21 Chump Street is a fifteen-minute mini-musical with book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who is known for creating the Broadway musicals In the Heights, Bring It On the Musical, and Hamilton. Directed by Miles Leven and featuring students from Bedford School.
The show was based on the true story of Justin Laboy and his interview with This American Life, Episode “What I Did For Love”.
The Story; a high school student falls in love with an undercover police officer, and is ultimately arrested for selling drugs to the officer in an attempt to impress her.
Music and Lyrics by Lin Manuel Miranda
An amateur production by arrangement with Concord Theatricals LTD. On Behalf of R&H Theatricals.
Based on the story by Robbie brown which originally appeared on WBEZ’s This American Life.