Galloway Theatre Company presents: Emma! A Pop Musical

Emma, a senior at Highbury Prep, is certain she knows what’s best for her classmates’ love lives, and is determined to find the perfect boyfriend for shy sophomore Harriet by the end of the school year. But will Emma’s relentless matchmaking get in the way of finding her own happiness? Based on Jane Austen’s classic novel Emma, this sparkling new musical features the hit songs of legendary girl groups and iconic female singers -- with favorites like “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” “How Will I Know,” “Brave,” and “Roar.” Girl power has never sounded so good!

Director's Note

Galloway’s unique production has been pre-filmed -- both on Zoom and in-person -- and edited by professionals before livestreaming the finished product for our audience. In many ways this final product chronicles our wild and wooly Hybrid and Hyflex year. Expect to see actors in real houses, in front of virtual backgrounds, dancing through Galloway buildings and lobbies, improvising technological effects, using cool editing tricks, executing daring drone camera shots, and many other creative solutions to a year full of challenges and triumphs. With 20 actors, 3 stage managers, 12 technicians, 12 band members, 2 editors, and 6 faculty directors and Designers, this is a true collaborative creation. 

We encourage you to sing along with your favorite songs, type “shout-outs” in the chat to your peers and family members, and to play Emma BINGO with us! 

You can interact with your own Emma Bingo Card, downloadable here:
EMMA! “Where’s Waldo” BINGO (look for certain visual moments in the story and in our film!)
EMMA! Song Title BINGO (listen for familiar pop songs throughout the musical!)

Musical Numbers

Act One:
"Chapel of Love” - Company
"Man, I Feel Like a Woman” - Emma, Harriet, Welcoming Committee, Guys
"Be My Baby 1” - Harriet, Dance Club
"How Will I Know” - Harriet, Emma, Company
"Be My Baby 2” - Harriet, Dance Club
"King of Anything” - Emma, Jeff, Company
"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” - Jane, Company
"You Can’t Hurry Love” - Welcoming Committee, Harriet, Emma
"Things I’ll Never Say” - Jeff
"Heartbreaker” - Frankie, Company

Act Two:
"Whatta Man" - Company
"Straight Up” - Emma, Frankie, Company
"Bad Bad Crush” - Harriet, Jane Roar” Emma, Jeff, Ashley, Philip, Welcoming Committee
"Stay” - Emma, Jeff, Frankie, Company
"Turn the Beat Around” - Ashley, Welcoming Committee, Company
"Be My Baby 3” - Harriet, Dance Club
"Brave” - Company
"Be My Baby 4” - Harriet, Martin, Company
"Unwritten” - Company

Cast & Crew Bios

Behind the Scenes!

May 14 at 7 PM
May 15 at 4 PM
If you were unable to watch Emma, please contact our theatre department for more information. 

Directing and Design Team
Megan Cramer
Elissa Marele
Misao Cates
Sally Cramer
Liz Whalen
Daniel Solammon
Natalie Pitchford

Stage Managers
Libby Slovis
Natalie Spear
Grace Stuart

Visual Editor: Marc Pilvinsky
Sound Editor: Chris Brent Davis

Virtual Background/Visual Effects
Ariana Raschid-Farrokhi
Aven Brown

Filming Crew
Ashlyn Bobb Collins
Luke Kastner
Audrey O'Rourke
Alex Sawyer
Katie Jacobson
Griffen Perry

Pit Band
Carter Davidson - Guitar
Matthew LeCompte - Keyboard 2
Nolan O'Kelly - Flute
Andrew Rovinsky - Alto/Tenor Sax
Isaac Lourie - Bass
Aidan Munroe - Percussion
Katie Leslie - Cello
Zac Simonoff - Guitar
Jeremy Gassman - Trombone
Olivia Williams - Cello
Tyler Linsky - Guitar 

Drone Operator
Simon Guterman

Drone Wrangler
Hayden Craig

Clapboard Operator
Mika Abney
Allison Meyer

Production Assistants
Jack Eaton
Koby Fong

Prop Construction

Virtual Playbill Design:
Ricky Emmons

Special Thanks To
Amy Smith
Fine Arts Boosters
Julie Schatz
Carlos Reyes and his amazing facilities staff
James Foreman
Beth Wilson
James Calleroz White