Welcome to The Musicals of Tomorrow! This episode is part of the premiere group and features discussions about Joriah Kwamé and Lauren M. Gunderson’s Little Miss Perfect and Kate Leonard and Daniel Merzlufft’s House Rules.
LITTLE MISS PERFECT (by Joriah Kwamé and Lauren M. Gunderson) – Coming of age is even harder when you’re also coming out. Noelle’s world turns upside down when she develops feelings for Malaya, the foreign exchange student being hosted by her conservative family. As class president, she also must confront her privilege and compliance when her high school refuses to take steps in being more inclusive. Noelle struggles to decide whether she will be true to herself and an ally to her peers, or if she will settle with simply being Little Miss Perfect.
HOUSE RULES (by Kate Leonard and Daniel Merzlufft) – Jacob Hunt is a forensics-obsessed teenager living with autism in modern-day Vermont. With the help of his devoted mother and oft-overlooked younger brother, Jacob relies on strict routines to navigate daily life as smoothly as possible. The family is thrown into chaos, however, when Jacob’s beloved social skills tutor is found dead and Jacob is suspect number one. Based on the novel by New York Times Best-Selling novelist Jodi Picoult.
Featuring performances from Savannah Fisher, Max Antonio Gonzalez, Michelle Beth Herman, Joriah Kwamé and Daniel Merzlufft
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