High School Musical script
So, you have seen ‘Man of Steel’ and you think you would like to put pen to paper and try your hand at writing high school musical scripts yourself? Although writing a high school musical is an ambitious place to start when you are just beginning, you may be able to pull it off, and some have; so why not give it a go. Here are a few points to think about that could help you to get on your way to writing a fantastic high school musical.
Go to the Theatre!
The first thing you need to do is to go and see loads and loads of plays and musicals – as many as you can! If you are thinking about writing a high school musical then you probably have already seen a bunch of plays, but from now on, when you go to see a play; look at it as though you are a scientist. Ask yourself a few questions and make an appraisal of what works and what doesn’t work. Is it funny? Does the audience look like they are enjoying themselves or are they half asleep? What key attributes are winning with this play and what is not working? After you have seen a few of them you will have a better idea about where you want to go with yours.
Make Them Laugh
If you really want to win over your audience – make them laugh! One way to do this is to make a parody of a dramatic well-known play, and throw in as many ridiculous jokes that you can think of, and make them laugh at themselves. People may not want to admit it, but given the opportunity, they will love to laugh at themselves, especially when they think no-one is watching, such as in a theatre.
Keep it Simple
Some of the best high school musicals ever are ones that have a really simple plot, that is easily understood and that the audience can follow and gives you more room to throw in your jokes. You don’t want to bog down your audience in intricate plot points that may have them snoring in the aisles.