Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

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The plot follows 8-year-old Lily Polkadot who just moved to the “Squares Only” small town of Rockaway. As the first Polkadot in an all Square school, Lily faces an almost impossible task of gaining acceptance from her peers. From daily bullying to segregated drinking fountains, Lily’s quest seems hopeless until she meets Sky, a shy Square boy whose curiosity for her unique polkadot skin blooms into an unexpected pal-ship. Inspired by the events of The Little Rock 9, Polkadots serves as a colorful history lesson for children, reminding them that our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts.

Roles
3F, 1M
Musicians
1
Acts
1
Duration
55-60 Min

Music

Creators

Melvin Tunstall III

Melvin Tunstall III

Book Melvin Tunstall, III began his writing career while still a student at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music as a founding member of the AMP Theatre Company. A proud participant in the Yale Institute for Musical Theater, Melvin took...

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Greg Borowsky

Greg Borowsky

Music Greg Borowsky is a songwriter and producer from South Africa, signed to Sony ATV. He is the creative producer and writer behind some of South Africa’s biggest SAMA (SA Grammy) winning artists. His debut album, signed to Universal...

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Douglas Lyons

Douglas Lyons

Music, Lyrics and Original Concept Douglas Lyons is a composer-lyricist and actor who has originated roles on Broadway in The Book of Mormon and Beautiful. As a writer Douglas was awarded the Bully Free Communities Spotlight Award and the...

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Videos

Instrumentation

1 Musician

Piano (Keyboard I)
*Accompaniment Tracks Available
*Digital Orchestration Pack Available
*Orchestrations Available Upon Request

Casting

Mrs. Square/Mama Square
Female - Mid 30s-40s
Doubles as both characters: Mrs. Square is the teacher at Rockaway Elementary responsible for integrating Polkadots and Squares; she’s the disciplinarian- conflicted yet gentle and loving all in the same. Mama Square is a loud mouth, overbearing and stuck in her ways.

Lily Polkadot
Female - 8
Lily is the sunlight in the midst of a storm; smart, charming and strong willed; she has the task of being the first of her kind ever integrated into a school of all Squares.

Penelope Square
Female - 9
A straight up bully; bratty, loud and entitled; the world revolves around Penelope and we just happen to be living in it; older sister to Sky Square.

Sky Square
Male - 8
Ideally short; video games illuminate his imagination; he’s anxiously shy, friendly, quirky and curious; younger brother to Penelope Square and admirer of Lily Polkadot.

Cast Vocal Ranges

Promotional Resources

Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical Logo Pack

Official Logo Pack

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

Included with license

Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical 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

Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical 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

Advance Pack

Includes 1 Piano/Conductor Book, 1 Director’s Script and 1 Cast Script/ Vocal Book shipped as soon as payment is received.

$100

Extra Rehearsal Weeks

If you need your full set of production materials prior to the regularly scheduled shipment (see above), you can request additional weeks.

$100 / week

Archival Video License

If you want to record your production for archival purposes and to provide at cost copies to your cast and crew, you may do so by purchasing a video license.

Varies by Show

Additional Books

Additional books (Cast Script / Vocal, Piano / Conductor, etc.) are available.

$25 each

TurnKey Transpositions

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.

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

Credits

Book by
Melvin Tunstall III

Music by
Greg Borowsky and Douglas Lyons

Lyrics by
Douglas Lyons

Based on an Original Concept by Douglas Lyons