Book, music and lyrics by Anika Johnson & Barbara Johnston
‘If you think that I’m weird and I think that you’re weird then we could just agree that weird is just a word. And if you’re singing your song and I’m singing mine then I bet we’ll make the greatest piece of music ever heard.’
Equal parts hilarious and touching, Elly’s Emotions tells the story of a very sensitive girl with a huge imagination. Elly’s yoga teacher mom doesn’t believe in gluten or corporate toys, but Elly is still the most popular kid on her street thanks to her crazy ideas and fun make-believe games. But when her neighbor Noah gets a new video-gaming system, no one wants to play outside with her anymore. Now, everyone thinks Elly is WEIRD. In her quest to be normal, Elly ends up on an accidental crime spree, kidnapping a squirrel, stealing a Wii, and alienating even her imaginary friends. Will Elly ever figure out how to be normal? Or is weird actually wonderful?
Themes: Creativity | Self-Acceptance | Popularity