Beehive School Edition

Beehive School Edition

Beehive School Edition is the ultimate celebration of 1960’s female empowerment. Featuring such timeless classics as “My Boyfriend’s Back”, “Be My Baby”, “Son of a Preacher Man”, and “Me and Bobby McGee”, Beehive nostalgically recalls the days of miniskirts, transistor radios and flower power. Told from the perspective of six young women who came of age in this enigmatic decade, these young ladies look back on a host of issues ranging from their first Beehive Dance to the challenges we faced as a nation – all accomplished by a vast array of the most celebrated and memorable songs of the era.

Beehive School Edition is a large-cast version of the original 6-women script, for a high school cast of up to 28 or more (8 lead female soloists with a chorus of girlfriends and boyfriends). However, you could easily do the show with as small a cast as 10-20 girls and 1-3 boys.

Beehive School Edition Musical Numbers

1. Round the Beehive/Let’s Rock

2. The Name Game

2a. Underscore #1

3. My Boyfriend’s Back

4. Sweet Talkin’ Guy

5. You Can’t Hurry Love

6. Walking In The Rain/Junkman

7. One Fine Day

8. Academy Award

9. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

10. It’s My Party / Supremes

11. Where the Boys Are

12. I’ll Never Change Him

13. Then He Kissed Me/Then I Kissed Her

14. Be My Baby

15. Baby, I Love You

16. The Beehive Dance

17. River Deep/Proud Mary

18. Abraham, Martin, and John

19. You Don’t Own Me

20. Son of a Preacher Man

21. To Sir, With Love

22. British Invasion Cut Short

23. Aretha Medley (Chain of Fools, Never Loved A Man, Natural Woman)

24. Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)/Me and Bobby McGee

25. Somebody To Love

26. Cry Baby

27. Make Your Own Kind of Music

BEEHIVE: THE 60’s MUSICAL

SCHOOL EDITION

Created by LARRY GALLAGHER

Additional material for the School Edition written by RACHEL BRYAN

*Beehive School Edition is designed to be suitable for a wide range of school theater casts, with a cast as large as 20 (or more) girls and 10 (or more boys) or as small as 8 girls.

Character List:

GIRLS #1-8

BOYS #1-6

TINA TURNER

DUSTY SPRINGFIELD

LULU

ARETHA FRANKLIN

JANIS JOPLIN

GRACE SLICK

GARNET MIMMS

JOHNNY

WILKIE WONDER

ANNOUNCERS

ENSEMBLE GIRLS

ENSEMBLE BOYS

6 Musicians

Piano-Conductor

Tenor Sax

Trumpet (Trumpet in Bb, Tambourine)

Guitar (Electric)

Bass (Electric)

Drum Set