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Over the Moon

Over the Moon

A Musical Play

Lyrics By: Jodi Picoult / Music Arranged By: Ellen Wilber
For Ages: 12 and up
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Master storyteller and bestselling author Jodi Picoult teams up with Jake van Leer and Ellen Wilber to bring you an original musical, sure to breathe life into any middle-school and high school drama curriculum. Part Shakespearean comedy and part Fractured Fairy Tales, Over the Moon is all fun. Narrated by a cross-dressing Hairy Godmother (no, that’s not a typo), the story begins when Luna (the moon) descends to a small town on earth disguised as a boy, and sets out to help humans find love. But Luna herself falls in love with Prince Jack... who’s in love with Felicity... who has fallen for Luna. On the way to happily ever after are a steady stream of clever puns and topical jokes about American Idol, universal health care, Bernie Madoff, and just about every fairy tale creature you’ve ever heard of! With nineteen original hum-worthy songs and plenty of spots to tailor the play to any city or town, Over the Moon is the perfect choice for every school looking to perform an energetic show that’s fresh, funny, and timeless.
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  • Simon Pulse | 
  • 240 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442421325 | 
  • January 2011 | 
  • Grades 7 and up
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AUTHOR’S NOTE

I am fourteen years old and the boy sitting opposite me is feeding me marbles. “The rain in Spain,” I say, in a thick Cockney accent, “stays mainly in the plain.” I am Eliza Doolittle for the next two hours, and a few scenes later when I reappear, elegant, wearing a bottle-green velvet gown, I hear the collective gasp of the audience.

When I was growing up, theater was a big part of my life. It gave me a chance to be someone I wasn’t; it taught me how to succeed at public speaking; it gave me an instant group of friends. My very first kiss, in fact, came from a boy playing the... see more
ACT ONE

SCENE 1

A cross-dressed HAIRY GODMOTHER enters, holding a book.

HAIRY GODMOTHER

(opening book)

Once upon a time. . .

(beat)

What? What’s the matter? You’ve never seen a hairy godmother before?

(beat)

Maybe you were expecting someone -- a little different? Someone with a little less testosterone? Some sweet old grandma type with a blue cloak and a magic wand? A FAIRY godmother?

(beat)

Well, news flash: that was a TYPO!

(beat)

You can’t believe everything you read in fairy tales. Jack and the magic... see more

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