The New Girl (Chicken Soup Series)

Short Musical, Dramatic Comedy

Inspired by the story “True Friend” by Nancy Gilliam, which originally appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul – Teens Talk Middle School / Book, Lyrics and Music by Ronvé O’Daniel / Music by Jevares C. Myrick

Lexi has just arrived at a new school, ready to make a fresh start. Her new friend group challenges her to do things she doesn’t want to, and she is forced to look deep in herself and decide who she really is.

  • Duration
    40 minutes
  • SubGenre
    Theatre for Young Audiences, Romantic Comedy
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Children (Age 6 - 10), Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)
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The New Girl (Chicken Soup Series)



Lexi has just transferred into a new school and is hoping to make a fresh start. She is thriving in the new environment and has been accepted into one of the elite social groups. In order to stay in her group she has to confront racism and bullying. Ultimately she has to choose between her new friends and doing what’s right at a huge personal cost.
 Characters: 5 Female/2 Male

1.     Lexi (Female)
2.     Liz  (Female)
3.     Chloe (Female)
4.     Jackson (Male)
5.     Skyler (Male)
6.     Lauren (Female)
7.     Summer (Female)

The Chorus:

a) The Bullies - 4 Female
b)  Chloe’s Crew - 4 Female
c) The Acting Class Kids - 4 Female/4 Male
d) Jackson’s Ensemble - 4 Male
  • Time Period Contemporary, Present Day
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
  • Additional Features No intermission
  • Duration 40 minutes
  • Cautions
    • No Special Cautions



  • Introducing a brand new series of musicals based on the stories of Chicken Soup for the Soul


Song Samples

A True Friend

Full Orchestration

Performance Tracks

  • Musical StyleContemporary Broadway
  • Vocal DemandsModerate
  • Orchestra SizePiano Only
  • Chorus SizeMedium


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Ronvé O’Daniel

Ronvé O'Daniel received his BFA in Musical Theatre from Wright State University. In the fall of 2011, he released his debut solo album entitled He Speaks So Well. He Speaks So Well created a tremendous buzz throughout the industry, including a spot on Billy Danze’s (from lege ...

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Jevares C. Myrick

Jevares C. Myrick is a New York-based producer, composer, singer, actor, dancer and choreographer. Raised in Marietta, Georgia, he is an alumnus of the Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts (Pebblebrook High School) and attended Wright State University on a ...

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