Fairy tales meet hip hop in this delightful version of Snow White. Students can play characters or rappers, and make up their own dance moves to go along with the raps! This play has a lot of flexibility in terms of cast size because you can add as many characters as you like. We have three other short fairy tale rap plays, so some students can play characters in one play, and rappers in other ones, allowing everyone a chance to have a colorful, meaningful part!
Jack and the Beanstalk Rap
Little Red Riding Hood Rap
The Three Little Pigs Rap
Val Neubecker lives in Perth, Australia. She wrote scripts for a theatre restaurant for 18 years and has had three children’s books published. In 2001 she had three entries in a children’s literature competition, winning with one entry and receiving awards with the other two. Val is also the Poetry Coordinator for Creative Connections, an organisation where poets write poems to artworks created by artists with disabilities.
Excerpt from the play:
RAPPERS (All other students in the class)
SETTING 1: Inside the Queen’s Room. MIRROR is present, arms up in a big circle.
Once upon a time, there lived a very nasty queen. Every day she walked in and spoke to her magic mirror.
(aside) Not again! She asks me the same thing every day. She’s going to get it this time.
Mirror, mirror, on the wall,
Who’s the fairest chick of all?
/Ev’ry /day, the /same re/quest,
And /so I’ll /tell you /who’s the /best,
/Queenie /dear, you’ve /had your /kicks,
/Snow White /knocks you /out for /six.
(gasps) Oh no! Not Snow White!
The /Queen was /angry, /what to /do?
Snow /White was /lovely, /that was /true,
And /she was /popular /as could /be
‘Cause /she was the /weather girl /on T/V.
(SNOW WHITE enters side stage, waves weather pointer then exits.)
Snow White more beautiful than me? Mirror, you’re sacked. (MIRROR exits)
As for Snow White, huh, I’ll get rid of her!
The queen then issued a command that Snow White should be taken into the forest and left there, never to return.
SETTING 2: Inside a cottage in the forest. Clothing on the floor.
The forest was dark, and Snow White was frightened. Then she came across a cottage. The door was unlocked so she went inside.
(SNOW WHITE enters.)
A/round the /table, /seven /chairs,
And /seven /beds were /up the /stairs,
/Seven /beanbags /round the /telly,
/Seven /dishes /rather /smelly.
It looks as if seven people live here.
What a mess! Urk! (picks up piece of clothing) Seven messy LADS by the looks of things.
Just then, the seven lads walked in, dropping their bags on the floor.
The /stared at /her in /such sur/prise
They /just could /not be/lieve their /eyes,
And /then they /said, ‘Now /are we /right,
Are /you the /weather /girl, Snow /White?’