Dazzled is a new musical for a youth theatre cast aged 14 to 21. It follows the fortunes of lottery-winning Beth and her boyfriend Andy as they fall under the spell of smooth-talking media tycoon and game show host Craig Blisset. Beth’s rags-to-riches–and-back-to-rags journey is a humorous moral tale for the X-factor generation. The songs— including the lyrical Lucky Tonight, the foot-tapping Born to Shop and the poignant Girl Next Door—are full-on musical theatre numbers, composed by professional MD Jim Henson (We Will Rock You, Blood Brothers, Doolittle, Scrooge, Kinky Boots, Loserville…) Dazzled requires a substantial band and a cast of around 30, with ten principals and an ensemble that could be stretched to include more factory workers, paparazzi, socialites and rough-sleepers.

Professional youth theatres interested in Dazzled should contact the author.

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