The Lost Kid Caper Poster

The Lost Kid Caper

By: Amanda Stone & Deborah Martin

The Lost Kid Caper is a fabulous, funny, friendly musical featuring a colourful cast of kids, campers, bumbling police, the press and magical animals.

There are 12 musical items in the show with the opportunity for many children to participate. The show has been written to allow for a large range in cast sizes and features a lot of small speaking parts along with the main roles or the show can be performed with a smaller cast.

For the staging of the show only a single set is needed. One backdrop depicting the mountains and bush surroundings can be created with mini sets and props added that are wheeled onto the stage. If a rear mounted projector is available this can be used to project the backdrop onto a cyclorama.

The Lost Kids Caper highlights important issues about self-esteem and friendship and the media. Kids involved in the production will experience a fun and exciting show while also learning about issues such as relationships with your peers, self-worth and having a positive attitude.

There any many opportunities for study on themes such as Community Service, the Media, Government, remote communities, Australian animals, mythology and much more.

Running time: 80 minutes

What's Included?

  • The complete script including extensive production and director's notes
  • A songbook featuring lyrics for each of the show's songs
  • Instrumental only and vocal guide music tracks for each song
  • All items are delivered as easy and convenient digital downloads
  • The complete script including extensive production and director's notes
  • Vocal guide music tracks for each song
  • All items are delivered as easy and convenient digital downloads

Hard copies, video licences, production packages and poster packages can be purchased during checkout

$180Pricing Information
Camp Big Adventure has not turned out to be the fun Summer camp the campers were hoping for!

Hoping for a break from the pesky kids, the Leaders send them all off for a long and tiring hike.

A great furore breaks out on their return when the camp leaders notice that four misfit kids are missing! The police are called in and roll into camp, an hilarious bumbling group falling over each other and promising to find the kids. The police and the camp leaders plan to keep the disappearance quiet but the plan is foiled when the press arrive led by the bossy Fiona O'Flarety.

Meanwhile the lost kids come across a group of animals whose leader is the charismatic bunyip Doctor Dot.

Wilbur, Dr Dot's nasty assistant receives the kids. Wilbur is rather bored with the peace and happiness in their land and is only too pleased to see the kids arrive. He is hoping for a bit of trouble and excitement but Dr Dot has other ideas. The kids tell Dr Dot their sad and sorry tales of woe, Zoe is too shy, Maddie too bossy, Ryan is a hypochondriac and Josh just wants to be good at his favourite sport, cricket.

Doctor Dot listens carefully and decides that their main problem is one of attitude and self-esteem. A new perspective is needed! When that happens, the kids will be rid of their problems.

Doctor Dot solves the children's problems in a marvellous, magical way!

Everyone is thrilled to see the kids return, and the police and the press are all certain that is their efforts that rescued the missing children. Doctor Dot is thrilled at the change in them and the children are excited about their future.
The show can be performed with a smaller cast or a very large one. With a small cast, chorus children are campers and animals with the best children playing the ten main parts. Cameo parts – press and police can be played by some small groups. With a large cast you might use older children for campers, the police and the press with younger children as animals. Your ten best children can play the ten main parts. All can join in the big finale!

The 10 main roles belong to a number of different groups. Firstly there are the 4 main kids who lead several of the songs and dances and these roles are best suited to confident and enthusiastic actors. Then there is Doctor Dot, her assistant Wilbur and her band of animals. Doctor Dot and Wilbur should be played by actors with a good sense of humour who are able to work well together.

The roles of Serg and Fiona need to go to strong singers as there is a duet involved. They both need to be strong and confident actors. There are 3 media people who appear in several interludes and there are also the small roles of the Camp Leader and Coach. They need to have strong voices as they both do a lot of shouting and whistle blowing.

Lastly there are three groups of extras, campers, animals and the press, which can vary in size depending on the number of actors available and are involved in a number of different scenes.
Please feel free to download a sample of the script as either a Microsoft Word of PDF document.
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Here you're able to listen to a small sample of vocal backed music tracks featured in the show.