4 A.M. by Jonathan Dorf and Alison Wood

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About The Play


Cambridge-Isanti High School (Cambridge, MN)

Musical.  Book by Jonathan Dorf, music and lyrics by Alison Wood, based on the one-act play 4 A.M. by Jonathan Dorf.  75-85 minutes.  4+ males, 4+ females (8-40+ performers possible).  Suitable for high school or older performers, and middle school or older audiences.

4 A.M. was first produced at Cambridge-Isanti High School (Cambridge, MN) in May 2011.

Jonathan Dorf and Alison Wood's 4 AM the musical is a great show for teens. It is fast-paced, has great character development and the music appeals to all audiences. The staging and costumes are simple enough for any budget, yet you still get the full musical experience.

--Kelly Fairchild-Fahrni, Cambridge-Isanti High School (Cambridge, MN)

Printed Script: $7.95 (contains special author commentary). Digital Perusal Script: $10.00 (includes a perusal score).   Performance Royalties: $70.00/performance.  Production Photocopy License: $50.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for your cast/crew; must be purchased in conjunction with Performance Royalties)Classroom Photocopy License:  $75.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for closed classroom study only).  Limited Video License:  $75.00 (permission to record your production with limited distribution; must be purchased in conjunction with Performance Royalties).  Professional rights should be negotiated directly with YouthPLAYS at info@youthplays.com.  Need detailed help?  Click on Place an Order and then look for the blue What Do I Order? button!

Synopsis


Cambridge-Isanti High School (Cambridge, MN)

What's it like to be awake when the rest of your world is asleep? Meet early morning joggers, a lonely short-wave radio DJ, a modern Romeo and Juliet, the writer of a most unusual letter, and numerous other teen characters. Through a series of songs, scenes and monologues, they'll survive lonely nights and sleepovers, discover whether the Monster Under the Bed is real and maybe even find an answer to that all-important question: "Is anybody out there?"

Music Files


Cambridge-Isanti High School (Cambridge, MN)
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4 A.M. Again

Escape Myself

Secrets

People Say/No One But You

Something So Small (reprise)

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Did You Know?


Deanna Ableser was the recipient of the 2006 VSA Playwright Discovery Teacher Award and was honored at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.