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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"Out children loved being in THE TOWER! As a non-Jewish institution, the script of THE TOWER was easily adaptable and the message of working together and overcoming our differences remained the same! Thank you!"

-- Dana DiChiara

Director, Town and Gown Theatre, Birmingham Alabama
"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

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!

Notes:

  • "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!