Cheerleaders VS Aliens

FULL LENGTH: When aliens invade a small town and abduct the high school football team to steal their brain jelly, no one steps up to save them. Not any parents, not the principal, not the police, not the fire department, not the governor, not even the marines. Thankfully there’s one last group no one ever thought of as heroic, and they’re ready and able to kick some alien butt. That’s right, the cheerleaders....
FULL LENGTH: When aliens invade a small town and abduct the high school football team to steal their brain jelly, no one steps up to save them. Not any parents, not the principal, not the police, not the fire department, not the governor, not even the marines. Thankfully there’s one last group no one ever thought of as heroic, and they’re ready and able to kick some alien butt. That’s right, the cheerleaders. Lead by science-fiction enthusiast and self proclaimed mega nerd Gilda, the Greenville High School Cheerleading Squad uses rhymes, cartwheels, glitter, and a fun-ton of tin foil to save the day.
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Cheerleaders VS Aliens

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  • Cameron Houg:
    25 Feb. 2019
    If I had one word to describe this play it would be: FUN. Luckily, I have more. The perfect cure for someone who wants to escape from the ails in the world. There is a large cast but each character has their own unique quirks that make them stand out. And if you want a play with great woman characters, this play is chock full of em.

    As the play says “ If we don’t subvert all those tired old tropes they’ll just keep playing out again and again to no one’s benefit.” Great job.
  • Lisa Sillaway:
    15 Oct. 2018
    Completely in love with this piece. It’s fun and more than a bit campy but if I were still teaching, it would definitely be on my to-do list. Plays aimed at high school kids seem to either be too immature or far to angst-filled much of the time, but this one is a perfect balance of the camp and real characters that will challenge young actors!
  • Shaun Leisher:
    12 Apr. 2018
    This play excites me so much I might BURST!!! Having worked in high school and middle school theatre education I have long bemoaned the lack of quality scripts for young actors where they get to play characters their own age. Along comes this hilarious, whimsical play with a large cast of mostly females (which rocks since they are the vast majority of members of school theatre programs) to save the day!!! Not only are there a bunch of roles for girls but they are 3 dimensional characters!!! Will be recommending to all my theatre educator friends.

Development History

  • Commission
    ,
    Egyptian Youtheatre
    ,
    2017
  • Workshop
    ,
    Egyptian Youtheatre
    ,
    2017

Production History

  • High School
    ,
    Holly Grove Christian School
    ,
    2020
  • Community Theater
    ,
    Chicago Parks District
    ,
    2019
  • High School
    ,
    Wicomico Middle School
    ,
    2019
  • High School
    ,
    Elk Valley High School
    ,
    2019
  • Professional
    ,
    Egyptian Youtheatre
    ,
    2018