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GUYS DOLLS JUNIOR
CORUNNA MIDDLE SCHOOL
10/12-10/12/2011
Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys And Dolls Junior introduces us to colorful characters who have become legends in the musical theatre canon: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight "mission doll,"; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, a nightclub performer whose chronic flu is brought on by the fact she's been engaged to the same man for 14 years; and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fiance, desperate as always to find a spot for is infamous floating dice game.
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ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA JUNIOR
CREEKSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL
10/13-10/13/2011
Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." The memorable score features ?The Candy Man?, ?Pure Imagination?, ?Oompa Loompa? and ?I Want it Now? by Academy® and Grammy® award winners Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, neatly fitted into a new script adapted under the auspices of the Dahl Estate. With a flexible cast size, featuring roles for children and a tour-de-force role in the title character.
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SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR
CREATIVE CHARACTERS
10/14-10/15/2011
The Emmy® Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series is now the basis for one of the most fun, energetic, and easily mounted musicals ever to hit the stage! A loose, revue-like structure allows for a great deal of flexibility in staging and cast size. Set and costume design can be as simple or complex as your budget or imagination allow. And because most of the songs are so familiar and easy to learn, rehearsals are bound to be a snap. Perfect for young performers of all ages and experience levels, strongSCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR./strong will be a hit for actors and audiences alike!pspan style="font-weight: bold;"Themes/Issues Explored: /spanLanguage Arts, Arithmetic, History, Social Sciences. /p
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RENT
DEARBORN HIGH SCHOOL
10/6-10/15/2011
Set in the East Village of New York City, strongRENT /strongis about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award® for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, strongRENT/strong has become a pop
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THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
CADILLAC FOOTLITERS
10/7-10/15/2011
Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.brbrstrongTHE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE/strong is a hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show's Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.
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HAIRSPRAY
MUSKEGON CIVIC THEATRE
10/13-10/16/2011
HAIRSPRAY delighted audiences by sweeping them away to 1960's Baltimore, where the 50's are out -- and change is in the air.nbsp; Loveable plus-size heroine, Tracy Turnblad, has a passion for dancing, and wins a spot on the local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show." Overnight she finds herself transformed from outsider to teen celebrity. Can a larger-than-life adolescent manage to vanquish the program's reigning princess, integrate the television show, and find true love (singing and dancing all the while, of course!) without mussing her hair?
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FOREVER PLAID
THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY PLAYERS
10/7-10/16/2011
One of the most popular and successful musicals in recent memory, this deliciously goofy revue centers on four young, eager male singers killed in a car crash in the 1950s on the way to their first big concert, and now miraculously revived for the posthumous chance to fulfill their dreams and perform the show that never was. brbrSinging in the closest of harmony, squabbling boyishly over the smallest intonations and executing their charmingly outlandish choreography with over-zealous precision, the "Plaids" are a guaranteed smash, with a program of beloved songs and delightful patter that keeps audiences rolling in the aisles when they're not humming along to some of the great nostalgic pop hits of the '50s.
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HONK! JUNIOR
MONA SHORES MIDDLE SCHOOL
10/18-10/18/2011
Produce the show that beat The Lion King out of the Olivier award (the British equivalent to the Tony Award)! Honk! Junior is a contemporary retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic story, "The Ugly Duckling" and features a Joseph... Dreamcoat-like score that kids everywhere will enjoy. Honk! Junior can be performed with simple sets and costumes. No feathers or fur necessary, making it the perfect Broadway Junior musical!
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