Is There Life After High School?

by  Craig Carnelia, Ralph Keyes, Jeffrey Kindley

Full Length Musical  /  5m, 4f

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

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 4f
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

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.
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Reviews

"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

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: A composite of everyone's remembered high school
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Orchestra Size: Medium

Song Samples

The Kid Inside
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Things I Learned In High School
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Second Thoughts
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Nothing Really Happened
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Beer
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Diary of a Homecoming Queen
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For Them
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Thousands of Trumpets
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Reunion
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High School All Over Again
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Fran and Janie
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I'm Glad You Didn't Know Me
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The Kid Inside (Reprise)
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Casting

5m, 4f
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Resources

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Drums
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)

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Authors

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 ...

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Ralph Keyes

Ralph Keyes

Jeffrey Kindley

Jeffrey Kindley

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