Words & Music: Kyle Segar & David Kornfeld
Andy, a gay, black, aspiring-YouTube star, is in his last 2 weeks of high school. The show opens on the morning of Andy’s 17th birthday, a day when everything that can go wrong does. It’s the anniversary of his mother’s death, he breaks his camera, he finds out his dad is dating his teacher, and his mortal enemy/former best friend Freddy crushes his dreams of winning a life-changing video contest. This all leads to Andy making a birthday wish that transforms him into his favorite heartthrob: popstar sensation Christian Kane! As Andy navigates his new world looking like Christian (who happens to be white), the clock is ticking down to the big annual senior party: RAUNCH! Not only has Andy changed in this new Wish World, but so have his friends and family, everyone leading with personality traits that they may have hidden or suppressed in the real world. Andy, now more popular than ever, will host Raunch, where sex, lies and emotions all come to a head. Andy will be forced to come to terms with who he truly is inside and out and help those around him as well to create a new reality.
Whether it’s questions of identity, fears of moving on, or doubts about self-worth, this show asks, “If you could change, would you?”. Infused with a heart pounding pop/punk and contemporary R&B score, YOU WISH! will leave you singing new jams you’ll never forget!