Atlantic for Kids: Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical
Book by MELVIN TUNSTALL III
Music by GREG BOROWSKY & DOUGLAS LYONS
Lyrics by DOUGLAS LYONS
Original Concept by DOUGLAS LYONS
Directed by TAMILLA WOODARD
Musical Direction by TED ARTHUR
Choreography by SHEA SULLIVAN
Linda Gross Theater
September 16 – October 8, 2017
Inspired by the events of The Little Rock 9, Polkadots serves as a colorful history lesson for children, reminding them that our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts.
Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical follows 8-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 an 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 polkadot skin blooms into an unexpected pal-ship. Polkadots is recommended for ages 5 and up!
Off-Broadway Alliance | Best Family Show
Cast & Creative
Atlantic’s study guides take educators and their students deeper into the story. Each guide provides a variety of discussion starters, activities, and a relevant contextual basis to immerse students in the world of the play before attending the show.
Photos by Ahron R. Foster