The Role Model

Quick Facts

  • Run Time: 1 hr, 15 min
  • Cast Size: 20-85
  • Age Range: 8-18
  • # of Songs: 12
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"It was a pleasure to work on a contemporary Jewish Musical such as THE ROLE MODEL. The music is great and the kids are learning about Jewish history in a fun, creative way. There is such a need for this type of theater and I am delighted to have discovered Cara Freedman's work!"

-- Sasha Nanus

Director of New York Jewish Teen Theater, Jewish Community Center on the Upper West Side, New York
"We have produced The Role Model, The Tower, Happily Ever Now and A Higher Ground. Cara Freedman's shows are some of the best teaching vehicles I know. The music is terrific and the kids love performing the shows. No one really realizes how much they have learned until the shows are over. From working on Cara's Shows as their entry to involvement at Temple, many adults have gone on to sit on or chair other Beth Am committees and projects. What an impact!"

-- Cantor Kay Greenwald

Congregation Beth Am, Palo Alto California

This video comes as the grand finale of the play "The Role Model".

About "The Role Model"

In order for Evan to take part in his class project of a rock video, he must decide who his role model is. Journey with Evan back in time for a dazzling musical look at Jewish history, with appearances from Theodore Herzl, Hannah Sennesh, Albert Einstein, Sandy Koufax, and a host of delightful visitors! In the end, the class creates a music video that ties the past with the present, and helps everyone understand how historical heroes are very relevant to Jews today.

Notes:

  • Many roles are not gender-specific allowing for a variety of casting options.
  • This play has an easy set, with fun special effects.
  • Director's handbook includes step-by-step instructions on the making of a rock music-video.
  • Perfect for a first time director, experienced director, and everyone in between, this musical is easily adaptable to your level of expertise.
  • Rehearsal schedule and performance length can be very flexible. This play can be performed in its entirety, or broken into three "one-acts".