for ages  6-11


A Pixie Dust favorite, The People Garden, has been adapted specifically for this new world we live in. The ~50 min musical will be limited to 10 performers per cast (maximum 2 casts) and each performer will be featured with dialogue and solo singing throughout the show.


Virtual Auditions
Submissions due by Wednesday, June 10 at 8:00 pm

Virtual Callbacks

Held by appointment on Saturday, June 13


Virtual Instruction

June 22 through July 17 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4:00-6:00 pm.

Everyone will be called for some portion of each day
. The schedule will vary per rehearsal as to whois called when to ensure no one is waiting around.


Either from Home or In-Person, July 20 –24. Timing TBD.


Show Premiere

The video will premiere on the weekend of August 7. More details to come!

Participation Fee

$285 – includes show t-shirt and all necessary props!




Please listen to each of the songs and choose one to prepare for your audition. We have provided guide vocals to help you learn the songs but please sing along to the “Accompaniment Only” track for your audition. You may also choose a monologue to prepare/send if you’d like. 


Film your video against a white/neutral colored wall holding the phone/camera horizontally. Please film from waist up. 


Once your video is complete, please upload it to YouTube or Vimeo and include the link on your audition form. 

Why Won't They Let Me PlayAccompaniment
00:00 / 01:01
Why Won't They Let Me PlayGuide
00:00 / 01:12
00:00 / 01:19
00:00 / 01:19
Don't Be SadAccompaniment
00:00 / 00:37
Don't Be SadGuide
00:00 / 00:37
Everything I WantAccompaniment
00:00 / 00:42
Everything I WantGuide
00:00 / 00:42
When They're GoneAccompaniment
00:00 / 01:06
When They're GoneGuide
00:00 / 01:06
What Really HappenedAccompaniment
00:00 / 00:49
What Really HappenedGuide
00:00 / 00:47

Character Breakdown

EMMA WOODHOUSE,  a beautiful and smart high school senior who exudes confidence, especially when it concerns what other people should do with their lives. When it comes to her own life, she is not so sure, but she covers that up with witty banter, energy, and humor.

HARRIET SMITH,  a sophomore who is sometimes shy,  easily swayed,  and incurably romantic.  Although her emotions can vary wildly, her sweetness never goes away.


JEFF KNIGHTLEY, a super-smart, clean-cut senior who finds himself enlisted as a  substitute teacher for the freshman and sophomore science classes. He is witty and has a good sense of humor, but he’s sometimes a know-it-all.

FRANKIE  CHURCHILL, a world-famous pop star who attended Highbury during his freshman year before he got a record contract and left school. He’s sometimes uncomfortable having such a glamorous persona and wishes his life could be a little more normal.

JANE FAIRFAX, a junior from Ohio who is considering transferring to  Highbury.  She is rebellious and occasionally gives off a feeling of entitlement. But when she lets her guard down, she’s caring and genuine.

PHILIP ELTON, a junior running for President of next year’s Student Council.  He is snobby,  arrogant, and a true politician, in the worst sense of the word.

MARTIN,  a sweet, shy, semi-dorky sophomore at the local public school. In his spare time, he works in the kitchen at Highbury as a dishwasher/busboy.  His two favorite things are his bowling team and Harriet.


ASHLEY,  an exuberant and narcissistic junior who begins dating Philip. She’s an ambitious social climber who also wants to be an actress and a singer and is ready to perform for anyone at any time.


MISS  BATES, Highbury Prep’s Head of School.  She is sometimes overly imposing, sometimes overly emotional, and sometimes overly enthusiastic.


The  WELCOMING  COMMITTEE  SINGERS,  a trio of captivating female singers, like a 1960s girl group.


The various GUYS and GIRLS of Highbury Prep.


Musical Numbers

  • Chapel of Love (The Dixie Cups)
    Emma, Company

  • Be My Baby: Part 1 (The Ronettes)
    Harriet, Girls

  • How Will I Know? (Whitney Houston)
    Harriet, Emma, Girls

  • Be My Baby: Part 2 (The Ronettes)
    Harriet, Girls

  • King of Anything (Sara Bareilles)
    Emma, Jeff, Girls, Guys

  • Girls Just Want To Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper)
    Jane, Emma, Harriet, Girls

  • You Can’t Hurry Love (The Supremes)
    Welcoming Committee, Emma, Harriet, Company

  • Things I’ll Never Say (Avril Lavigne)
    Jeff, Guys, Girls

  • Heartbreaker (Pat Benatar)
    Frankie, Company

  • Whatta Man / You Gotta Be
    (Salt-n-Pepa / Des’ree) 
    Soloist, Girls

  • Bad, Bad Crush
    Music: Michael Holland, Lyrics: Eric Price) 
    Harriet, Jane

  • Roar (Katy Perry)
    Emma, Jeff, Ashley, Philip

  • Stay (Lisa Loeb)
    Emma, Frankie, Jeff

  • Turn the Beat Around / I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Vicki Sue Robinson / Whitney Houston) Ashley, Company

  • Be My Baby: Part 3 (The Ronettes)
    Harriet, Girls

  • Brave (Sara Bareilles)
    Harriet, Jane, Frankie, Emma, Jeff

  • Be My Baby: Part 4 (The Ronettes)
    Harriet, Girls

  • Unwritten (Natasha Bedingfield)
    Emma, Jeff, Company

Pixie Dust Players

360 Hamilton St, Rahway, NJ 07065

Virtual Summer 

Premiering August 7-9

The People Garden is an inspiring show about a kindergarten class learning many of life’s simple yet most important lessons.

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