PEOPLE R READY – The Musical: New Beginnings After the Pandemic

Oct 18, 2023

“People R Ready – The Musical”, a brand new musical play script by Tom David Barna, is launched today. Targeted at the college and youth theatre market, the script is available through the publisher, Blue Moon Plays. More information is available at their website:

Tom has penned more than twenty-seven full length plays, twenty-four short plays, co-authored a 13-part radio series and authored four children’s books and several eBooks. He has been commissioned for projects as varied as episodic radio and children’s musicals. He is the recipient of more than twenty-six regional non-equity and/or festival productions and/or staged readings since 2009 and five McKnight Foundation Artist Grants. Tom has also directed, produced and performed on stage. He is a former Peace Corp volunteer and a retired Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel". The book is available on the online play script store of the publisher, Blue Moon Plays and is expected to become a big hit with fans of the world of Stage Plays.

More information on the script can be found here:

This is the twenty-eighth full length play book Barna has authored. With its infectious music, captivating choreography, and heartwarming storyline, "PEOPLE R READY - The Musical" promises to leave audiences inspired and brimming with optimism for the future. There's also particular excitement about this launch because "PEOPLE R READY - The Musical" is expected to become a favorite among theater enthusiasts, directors, and performers seeking an uplifting and entertaining experience. .

People R Ready - The Musical sets its main focus on the celebration of post-COVID resilience and the rediscovery of joy after enduring challenging times. Through captivating dance sequences and joyous celebrations, the script brings to life the newfound energy and hope that arises in a world recovering from a global pandemic. Readers will likely find a particular interest in one of the highlights of "PEOPLE R READY - The Musical", the inclusive representation of characters, including a main character in a wheelchair. The character is beautifully woven into the story by author Tom David Barna..

When asked about why he wrote the book, Barna said: ""We believe that 'PEOPLE R READY - The Musical' captures the essence of human spirit and the power of resilience,". Collaborator, composer and lyricist James Gutzman says, "This musical is not just about the challenges faced during the pandemic; it's about the strength of the human spirit to come together, find new energy, and celebrate life once again."

Tom hopes that the play's infectious music, captivating choreography, and heartwarming storyline, leaves audiences inspired and brimming with optimism for the future. This positive outlook from the author is certainly testament to his aim of making the musical accessible. In a recent interview, the author pointed out that the lead sheets are available and come with professional studio quality recorded music, so anyone can produce the play without the need for even a piano.

Those interested in learning more about the book can visit here:

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