Winner of 8 Broadway World Awards!

"Best Musical!" 

Best... Choreo! Scenic Design! Ensemble Cast!

Direction! Sound Design! Lighting Design! Supporting Actress!

BOOK BY
JANUARY AKSELRAD and JENNIFER YOUNG 
MUSIC & LYRICS BY
JANUARY AKSELRAD
MUSICAL ARRANGEMENTS BY
STEPHEN FERRI and ANDREW FOX
"A trailblazing musical that brings to the fore a nationwide epidemic of bullying and carries an uplifting, life-changing message of the role that each person can play in its solution." 
~The Freelance Star, Fredericksburg, Virginia

90-Minute Middle School Musical

21 Musical Numbers

SHOW TRACKS MPEGS, and ORCHESTRA PIT SCORE available with Licensing Kit.

CAST: 24 GIRLS AND BOYS TO PLAY MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

With intergenerational casting options for between 1 - 10 adults or high school students to play "Mr. A" and/or the "future adults." 

SYNOPSIS

“It’s Easy!” takes place at Goodwin Middle School where bullies make life miserable, bystanders “look the other way” and victims are many. 6th grader, Jed Travis, just wants to find the courage to speak up. Stacey Emerson just wants to know why her best friend dumped her for the girls that she hates. And Ricky Palmer? He just wants to disappear. Just as the day couldn’t get any worse, a kind custodian with a time travel app helps Jed. Together, with one unwitting cyber-bully, they see that their futures, and the lives of others, depend on what they say or do, at every moment…  is it too late to change the fate of one bullied classmate? Not if it’s up to Jed! The future is always changing.

AGE-APPROPRIATENESS

 

Hope, empathy and the power of friendship are the enduring and uplifting emotions of "It's Easy!" which encourages audiences to acts of kindness to prevent bullying. Bullying scenes between middle schoolers are tamer than real life, yet do include the 4 types of verbal (no cursing), cyber, social and physical bullying. In a scene from the future, it is implied that one bullied classmate may have taken his own life to stop the hurt, however the incident is not described or seen and children under 7 tend to think he just left school. The target audience is 8-14 years, grades 3-8. Younger children are some of the show's biggest fans and are upon your discretion.

THE REVIEWS ARE IN!

"Inspirational not only to the audiences who get to see it but for the cast who performed it and for the future casts that will perform it... She learned so much and has come out of this show a different person...more empathetic, more compassionate about people's feelings." 

Michelle Wurf, 2017 mother of youth cast member, NY

 
Canyon ISD Production, Texas
Main Street School 4th Grader, Irvington, NY
Mariah's Music & Arts Production, Stafford, VA

The Be A Friend Project does not give advice, therapy or intervention.

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It is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization / Federal Tax ID # 84-2802576.

Any donation to the Be A Friend Project, Inc. is tax-deductible to the maximum extent allowed by law, thank you!

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