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Stage Rights Featured Musical of the Week: Up to You!

By   Posted 1.17.2019   cheerleaders, politics, scandal, high school, musical
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"Wry, witty, and ultimately courageous."

- NY Times

From the creator of the worldwide hit The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) comes a tale of blackmail, media corruption, and political scandal…in high school. It’s 1977 and Vanessa, a popular cheerleader, has beaten science nerd Wendy for Student Council President with a campaign reeking of conspiracy and deceit. When the school paper breaks a bankruptcy scandal that could end her term, Vanessa makes a scapegoat of Eric, a band geek with a delicate secret.  It’s Mean Girls meets High School Musical as the student body seeks to uncover the truth. With a 70s style score, this coming-of-age saga illustrates how it’s Up To You to take a stand against bullying, no matter how unpopular it may make you.

Book and Music by Eric Rockwell
Lyrics by Joanne Bogart
Run Time: 1 hr
Cast Size: 12F, 12M, Ensemble

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