Kit Goldstein Grant | It's Raining Tamales!

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It's Raining Tamales!

by Kit Goldstein Grant

Hector and Inez find a bag of money hidden in the woods and must come up with a clever plan to conceal it in this delightful musical comedy for all ages!
Genre: Kids/Family: Children's Storytelling
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1. Something Great (feat. Heather D’arcy, Doc Salvatore & Eric Nelsen)
1:37 $0.99
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2. Take the Money and Run (feat. Heather D’arcy, Eric Nelsen, Doc Salvatore & It's Raining Tamales! Ensemble)
2:17 $0.99
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3. Stolen Away (feat. Doc Salvatore, Amy Shake & Sadie Buerker)
1:27 $0.99
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4. Tamale Factory (feat. It's Raining Tamales! Ensemble, Doc Salvatore & Heather D’arcy)
2:48 $0.99
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5. It Rained Tamales (feat. Doc Salvatore, Eric Nelsen & Heather D’arcy)
1:29 $0.99
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6. Clever and Smart (feat. Doc Salvatore, Amy Shake, Eric Nelsen & It's Raining Tamales! Ensemble)
2:02 $0.99
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7. Fiesta! (feat. Doc Salvatore, Shawn Hahn, Eric Nelsen & It's Raining Tamales! Ensemble)
2:29 $0.99
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8. A Bad Bandito (feat. Brendan Dwyer & Doc Salvatore)
2:20 $0.99
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9. Loco, Loco, Loco (feat. Doc Salvatore & Heather D’arcy)
1:09 $0.99
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10. Tamales / Clever and Smart (Reprise) [feat. Doc Salvatore & Eric Nelsen]
0:40 $0.99
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11. Loco, Loco, Loco II (feat. Brendan Dwyer, Doc Salvatore & Heather D’arcy)
0:24 $0.99
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12. Fiesta! (Finale) [feat. Heather D’arcy, It's Raining Tamales! Ensemble & Eric Nelsen]
0:32 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"It's Raining Tamales!" was commissioned by the Schenectady Theater for Children for their 2011 season. From spring to fall 2011, the show toured to elementary schools, libraries, and community centers in upstate NY.

In 2012, "It's Raining Tamales!" won Third Place in the Jackie White Memorial National Children's Play Writing Contest.

Some quotes from K-5 audience members:
"I think it was the best play I ever saw."
"I loved when Hector put honey in his hair."
"I loved it. ... I liked when they cooked tamales."
"I love the part when Hector went to school and said that the letter D is a wheelbarrow."
"The robber was the best, and it was funny when Hector thought a tree stump was eating his head."
"... [I]t was funny and amazing. It was a show I'll never forget."

Cast:
Eric Nelsen... Hector
Heather D'Arcy... Inez
Shawn Hahn... El Gato / Luis
Amy Shake... Teresa the Miller / Schoolteacher
Brendan Dwyer... Rafael, the Bad Bandito
Sadie Buerker... Lola
All... Ensemble, Mariachi Band, Imaginary Chefs

Orchestrations by Doc Salvatore

Synopsis:
Hector and Inez have been poor all their lives, until the day Hector finds a bag of money hidden in the woods!

Inez makes Hector promise to keep quiet about it: a bandito must have hidden that money, she says, and if he finds out they have it, he will come and demand the money back!

But Inez knows Hector cannot zip his lip for long, so she must come up with a clever scheme to fool the bandito.

A bandito armed with hot peppers and squishy tomatoes, a hard working miller and her daughter, and a narrator-cat with a penchant for drama round out the cast of this delightful musical comedy.

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