Sad Mad Glad: The Musical Set to Debut at CYAC Theater


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Four Dolphins Press, publisher for the Sad Mad Glad Book series by Stump & Strawn, and Contemporary Youth Arts Company have teamed up to create, Sad Mad Glad: The Musical.
Mark Scarpelli and Dan Kehde’s musical adaptation of Chuck Stump and Jim Strawn’s children’s books of the same name will debut on September 27, 2018.  A dozen new songs with titles such as “Your Eyes, Your Nose, Your Skin, Your Toes,” “Why, Why, Why” and “Pozz-itivity” pack this hour-long jaunt written for the 7 and under crowd.
Attitude is everything! And, just like academics, attitude and character are learned. The Sad Mad Glad Book – The Anatomy of Your Attitude won the 2008 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards Gold Medal.  Using vivid photos and a fun, rhyming text that incorporates American folk wisdom and popular body idioms, The Sad Mad Glad Book helps teach children life lessons by taking something they already know – their body parts, and linking them to positive thoughts and behaviors. Anyone that enjoys molding young minds will find the unique format of this book helps children share feelings and build self-esteem while they’re having fun!
Another Sad Mad Glad Book-The Anatomy of Your Attitude picks up where The Sad Mad Glad Book left off. Recognized as 2009 Outstanding Book of the Year – Most Inspirational to Youth, by Independent Publisher, it uses even more body idioms and American folk wisdom to help children of all ages learn and reinforce the benefits of possessing a positive attitude and making smart choices in life. With the same look and feel of the original, Another Sad Mad Glad Book will lead to hours of thought-provoking conversation between adults and the special children in their lives.
The Contemporary Youth Arts Company was originally founded in 1995 by Dan & Penny Kehde and a group of artistic young people to provide teenagers in the greater Charleston area hands-on access to the performing arts in a drug free environment. Composer Mark Scarpelli joined the organization soon thereafter, composing original scores and becoming acting music director for the nearly 200 musical performances.   Since it’s inception, CYAC has produced over 500 main stage performances as well as toured the social action plays “Gone Tomorrow”, “The Girls Room”, “Love Is Not An Angry Thing”, “Vinnie B Doesn’t Go Here Anymore”, “Alice.Com” and “The Forever Clause”, “Four Young Women Tell The Truth About Eating Disorders” and “A Predator Among Us”  to over 50, 000 students and community members across the state.
Sad Mad Glad: The Musical has scheduled 10 performances at the CYAC theater in the Town Center Mall in Charleston, WV on the 2nd Floor.
Charleston , WV 25389
Show performances are:
7:00 p.m. September 27, 28, 29, October 4, 5, 6
2:00 p.m. September 29, 30 & October 6, 7
Tickets are $15.00 per adult and $8 for student. $5 for 6 and under.
Click here for tickets.
Call 304-541-4756 for more information.
The Musical is scheduling performances for schools and other theaters throughout the region. So call em!

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