Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical received its educational premiere presentation at the Philip Chosky Theater in Carnegie Mellon University’s Purnell Center for the Arts, March 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Conceived by composer and lyricist Douglas Lyons, POLKADOTS was inspired by the 1957 events of the “Little Rock Nine” in Arkansas and serves as a colorful musical history lesson for children, reminding them that our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts. Scroll down for photos from the show!

POLKADOTS features lyrics by Douglas Lyons, who co-wrote the score with Greg Borowsky (Sony ATV). Melvin Tunstall III (BLooM!) wrote the book.

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