Popstars
It's boy band vs. girl band in this hilarious brand-new jukebox musical featuring the exciting pop hits of the 1990's.
International restrictions may apply
Show Essentials
16
Roles
+ Ensemble
PG13
Rated
2
Acts
Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Medium (11 to 20 performers)
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Shannon

The Alpha Female of a small group of popular girls. Generally, she is seen as a good girl role model to those around her. However, in her small group of friends, she can be quick-to-turn and dictatorial. 

Gender: female
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Patrick

Shannon’s twin brother. He does not approve of Shannon’s behaviour, and tries to point out to her the error of her ways. However, in many ways, he is also intimidated by her. 

Gender: male
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Mark

The hero of the show. He is a sensitive musician. 

Gender: male
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: G2
Vinnie

Vinnie is a jokester and exceptionally kind hearted. 

Gender: male
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Steffi

One of Shannon’s closest friends. She is highly intelligent, but dumbs herself down to be socially accepted by those around her. She comes across as quite droll. 

Gender: female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: E3
Shane

A mute, stoner, type. He wears sunglasses, a beanie and mainly communicates through gesture. 

Gender: male
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: D3
Tina

One of Shannon’s closest friends. She is one step behind the eight ball and eager to please – particularly when Shannon is involved. 

Gender: female
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Simon Austin

High profile music producer / agent. He has just come out of rehab and is basically being forced to attend as a guest judge for the Talent Show as part of his community service. 

Gender: male
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: A3
The Principal

Totally in control of the school, but almost defers to the will of Shannon. 

Charlie

A bookish, intelligent social outcast who has lungs of steel. She is the least popular girl at school, but her vocal talent is undeniable. 

Gender: female
Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Ella

Ella has an exceptionally strong sense of self. She is not motivated by the pack, and is happy to pursue her dreams without worrying about social acceptance. She is an “emotional black belt” – and acts as the mentor to Mark on his journey through the show. 

Gender: female
Vocal range top: C6
Vocal range bottom: D3
Carrie

A talented singer who is stuck working as a singing waitress in Billy Ray’s Diner. She is very aware of the social structure at her school, and is attracted to mysterious brooding boys – namely Shane. 

Gender: female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
DJ Prince

Facilitates the Talent Show and is a stereotypical host. 

Gender: male
Host

MTV-style presenter. 

Gender: any
Amber Shue

Young violinist, competitor in the Talent Show. 

Gender: female
Chef Joey

A burly, no-nonsense short order cook who runs Billy Ray’s Diner. His job requires him to sing when guests demand. 

Gender: male
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Full Song List
Popstars: All Star
Popstars: Achy Breaky Heart
Popstars: Always
Popstars: Baby One More Time
Popstars: Baby Got Back
Popstars: Beautiful
Popstars: Believe
Popstars: Best Things in Life are Free
Popstars: End of The Road
Popstars: Everybody (Backstreet's Back)
Popstars: Genie in a Bottle
Popstars: I’m Too Sexy
Popstars: It’s Alright
Popstars: Larger Than Life
Popstars: Let's Get Loud
Popstars: Man! I Feel Like A Woman!
Popstars: Moving On Up
Popstars: My Heart Will Go On
Popstars: Step by Step
Popstars: Teenage Dirtbag
Popstars: Torn
Popstars: U Can’t Touch This
Popstars: Waterfalls
Popstars: Who Let The Dogs Out
Popstars: You Get What You Give
Popstars: You Gotta Be

Billing

Requirements

You must give the authors/creators billing credits, as specified in the Production Contract, in a conspicuous manner on the first page of credits in all programs and on houseboards, displays and in all other advertising announcements of any kind.
Percentages listed indicate required type size in relation to title size.
You agree to bill the Play, the Author and the underlying rights owners in all programs (on the title pages), houseboards, and displays and in all advertising and all paid publicity, in the following manner:
 
 
POPSTARS
The 90s Musical
 
WRITTEN BY NEIL GOODING & NICHOLAS CHRISTO
 
ORCHESTRATIONS AND ARRANGEMENTS BY ISAAC HAYWARD
 
Shortened Billing:
In advertisements of 1/4 page size or less, and online and mobile ads where in each case only the title of the play, performance dates and venue are provided and in outdoor advertising, transit and taxi ads and marquees where no other person is billed, the following "shortened billing" is permissible:
POPSTARS
The 90s Musical
 
SONG CREDITS
MTI will also require its licensee clients to include in their theatre programs credits to the publishers of the individual songs according to Schedule A hereto attached in your production contract.

Achy Breaky Heart
Written by Donald L Von Tress
© UNIVERSAL - MILLHOUSE MUSIC (BMI)
Used by permission. All rights reserved.

All Star
Written by Greg Camp
Published by Spirit One Music o/b/o Songs By Greg Camp and Squish Moth Music (BMI)
Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Always
Written by John F Bonjiovi
Use is by permission of Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
All rights reserved.

Baby One More Time
Written by Max Martin
Use is by permission of Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
All rights reserved.

Baby Got Back
Written by Anthony L. Roy
© SONGS OF UNIVERSAL, INC. ON BEHALF OF MIX A LOT PUBLISHING (BMI)
Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Beautiful
Written by LINDA PERRY
Published by Sony/ATV Harmony, Stuck In The throat Music (ASCAP)
Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Believe
Written by Paul Barry, Brian Higgins & Steve Torch
Published by BMG Platinum Songs (BMI) c/o BMG Rights Management (US) LLC, (c) UNIVERSAL POLYGRAM INT. PUBLISHING, INC. ON BEHALF OF UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING LTD. (ASCAP) , Warner Chappell Music Ltd (PRS) All Rights on behalf of Warner Chappell Music Ltd Administered by MC Music Corp. & Kobalt Music Publishing Australia, Inc.
Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Best Things in Life are Free
Written by Michael Bivins, Ronald De Voe, James Samuel Harris, Terry Steven Lewis
Use is by permission of © UNIVERSAL MUSIC CORP. ON BEHALF OF ITSELF, BIV TEN PUBLISHING, AND BELEDAT MUSIC (ASCAP) & Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
All rights reserved.

Bye Bye Bye

Written by Jacob Shulze, Kristian Lundin & Andreas Carlsson
Use is by permission of Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
All rights reserved.

End of The Road
Written by Antonio Reid, Kenneth Edmonds and Darrel Simmons
Published by AX5 Songsz, LLC/ Ecaf Music, Sony/ATV Melody (BMI) Boobie and DJ Songs (BMI) Administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Copy & Franmar Music (BMI), a division of Unidisc Music Inc.
Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Everybody (Backstreet Boys)
Written by Max Martin & Dag Volle
Use is by permission of Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
All rights reserved.

Genie in a Bottle
Written by David Frank, Stephen Kipner, Pamela Eileen Sheyne
Published by Mother's Finest Songs & EMI April Music Inc, Griff Griff Music - EMI Catalog (ASCAP)
Used by permission. All rights reserved.

I'm Too Sexy
Written by Fred Fairbrass, Richard Fairbrass and Rob Manzoli
Published by Spirit One Musc o/b/o Spirit Services Holdings, S.a.r.l. (BMI)
Used by permission. All rights reserved.

It's Alright
Written by Anthony Mortimer
Published by BMG Platinum Songs (BMI) c/o BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Larger Than Life
Written by Brian Littrell, Kristian Lundin & Max Martin
© UNIVERSAL MUSIC - Z TUNES LLC ON BEHALF OF ITSELF, AND B-ROK
PUBLISHING (ASCAP) & Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Let's Get Loud
Written by Gloria M. Estefan & Flavio Enrique Santander
Published by Universal Musica Unica Publishing on behalf of Foreign Imported Prod. and Publishing (BMI)
Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Man! I Feel Like A Woman!
Written by Robert John Lange & Shania Twain
© UNIVERSAL POLYGRAM INT. PUBLISHING, INC. ON BEHALF OF UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING LTD., SONGS OF UNIVERSAL, INC. ON BEHALF OF LOON ECHO, INC. (ASCAP, BMI)
Used by permission. All rights reserved

Moving On Up
Written by Paul Heard & Michael William Pickering
© UNIVERSAL MUSIC - MGB SONGS ON BEHALF OF UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING MGB LTD. (ASCAP) & EMI Music Music Publishing Ltd (PRS)
Used by permission. All rights reserved

My Heart Will Go On
Written by James Horner & Will Jennings
Published by © Irving Music, Inc. on behalf of Blue Sky Rider Songs (BMI) & Fox Film Music Corporation, Sony / ATV Harmony Sony/ATV Melody, TCF Music Publishing Inc (BMI, ASCAP)
Used by permission. All rights reserved

Step by Step
Written by Larry Curtis Johnson
Published by Maurice Starr Music (ASCAP)
Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Teenage Dirtbag
Written by Brendan Brown
Published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc., Montauk Mantis Productions (BMI)
Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Torn
Written by Scott Michael Cutler, Anne Preven, & Philip Carden Thornalley
© UNIVERSAL SONGS OF POLYGRAM INT., INC. ON BEHALF OF ITSELF, AND WEETIE PIE MUSIC, UNIVERSAL MUSIC - MGB SONGS ON BEHALF OF UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING MGB LTD. (ASCAP, BMI) & Colgems-Emi Music inc, Scott Cutler Music (ASCAP)
Used by permission. All rights reserved.

U Can't Touch This
Written by MC Hammer, Rick James & Alonzo Miller,
Published by BMG Platinum Songs (BMI) obo Bust It Publishing (BMI) c/o BMG Rights Management (US) LLC, & Jobete Music Co Inc, Stone Diamond Music Corp. (ASCAP, BMI)
Used by permission. All rights reserved

Waterfalls
Written by Patrick L Brown, Marqueze Etheridge, Lisa Lopes, Raymon Ameer Murray, Rico Renard Wade
Published by Bell Star Music, EMI April Music Inc (ASCAP), Songs Of Windswept Pacific (BMI) obo Hitco Music (BMI) obo itself and Organized Noize Musc (BMI) ℅ BMG Rights Management (US) LLC & Tizbiz Music LLC (ASCAP)
Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Who Let The Dogs Out
Written by Anslem Douglas & Osbert Gurley
Published by Desmoné Music / Full Wingspan Music / Hyckryck Publishing Inc / Wyz Girl Entertainment Consulting LLC, BMG Platinum Songs (BMI) obo itself and Hyckryck Music Publishing Inc (BMI) c/o BMG Rights Management (US) LLC.
Used by permission. All rights reserved.

You Get What You Give
Written by Gregg Alexander & Richard Nowels, Jr.
Published by Music of Stage Three (BMI) c/o BMG Rights Management (US) LLC, & Spirit One Music o/b/o Spirit Four Music o/b/o Spirit Services Holdings, S.a.r.l (GMR)
Used by permission. All rights reserved

You Gotta Be
Written by Ashley Ingram & Desree Annette Weekes
Use is by permission of © UNIVERSAL MUSIC - CAREERS ON BEHALF OF ITSELF, AND ASHLEY INGRAM MUSIC (BMI) & Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
Used by permission. All rights reserved

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Included Materials

ItemQuantity Included
KEYBOARD1 - CONDUCTOR SCORE2
LIBRETTO/VOCAL BOOK25
PIANO VOCAL SCORE2

Production Resources

Resource
HOW DOES THE SHOW GO ON?
LOGO PACK DIGITAL
TRANSPOSITIONS-ON-DEMAND

STANDARD ORCHESTRATION

InstrumentationDoubling
BASS
DRUMSCOWBELL , DJEMBE , DRUM PAD , DRUM SET , TAMBOURINE
GUITARACOUSTIC GUITAR , ELECTRIC GUITAR , NYLON STRING GUITAR
GUITAR 2ACOUSTIC GUITAR , ELECTRIC GUITAR , MANDOLIN , SHAKER , 12-STRING GUITAR
KEYBOARD 2
PERCUSSIONAGOGO BELLS , BONGOS , CABASA , CONGAS , COWBELL , DRUM PADS , GUIRO , MARK TREE , SHAKER , SUSPENDED CYMBAL , TAMBOURINE , TIMPANI , TRIANGLE
REED 1ALTO SAXOPHONE , FLUTE , SHAKER , TENOR SAXOPHONE
TRUMPETFLUGELHORN , TAMBOURINE , TRUMPET