Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy / 12m, 15f
Based on the ever popular Makin' It, the musical version takes the life of the high school student and turns it into song. A fast-paced musical tour through the light and dark days of growing up.
Based on the ever popular Makin' It, the musical version takes the life of the high school student and turns it into song, using the monologues in the original play for the lyrics that propel this fast paced musical through both the light and dark days of growing up. Makin' It, the musical, tackles the same subjects the original play did, such as peer pressure, bullying.
Brooke wants desperately to be the popular girl and sings about it in, "I Want the Dream." Scott the average kid you see in every high school hallway, has a crush on Brooke, but feels too shy and awkward in his own skin to make a move, revealing his doubts in the song, "Inside Out." The company, which can be added to or doubled has a few large scale numbers, "Detention Rap" and "A Geeky Kinda Loving." The first song, "How'm I Gonna Make It," sung by the company, sets the theme for the show, the difficulty of finding yourself in a confusing world. The lyrics tell it all:
"How'm I gonna make it through this year
Through these four years
Through this day!
How'm I gonna make it and get free
Be totally cool
But still be me.
How'm I gonna find it, what I need
And what I'm here for
What can I hope for?"
ReviewsAudiences continue to remark about the timelessness of the show, that it tackles the hard issues all schools are trying to work through: Are the kids willing to give in to peer pressure to be popular? And how does one stand up against a bully?
- Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: A student lounge, a row of lockers, benches. Signs and banners advertising various school functions decorate the walls.
- Additional Features: Not Applicable
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: Classic Broadway
- Vocal Demands: Moderate
- Orchestra Size: Small/Combo
- Chorus Size: Medium
- Ensemble cast
- Non-Traditional casting
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Expandable casting
- Features Teens
- Flexible casting
- Room for Extras
Doubling can be used for a smaller cast. The majority of roles are for teenagers, with the exception of the principal, gym teacher, Miss Cozlowe, and Scott's family.
Music Material Rental Packages
1 Piano/Conductor Scores
20 Vocal Chorus Books