A Higher Ground

Quick Facts

  • Run Time: 1 hr, 50 min
  • Cast Size: 20-85
  • Age Range: 10-18
  • # of Songs: 12
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"Our children still talk about how much they enjoyed putting on A SYMBOL OF CHANUKAH. Our Temple thoroughly enjoyed Cara Freedman's Production!"

-- Cantor Rebecca Garfein

Riverdale Temple, Bronx, New York
"We produced WE ARE YOUR SONG, AMERICA-A STORY OF ELLIS ISLAND. From beginning to end, the show was a great learning experience for all. How wonderful to find good theater material for Jewish young people!"

-- Laura Seymour

Director of Family and Youth Services, Dallas Jewish Community Center, Dallas Texas

Academy On Stage, San Diego Jewish Academy's Performing Arts Department. A Higher Ground: Written, Composed and Directed by Cara Freedman. Copyright 2004

About "A Higher Ground"

An exciting musical based on lessons from the prophets and PIRKE AVOT, the wisdom of our ancestors, this show ultimately teaches each of us how to listen to our "still small voice". Set on a Jr. High school campus, four very different students campaign to become the next class president... but their campaigns aren't entirely ethical, and they fall into gossip, peer pressure, vanity, and laziness. With all of these problems, the school ground actually begins to sink, until a mystical visitor appears out of a magical, smoke-filled tunnel on campus. With the visitor's help, the candidates search for solutions to their everyday struggles using lessons from the past, and learn to reach for A HIGHER GROUND.


  • This play has a wide variety of scenes, including a school campaign and election, a small village at the turn of the century, a construction work area, and Maccabia games basketball training camp.
  • *Sample playbill not available