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The Kid Who Ran for President (musical)

"You're bound to laugh at Rainbow's 'Kid.'"

Las Vegas Review-Journal

  • Full Length Musical
  • Comedy
  • 75 minutes

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Children (Age 6 - 10), Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Bare Stage/Simple Set

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre, Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Senior Theatre
Judson Moon is 12 years old, and he's running for president of the YOU-nited States! Sound crazy? His best friend and campaign manager, Lane Brainard, with an emphasis on "Brain," is organizing a political campaign that will change the world as we know it! 

Raising money at a lemonade stand in front of Judson's house, the unlikely candidate gets some media attention that ignites the political voices of children around the nation. But running the country isn't like playing Nintendo; it requires immeasurable responsibility and courage. "Can you imagine a world where YOU were in charge?" But how could the leadership of a 12-year-old kid really handle the decisions of the commander in chief?

In the end, it is the voice of a kid that decides the outcome of this exciting musical. 

An accompaniment CD is available for use with this show. 


"You're bound to laugh at Rainbow's 'Kid.'"

Las Vegas Review-Journal

  • Casting: 4M, 4F, 3M or F
  • Casting Attributes: Expandable casting