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Bestselling adult author Jodi Picoult has created a lively musical for teens with this modern take on fairy tales and Mother Goose rhymes. Along with co-authors Jake van Leer and Ellen Wilber, she has filled the script with references to current events, popular culture, and much more. With a love triangle leading the way, there's a lot in store for fans and thespians alike.
Master storyteller and bestselling author Jodi Picoult teams up with Jake van Leer and Ellen Wilber to bring you an original musical, sure to breathe life into any middle-school and high school drama curriculum. Part Shakespearean comedy and part Fractured Fairy Tales, Over the Moon is all fun. Narrated by a cross-dressing Hairy Godmother (no, that’s not a typo), the story begins when Luna (the moon) descends to a small town on earth disguised as a boy, and sets out to help humans find love. But Luna herself falls in love with Prince Jack... who’s in love with Felicity... who has fallen for Luna. On the way to happily ever after are a steady stream of clever puns and topical jokes about American Idol, universal health care, Bernie Madoff, and just about every fairy tale creature you’ve ever heard of! With nineteen original hum-worthy songs and plenty of spots to tailor the play to any city or town, Over the Moon is the perfect choice for every school looking to perform an energetic show that’s fresh, funny, and timeless.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Performing Arts / Theater
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Age Range: Teen
Street Date: January 4, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 248-56-7035