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Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

Closed October 8, 2017

Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical is the Next Great Multi-Generational Show

Onstage Blog, 2016

Why See Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical?

A child-friendly musical to combat racism

A timely new kids musical that highlights the importance of racial tolerance through the theme of shapes makes its New York premiere in 2018. First staged in 2015, the musical is based on Little Rock Central High School case in 1957 following the desegregation of schools. With racism on the rise once again, it is a truly time-relevant new musical. Created by Douglas Lyons (Five Points: An American Musical) and Greg Borowsky, it received its first reading in August 2016. A must-see show for kids and parents to experience together.

What is it about?

When eight year-old Lily Polkadot moves to the "Squares Only" school in the small town of Rockaway, she faces a daily barrage of abuse from her Squares peers. From segregated drinking fountains to mean bullying on a constant basis, Lily is feeling hopeless about fitting in and making friends. Up until a shy Square boy called Sky starts talking to her, intrigued by her different appearance to his. They embark on a tentative friendship, which has the power to change everybody's perceptions at the school and in the wider community.

Polkadots provides a colorful, yet non-preachy history lesson for children, in the wake of recent events highlighting that racism still exists. Here they remind children to celebrate differences between them, rather than ostracising.

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Opening night: 16 September 2017


Suitable for ages 5+

Run time

One hour without intermission

What you thought

1 reviews, average rating: (5.0 Stars)

5.0 star rating

Such A Square: “Go and Enjoy!”

This show is a great combination of talent and art the lead actress Latoya... more

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