ABOUT THE SHOW - Suggested Rating, G
A children’s musical by Denver Casado & Betina Hershey
Sponsor: Edward Jones/Dave Skinner
Dec. 8-9-10 & 15-16-17, 2017
It’s a brand new year at the Whoover Academy. Harper and Jaden arrive early, excitedly discussing all the musicals they saw over the summer. Rudy Grunch, a grumpy 6th grader, enters and becomes annoyed that all they ever talk about is musical theatre. As the rest of the Whoover Drama Club arrives, they enthusiastically describe why theatre is their only passion. Under the bleachers in the gym, Grunch laments to his younger cousin Mills how much he dreads the annual school musical. When Mills reminds Grunch that his aunt is the theatre critic of the New York Times, Grunch suddenly devises the perfect plan to ruin the theatre program permanently; he’ll join the musical, invite his aunt to come review the show, and then steal all the sets, costumes, and props, ensuring they get the worst review ever! On performance night, the critics arrive and the Drama Group enters backstage only to find that everything is missing! What will they do?