Script and Lyrics by Doug Cooney
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
Based on the book by Marlee Matlin and Doug Cooney
Commissioned and Premiered by Very Special Arts and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Directed by Coy Middlebrook
Parent's Choice and Disney iParenting Award Winner
Fourth grade is not easy and after spending a year planning her “positively purple” birthday party, Megan finds herself at odds with new student Alexis. To Megan, Alexis has it all: beauty, brains, and athletic - she’s practically perfect in every way. Though Megan tries to be nice to her, Alexis is anything but friendly, making Megan wonder, “Does she not like me because I’m deaf?” When they’re forced to collaborate on a science project, Megan discovers Alexis’s secret.
Based on the children’s book by Academy Award® winner Marlee Matlin (Best Actress, Children of a Lesser God) and Doug Cooney, this exciting new musical - performed simultaneously in spoken English and American Sign Language - is an important reminder that despite first impressions, nobody’s perfect.
released October 24, 2007
Tami Lee Santimeyer ("Megan"), Rachel Brennan ("Cindy"), Omoro Omoighe ("Keisha"), Florrie Bagel ("Bethany"), Kip Pierson ("Matt"), and Jennifer Irons ("Alexis")
Joe Diresta, Guitar
Grant Hungerford, Trumpet
Glenn Morrisette, Sax and Flute
Scott Whitfield, Trombone
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