BOOK BY Melvin Turnstall III
MUSIC BY Greg Borowsky & Douglas Lyons
LYRICS BY Douglas Lyons
ORIGINAL CONCEPT BY Douglas Lyons
Directed & Choreographed by Robert Mintz
Music Direction by Bobby Tomasulo
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 polkadot skin blooms into an unexpected pal-ship. Inspired by the events of The Little Rock 9, Polkadots serves as a colorful history lesson for children, reminding them that our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts.
“… [POLKADOTS] has characters that demonstrate deep-rooted insensitivities and show cowardice amid a time of progressive cultural change… Polkadots is impressive.” -Chris Arnott, Hartford Courant
BOOKING NOW FOR 2024!
February 21 - March 17, 2024
Cost: $1200 per performance
Performances can be scheduled for 9:30am and 1:30pm (can be somewhat flexible).
The program also provides teachers with a study guide to prepare students for the performance, a pre-show workshop with a Playhouse professional teaching artist, and a Q&A with the cast after the show.
To book your field trip, please contact Jill Zarcone, Education Coordinator, at JZarcone@PlayhouseTheatreGroup.org or 860-523-5900 ext. 16.
Review: Hartford Courant