Standardized Testing -
      The Musical!!!!


On the day of the absolute-most-important test of their high school lives, eight eccentric 17-year-olds create and destroy friendships, expose their deep-rooted suburban angst, and sing and dance like maniacs.

 

With book, music and lyrics by Sam, the 90-minute show 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.

 

Standardized Testing - The Musical!!!! won the 2009 Kennedy Center ACTF Musical Theater Award, and was developed with Penn State NU Musicals.  The show is licensed by Playscripts, Inc.

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

"Standardized Testing's a musical!"

"Standardized Testing's a musical!"

Emerson College, 2012. Photo by Craig Bailey.

Alberto is an "AP Kid"

Alberto is an "AP Kid"

Emerson College, 2012. Photo by Craig Bailey.

Claire wants Estella to "Scoot Over"

Claire wants Estella to "Scoot Over"

Emerson College, 2012. Photo by Craig Bailey.

"C" is for "Closeted" like whoa.

"C" is for "Closeted" like whoa.

Emerson College, 2012. Photo by Craig Bailey.

Spring Formal?  With Me?

Spring Formal? With Me?

Emerson College, 2012. Photo by Craig Bailey.