HELLO - the original electronic musical

By Mandy Leon | Playwright
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Genre Drama/Comedy
Type Musical
Subgenre Adventure/Fantasy
Time Period Present-Future
Male Actors 6
Female Actors 4
Undefined Actors 6
Length Full Length
Set Complexity basic

Summary

HELLO is the story of a young man, X, as he searching for meaning amidst madness. X and his crew have always been the ones to pull the pranks, but now it seems the joke is on them. News starts to break that there have been UFO's hovering above the world's major cities. And their small town is next. Now, no where is safe and X has to learn quickly who he can trust. With his conscience by his side, see him navigate the storm, fight the media, demand the truth and struggling to survive. Touching on philosophical quests for enlightenment, government transparency, media disclosure, end-of-days prophecies, uprisings and more, HELLO is far from traditional musical theatre. It’s a story about real people, intense relationships and tough realizations with a soundtrack that carries the journey - set in a futuristic style influenced by dubstep, electro rock, jungle and progressive house.

Characters

Mikey

Gender male
Age 18 - 25 years
Vocal Range Bass
Ethnicity Any
Body Type Any
Personality Awkward Clumsy Funny

Description Mikey is along for the ride. He’s friends to all, very loyal and is more comfortable following someone else’s lead. He has a mischievously innocent nature, like Dennis the Menace. Good natured and spunky but also sneaky and sly

News Anchor

Gender female
Age 25 - 45 years
Vocal Range Soprano
Ethnicity Asian
Body Type Any
Personality Serious

Description Clean cut, attractive, stereotypical news anchor who delivers straight- forward, live news reports in English with a heavy Chinese accent. She acts as our window into the truth and the unknown.

Borys

Gender male
Age 45 - 60 years
Vocal Range Bass
Ethnicity Any
Body Type Heavyset
Personality Dry Guarded

Description News station manager, Borys, is set in his ways. He’s been doing what he’s been doing for a good thirty years and isn’t prepared to change now. When the UFOs emerge, he has a particularly hard time and a small breakdown/rant scene ensues.

Jane

Gender female
Age 18 - 24 years
Vocal Range Soprano
Ethnicity Any
Body Type Any
Personality Calm Feminine Stoic

Description She is always looking out for people and would never leave anyone behind. As X's long time love, she is loyal and peaceful. She has a lot of inner dialogue and very keen senses. She is keenly perceptive, picks up on energies and emotes a guiding light. She can say a hundred words with one look.

Russ

Gender male
Age 18 - 30 years
Vocal Range Tenor
Ethnicity Any
Body Type Any
Personality Cynical Outgoing Tortured

Description Russ and X have been best buds since they can both remember. There is a brotherhood between them. Russ struggles with his loss of control and has a significant mental breakdown. He finds himself leading an extremist group, The Resistance, who plan on fighting the UFOs to the death. Ultimately he finds a revitalized sense of unity and hope.

Amanda Kipso

Gender female
Age 25 - 40 years
Vocal Range Soprano
Ethnicity Any
Body Type Any
Personality Ambitious Analytical Strong-willed

Description Amanda is a well-spoken, very put-together, young power woman. She is on a mission to work her way up in the news world, to become the next Diane Sawyer. When chaos erupts, she takes it hard. Her dreams have died. But she pulls it together and emerges even stronger, with a new mission to survive. She proves to be a leader, a truth seeker and a peace keeper.

Man in Black

Gender male
Age 18 - 35 years
Vocal Range Tenor
Ethnicity Any
Body Type Athletic
Personality Boisterous Passionate Witty

Description The Man in Black is a symbolic character, representing X’s inner thoughts, motivations and state of mind. The character doesn’t speak but he sings and only reacts when X shows or needs to display an intense emotion. He communicated through intense movement and choreography. The Man in Black shadows X’s journey, helps him make decisions and teaches him to listen to himself on a higher level.

X

Gender male
Age 18 - 30 years
Vocal Range Alto
Ethnicity Any
Body Type Athletic
Personality Ambitious Dreamer Strong-willed

Description X is the leader of the pack. He’s the voice of reason, the planner, the communicator, the joker – the guy everyone wants to be. The orchestrator of his group of rebel friends. He’s confident and self-assured but is constantly wondering and battling his inner thoughts. He wants to be fiercely independent but struggles to find his balance when things get too real.

Special Considerations

  • Multimedia/projections
  • Fight Choreography
  • Family Friendly
  • Visual Effects
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