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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  • 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.
  • Claudia Haas:
    6 Feb. 2018
    You have to love a play where the football players are the victims and the cheerleaders are their saviors. There's a lot of silliness combined with teen-speak, snarky dialogue that perfectly captures the teen spirit. I loved the constant element of surprise that awaited me with every page turn. Bublitz deftly steers away from the jock/mean girl stereotype that often peppers these plays and offers us some real teens: warts and all. The play is a wonderful tin-foil romp through the stars. Teen performers and young audiences will love this.

Development History

  • Commission
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    Egyptian Youtheatre
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    2017
  • Workshop
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    Egyptian Youtheatre
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    2017

Production History

  • Professional
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    Egyptian Youtheatre
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    2018