Emma! A Pop Musical

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!

“I can not begin to tell you how much the students loved putting on this show. It was a huge hit with the audience. So much fun and so much energy.”

Jodi Mravlja, Director, Cherry Valley Springfield Drama Club, Cherry Valley, NY

9F, 5M + Ensemble
90 minutes



Eric Price

Eric Price

Book and Concept Eric Price has written the lyrics and book to the musicals The Violet Hour, Radioactive, Presto Change-o, Around the World, Hello Out There, The Sixth...

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"The script itself does an excellent job of keeping the show light but also discusses an important social issue. All of the subplots in EMMA: A POP MUSICAL tie back into the central theme of money and education."


"Impossible not to sing along!"

The Lafayette


9 Musicians

Piano/Conductor (Keyboard I)
Reed I (Alto Sax)
Reed II (Tenor Sax)
Guitar I (Electric & Acoustic)
Guitar II (Electric & Acoustic)
Bass (Electric)


Emma Woodhouse
A beautiful and smart high school senior who exudes confidence, especially when it concerns what other people should do with their lives. When it comes to her own life, she is not so sure, but she covers that up with witty banter, energy, and humor.

Harriet Smith
A sophomore who is sometimes shy, easily swayed, and incurably romantic. Although her emotions can vary wildly, her sweetness never goes away.

Jeff Knightley
A super-smart, clean-cut senior who finds himself enlisted as a substitute teacher for the freshman and sophomore science classes. He is witty and has a good sense of humor, but he’s sometimes a know-it-all.

Frankie Churchill
A world famous pop star who attended Highbury during his freshman year before he got a record contract and left school. He’s sometimes uncomfortable having such a glamorous persona and wishes his life could be a little more normal.

Jane Fairfax
A junior from Ohio who is considering transferring to Highbury. She is rebellious and occasionally gives off a feeling of entitlement. But when she lets her guard down, she’s caring and genuine.

Philip Elton
A junior running for President of next year’s Student Council. He is snobby, arrogant, and a true politician, in the worst sense of the word.

A sweet, shy, semi-dorky sophomore at the local public school. In his spare time, he works in the kitchen at Highbury as a dishwasher/busboy. His two favorite things are his bowling team and Harriet.

An exuberant and narcissistic junior who begins dating Philip. She’s an ambitious social climber who also wants to be an actress and a singer and is ready to perform for anyone at any time.

Miss Bates
Highbury Prep’s Head of School. She is sometimes overly imposing, sometimes overly emotional, and sometimes overly enthusiastic.

Mr. Weston & Miss Taylor (Later Mrs. Weston)
Male & Female
Two teachers at Highbury who get married in the first scene and leave for their honeymoon. They return in the final scene and kiss. These roles could possibly be cameos for two brave and lucky faculty me

The Welcoming Committee Singers
A trio of captivating female singers, like a 1960s girl group.


Cast Vocal Ranges

Production Materials

Included in your license are the following cast and crew scripts. These materials will be shipped upon receipt of payment if your license request is approved.

21 Cast Script/Vocal Books

A combination of the show’s full script and the full vocal book. All dialogue within each song is printed in the score to prevent flipping back and forth during rehearsals. All books are spiral-bound and double-sided.

2 Director’s Scripts

A single-sided, spiral-bound script designed with plenty of space for the director to take notes and add blocking during the rehearsal process.

1 Stage Manager’s Script

A single-sided, three-hole punched script that can be inserted into your three-ring binder.

1 Piano/Conductor Score

A keyboard score that is a key part of the show’s actual orchestration. This score contains both vocal parts and a cue staff, which guides the conductor through the full orchestration by informing them when instruments enter the song, as well as providing specific part lines when necessary.

1 Rehearsal Piano Score

This piano score is a reduction of the full orchestra, designed to be used during the rehearsal process. All vocal parts are included in this score.


Piano/Conductor (Keyboard I), Reed I (Alto Sax), Reed II (Tenor Sax), Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar I (Electric & Acoustic), Guitar II (Electric & Acoustic), Bass (Electric), Drums

Promotional Resources

Emma! A Pop Musical Logo Pack

Official Logo Pack

Included with license

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

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Emma! A Pop 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.

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Emma! A Pop Musical Promotion Kit & Social Media Guide

Social Media Marketing Kit


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.

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Emma! A Pop Musical Cast & Crew T-Shirts

Cast & Crew T-Shirts

As low as $14 each

Broadway Licensing has partnered with Subplot Studio to offer premium-quality Cast & Crew T-Shirts! You can add your theatre name, show dates and even your cast & crew names on the back.

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Production Resources

Archival Video License

If you want to record your production for archival purposes you may do so by purchasing a video license. This allows you to record one performance for your internal archives only. This archival copy can be distributed to your cast and crew. The archival recording cannot be distributed or posted online. Archival License availability varies by title and all requests must be approved by Broadway Licensing Global.


Stage Tracks / Show Ready

These high quality performance and rehearsal tracks will greatly enhance your production.


Show Ready

This rehearsal tool allows you to play a customizable rehearsal track of your show, complete with individual vocal parts.


Additional Books

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

$25 each

Full Conductor Score

An ideal solution for those who choose to conduct their show from the podium, as opposed to the piano. Each detailed instrument staff is always right in front of you--giving you the most comprehensive layout for full control of your orchestra.

$125/Print, $100/Digital, $175/both

Digital Orchestration Parts

Prefer playing or rehearsing from your tablet? All of our orchestration scores (including PC and PV) are available in digital copies.

Digital PC or PV $50
Full Digital Orchestration Set $150

Broadway Plus

A workshop experience in which a Broadway artist speaks and works with students in an educational setting through our partnership with Broadway Plus.

Prices Vary by Product

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)


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Book and Concept by
Eric Price

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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