4 A.M. (the musical)




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4 A.M. (the musical) is published by YouthPLAYS. Click the above button to open a new window and order a perusal copy or performance rights.


About The Play

Musical.  Book by Jonathan Dorf, music and lyrics by Alison Wood. Ensemble cast of 8-30+ (minimum of 4 males, 4 females). 75-80 minutes. Suitable for high school and older actors (possibly skilled middle school performers) and middle school or older audiences.



 
 
Synopsis

What's it like to be awake when the rest of your world is asleep? Meet an early-morning jogger, a lonely short-wave radio DJ, a modern Romeo and Juliet, a most unusual letter-writer and many other teen characters, who, through a series of scenes and monologues, as they search for connection and navigate their fears and dreams in that magical hour between night and morning.

Based on my hit one-act play, 4 A.M., with a pop rock score and lyrics by singer-songwriter by Alison Wood.

 

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World Premiere Coming Soon!
Me, My Selfie and I will co-premiere at Lompoc High School (Lompoc, CA) and Westmont High School (Campbell, CA) at the end of September. This one-act with a flexible cast introduces us to a group of teens as they struggle to find the balance between documenting their lives and living them. 
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Upcoming Productions
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Buckingham High School (Buckingham, VA), October 2017
 
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Philip Barbour High School (Philippi, WV), December 2017
 
Dear Chuck (one-act version)
Hillard City School District (Columbus, OH), January 2018
 
 
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