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Hello Internet!!! My name is Gillian Quigley. I am a freshman in high school. I love writing and performing in shows. I am a Christian. I like ponies.

For "Don't Dream It, Be It."

Soooo, while I was browsing tumblr, I saw this from the blog "theonethatgotleftbehind". (I do not have the picture, so I must quote.)

"Someone should write a musical about a group of theatre-obsessed teenagers who express themselves best through acting, dancing and singing, yet struggle to emote the same feelings outside of performing."

As a writer and thespian myself, I found this to be quite brilliant and that should definitely work on the big stage, but I need your help.

Here are things I need help with:

1. What should the music be like?

The problem with music is what genre should we put it in and what would it to to help the script?

Either way, what approach should we take? Shall we take the We Will Rock You or Mamma Mia approach, meaning we take already existing songs and incorporate them into the story? Or must we take a risk and compose our own music?

I will accept mash-ups of two Broadway or one Broadway, one non-theatre related song. ( I have thought of mash-ups aplenty)

Mash Up Examples and Context:
Matchmaker from Fiddler on the Roof and I Feel Pretty from West Side Story
Context: One girl is desperately waiting for love while the one she idolizes is getting ready for a date.

On My Own from Les Miserables and If I Loved You from Carousel
Context: Two songs with a similar premise

2. Script and Characters

For this section, I have rules.
No cliche plot points or characters.
No stereotypes, but you can avert or subvert one.
One character per role- I don't want 500 Eponine's and 134 Elder Price's. I want distinction
Any role is acceptable, but it has to fit the personality of the character

If you want to submit a character idea, you must have:
Ethnicity/Skin Color:
Dream Role and reason why:
Vocal Range:

Or if your character is an adult e.g. teacher, parent, etc
Ethnicity/Skin Color
Vocal Range (optional):

3. Script part 2

I have the general idea for the script:
It is a slice of life story set at a public high school surrounding the drama/glee club. The teacher notices that his students act drastically different outside his class and he starts to wonder why his students even joined the club in the first place.
After his observations, he challenges his students to be more outgoing like they are in his club. There will be love triangles, mediocre drama, and a decent balance of comedy and emotional moments to tug at your heartstrings.

There will be updates.

Calling All Writers, Thespians, and Musicians reviews
Tumblr can sometimes be genius. I need help for this project!
Fiction: Play - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,541 - Reviews: 6 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 9/6/2014 - Published: 8/24/2014