Flying Colors

by  Claire Montgomery, Monte Montgomery

Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy  /  10m, 10f

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.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    10m, 10f
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Children (Age 6 - 10)
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)

Additional Info

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.

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Reviews

"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

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Elementary School / Primary
  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Outdoor
  • Church / Religious Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Setting: 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.
  • Additional Features: No intermission, Physical Comedy, Multimedia
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: Pop/Rock
  • Vocal Demands: Easy
  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only
  • Chorus Size: Small

Casting

10m, 10f

PRISCILLA
BUTCH
BUTCH'S DAD
BUTCH'S MOM
MR. HOTHEAD
MRS. HOTHEAD
VIGILANTE #1
VIGILANTE #2
THE JUDGE'S WIFE
THE JUDGE
BLUE LAWYER
BLUE NEWS ANCHOR (CHRIS CAMPBELL)
COURT REPORTER

MOLLY
MOLLY'S MOM
MOLLY'S DAD
VALERIE
VANESSA
THE MAYOR'S WIFE
THE MAYOR
GREEN GRANDMOTHER WITH A CANE
GREEN LAWYER
GREEN NEWS ANCHOR (PAT MURPHY)
PSYCHIATRIST
BALIFF
CHORUS

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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Room for Extras

Casting Notes

Plus a Chorus of 5 females and extras

Resources

Rehearsal Resources

Music Material Rental Packages Glyphs / UI / Tooltip

Full Package

21 Piano Vocal Score

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Authors

Claire Montgomery

Claire Montgomery

Monte Montgomery

Monte Montgomery, the son of a dancer and a scientist,  has worked as a waiter, truck driver, legal secretary, songwriter, playwright, novelist, public health consultant, jazz pianist, and movie director. With his wife/writing partner, Claire, Monte has written three stage musicals: Flying Color ...

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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.

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