The Tower

Quick Facts

  • Run Time: 1 hr, 15 min
  • Cast Size: 20-85
  • Age Range: 8-18
  • # of Songs: 11
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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
"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

Academy On Stage's production of "The Tower", a full-length youth musical by Cara Freedman.

About "The Tower"

Loosely based on The Tower of Babel, this fun and colorful show has an important message for everyone. The play starts out at an International Children's Conference somewhere on earth where the children are asked to make a difference in the world. After the conference, Ari and her friends are trying to build a communication tower. They can't seem to find the necessary blueprints for the building and soon begin to squabble about how it should look. While the fighting goes on, Ari trips and falls, and when she wakes up, she finds herself on another planet where everyone is separated by color. The Oranges wont talk to the Blues, who wont talk to the Clears who don't talk to the Greens. In the end, everyone works together to eliminate prejudice, and learns that we may look different on the outside, but inside we're the same!


  • "Inside, We're the Same" became the Salvation Army's theme song in California.
  • The set is more complicated than the other shows, and the costumes are very colorful and creative!