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Searching for Sparks — A Musical for Young Audiences / TYA

by Dean Olivet

Flint is a boy who can’t find his “Spark”; Cindy is a girl who will stop at nothing to help him find it. With the help of a musician, a class clown, an environmentalist, a brainiac, a volunteer, a hockey player, and a wise old janitor, Cindy finds out that Sparks aren’t always what she thought they had to be, and Flint discovers that sometimes the best time to find your Spark is when you aren’t looking for it. Written to appeal to audiences of all ages, this musical, inspired by the work of Peter Benson, and his “Sparks” curriculum used in the classrooms at Highlands, and elsewhere, is perfect for later elementary and middle school classrooms, there’s a part for everyone to play! Features 7 original songs. Originally commissioned and produced at Highlands Elementary in Edina, Minnesota.

 


PLAY DETAILS:

  • Cast: 2 M, 2 F, 10 flexible, opt. extras  (Doubling: 1 M, 1 F, 10 flex)
  • Performance Time: Approximately 55 minutes
  • Simple settings
  • Contemporary school clothes for costumes
  • ORDER # 3212

PERUSAL MATERIALS

There is a VIDEO on YouTube of the show:

PERUSAL SCRIPT: The PDF of 1/2 of the script is available: SOON
DEMO SONGS:  mp3 demo of the songs (DEMO CD may be ordered below)

  • Performance License Application: LBTLicenseApplication072017 No production rights can be granted until this application is filled out and sent to us.

REHEARSAL MATERIALS

Any PDF purchased will be emailed to your email address — if you need to provide that to us (not the one on your PayPal account), EMAIL us. CDs will be mailed to a snail mail address. Before we ship any rehearsal material we will need your performance dates, the name of your organization and the theatre where you will perform.

Email us prior to your order so we have the info to give you a complete quote. EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also include a contact name and phone number.

      • Script in PDF format — Order #3212a : $20.00 (will be sent to you by email, from which you will be authorized to print copies for your production)



      • Vocal Book in PDF format — Order #3212c : $10.00 (will be sent to you by email, from which you will be authorized to print copies for your production)



      • Piano-Vocal Score in PDF format — Order #3212b : $20.00 (will be sent to you by email, from which you will be authorized to print copies for your production)



      • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3212d : (will be quoted upon application, send email with your info, or use the License Application below)
      • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3212e : (will be quoted upon application, send email with your info, or use the License Application below)
      • Demo CD — Order #3212f : $6.00 (paired with “The Upstanders)”)



         

      • PerformanceTraks — Accompaniment on CD or from download — Order #3212j : $75



      • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application

PRODUCTIONS:

  • Premiered by Highlands Elementary — Edina, Minnesota 2015

BILLING CREDITS

The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:

The Upstanders

Book, Music and Lyrics by
Dean Olivet

NOTE: The names of the Playwright(s), Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter shall be equal in size, type, coloring, boldness, and prominence. No billing shall appear in type larger or more prominent than the billing to the Authors except for the title of the play.

Searching For Sparks” is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


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