Day One by Jonathan Dorf and James Balmer and Mary Nelson

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About The Play

Musical.  Book and lyrics by Jonathan Dorf, music by James Balmer and Mary Nelson.  90 minutes.  3 males, 5 females plus a flexible ensemble (15-50 performers possible).  Suitable for high school and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

Day One
was commissioned by the Choate Rosemary Hall Summer Arts Conservatory as a new musical written specifically for teen performers.

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Synopsis

It’s the first day of school.  For Jake and Stanley, seniors and best friends, it's about the excitement of finally being on top. Stella, a senior transfer, wants to make friends.  Stanley, who’s been looking for a Stella for the longest time, drafts her into his and Jake's circle. The year is shaping up to be a great one, and the three of them make a pact to make it last forever.  But Erika, junior class president, wants to become student council president, while Skeeter, a freshman, just wants to avoid getting stuffed into his locker. And Blaise, a senior, hates the school and everyone in it; she wants to get the year over with.
For the three of them, the year can’t be over soon enough.  When Helen, Jake’s old flame and rumored to have magical powers arrives, that dream of keeping senior year going forever just may be within their grasp. Will the seniors stay united and win out, or will the underclassmen and outsiders push their way to the top?

Music Files

Click on the titles below to hear MP3 demo recordings. (Be aware that these are big files.)

"Hole in the Wall," music by James Balmer and Mary Nelson, lyrics by Jonathan Dorf.

"The Solution is Clear," music by James Balmer and Mary Nelson, lyrics by Jonathan Dorf

"Sturdy and Strong," music by James Balmer and Mary Nelson, lyrics by Jonathan Dorf

"Out Past Infinity," music by James Balmer and Mary Nelson, lyrics by Jonathan Dorf

"Muhammad Ali," music by James Balmer and Mary Nelson, lyrics by Jonathan Dorf

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