Comito says. “With the manufacturing equipment, we’re desperate to see others have as a lot enjoyable as we did, and simply obtain related leads to viewers engagement whereas spreading the phrase about water high quality and every individual’s accountability to water and one another.”

To be taught extra about Water Rocks, go to

Stevenson is a visible outreach specialist and conservation educator with Iowa Studying Farms and Water Rocks at Iowa State College Extension and Outreach.

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