Full Length Musical
Theatre for Young Audiences
60 minutes (1 hour)
Time Period - Contemporary
Settings Of Play - The mythical town of Splitsville. Easily performed in black-box space with simple props. Costumes can be as simple or complex as desired - the only guideline is that the "blues" and "greens" dress primarily in their own color.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
No intermission, Physical Comedy, Multimedia
Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences, Children (Age 6 - 10), Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
Elementary School / Primary, Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Outdoor, Church / Religious Groups
Splitsville is a town divided - the Greens simply don't get along with the Blues and vice versa. That is, except for Molly and Butch, two young kids who live on opposite sides of the tracks. The pair try to get their parents to reconcile there respective differences by throwing a big party - which results in a town-wide catastrophe! The two young rebels run away and the town-divided must search together in order to find them.
This is a perfect vehicle for elementary school kids to learn about racism and how to confront it. Smart music and simple, fun lyrics. May be produced by young kids, or by young adults for kids.
"Complete with song, dance, humor, drama, and an interesting final twist." - Claremont Courier, California)
"Students...learned the importance of treating people the same, even if they have differences." - Osceola Sentinel-Tribune, Iowa
"A sly musical take on the woes of racism." - Augusta Chronicle, Georgia
"A smash hit...absolutely hilarious" - Lake Arrowhead Mountain News, California
Flying Colors was first presented in July, 1997 at the Seaver Theatre Complex of Pomona College, Claremont, California, by the Claremont School of Theatre Arts and the Curtain Raisers of the Claremont Colleges.