County Fair (2-week intensive) – Auditioning Grades 10-12 – Collegiate Pursuits

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Two-Week New Works Production

We are excited to partner with Broadway Licensing to workshop a new script and score with the writing team of a brand new musical, County Fair! We will stage the musical in the first week of the intensive. In the second week, playwrights and composers Matt Webster and Taylor Ferrera will join us to workshop the final product. This will include script changes, music edits, and overall vision support from the creators of the piece! Our production will be the flagship production used to advertise the show on the Broadway Licensing website.


After the death of their father, two sisters, Claudia and DJ Stratford, return home to deal with their inheritance: a massive and beloved county fair in rural Georgia. Thinking that this could be the cash windfall that they desperately seek, the sisters plan to sell off the fair land to the highest bidder, then high tail it back to civilization. But when Claudia starts to fall in love with the fair, the townsfolk, and an over-apologetic board member, her heart leads her away from her sister and down a path she’s unprepared for. Needing the money to pay off a large, secret gambling debt, DJ must do whatever it takes to sell the fair – even if that means sabotaging her sister’s new romantic relationship. Betrayals, imposters, and mistaken identity lead to sister battling sister in a winner-take-all Messina County Dixie Derby competition to save the fair. Inspired by Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and full of all your favorite country hits like “Chicken Fried,” “Hey Good Lookin’,” “The House That Built Me,” “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” and so many others, County Fair is a new musical comedy about sisters, community, and being proud of where you come from.

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