Rx for Earth by Joyce Merman. For Choral (singer ed). Cast book. Shawnee Press. 32 pages. Shawnee Press #RX0002. Published by Shawnee Press (HL.35018718).
“We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on its vulnerable resources of air and soil, all committed for our safety to its security and peace, preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work, and, I will say, the love we give our fragile craft.” (from Adlai Stevenson's farewell speech to the United Nations) Rx for Earth translates this eloquent message into a musical for elementary grades, with six good-humored, but thoughtful songs including: Our Spaceship and Our Home • I Was Walking Down the Street • Heat Your House with Sunshine • Chicken Little Had It Right (There Is a Hole in the Sky) • What Ever Happened (to the green-speckled brackle, the great warted hopper, the fringed-footed cuddley) • and OINK! If You Litter. Grade Level: 1-6. Perf. Time: Approx. 30 minutes.