Kevin Frei’s Post-Modern Hipster Musical (You have Probably Never Heard of It)
Determined to become a hipster and win the heart of a Manic Pixie Dream Girl, Charlie moves to the hipster capital of the world – Portland! Unfortunately this leads to the destruction of his personality and a post-modern crisis involving Zooey Deschanel, Santa Claus, and the tyrannical author of the musical. Set in a vinyl record store, this large-cast musical takes no prisoners: fixie bikes, skin-tight jeans, ironic moustaches, vintage clothing, and worst of all – conformists!
Scripts, Piano/Vocal Score, Orchestra Score, Performance Tracks, Artwork
5M, 3F, 8M or F, + Chorus
Note: The voice types below are just suggestions. The note ranges and other qualities that define traditional voice types don’t always translate well to pop vocals. We can transpose songs for a small fee.
Charlie [M]: A wide-eyed boy from Mesa who moves to Portland with dreams of becoming a hipster. Tenor
Alina [F]: A “manic pixie dream girl” with hopes of meeting her one true hipster love in a record store. Alto or Soprano
Kai [M]: Super-hipster and owner of Bob Hope’s Demeanor, a music store in Portland that specializes in vinyl records by obscure bands you haven’t heard of yet. Baritone or Tenor
Parnell [M]: A regular at Bob Hope’s Demeanor music store.
Isis [F]: International pop star and ex-girlfriend of Kai.
Lennon [M]: A patron at the music store. Husband of London.
London [F]: A patron at the music store. Wife of Lennon.
Stem [M or F]: Fixie bike enthusiast.
Petal [M or F]: Fixie bike enthusiast.
Leaf [M or F]: Fixie bike enthusiast.
Zooey Deschanel [M]: Hipster icon known for playing “manic pixie dream girl” characters in movies like 500 Days of Summer.
Santa Claus [M]: A jolly elf king. Baritone
Paradox [M or F]: A paradox.
Paradox 2 [M or F]: A paradox within a paradox.
Customer [M or F]: A normal person who has an unfortunate encounter with music snobs.
Customer 2 [M or F]: A music and literature snob.
Conformists [M or F] (3): Normal people looked down upon by hipsters.