21 Chump Street
21 Chump Street
Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda | Based on the story by Robbie Brown which originally appeared on WBEZ’s This American Life
21 CHUMP STREET by Lin-Manuel Miranda (IN THE HEIGHTS, HAMILTON) is a new 14-minute musical based on a true story as reported in the series 'This American Life'. 21 CHUMP STREET is a cautionary tale of a high school honors student who falls for a cute transfer girl. He goes to great lengths to oblige her request for marijuana in the hopes of winning her affection - only to find out that his crush is actually an undercover cop planted in the school to find drug dealers. 21 CHUMP STREET discusses the ramifications of peer pressure, conformity and drug use in our schools with a message that will stay with teenagers long after they leave the theater. Perfect for donor evenings, galas, special events and student/community outreach programs. [Running Time:14 minutes]
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"Still, the evening’s melodic highlight belonged to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 21 JUMP STREET. Giddy and bittersweet, this quickie musical adapts a tale of bad romance that was broadcast in 2012 on the “What I Did For Love” episode of 'This American Life.'" — Alexis Soloski, New York Times, June 08, 2014
"This would be a great musical with a great score even if it hadn't been written in such an admirably short time... but the fact that it was created that fast says even more about it. Lin-Manuel Miranda continues to prove his immense talent with a funny, alive, endearing, and interesting show that explores a world of teenage love and the complications surrounding Justin's unknowing infatuation with an undercover police officer, and how the officer uses this to her advantage to make an arrest. There's a moral ambiguity here that makes for fascinating theatre, supported by a memorable score that leaves us wanting more. As it is, 21 CHUMP STREET is a delicious little bite-sized musical that's totally satisfying." — Michael Kras, The Cast Album Review, June 23, 2014
"I have no idea if the musical on our show this weekend had the same effect on you that it did for all of us who sat through it during a week of rehearsals, but I and pretty much everyone else could NOT get the tunes out of our heads. I heard the dancers singing it in their dressing room. One producer heard her KIDS singing it in their room, even though they hadn't been to the show. They'd heard HER singing the songs around the house and they picked it up like a virus." — Ira Glass, This American Life, June 23, 2014

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RMS Mix prerecorded tracks are free with your booking of 21 CHUMP STREET. To download, visit the RMS Mix Website and download the RMS Mix App from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

RMS Mix® is a new app from Realtime Music Solutions that brings rehearsal and performance tools to your mobile devices. RMS Mix® allows your creative team, cast and instrumentalists access to rehearsal tracks on their own computer, tablet or smartphone.  Rehearsing and performing your production is as easy as hitting play!  RMS Mix® app is available to download through the Apple App Store and Google Play.


Rental Materials for 21 Chump Street

STANDARD

  • 21 CHUMP STREET-Rehearsal Set
    • 1 – Digital Logo CD
    • 8 – Libretto
    • 8 – Piano Vocal
    • 1 – Piano Conductor
    • 1 – Guitar (Electric & Nylon String)
    • 1 – Electric Bass
    • 1 – Drums
    • 1 – Violin
    • 1 – Cello

ADDITIONAL

  • 21 CHUMP STREET-Pre-Production Package
    • 1 – Libretto
    • 1 – Piano Vocal

Cast Requirements for 21 Chump Street

PRINCIPALS
5 Men
1 Woman

CHARACTERS
Narrator
Justin
Naomi
Tevin (Boy 1) / Cousin 1
Derek (Boy 2) / Cousin 2 / Lawyer
Andrew (Boy 3) / Cousin 3 / Police Officer

Set Requirements for 21 Chump Street

21 CHUMP STREET: THE MUSICAL takes place in Park Vista Community High School.

Materials Notes

Click Tracks and Supplemental Backing Tracks are required to perform the full orchestration; they are available for download via www.rnh.com/mydownloads upon booking confirmation.

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Promotional

1. The Promotional Video shall be recorded and shown for the sole purposes of advertising your licensed production of the Play. For such a video, R&H allows theatres to film up to 10 minutes of total footage taken at either a performance or rehearsal (i.e.: 10 minutes of scripted moments.)

2. The Promotional Video may not include more than (i) 1 minute from any song or (ii) 3 minutes, in the aggregate, of footage of copyrighted material from the Play.

3. The Promotional Video may not include any sponsorship or underwriting without the prior consent of all R&H.

4. The Promotional Video must be submitted to R&H by sending the source video and video link to editor@rnh.com.

5. The Promotional Video must include the following: "Rights courtesy of Rodgers & Hammerstein, www.rnh.com"

6. Upon approval by R&H of the Promotional Video, you agree not to make any alterations in the approved copyrighted material used therein and you agree to obtain the prior written approval of R&H for any other use of the Promotional Video not specifically granted herein.

7. Upon termination of the Term, you shall cease to have any rights to use the Promotional Video including, without limitation, in connection with a future production of the Play, and shall immediately remove its content from any and all websites on the Internet.

8. You may not use a commercially available recording.

9. Any additional promotional rights must be approved by R&H by contactingTheatre@rnh.com.

 

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Archival

1. Subject to the information provided in Licensee’s application and payment of the fee as set forth in Paragraph 3 herein, Licensee shall have the right to create a single copy of the Video for internal archival, private viewing purposes at Licensee’s address only and shall not be re-copied, distributed or otherwise exploited, in whole or in part, in any media now known or hereafter developed without the prior written approval of R&H. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Video shall not be (i) sold to anyone (ii) telecast by any television station or network, including, without limitation, any local cable station or (iii) distributed, exhibited or otherwise exploited over the Internet or as part of any online auction.

2. Licensee agrees to include the following language at the beginning of the Video:

©Year By R&H Theatricals. This production was videotaped by special arrangement with R&H Theatricals for archival purposes only. All Rights Reserved.

WARNING: Federal law provides severe civil and criminal penalties for the unauthorized reproduction, distribution or exhibition of copyrighted motion pictures, videotapes or videodiscs. Criminal copyright infringement is investigated by the FBI and may constitute a felony with a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison and/or a $250,000.00 fine.

This Video is provided to you for private, organizational and home viewing purposes only. By accepting the Video, you agree not to authorize or permit the Video to be copied, distributed, broadcast, telecast or otherwise exploited, in whole or in part, in any media now known or hereafter developed.

*You must be and licensed to present 21 Chump Street in order to license Archival rights. Please contact customer service with any questions.

Distribution

1. Licensee shall have the right to create the Video and to make up to one hundred (100) copies of the Video for sale at cost to its Members for internal archival, private viewing purpose at Licensee’s address and for private, home-viewing purpose by Members, and shall not be re-copied, distributed or otherwise exploited, in whole or in part, in any media now known or hereafter developed without the prior written approval of R&H. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Video shall not be (i) sold to anyone other than the Members (ii) telecast by any television station or network, including, without limitation, any local cable station or (iii) distributed, exhibited or otherwise exploited over the Internet or as part of any online auction.

2. Licensee agrees to include the following language at the beginning of the Video:

©Year By R&H Theatricals. This production was videotaped by special arrangement with R&H Theatricals for archival purposes only. All Rights Reserved. WARNING: Federal law provides severe civil and criminal penalties for the unauthorized reproduction, distribution or exhibition of copyrighted motion pictures, videotapes or videodiscs. Criminal copyright infringement is investigated by the FBI and may constitute a felony with a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison and/or a $250,000.00 fine. This Video is provided to you for private, organizational and home viewing purposes only. By accepting the Video, you agree not to authorize or permit the Video to be copied, distributed, broadcast, telecast or otherwise exploited, in whole or in part, in any media now known or hereafter developed.

*You must be and licensed to present 21 Chump Street in order to license Distribution rights. Please contact customer service with any questions.
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