Emma! A Pop Musical

Based on Jane Austen’s classic novel, this sparkling new musical features the hit songs of legendary girl groups and iconic female singers from The Supremes to Katy Perry. Emma, a senior at Highbury Prep, is certain she knows what’s best for her classmates’ love lives, and is determined to find the perfect boyfriend for shy sophomore Harriet by the end of the school year. But will Emma’s relentless matchmaking get in the way of finding her own happiness?

Dates / Times:

  • Saturday, May 8th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, May 8th @ 7:00pm

Ticket Prices:


6800 West 153rd Street, Overland Park, KS 66223

Show Notes:

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Artistic Team:

Director: Chris Geil
Music Director: Hillary Talken
Choreographer: Kelly Urschel

Audition Information:
Video Audition Submissions: Due Wednesday, January 20th by 3pm
Callbacks: Saturday, January 23rd, 9am - 1pm (specific times will be assigned)
Callback Location:
CYT Studios
6800 West 153rd Street
Overland Park, KS 66223

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Due to Covid-19 restrictions and regulations the cast size will be limited to 30 students.

Character Descriptions:

Emma - Our title character. She is a senior at Highbury Boarding School and considers herself a matchmaker. Smart, fun, and engaged in the lives of those around her, Emma is blind to her own emotions.
Jane Fairfax - A wealthy student from Ohio who is touring Highbury to potentially attend. She seeks fun in all circumstances.
Jeff Knightly - A senior at Highbury. Jeff is studious, serious, and finds Emma's focus on matchmaking a frustrating distraction, but he has feelings for her nonetheless.
Frankie Churchill - Pop star who previously attended Highbury.
Miss Bates - Highbury's Principal. She is frantic, eager to bring more students in, and provides a unique comedic element to our show.
Harriet - A sophomore at Highbury, a friend of Emma's, and Emma's focus for the show. Harriet is not as confident as Emma, and so relies on Emma for direction.
Ashley - Ashley is the arm-candy for Phillip as he runs his Presidential campaign. Ashley dreams of being a famous singer.
Martin - Attends public school. But he works as a Dishwasher/Busboy at this private high shcool. He has feelings for Harriet.
Welcoming Committee - These are three girls from your female ensemble. These should be your student council-type girls. Eager, excited, and involved. (1-2 actors for role).
Philip Elton - Mr. Popular at Highbury. He's running for Student Council President and flirts to get votes. Note: this character doesn't have any solos and would be a great role for a non-singer.
Ensemble - Fun ensemble for students and high school staff.