Young Audience Outreach Tour

 

Best Foot Forward!: El Mejor Pie Adelante!

Play, Book & Lyrics by Lojo Simon
Music by Brandon Scott Grayson
Directed by Melissa Firlit

Sawyer McNally really wants to win the “Dance Starz” crown, but the competition is fierce, and “Lil G” Gonzalez has all the right moves. When a storm forces the two dancers from different walks of life to get to know one another, Sawyer learns that there are more important things in life than winning. An original, bilingual musical, Best Foot Forward exposes students to a variety of music and dance styles, promotes appreciation of differences and reinforces positive behavioral patterns.

The Young Audience Outreach Tour’s mission is to bring high quality musical theatre to rural and underserved communities. This program annually produces an original children’s show, grades K-6 grade, that tours throughout the southwest.

For the online study guide please click HERE.

Best Foot Forward is:

  • Geared for students in grades K-6!
  • In alignment with National Core Arts Standards!
  • A musical that empowers and motivates action!
  • Full of audience participation!


2019 PERFORMANCE FEE

$715 per performance 

Housing Discount – Provide housing for our 3-person Tour Company while they are in your community (either hotel or home-stay) and receive an additional 15% off your performance fee.

To book the show or if you need financial assistance, please contact Brittni Shambaugh Addison our Education Director: brittni@creederep.com 719-658-2540 x227

Supported by The National Endowment for the Arts, Charitable Krueger Foundation, RLC Foundation, Allan and Stefani Simon, Dane G. Hansen Foundation, and Clarence V. Laguardia Foundation.

Developed under CRT’s Headwaters New Play Program


LITERACY EMPOWERS OUR YOUTH! 

To support your community’s literacy endeavors, each student receives a free original children’s book after our shows. These books reinforce the themes of the study guide and play, while making reading exciting!

“The students were positively engaged with the performance. They were laughing, responded to the actors and left wanting to read books. What teachers could ask for anything more?”

Cynthia Bills, Teacher, High Rolls, NM.

“Our children loved it! They were very engaged, they really responded to the presentation being bilingual and the cast was so professional. I was amazed at how the cast included the students and really controlled the behavior through the presentation. We truly appreciate your support.  You are AWESOME!”

Joe Gutierrez, Principal, Killip Elementary, Flagstaff, AZ


YAOT PLAY SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Developed under CRT’s Headwaters New Play Program.

For YAOT play submission instructions please click HERE.


PAST YAOT PRODUCTIONS

2018: Seeds of Change
Play and Lyrics by Lojo Simon and Music by Ian LeRoy
Directed by Melissa Firlit

2017: Albert Porter: Boy Explorer
Play and Lyrics by Lojo Simon and Music by Ian LeRoy
Directed by Melissa Firlit


2016: Bodyguard! Protector of the Anatomy/ Guardaespaldas! Protector de Anatomía
Play by John DiAntonio and Music by Alexander Tom
Directed by Crystal Mercado

2015: Reading! And Other Superpowers/ Leyendo! Y Otros Súper Poderes
Play and Lyrics by John Di Anotonio and music by Richard Rischar
Directed by Tosin Morohunfola

2014: Math-Stronaut!: A Cosmic Adventure/ Una Aventura Cosmica
Play by John Di Antonio and Music by Joe Montelione
Directed by Logan Ernstthal

2013: Viva Agua/ Long Live Water
Play by John Di Antonio and Music by Joe Montelione
Directed by John DiAntonio

2012: The Geography of Adventure
Play by Steven Cole Hughes and Music by Jessica Jackson
Directed by John DiAntonio

2011: The Wright Stuff! The Science of Flight
Play by Steven Cole Hughes and Music by Jessica Jackson
Directed by Jessica Jackson

2010: The Presidents!
Play by Steven Cole Hughes and Music by Jessica Jackson
Directed by Jessica Jackson
This show has been picked up by CU-Boulder for a season and produced twice at the Coterie Theatre in Kansas City, as part of their educational outreach programs.

2009: Zeus on the Loose
Play by Jeff Carey and music by Jessica Jackson
Directed by Jessica Jackson

2008: Meet the Beasts
Play by Jeff Carey and music by Jessica Jackson
Directed by Jessica Jackson

2007: Grimm Pajamas
Play by Jeff Carey and music by Jessica Jackson
Directed by Jessica Jackson

2006: Giggle and Weep
By T. Jefferson Carey