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Cookie Soiree

Book and Lyrics by Justin Anthony Long, Music by Ge Enrique, Concept by Jonathan Lee

Raquel, Sandy, and Gretl are so close to selling enough cookies to earn their cookie badges when two local thugs steal their cash box. They may just be kids, but these three scouts prove that even the smallest packages can pack a huge punch!

Comedy

Overview

Cast Size

2m, 3f

Duration

Setting

Various locations in Sugarland, Texas, April, 2012

Subgenre

Themes

Resilience, Youth Empowerment

Target Audience

Teen (Age 16 - 18), Young Adult (Age 18 - 23), Adult

Style

Instrumentation

Vocal Charts, Background Tracks

Cautions

Gun Use

Synopsis

Raquel, Gretel, and Sandy are three twelve-year-old girl scouts in Sugarland, Texas. Today, they’re selling their cookies in a Walmart parking lot. (COOKIES FOR SALE) They need to sell at least two-hundred dollars worth of cookies by 3pm to earn their cookie badges! They’re on track to earn their new badge when two local teen thugs, Brody & Marcus, spot the scouts and decide to teach them a lesson by robbing them. (HEY GIRLS) As the thugs drive off with their money, the scouts are devastated, left in the parking lot to ponder the cruel world they live in and how, as kids, they are helpless...(WE’RE JUST KIDS)...or are they?


On the road, Brody & Marcus count their money and celebrate. Little do they know, the scouts are hot on their trail, scooting after them on scooters, whip and bow and arrow in hand. They’re ready to fight for what is rightfully theirs. They chase the thugs and teach THEM a lesson they’ll never forget. (GIRL SCOUT GUERILLA ATTACK) With the thugs defeated, the scouts stand triumphant with their money in hand. They may just be kids, but they are strong! (WE’RE JUST KIDS (REPRISE)) The thugs run off and the girls celebrate their accomplishment.


The next day, the scouts all have cookie badges and are once again selling cookies in the Walmart parking lot. (COOKIES FOR SALE (REPRISE)) When two new thugs, Billy & Derek, try to rob them, the scouts whip out their new guns, issuing a warning. The thugs run away. The girls celebrate their collective power.

 

Casting Information

Songs

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Author Bios

JUSTIN ANTHONY LONG (Book & Lyrics) Considering he’s gluten-free, it’s unusual that Justin would write a musical about girl scout cookies; something he can’t even enjoy himself. However, he IS a lover of comedy and when he heard a true story about girl scouts who were robbed, well, he just couldn’t ignore the irony. Some of his other writing includes the comedy feature BENJAMIN FRANKLIN & THE LEGEND OF THE VAJRA (LiveReadLA Winner), the musical web-series CITY OF DREAMS (NY Times, USA Today, IndieWire, Playbill), the comedy musical WELCOME TO SHOOFLY (ASCAP/DreamWorks Musical Theatre Workshop with Stephen Schwartz), the short film TAKE OUT (Top 10 AAFL), the short musical Jake & Lindsay (Davenport Finalist), and an original opening musical number for the CBS Sketch Comedy Diversity Showcase. With some of his collaborators, Justin made his songwriting debut at Feinstein’s/54 Below in THE OPPOSITE OF COOL: THE SONGS OF LEE, LONG & BURNS. Also an actor, Justin has “gracefully” graced the stage and screen. Some credits include MUTT HOUSE (Center Theatre Group), JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (3-D Theatricals), THE BRAT PACK (For the Record), MARY POPPINS (MPAC), the musical parody of Stephen King’s IT (Rockwell), and Martin Scorsese’s Oscar nominated film, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET. More info at www.JustinAnthonyLong.com, Insta: @justinanthonylong

GE ENRIQUE (Music) Ge Enrique (They/Them) is a New York based actor, singer, writer, composer, music director, and piano bar entertainer, as well as a connoisseur of all things baked and an expert in cookies. Their favorite are, of course, samoas. Ge has written music for three 10-minute musical performances with Justin Anthony Long: Cookie Soiree (Winner of the 2012 Ken Davenport 10-minute play/musical competition, 2014 Sound Bites Audience Choice Award ), Jake and Lindsay (Ken Davenport 10-minute musical finalist), and the opening number to a concept of The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia (2017 Sound Bites Audience Choice Award). They also won Outstanding Music at the 2008 Midtown International Theatre Festival for their additional music to Twist: The Musical (Book and lyrics by Gila Sand, Music by Paul Leschen). You can find more info about Ge on their website: www.geenrique.com.