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Standardized Testing -
The Musical!!!!

"Who sat me next to Estella?"
Eight eccentric 17-year-olds arrive at their school's college/career center to take the absolute-most-important test of their high school lives, only to wind up creating and destroying friendships, exposing their deep-rooted suburban angst, and singing and dancing like maniacs in the process.

2009 Kennedy Center ACTF

Musical Theater Award

About the Show

Standardized Testing - The Musical!!!! is a 90-minute show that features book, music and lyrics by Sam and follows the format of the test itself -- complete with a "Multiple Choice" section of internal musical monologues, a real-time 15-minute break scene, and a "Free Response"section of duets, trios, and company numbers. The eclectic score draws upon everything from bossa nova to gospel to classic showtunes to folk rock ballads.

STTM  premiered at Emerson College in 2012, directed by Stephen Terrell. The show was developed with Penn State NU Musicals and is licensed by Playscripts, Inc.

Listen and Watch

I'm Sitting Next To EstellaSophie Bell
00:00 / 02:48
La La LandChris Reynalds and Company
00:00 / 02:56
Friend Until Tomorrow / ScootShea Gomez, Sophie Bell & Company
00:00 / 05:17

Sam Tedaldi sings "I'm Sitting Next to Estella".

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