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DRAG DRAMA

SHOW INFORMATION

Book, Music and Lyrics by Alan Saunders

Drag Drama is a full length musical comedy.
 
Cast of 10 Gender Neutral performers in drag.

Nikki Hart is a full time working drag queen at the pinnacle of her career as Show Director at SheMoves Drag Club. Tired and weary of micromanaging by the club manager and difficult to work with cast queens, Nikki declares everyday is a drag and isn’t sure she wants to continue in the position. When she receives an invite to appear on Drag Race, Nikki sees it as her way out. Nikki arrives to film to the surprise that cast queen and subordinate Anna Dukes is also cast in the competition. When Nikki and Anna are paired up in a challenge, Nikki has to grapple with “always being safe” and deciding if she is a drag race queen or a SheMoves queen. Before returning to SheMoves, Nikki and Anna both place in the Top Four.

 

Back at SheMoves, Nikki learns that the club ran well without her, paving the way for her to go on and win drag race and travel the world. Nikki though is fed up with being told “what to do and how to do it” which has increased in intensity now that she’s a contender for drag queen celebrity winner. When she is named as the grand prize winner, she refuses the crown preferring to return to SheMoves with new found inspiration to lead the younger cast to success.

Songs include:

This Is Drag, Everyday's A Drag, Put on A Pair of Heels, Our Girl Nikki, The Pamala Way, On Saturday Night We Dance, Kiss Kiss, I'm Not Done, You Keep Doin' What You Do, Dreams Don't Wait Forever, When I See Her and Life Is Your Runway.

AUTHOR NOTE

I've always been drawn toward people who go against the mainstream. Not the evil Kenevils of the world but the everyday human who questions authority and who goes "slightly askew" of mainstream. I call it quirky. As a DJ, Stage Manager, Nightclub Manager and drag fan, I had an idea for a drag musical. I hoped to share the drag experience with audiences and therefore, decided I wanted to see if I could justify someone working hard to achieve a goal and then when they get it, it doesn't fullfill as they expected. What I've wrought, is a personal story of me. I had a dream for 30 years and when I achieved it. It wasn't what I thought it would be, nor was it anything as I pictured in my head over the years. Was it because I hyped it up over 30 years? Maybe I'd aged out? I still don't know the answer but I was able to get closer to the truth while on the journey preparing for Drag Drama.

I apologize for the current version of demo tracks. I learned a couple years ago that smoking pot isn't good for your vocal cords and now I'm paying that price.

Concerning the use of Drag Race, after speaking with lawyers, I am continuing this production as it is. The elements I've chosen to use apply to most reality TV shows and not the exclusive use of Drag Race (confessionals, waiting for host, etc.) Once the show heads into workshops, we will readdress how drag race is used.

And on a final note, this show is currently being read through to prepare for a workshop period. The story is complete, but everything will change once it starts into production. Songs will be rewritten and rearranged. Characters will be renamed and/or merged. Dialogue will get cut, etc. So if you're reading this please keep in mind that it's heading into another stage soon and will have changes.

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SCRIPT & SCORE

Script

Current version: July 2023

Piano-Vocal Score

Current Version: July 2023

Reader Script (Cues Marked)

MUSIC TRACKS

NOTE:  These are author demos, not professional vocalists.

ACT ONE

01 - SheMoves Introduction (Sung by Alan Saunders)Artist Name
00:00 / 01:45
02 - This Is Drag (Part I) (Ends after Anna Feature) (Sung by Alan Saunders)Artist Name
00:00 / 05:43
03 - This Is Drag (Part II) (To End) (Sung by Alan Saunders)Artist Name
00:00 / 03:41
04 - Ev'ryday's A Drag (Sung by Alan Saunders)Artist Name
00:00 / 03:14
05 - Wighead Song (Sung by Alan Saunders)Artist Name
00:00 / 00:19
06 - Put On A Pair of Heels (Nikki Testimony) (Sung by Alan Saunders)Artist Name
00:00 / 01:36
07 - Put On A Pair of Heels (Queens Testimony) (Sung by Alan Saunders)Artist Name
00:00 / 08:20
08 - I'm A Workin' Queen (Sung by Alan Saunders)Artist Name
00:00 / 04:58
09 - The Pamala Way (The Show Goes On) (Sung by Alan Saunders)Artist Name
00:00 / 04:39
10 - Our Girl Nikki Part I (Sung by Alan Saunders)Artist Name
00:00 / 01:12
11 - Our Girl Nikki Part II (Sung by Alan Saunders)Artist Name
00:00 / 01:32
12 - Our Girl Nikki Part III (Sung by Alan Saunders)Artist Name
00:00 / 01:38
13 - Our Girl Nikki Part IV (Sung by Alan Saunders)Artist Name
00:00 / 01:05

ACT TWO

18 - On Saturday Night We Dance (Sung by Alan Saunders)Artist Name
00:00 / 04:32
19 - Kiss Kiss (Part I) (Sung by Alan Saunders)Artist Name
00:00 / 02:46
20 - You Keep Doin' What You Do (Sung by Alan Saunders)Artist Name
00:00 / 03:19
21 - Kiss Kiss (Part II) (Sung by Alan Saunders)Artist Name
00:00 / 02:00
22 - I'm Not Done (Original Version) (Sung by Alan Saunders)Artist Name
00:00 / 05:25
23 - Kiss Kiss (Part III) (Sung by Alan Saunders)Artist Name
00:00 / 00:52
24 - Ev'ryday Is Drag Reprise (Sung by Alan Saunders)Artist Name
00:00 / 00:42
25 - Put On A Pair Of Heels Reprise (Sung by Alan Saunders)Artist Name
00:00 / 01:40
26 - Join The Drag Illuminati (Sung by Alan Saunders)Artist Name
00:00 / 09:31
27 - When I See Her (with vocal)Artist Name
00:00 / 03:10
28 - Dreams Dont Wait Forever (Sung by Alan Saunders)Artist Name
00:00 / 04:04
29 - Kiss Kiss (Reprise) (Sung by Alan Saunders)Artist Name
00:00 / 01:07
30 - Life Is Your Runway (Sung by Alan Saunders)Artist Name
00:00 / 07:28
14 - Our Girl Nikki Part V (NEW 7-7-23) (Sung by Alan Saunders)Artist Name
00:00 / 00:46
15 - Our Girl Nikki Part VI (Sung by Alan Saunders)Artist Name
00:00 / 01:28
16 - This Is It (Sung by Alan Saunders) PART 1Artist Name
00:00 / 01:30
16 - This Is It (Sung by Alan Saunders) PART 2Artist Name
00:00 / 01:44
17 - Race Time (Act One Finale) (Sung by Alan Saunders)Artist Name
00:00 / 03:17
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