Back In the Dreamtime


A musical set at a 47th high school reunion in a small town, a sometimes melancholy, sometimes joyous gathering. Easy show, fun to perform!

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  • back in dreamtime cheerleaders

    Script, lyrics and music by Marty Durlin
    Vocal harmonies by Pam Petersen

    1 hour, 40 minute musical comedy
    2-acts, piano score has soprano/alto/tenor/bass harmonies
    4 men, 7 women

    What is it about? Travel back to a 47th high school reunion in a small town and let the three cheerleaders, who act as a chorus, guide their classmates and you through the sometimes melancholy, sometimes joyous gathering. You’ll find the usual old friends who reminisce, brag a bit, flirt, agree on the state of the world (We’re Screwed), and long for the old days (Back in the Dreamtime). When one of the hipper classmates slips everyone a marijuana brownie, the party intensifies with declarations of love (You Could Be My Last Chance to Have a Broken Heart) and admissions of regret (All the Ways We Fail). From doo-wop to country, hip hop to anthem, with more music than dialogue, this musical will charm, cheer, and entice your heart. Easy show, fun to perform!

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    Marty Durlin with vocal harmonies by Pam Petersen



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    Friendship, Great Roles for Women, Reunions, Sports