Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical JV

A colorful history lesson reminding us that our differences are to be celebrated! This family musical is to be performed and livestreamed June 18-20, 2021.

Book by Melvin Tunstall III
Music by Greb Borowsky & Douglas Lyons
Lyrics by Douglas Lyons
Based on an Original Concept by Douglas Lyons

Dates / Show Times:

Friday, June 18 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 19 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 20 at 2 p.m.

Summary:

Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical 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 polka-dot skin blooms into an unexpected pal-ship.

Inspired by the events of The Little Rock Nine, Polkadots serves as a colorful history lesson for children. It reminds them that our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts.

Auditions:

Ages: 8-16

Audition Dates:
Monday, May 3 at 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 4 at 6:00 p.m.

Callbacks: Wednesday, May 5 at 5:30 p.m.
First rehearsal: May 8

Audition Requirements

Please come to the audition prepared with:

  • 32 bars of an upbeat style song of your choice
  • One-minute monologue of your choice
  • Headshot (or photo) and résumé
  • A list of all possible calendar conflicts (specific to times of day) from May 8 through show dates

Production Team

  • Direction Adam Bei & Marley Bei
  • Musical Director Adam Bei
  • Choreographer Marley Bei
  • Video Production / Lighting & Sound Design Josh Hontz
  • Scenic Design Bobby Sample
  • Costume Design Audrey Wawro
  • Properties Design Kenny Grossman & Vicki Grossman