Customer Service available Mon - Fri 9am to 6pm EST

Is There Life After High School? - Full Length Musical

Is There Life After High School?

Jeffrey Kindley, Craig Carnelia, Ralph Keyes

Customer Rating: starstarstarstarstar (Rate this!)

Full Length Musical

5m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573681561

Book by Jeffrey Kindley
Music and lyrics by Craig Carnelia
Suggested by the Ralph Keyes novel of the same name.

"Charming, funny, touching and likable [...]" - Variety

Note on Digital Perusal: Samuel French's new digital perusal process grants easy, digital access to music perusals while protecting the intellectual property of our composers, book writers, and lyricists. Samuel French perusals are intended to be used for finding the perfect show to fit your theater, casting pool, and resources. Perusals should be used to get acquainted with the music and script. They cannot be used to hold auditions, produce the show without a license, or find sheet music for a separate performance.

: Acting Edition
: Large Print
: Stage Manager
Digital Perusal Score Rental

Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.


Full Length Musical

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - A composite of everyone's remembered high school


Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)


High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre

This is a "memory musical." The cast plays various characters remembering the joy, the laughter, and the pain of what it was like to go through high school.
"Charming, funny, touching and likable [...] it's a gentle, low key piece that wins its way by being so enjoyable. Somehow it touches a common chord; audiences can relate to it, and to the gallery of characters that inhabit it, as they look back on their high school days from 10 to 20 years on [...] The score [...] is actually melodic [...] The lyrics have the same sharpness and insights as the dialogue and at least two or three of the songs would seem to have the ability to stand alone." - Variety


5m, 4f

Rental Materials



10 Piano I/Conductor Scores

Guitars I & II (2 Books)(Acoustic, electric, Tenor Banjo)
Piano II (Fender Rhodes, Electric Grand Piano, Polyphonic Synthesizer)
Cello I & II (2 Books)
Bass (Fender & Acoustic)
Percussion (2 Books)(Timpani, Glockenspiel, Vibraphone, Temple Blocks, Ratchet, Tambourine, Claves, Cabasa, Triangle)
Song Samples

The Kid Inside

Things I Learned In High School

Second Thoughts

Nothing Really Happened


Diary of a Homecoming Queen

For Them

Thousands of Trumpets


High School All Over Again

Fran and Janie

I'm Glad You Didn't Know Me

The Kid Inside (Reprise)


Other Jeffrey Kindley titles:

Craig Carnelia

Craig Carnelia

Carnelia grew up in Floral Park, New York. He was exposed to Broadway at the age of fourteen when he was inspired by the Richard Rodgers musical No Strings. He played guitar, was in a folksinging group and taught himself to play the piano. While attending Hofstra University he won the role of The Boy in off-Broadway's The Fantasticks, and dropped out of school as a sophomore. After a short stint ... view full profile

Other Craig Carnelia titles:

Now Playing

You May Also Like

See all

Customers Also Bought