Weird!

Weird!

Luisa changes everything about herself – including her colorful polka dot boots – to avoid being called weird. Will this work? What else could she possibly do?

Sam picks on kids at school sometimes, but she’s not really being mean…or is she? Caring people want to help Sam change. Will she let them? 

When Jayla witnesses her friend being bullied, she is too scared to stand up for her. Then, someone dares her to take part in the bullying. Will she find the courage to do what’s right?

Bring you favorite Weird! Series characters to life on stage in this brand new original musical. 

WEIRD! The Musical, based on the Weird! book series by Erin Frankel and Paula Heaphy, is a energetic family musical with a powerful message. One story of bullying told from three different female character’s perspectives…one who is bullied (Weird!), a bystander (Dare!), and the one using bullying behavior (Tough!). Created to perform for young audiences, families and kids will enjoy seeing the pages of the books come to life on stage with Luisa, Sam, Jayla and their friends learning where their power comes from and how to use it .

Audiences will love WEIRD! The Musical, with soaring music, fun choreography, bright colorful costumes and sets and scenes that will speak to issues students face every day.

WEIRD! The Musical

Book & Lyrics by:
Shawn Forster
David Reckess
& Dani Ryan

Music by:
Shawn Forster
& Dani Ryan

Orchestrations
& Vocal Arrangements by:
Roy George

Based on Free Spirit Publishing’s The Weird Series by Erin Frankel and Illustrated by Paula Heaphy
Learn more about the books here.


Peaceful Schools Productions is thrilled to announce the World Premiere of
WEIRD! The Musical with the First Official Tour! now touring the Central NY area. 

Producer: Lura Lunkenheimer

Director: Shawn Forster

Assistant Director: Dani Ryan

Choreographer: Brett Bogardus

Music Director: Roy George

Scenic Design: Navroz Dabu

Art Design: Lee Spencer

Scenic Artists: Navroz Dabu, Lee Spencer, Lynette Spencer & Meredith Needham

Costume Design: CNY Costumes, Inc


We are pleased to announce our First Official Tour Cast
LUISA: Riley Mahan
SAM: Morgan Smith
JAYLA: Angela Stroman
THOMAS: Nicholas MacLane
EMILY: Gerry Wason
WILL: Hunter Powell
PAT: Kelsie Deyo
MR. C: Shawn Forster
LUISA’S MOM: Dani Ryan
ALEX/COACH: Carleena Manzi

UNDERSTUDIES:
Casey Ryan
Maya Dwyer


Contact us to bring Weird! The Musical on TOUR to your school!


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Bring you favorite Weird! Series characters to life on stage in this brand new original musical. 

WEIRD! The Musical, based on the Weird! book series by Erin Frankel and Paula Heaphy, is a energetic family musical with a powerful message. Created to perform for young audiences, families will enjoy seeing the pages of the books come to life on stage with Luisa, Sam, Jayla and their friends learning where their power comes from and how to use it.

Audiences will love WEIRD! The Musical, with soaring music, opportunities for fun choreography and scenes that will speak to issues students face every day. With a small cast and minimal production requirements, this is the perfect show for touring, theatres with educational programs or school productions.

Theatrical rights available in 2019. Check back soon to request licensing.  

MUSIC VIDEO: First Listen to “Enough Is Enough” - It’s time to debut another new song – CHECK OUT our new MUSIC VIDEO and hear writers Shawn Forster and Dani Ryan sing “Enough is Enough” from WEIRD! The Musical!!
VIDEO: First Listen – Sampler of songs from Weird! -   WEIRD! The Musical is getting ready to launch. Here is a First Listen to a sample of 5 songs from the show with Storyboard. These are demo versions featuring one of the writers, Shawn Forster, on vocals.
VIDEO: First Listen to the opening of Weird! - WEIRD! The Musical is getting ready to launch. Here is the First Listen of  “Morning Routine” with Storyboard. This is a demo version featuring one of the writers, Shawn Forster on vocals.