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TROUBLE GUM, A StinkyKids® Musical

50 Minutes
3F, 3M
Family Audiences


Britt loves making everyone happy, but this girl who never gets in trouble is in a sticky situation. She woke up with a massive wad of gum stuck in her hair! All of Britt’s friends are depending on her parents to take them to Captain Happy’s Jumpy-Fun-Super-Bouncy Indoor Place, so Britt can’t let them down. Britt joins her friends on an adventure across the neighborhood to solve her problem before her parents find out and possibly cancel the trip. Mischief, hilarity, and hijinks ensue!

Casting & Production


Casting info: 3 M 3 F (no chorus)

All characters are 6 years old (except Hannah, who’s proud to be 7), usually played by actors teenaged or older.

Any parent is portrayed by pre-recorded musical instrument sounds.

See script for cues.

BRITT (F) A people-pleasing mediator type who usually puts others first, she walks on the wild side for the first time, learning how to depend on her friends and that it’s okay to make a mistake.

JEN (F) The princess of the group. Passionate yet self-centered, she has a big heart. Desperately fighting with Hannah to be Britt’s “BFF”.

HANNAH (F) Savvy and sassy friend of Britt’s, she’s always trying to outsmart Jen to become Britt’s official “BFF.” Ethical but bossy, she has an artistic streak. Usually played by an Asian actress.

MAX (M) Athletic, the literal minded “heart” of the group. The reactive straight man to the zany antics. Often repeats advice from his buddy at the retirement center where he volunteers.

JOHNNY (M) Impulsive yet endearing, the prankster who loves to make ‘em laugh. The most “larger than life” one in the show, it helps to cast an actor with an Improv background.

BILLY (M) A brainy and creative inventor. Resourceful yet cunning, he competes with Max in sports. Usually played by an African-American actor.

Orchestral Information

Accompaniment CD

Piano-Vocal Score



Book & Lyrics by Sammy Buck Music by Daniel S. Acquisto

Based on StinkyKids® by Britt Menzies Commissioned and originally produced by Vital Theatre Company


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