DRAG DRAMA

SHOW INFORMATION

Book, Music and Lyrics by Alan Saunders

Drag Drama is a full length musical comedy in the style of Naked Boys Singing and La Cage Aux Folles.
 
Cast of 12 Gender Neutral performers in drag.

Nikki Hart is the headlining drag queen for SheMoves Drag Club. After auditioning “too many times to count” for “RuPaul’s Drag Race”, she finally receives an invitation to be a contestant on the show. But, questioning why they want her now, after all her audition tapes, Nikki is reluctant to accept. She is the most popular queen in her city and wonders when drag became mainstream.

Pamala, Nikki’s best friend and business manager is convinced this is Nikki’s next best opportunity and pressures her into accepting the invite. When Nikki agrees, Pamala puts her through a grueling, two week preparation bootcamp to teach her to sew, improv and dance while struggling to keep the secret from an inquisitive YouTube Channel maker named Charlie.

At the club, the manager Joel asks Nikki to host a charity banquet but she is unable to confirm because she will be out for the show taping and her and longtime queen Georgia cover the secret by saying Nikki is going to have foot surgery. When another longtime cast queen Anna Dukes clashes with Joel, he asks Nikki to fire Anna.

Nikki survives Pamala’s show preparation bootcamp and arrives in the workroom to begin filming and discovers that Anna is also a contestant on the show.

Act Two finds Nikki not performing well in the contest, though she believes should be winning everything. When she is paired up with Anna in a challenge, it lands her in the bottom where she is forced to lip sync for her life. Nikki questions whether she was ever any good and is visited by the most famous drag queen in the world with advice to wake her up. Nikki survives the lip sync and begins to win challenges landing a spot in the Top Four.

The last four contestants are sent home to wait until all episodes air on TV and they’ll return to film the crowning. But back home, Nikki’s life has changed. Anna has been rehired due to her popularity on the show, while Nikki is losing gigs because Joel claims he is saving her appearances for busier nights. While Anna and Nikki are on speaking terms, Nikki is irritable and lashes out at Charlie which upsets Pamala, who can’t believe the way Nikki is acting and walks out leaving Nikki to pick up her own mess. When Joel refers to the queens as clowns in a circus, Nikki defends Anna who then proceeds to put Joel in his place.

Nikki and Anna return to the studio to film the finale and crowning to discover that they won’t know who the winner is until the episode airs on TV. When Nikki is asked to fake a win for the crowning moment, she is forced to make a controversial decision.

Songs include:

It's Just Drag, Put on A Pair of Heels, Drag Isn't Cool Anymore, Find Another Way, Our Girl Nikki, The Pamala Way, Rev Me Up, Kiss Kiss, I'm Not Done, Dreams Don't Last Forever, When I Saw Her and Shantay You Stay.

SCRIPT & SCORE

Piano-Vocal Score

MUSIC TRACKS

Act I and Act II Composer Demos.

Act I -Drag Drama

01 - SheMoves Introduction (Vocal Demo) - DJ Alan Saunders
00:00 / 00:00
02 - It's Just Drag (Part I) (Vocal Demo) - DJ Alan Saunders
00:00 / 00:00
03 - It's Just Drag (Part II) - DJ Alan Saunders
00:00 / 00:00
04 - It's Just Drag (Part III) - DJ Alan Saunders
00:00 / 00:00
05 - Drag Isn't Cool Anymore - DJ Alan Saunders
00:00 / 00:00
06 - Put On A Pair of Heels (Georgia Testimony) - DJ Alan Saunders
00:00 / 00:00
07 - Put On A Pair of Heels (Queens Testimony) - DJ Alan Saunders
00:00 / 00:00
08 - Find Another Way - DJ Alan Saunders
00:00 / 00:00
09 - Copyright By Me (The Pamala Way) (Vocal Demo) - DJ Alan Saunders
00:00 / 00:00

Act II - Drag Drama

18 - Rev Me Up (Baby It's You) (Vocal Demo) - DJ Alan Saunders
00:00 / 00:00
19 - Kiss Kiss (Part I) - DJ Alan Saunders
00:00 / 00:00
20 - Kiss Kiss (Part II) - DJ Alan Saunders
00:00 / 00:00
21 - I'm Not Done - DJ Alan Saunders
00:00 / 00:00
22 - Kiss Kiss (Part III) - DJ Alan Saunders
00:00 / 00:00
23 - When I Saw Her (Vocal Demo) - DJ Alan Saunders
00:00 / 00:00
24 - Dreams Don't Last Forever (Vocal Demo) - DJ Alan Saunders
00:00 / 00:00
25 - Kiss Kiss (Reprise) - DJ Alan Saunders
00:00 / 00:00
26 - Shantay You Stay (Vocal Demo) - DJ Alan Saunders
00:00 / 00:00
10 - Our Girl Nikki Part I (Vocal Demo) - DJ Alan Saunders
00:00 / 00:00
11 - Our Girl Nikki Part II (Vocal Demo) - DJ Alan Saunders
00:00 / 00:00
12 - Our Girl Nikki Part III - DJ Alan Saunders
00:00 / 00:00
13 - Our Girl Nikki Part IV (Vocal Demo) - DJ Alan Saunders
00:00 / 00:00
14 - Our Girl Nikki Part V (Vocal Demo) - DJ Alan Saunders
00:00 / 00:00
15 - Our Girl Nikki Part VI - DJ Alan Saunders
00:00 / 00:00
16 - This Is It (Vocal Demo) - DJ Alan Saunders
00:00 / 00:00
17 - Race Time (Vocal Demo) - DJ Alan Saunders
00:00 / 00:00

Script (Current Version 3 January 2021)