Gotta Try (Chicken Soup Series)

Gotta Try (Chicken Soup Series)

Gotta Try (Chicken Soup Series)

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Gotta Try (Chicken Soup Series)

Gotta Try (Chicken Soup Series)

Overview

It's a normal day in high school, when suddenly Brian’s life is changed forever. Across the room he spots Lona. Even though he has seen her every day for most of his life, there is something strangely different about her. Suddenly, she is the center of his universe and he is desperate to ask her out. Brian sets out on a quest to meet Lona while trying not to make a fool out of himself. This sweet coming of age story focuses on taking emotional risks and accepting the consequences whatever they may be. Every teenager is faced with making decisions that will expose them up to criticism. This story is about a teen who decided that in order to get anywhere in life, you have to get off the sidelines and go for it. 

This show comes with a teaching guide that will highlight relevant themes from the story and encourage students to closely examine taking risks, friendships and discovering yourself. 

The Chicken Soup For the Soul Musical Series is a growing collection of mini-musicals based on real stories with a positive message. The story that is the basis for this show was selected from the Chicken Soup catalogue of over 25,000 stories and written specifically for teens by an award winning creative team. 

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Details

  • Genre: Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Cast Attributes: Role(s) for Asian Actor(s), Role(s) for Black Actor(s), Role(s) for Latino Actor(s), Expandable casting, Roles for Teens, Flexible casting, Room for Extras, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Authors

Michael Dansicker

Michael Dansicker's credits include Kiss Me, Kate (Shakespeare Theatre Company). Over 20 Broadway productions including Piaf and Good (RSC), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (National), Singin’ in the Rain, Dance of the Vampires, The Times They Are a-Changin’ and Little House on the ...

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William Meade

William Meade conceived and produced the Chicken Soup for the Soul Theater Series along with Chicken Soup for the Soul's Artistic Director Amy Newmark.

A Grammy-nominated producer with over one hundred recordings, his credits including Hello, Dolly! starring Carol Channing, Th ...

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