UP TO YOU
not your ordinary high school musical
Book and Music by Eric Rockwell
Lyrics by Joanne Bogart
“Wry, witty, and ultimately courageous…accompanied by poignant ballads, jazz-inflected numbers, as well as big show tunes. It’s message can’t be overstated: It does get better."
-Laurel Graeber, New York Times
the world premiere
UP TO YOU
a high school musical
Directed by Janine Nina Trevins
Choreographed by Joanna Greer
Music Direction by Jim Colleran
April 27th - May 20th, 2012
Tickets available HERE
UP TO YOU is a bright new Broadway musical comedy that celebrates Individualism in an action-packed story. The pop-rock score pays homage to the Carpenters, Barry Manilow, and Billy Joel.
The world premiere will feature the incredible talent of the TADA! ensemble in an hour-long, family-friendly version of the show, appropriate for all ages.
UP TO YOU, a new musical for kids, is all about Individualism. This fast-paced comedy takes place at Hamilton High School in 1977, where an out-of-control student council votes itself the power to bully and intimidate as a way to raise money for the Homecoming Dance. Do the ends justify the means? It's UP TO YOU!
Inspired by the ideas of thinkers like Ayn Rand and Frederick Bastiat, UP TO YOU illustrates how the initiation of force is always wrong, whether the perpetrator is the schoolyard bully or the student council. When head cheerleader Vanessa is elected student council president, she proposes the "Spirit Plan," which is essentially one of legal plunder. Should students be required to show their school spirit? It's UP TO YOU!