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Synopsis:

When Grandpa Oscar Long ends up in the hospital on Christmas day, his visiting family - including foster grandchildren - gather at the hospital to comfort Grandma Katherine Long and speed Grandpa's recovery.  But in these close quarters, Alex' secret surfaces, along with unresolved family issues. Will the family work through their issues in love? Or sweep them under the rug?  This little romp might remind you of a family you know.

Challenge level:

Intermediate

Casting:

LONG GRANDCHILDREN - ensemble, no upward limit

FOSTER CHILDREN (M/F) - 1-3 non-speaking, non-singing, tumblers, dancers, flyers for pyramid, smaller stature helpful

GRANDMA (F) - Nurturing, warm, engaging, drives transitions, strong actress, must sing and move well, and rap solo. May be played by adult, older student, or peer.

ALEX (M/F) - Appealing, athletic, over-achieving, older cousin. Big ballad solo. Weighty scenes.

HOSTESS (F) - Phone addicted, oblivious. Strong actress. Optional song. 

FREDDY (M) - Goofy, enterprising cousin.  Strong actor. Optional song.

GINA (F) - Mature, strong actress. Non-singing. May be played by adult, older student, or peer.

FRANKIE (M/F) - supporting, non-singing

GALE (M/F) - supporting, non-singing

GRANDPA (M cameo) - One closing line. May be played by a parent, Pastor, Principal, etc.

Song Demos

I Cannot Stop Loving YouGrandma
00:00 / 00:41
When You Belong to the LongsFull Cast
00:00 / 03:09
Forgiveness Makes You FreeGrandma & Alex
00:00 / 02:52
Cereal Song(optional)
00:00 / 01:34
Gunny Sack SongFull Song
00:00 / 02:49
Good SenseFreddy (optional)
00:00 / 01:45
Grandma's Christmas Wrapping(optional)
00:00 / 01:28
E-Mo-Gee, I am a Good Friend!Hostess (optional)
00:00 / 02:55
Christmas Candy Chant(optional)
00:00 / 00:52
Ragtime Song(optional)
00:00 / 02:36
I Matter Because You Love MeAlex (power ballad)
00:00 / 04:06
Hairy Uncle JerryFull Cast
00:00 / 01:43
I Cannot Stop Loving YouFull Cast
00:00 / 03:15
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There are numerous acting/non-singing features throughout the show.

What this kit includes:

  • Full Script

  • Vocal Demos

  • Accompaniment Tracks

  • Lyric Sheets

  • Director's Production Guide

  • Lead Sheets – vocal lines, chords, harmony where applicable

  • Lyric Videos  ("I Cannot Stop Loving You") – for group singing

  • Staging Movement Video – for major production numbers.

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