Over the Moon: A Musical Play

Over the Moon: A Musical Play

by Jodi Picoult, Jake van Leer

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ISBN-13: 9781442421325
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication date: 01/04/2011
Edition description: Original
Pages: 107
Sales rank: 1,259,559
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Jodi Picoult received an AB in creative writing from Princeton and a master’s degree in education from Harvard. The recipient of the 2003 New England Book Award for her entire body of work, she is the author of twenty-six novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers House Rules, Handle With Care, Change of Heart, and My Sister’s Keeper, for which she received the American Library Association’s Margaret Alexander Edwards Award. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children. Visit her website at JodiPicoult.com.

Jodi Picoult received an AB in creative writing from Princeton and a master’s degree in education from Harvard. The recipient of the 2003 New England Book Award for her entire body of work, she is the author of twenty-six novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers House Rules, Handle With Care, Change of Heart, and My Sister’s Keeper, for which she received the American Library Association’s Margaret Alexander Edwards Award. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children. Visit her website at JodiPicoult.com.

Hometown:

Hanover, New Hampshire

Date of Birth:

May 19, 1966

Place of Birth:

Nesconset, Long Island, NY

Education:

A.B. in Creative Writing, Princeton University; M.A. in Education, Harvard University

Read an Excerpt

ACT ONE
SCENE 1

A cross-dressed HAIRY GODMOTHER enters, holding a book.
HAIRY GODMOTHER

(opening book)

Once upon a time. . .

(beat)

What? What’s the matter? You’ve never seen a hairy godmother before?

(beat)

Maybe you were expecting someone — a little different? Someone with a little less testosterone? Some sweet old grandma type with a blue cloak and a magic wand? A FAIRY godmother?

(beat)

Well, news flash: that was a TYPO!

(beat)

You can’t believe everything you read in fairy tales. Jack and the magic beanstalk? We’re talking genetically modified plants, here. And the three little pigs? They went on to become [Insert name of local development company].

(beat)

I hear what you’re saying: the whole point of a fairy tale is that everyone knows the story. Sure as the moon’s in the sky every night, Cinderella’s always gonna lose her glass slipper and Rapunzel’s always gonna have a grooming problem, and me, well, I’m gonna wave the wand around and sing “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo.”

(beat)

But what if the moon WASN’T in the sky? Because THAT’S a story I bet you’ve never heard. . .

He walks off, revealing:
SCENE 2

LUNA, the moon, and her friends, STELLA and BELLA, are up in the sky, listening to the radio.
JOHNNY NOVA

Howdy folks, welcome back to the number one satellite radio show in the galaxy. I’m Johnny Nova, comin’at you so bright you better keep your shades on!
STELLA

Guys, guys! It’s on again!!!
JOHNNY NOVA

Now, let’s get back to some of those hit Nep-Tunes. . .
STELLA

Hey, Bella, does this dress make my asteroid look fat?
BELLA

Honestly, Stella, you KNOW you’re a heavenly body.
LUNA

People down there just don’t get it!
STELLA

Don’t tell me you’re spying again.
BELLA

Oh, stop being such a blue moon! Humans mess everything up.
LUNA

Seeing them throw away love makes me want to just stop glowing! Seriously, girls, why else are we here?

Bella and Stella look at each other and shrug.
BELLA

The universal health care plan?
LUNA

No! All those wishes on a falling star. All those kisses in the moonlight. But each night I see humans throwing away true love.

SONG 1: OVER THE MOON

LUNA:

When it comes to love, you shoot for the stars.

When it comes to love, no journey’s too far.

Love is worth waiting for.

Love conquers all

right from the moment you fall.

LUNA WITH STELLA AND BELLA:

Someday I will find the guy of my dreams.

Someday I will find a fella who seems

like he was meant for me,

a perfect pair,

and then a lifetime we’ll share!

CHORUS:

Every word he whispers

is a secret tune.

Every one of his kisses, I know,

will send me over the moon!

Maybe one day I will walk down a street,

and, by chance, our eyes will happen to meet.

And we will know right then

we’re meant to be,

forever after happily!

And we will know right then

we’re meant to be,

forever after happily!
JOHNNY NOVA

This one’s going out to all you lovers. . .
LUNA

That’s it! Girls, I’m leaving. If people on Earth can’t find true love, I’m going to find it for them!

© 2011 Jodi Picoult and Jake van Leer

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Over the Moon: A Musical Play 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
BookHounds More than 1 year ago
I could just imagine how much fun this musical would be to see preformed by the local school. It hits fairy tales with female empowerment through an athletic princess who is trying to follow "The Rules" to catch her prince and guest appearances from all of your favorite Mother Goose characters. There are some great double entredres that might fly over the heads of younger kids, but will keep the adults in their seats. The commentary on the current social situation and pointed jabs at politics will keep everyone on their toes waiting to hear the next almost groan worthy joke, well, the adults might groan, but the kids will be rolling in the aisles.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My sister was Luna in this play when she was in middle school. It is a really great play!
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