POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL
Book: Melvin Tunstall III, Music: Greg Borowsky & Douglas Lyons, Lyrics: Douglas Lyons
Monday February 27, 10:00AM
Directed by Nate Bertone
Woodstock Town Hall Theater
31 The Green, Woodstock, VT 05091
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 polka dot skin blooms into an unexpected pal-ship. Inspired by the events of The Little Rock 9, Polkadots: the Cool Kids Musical serves as a colorful history lesson for children, reminding them that our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts." After one professional reading in August of 2015, Polkadots has had two successful developmental runs at Carnegie Mellon University and The Ivoryton Playhouse. The show wa awarded the Bully Free Communities Spotlight Award for the production at Ivoryton Playhouse. The World Premiere Album of Polkadots released by Sony Masterworks features Alex Newell (Glee), Shanice Williams (NBC's The Wiz), Lilli Cooper (SpongeBob the Musical), Alysha Deslorieux (Hamilton) and many more.