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Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical Release Free Download for World Day of Bullying Prevention

On Monday October 5th, “Sticks & Stones,” on of our favorite songs from Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical,  will be available for free download in honor of the World Day of Bully Prevention. We attended a reading of this awesome kids musical and were blown away. It truly can make a difference in the way kids interact with each other. All they have to do is see this show! They will soon enough, but let’s get them warmed up with this song. Such a great message and an awesome melody.Polkadots

According to the creative team, 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. After constant bullying from mean girl Penelope, Lily’s quest seems hopeless until she meets Sky, a shy Square boy whose curiosity for her unique polkadot skin blooms into an unexpected friendship. Inspired by the events of The Little Rock 9, Polkadots: the Cool Kids Musical serves as a colorful history lesson, reminding us all that our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts.

The song, “Sticks & Stones,” is performed by Brittney Johnson (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), who appeared as Lily Polkadot in the industry reading in August 2015. Directed by Amy Anders Corcoran, the cast also featured  Gerard Canonico (Spring Awakening) as Sky Square,  Talia Thiesfield (HBO’s “Veep”) as Penelope Square and Sara King (Hair) as Mrs. Square/Mama Square. Creator Douglas Lyons (Five Points: An American Musical) is the show’s lyricist and co-composed the score alongside Greg Borowsky (Sony ATV). The book is by Melvin Tunstall III (BlooM! the Musical).

Check out a clip of the amazing song below and make sure to download the full thing for yourself on Monday. It will be available via Soundcloud!


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Drew Shade is a theatre artist and enthusiast who fosters artistic diversity and excellence for the love of Black theatre artists. He is the Founder/Creative Director of Broadway Black, Off-Book Podcast & The Antonyo Awards. “Have a belief in yourself that is bigger than anyone’s disbelief.” – August Wilson


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