POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL
Touring in 2024 - February 21st - March 17th, 2024 - check back for audition info.
Book: Melvin Tunstall III
Music: Greg Borowsky & Douglas Lyons
Lyrics: Douglas Lyons
Directed and choreographed by Robert Mintz
This production will be touring through the Greater Hartford Area with the goal of bringing live theatre to as many students as possible!
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 9 and Ruby Bridges, Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical serves as a colorful history lesson for children, reminding them that our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts.
LILY POLKADOT: 18 to 30 years old, all ethnicities female. An 8-year-old girl whose skin is completely covered in polkadots. She's the new kid in town and the only one of her kind. She's polite, talented and extremely intelligent. Mezzo-Soprano with a pop belt. Think Disney princess tone with Beyonce flexibility. Looking for an actress of color. NON AEA
SKY SQUARE: 18 to 30 years old, all ethnicities male. an 8-year-old boy whose skin is completely covered in squares. He lives in a world of video games and is secretly captivated by Lily Polkadot. He's shy, but curious and the brother of Penelope. Bari-tenor comfortable with A's. Soulful tone, somewhere between Brian McKnight and Justin Timberlake. Any Ethnicity. NON AEA
PENELOPE SQUARE: 18 to 30 years old, all ethnicities female. is a 9-year-old girl whose skin is completely covered in squares. She's strongly against mixing Polkadot & Square people. She's overly confident, brassy, and loves the limelight. She is also Sky's older sister. Mezzo-Soprano with a pop belt. Penelope's vocals are inspired by Christina Aguilera and Kristin Chenoweth. Any Ethnicity. NON AEA
MRS. SQUARE/MAMA SQUARE: 25 to 35 years old, all ethnicities female. - is a woman in her late 20's-40's. Mrs. Square is the 3rd grade teacher at Rockville Elementary. She's caring, rational and motherly. Mama Square is Sky and Penelope's mother. Mezzo-Soprano with a pop belt and strong mixing capability. Demands the vocal flexibility of Jessie Mueller. Any Ethnicity. NON AEA.
If interested in auditioning, please email Sean Harris, Artistic Director at Sharris@playhousetheatregroup.org your headshot and resume and you will be given an audition time. All performers must have access to local housing.