Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical
Also available: Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical JV
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.
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...
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...
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...
Piano (Keyboard I)
*Accompaniment Tracks Available
*Orchestrations Available Digitally Upon Request
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.
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. Must be played by a Black, Indigenous Person of Color.
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.
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.
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.
4 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.
2 Piano/Vocal Scores
This piano score includes all vocal parts. It can be used during the rehearsal process and during performance.
Piano (Keyboard I)
Official Logo Pack
Included with license
Includes color and black and white high-resolution logo files in JPG, PNG, and EPS formats.
Official Show Artwork
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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.
Cast & Crew T-Shirts
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Live/Video Archival License
If you want to record your production for archival purposes you may do so by purchasing a video license.
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Additional books (Cast Script/Vocal, Piano/Conductor, etc.) are available.
Digital Orchestration Parts
Prefer playing or rehearsing from your tablet? All of our orchestration scores (including PC and PV) are available in digital copies.
PC or PV $50
Orchestration Parts $25/per book
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$50 per song for PV or PC
$150 per song for all orchestral parts (including PC/PV)
Melvin Tunstall III
Greg Borowsky and Douglas Lyons
Based on an Original Concept by Douglas Lyons