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(21 Reviews)
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Entertaining, Delightful, Relevant, Absorbing, Refreshing

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Part of Soho Playhouse's "Fringe Encores" series, this original musical with an all-child cast offers a life-affirming story of acceptance, courage, and friendship.

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Ambitious, Awkward

See it if You are in the mood for a live singing, dancing after school special, complete with schoolyard archetypes - the young cast is competent.

Don't see it if You are annoyed by child actors, you need a completely realized production with a satisfying and developed resolution.

Critic Reviews (3)

May 11th, 2017
For a previous production

“A challenging and entertaining piece about bullying in school...The songs and dialogue seem at times very episodic and arbitrary in how they advance the plot, but all are performed with great enthusiasm and skill...The major that the story is very one-dimensional...the story doesn’t truly develop...That said I think the show has great prospects as a school production...With some development and re-writing, there could even be another 'Matilda.'"
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Broadway Baby
June 3rd, 2018
For a previous production

“The production buzzes with energy from beginning to end, the show oozes talent from the young cast, the music is original and the choreography is tight...The score is inventive: catchy music and clever lyrics...These young people can dance, sing and act in this clever, uplifting, poignant story professionally and deftly told...There were a couple of pitchy moments in one or two songs and the ending is perhaps too neat and quick, but overall this is a hugely emotionally impactful show."
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Voice Mag
May 18th, 2017
For a previous production

“Impressive cast and choreography in its story of ‘acceptance, courage, and friendship’...Heart-breaking, uplifting, and very watchable, and though the plot was not exactly believable, this was saved by its...incredible young talent and fantastic choreography...The show...promoted the unrealistic stigma around secondary school...Despite this, much of the show was great: the cast was wonderful, the music, despite its sometimes unoriginal lyrics.”
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