Wish, A Musical

by Paul Lewis

About the Play

Musical dramedy. 65-70 minutes. 4-8 females, 3-4 males, 1+ any gender (8-25+ performers possible). Suitable for high school and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

Winner of the 2023 American Alliance for Theatre & Education (AATE) Distinguished Play Award.

Note about the score: A perusal copy of the score is included with the order of a Digital Perusal Script, but printed scripts only contain the book. A score that may be copied and used in performance comes with the order of a Production Copy License.

Qty Price Total
Printed Script $9.00 $0.00
Digital Perusal Script $10.50 $0.00
Performance Royalties $85.00 $0.00
Production Copy License $80.00 $0.00
Classroom Copy License $100.00 $0.00
Musical Tracks $75.00 $0.00
Bronze Package $95.00 $0.00
Silver Package $130.00 $0.00
Gold Package $180.00 $0.00
Platinum Package $235.00 $0.00
Diamond Package $325.00 $0.00
Fundraising Add-On $95.00 $0.00

Professional rights should be negotiated directly with YouthPLAYS at [email protected].


Eleven-year-old Charlie makes the same secret wish every day: to have a family that takes care of each other. But her mom barely gets out of bed in the morning, her dad is in jail and when Charlie is sent to live with distant relatives in a small Appalachian town, her dream seems even more out of reach. Or is it? With the help of an uncommonly valiant neighbor boy, a big-hearted aunt and a skinny stray dog, could it be that wishes come true in even the most improbable places—and will Charlie recognize it before it's too late? Adapted from the New York Times best-selling novel Wish by Barbara O'Connor.

"Wish, the musical, captures the heartbeat of Charlie's story and the warm-hearted Southern flavor. Toe-tapping, hum-along perfection." - Barbara O'Connor, author of the best-selling novel Wish

Music Files

Click on the titles below to hear MP3 demo recordings. (Be aware that these are big files.)