THE FREAKOUT OF EMILY PRESTON
Music by Rachel Dean; Book and Lyrics by David Brush
High School Senior Emily Preston is freaking out. She plays third chair clarinet for the Marching Eagles. She has effectively not made any sports team. She is a straight A student. She has no clique – lunchroom or otherwise. And she navigates the high school landmine through musical theatre - colored glasses despite being the rare Person Of Color in the school. When the newly hired drama teacher announces THE MUSIC MAN as the Spring musical, Emily auditions. The cast list posting will send shockwaves through the school and Emily finds herself unexpectedly at the center of hallway buzz and community uproar. There’s trouble in Culver City, California and when “Harold Hill” becomes “Harriet Hill”, Emily will have to choose to cave to popular opinion or chart a new course of her own - all without freaking out. From the creators of The Anxiety Project and Amelia comes a new musical about embracing the spotlight you never suspected was aimed directly at you.