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Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

From 4 member  reviews
Members say: Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious, Clever

About the show

Atlantic for Kids presents a family musical inspired by the Little Rock 9, which reminds young audiences that our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts. More…

'Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical' follows eight-year-old Lily Polkadot who just moved to the “Squares Only” small town of Rockaway. As the first Polkadot in an all-Square school, Lily faces the almost impossible task of gaining acceptance from her peers. From daily bullying to segregated drinking fountains, Lily’s quest seems hopeless until she meets Sky, a shy Square boy whose curiosity for her unique polka-dot skin blooms into an unexpected friendship.

Member Reviews (4)


Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious, Clever
Avg Score

Ambitious, Great music, Resonant, Simple

See it if you're looking for a fun show to bring small children to that encourages acceptance of all people.

Don't see it if you're expecting to grapple with all the nuance of what happened with the Little Rock 9.

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you have children who like fun musicals.

Don't see it if you hate children's musicals.

Enchanting, Fun, Family, Entertaining, Informative

See it if You are not accepting of changes, you're bothered by being different and do not want to make a difference. 😊

Don't see it if You are accepting of changes, you're not bothered by being different and want to make a difference. 👍🏾👍🏾Up

Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You’re into a great experience fresh faces and interesting story.

Don't see it if There is no reason not to see this!

September 26th, 2017
"A colorful allegory set to rousing tunes, 'Polkadots' gives kids a look at not just bullying and inclusion, but more specifically segregation...The subject matter is heavy but important, and while most of the score is clever and catchy, perfect for the grade school set, some songs fall hard on t...
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September 21st, 2017
"When the topic of discrimination comes up (if it hasn't already), don't bother trying to define it. Just take your children to 'Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical'...The 55-minute performance takes a complicated topic and puts it through a kid-friendly lens—without dumbing it down or simplifying i...
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