Golly Gee Whiz
Kidz Kamp 2018 presents Golly Gee Whiz!
Golly Gee Whiz! Is the winner of the National Youth Theatre Award for Outstanding New Musical. It is the quintessential “backyard musical” and a loving tribute to the terrific Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland Hollywood film musicals of the 1930s and 40s that portrayed the “can do” attitude of the younger generation. The residents of Happyville, USA, aren’t all that happy. Usually loaded with a golly-gee-whiz sort of unstoppable optimism and ready to make the world a better place, they all seem to have come down with a case of boredom and grumps. They have good reason to feel so lousy. It’s the middle of the Great Depression. That’s when Mickey and Judy set ‘em straight and get everyone to put on a show! By working together, they put on such a great show that folks come from miles around to see it, and re-establish Happyville as the bustling town that it once was.
Golly Gee Whiz! is a Pioneer Drama Service production. Book by Joanne Bogart and Eric Rockwell. Music by Eric Rockwell, lyrics by Joanne Bogart.