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- Synopsis Before the world was mapped, explorers set out to discover new worlds - to "boldly go where no one had gone before". If they succeeded, they became the "idols" of their age - lauded by Kings, Queens, and commoners alike. Explorer Idol introduces six of the greatest Canadian Explorers. With music styled after "The British Invasion", William Bligh, James Cook and George Vancouver are the house “band”. It's a life and death contest to find out which of these six historical "celebrities" can discover the elusive Northwest Passage first. A final vote will determine Canada's Greatest Explorer. Audience suitability: K - 12 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdpw6lZBi5w
- “My favourite show you’ve done here and we’ve had all of them!” Pat MacMillan, St. Andrew, Calgary ”Like the Beach Boys one minute and 54/40 the next – fantastic music!” Carrie Lodermeier, St. Jerome, Calgary “This presentation is like a Pixar film! Full of cute jokes for the children, funny jokes for the adults and great songs for all! This creative combination of current North American culture and the historical voyages to find a Northwest Passage is highly entertaining for both students and adults. The actors portray multiple characters and singing roles and perform them to perfection. They will have both adults and children wanting more with this educational presentation.” Mme Amanda St Denis, Varsity School, Calgary “Witty and well-written” Shane Thompson, Penbrooke Meadows, Calgary
- Media Here are some songs from the show. Captain Cook [audio:http://canadianamusical.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Captain-Cook.mp3|titles=Captain Cook] Explorer Idol [audio:http://canadianamusical.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Explorer-Idol.mp3|titles=Explorer Idol] Longitude [audio:http://canadianamusical.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Longitude.mp3|titles=Longitude] The Round World [audio:http://canadianamusical.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Round-the-World.mp3|titles=Round the World]
- Study Guides Study Guide (PDF) Primary Students Study Guide (PDF)