Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

Book by Melvin Tunstall III |
Lyrics by Douglas Lyons |
Music by Greg Borowsky and Douglas Lyons |
Based on an original concept by Douglas Lyons |
Directed by Jacqueline Thompson

  • February 08 , 2020 / Saturday 1:00PM FREE, at Missouri History Museum Buy Tickets
  • February 08 , 2020 / Saturday 3:00PM FREE, at Missouri History Museum Buy Tickets

The “Squares Only” town of Rockaway turns upside down when Lily Polkadot arrives. As the first Polkadot in an all Square school, Lily faces an almost impossible task of gaining acceptance from her peers. From daily bullying to segregated drinking fountains, everything seems hopeless until Lily meets Sky, a shy Square boy whose curiosity for her different skin leads to an unexpected friendship. Inspired by the events of The Little Rock Nine, this musical serves as a colorful history lesson, reminding us that our differences make us awesome, not outcasts.

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Cast & Creative Staff


Sophia Brown (Mama Square, Ms. Square)
Omega Jones (Sky Square)
Kate Shaefer (Penelope Square)
Essence Tyler (Lily Polkadot)


Music Director: Lamar Harris
Scenic Designer: Emily Lotz
Costume Designer: Felia K. Davenport
Choreographer: Christopher Page-Sanders
Stage Manager: Carolyn Ivy Carter