Emma: A Pop Musical JV

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Emma, a senior at Highbury Prep, is certain she knows what’s best for her classmates’ love lives, and is determined to find the perfect boyfriend for shy sophomore Harriet by the end of the school year. But will Emma’s relentless matchmaking get in the way of finding her own happiness? Based on Jane Austen’s classic novel, this sparkling new musical features the hit songs of legendary girl groups and iconic female singers from The Supremes to Katy Perry. Girl power has never sounded so good!

Roles
5 F, 4 M (11-25 possible)
Musicians
1 or None
Acts
1
Duration
55 Min

Music

Creators

Eric Price

Eric Price

Book and Concept Eric Price has written the book and lyrics for Presto Change-O, Radioactive, Hello Out There, Around the World, and The Sixth Borough. His jukebox musical Emma!, utilizing the...

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Videos

Instrumentation

Musician

Digital Performance Tracks or Piano only.

Casting

EMMA
Our title character. She is a senior at Highbury Boarding School and considers herself a matchmaker. Smart, fun, and engaged in the lives of those around her, Emma is blind to her own emotions.

JEFF KNIGHTLY
A senior at Highbury. Jeff is studious, serious, and finds Emma's focus on matchmaking a frustrating distraction, but he has feelings for her nonetheless.

HARRIET
A sophomore at Highbury, a friend of Emma's, and Emma's focus for the show. Harriet is not as confident as Emma, and so relies on Emma for direction.

MARTIN
Attends public school. But he works as a Dishwasher/Busboy at this private high school. He has feelings for Harriet.

PHILIP ELTON
Mr. Popular at Highbury. He's running for Student Council President and flirts to get votes. Note: this character doesn't have any solos and would be a great role for a non-singer.

JANE FAIRFAX
A wealthy student from Ohio who is touring Highbury to potentially attend. She's seeks fun in all circumstances.

FRANKIE CHURCHILL
Pop star who previously attended Highbury.

MISS BATES
Highbury's Principal. She is frantic, eager to bring more students in, and provides a unique comedic element to our show.

ASHLEY
Ashley is the arm-candy for Philip as he runs his Presidential campaign. Ashley dreams of being a famous singer.

MALE & FEMALE ENSEMBLE
These are fellow high school students. Every ensemble character should feel part of the story. Your show will only be as strong as your ensemble.

WELCOMING COMMITTEE
These are three girls from your female ensemble. These should be your student council-type girls. Eager, excited, and involved.

Cast Vocal Ranges

Promotional Resources

Emma: A Pop Musical JV Logo Pack

Official Logo Pack

Includes color and black and white high-resolution logo files in JPG, PNG, and EPS formats.

Included with license

Emma: A Pop Musical JV Official Show Artwork

Official Show Artwork

Creating artwork for your performance has never been easier – customize online in minutes, download a print-ready PDF, order printed posters, access layered files.

$175 / $125 for educators

Emma: A Pop Musical JV Promotion Kit & Social Media Guide

Digital Marketing Essentials

Includes everything you need to plan and implement the promotion of your show – 50+ graphics for social media, original show specific content, social media guide, promotion calendar and press release template.

$250 / $150 for educators

Production Resources

TurnKey Transpositions – JV

Broadway stars change the keys of songs all the time...so why not you? Optimize your actors' performances by ordering our TurnKey Transposition. Get the perfect key for the perfect actor! All digital delivery, usually within 24 hours. (Please note: JV performance tracks cannot be transposed)

$50 per song for PV or PC
$150 per song for all orchestral parts (including PC/PV)

Credits

EMMA! A Pop Musical by
Eric Price

Adapted from the novel by
Jane Austen

JV Edition Adapted by
Marc Tumminelli

JV Edition Conceived and Workshopped by
Broadway Workshop - New York City, Fall 2017

Music Copyright Notices

“Bad, Bad, Crush”
Written by Michael Holland and Eric Price
© Stageworks Media
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

“Be My Baby”
Written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, and Philip Spector
© Universal Songs of Polygram International, Inc. (BMI)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

“Brave”
Written by Jack Antonoff and Sara Bareilles
© Sony/ATV Songs LLC, Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (BMI, ASCAP)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

“Chapel of Love”
Written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, and Philip Spector
© Universal Songs of Polygram International, Inc. (BMI)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

“Girls Just Want To Have Fun”
Written by Robert Hazard
© Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

“Heartbreaker”
Written by Geoff Gill and Cliff Wade
© Universal-Songs of Polygram International, Inc. on behalf of G. G. A. Music Ltd. (BMI)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

“How Will I Know”
Written by Narada Michael Walden, George Robert Merrill, and Shannon Rubicam
© 1985 WB Music Corp. (ASCAP), Gratitude Music (SOCAN) and Irving Music Inc. (BMI)
All rights on behalf of itself and Gratitude Music, Administered by WB Music Corp.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

“King of Anything”
Written by Sara Bareilles
© Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

“Make a Match for You”
Written by Michael Holland and Eric Price
© Stageworks Media
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

“Man! I Feel Like a Woman!”
Written by Robert John Lange and Shania Twain
© Songs of Universal, Inc. on behalf of Loon Echo, Inc. / Universal-PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. on behalf of Out-Of-Pocket-Prod. Ltd. (BMI, PRS)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

“Roar”
Written by Katy Perry, Max Martin, Lukasz Gottwald, Bonnie Leigh Mckee, and Henry Russell Walter © 2013 When I’m Rich You’ll Be My Bitch (ASCAP), Maratone Ab (STIM), Kasz Money Publishing (ASCAP), Bonnie Mckee Music (BMI), and Prescription Songs, LLC. (ASCAP)
All rights on behalf of When I’m Rich You’ll Be My Bitch, Administered by WB Music Corp.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

“Stay”
Written by Lisa Loeb
© Furious Rose Music (BMI) administered worldwide by Reach Music Publishing Inc.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

“Straight Up”
Written by Elliott Wolf
© Downtown Music Publishing
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

“Things I’ll Never Say”
Written by David Scott Alspach, Lauren Christy, Graham Edwards, and Avril Ramona Lavigne © Almo Music Corp. on behalf of itself and Avril Lavigne Publ. Ltd. (ASCAP)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

“Turn The Beat Around (Love To Hear Percussion)”
Written by Peter Jackson Jr. and Gerald Jackson
© 1975 (Renewed) UniChappell Music Inc. (BMI)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.Underscore arrangement by Michael Holland
© Stageworks Media
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

“Unwritten”
Written by Wayne Rodrigues, Natasha Bedingfield, and Danielle Brisebois
© 2005 WSRJ Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

“Whatta Man”
Written by Herby E. Azor, Cheryl James, and David Bernard Crawford
© 1993 WB Music Corp. (ASCAP), Sons Of K-Oss Music, Inc. (ASCAP),
Bed Of Nails Music, Inc. (ASCAP), and Almo Music Corporation (ASCAP)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

“You Can’t Hurry Love”
Written by Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, and Edward Jr. Holland
© Stone Agate Music (BMI)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

“You Gotta Be”
Written by Ashley Ingram, Des’ree Weekes
© Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.