All Lola wants is to be a STAR! All Issy wants is to be left alone, thank you very much. All Cass wants is to play her drums, read 'Live Your Best Life', and for everyone to get along, if it isn't too much trouble.
This doesn't seem at all likely when Lola secretly decides to do something which, at best, can only be described as... unexpected, entering them into SongStarz, the television competition, and setting them on a path that feels, to Issy, rather like an out of control juggernaut with no brakes.
Issy is in no doubt that Magda Deveraux, their fierce and uncompromising Guardian, will turn them into SPAM! when she finds out.
There's friendship and music, mystery and spying, computers and hacking, general running around and of course an inside look at the weird and wonderful world of television and show business!
Even if they can break out of the high security Military Base they live on - where nothing is quite as it seems - will Issy be able to do what Lola wants?
SongStarz is a series of 15 books, multiple companion books, songs, music and related media centering around a television competition of the same name. It was adapted for a musical for schools in 2016 and partners with Arts Award, bringing Arts to Schools.
Specifically Adapted for Schools
Launched in 2016 following academic research at Loughborough University into what secondary schools need to make their musical a successful experience for all involved.
SongStarz - The Musical adapts the first five books in the SongStarz series (a multi media format) and is an adaptable experience to suit any schools cast or resource needs. Acts, judges and extras can be added!
SongStarz - Beginnings is being launched 2022, with all the resources as SongStarz - The Musical and adapts the story in SongStarz - Beginnings. There are some old favourites, and new songs, and fans of Miss Bruce and The Professor will be pleased to see them make an appearance.
Props & Costume Suggestions.
Performed to great reviews, really, too many to put up here, but lovely, funny and genuine reviews are included as part of the intro pack so do get in touch.
Exclusive SongStarz TV brings our offline content online in true 'on demand' style and will be accessible by any internet enabled device, providing exclusive online access to the Karaoke Videos, script and lead sheets already available, Clips from the SongStarz Beginnings audio book, 'Interviews' with the Acts, Judges, and real life 'Arts Inspirations', backstage gossip, songwriting and creative exercises, and much more - all to enhance the SongStarz experience.
Of course, you'll still have access to the offline musical resources if you need them, and you'll find out how to enter the SongStarz competition yourselves!
In addition we're launching SongStarz TV itself in 2022, and bringing the SongStarz competition to life - stay tuned!
UK Arts Award Supporter
SongStarz is proud to have been an official Arts Award Supporter and educator since 2017.
Frankly - we love it and think every school should do it!
Full Arts Award support resources and packs are included free with the SongStarz musical to support achievement of Bronze and Silver Arts Awards, created by our resident Arts Award Adviser.
If you're a creative practitioner working with a school, or a teacher looking for a solution do deliver Arts Award, SongStarz may be the choice for you - just get in touch at [email protected] with 'Arts Award' in the title and we'll send you the info.
Although we aren't currently recruiting for full time staff, from 2018 we have provided successful placements to University Students who have had a lot of fun, added value to us and to their CV, and gone on to great things. We tailor placements according to the skills and aspirations of the student concerned; for example direct marketing to schools, digital storytelling (see below), contribution to educational materials, design and PR. Please contact us at [email protected] if you are a University looking to find student placements and we'll see what we can do to help.
Examples of our forays of Digital Storytelling as SongStarz TV can be found HERE
If you are interested in licensing any aspect of the SongsStarz Intellectual Property or format please contact [email protected]