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The Upstanders — A Musical for Young Audiences / TYA

by Dean Olivet

Bullying comes in many flavors. Kids can lie, steal, and intimidate, make others feel bad about not fitting in, or for being who they “shouldn’t” be. They can even bully by getting revenge for being bullied in the first place. Fortunately, there are just as many ways to stand up to bullying, to be an “Upstander,” and the kids at Highlands School may find it within themselves to stand up in the face of these all too familiar pickles. And, with a little empathy, they may even find ways to Upstand for the bullies themselves. This easy to stage musical, written to appeal to audiences of all ages, is perfect for 4th-8th grade thespians. Features 7 original songs. “The Upstanders” was originally commissioned and produced at Highlands Elementary in Edina, Minnesota to highlight the bullying awareness “Upstanders” curriculum used in the classrooms at Highlands.

 


PLAY DETAILS:

  • Cast: 4 M, 9 F, 17 flexible, opt. extras (Doubling: 2 M, 1 F, 12 flex)
  • Performance Time: Approximately 35 minutes
  • Simple settings
  • Contemporary school clothes for costumes
  • ORDER # 3211

PERUSAL MATERIALS

There is a VIDEO on YouTube of the show:

PERUSAL SCRIPT: The PDF of 1/2 of the script is available:
DEMO SONGS:  mp3 demo of the songs [paired with “Searching For Sparks”] (DEMO CD may be ordered below)

 


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 #3211a : $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 #3211c : $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 #3211b : $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 #3211d : (will be quoted upon application, send email with your info, or use the License Application below)
      • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3211e : (will be quoted upon application, send email with your info, or use the License Application below)
      • Demo CD — Order #3211f : $6.00 (paired with “Searching for Sparks”)



         

      • PerformanceTraks — Accompaniment on CD or from download — Order #3211j : $75



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

PRODUCTIONS:

  • Premiered by Highlands Elementary — Edina, Minnesota 2016

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.

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


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