Glory Days

Glory Days
by Nick Blaemire, James Gardiner

Productions (20)
  • Rock Musical
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 4 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: A football player's bench on the sidelines of a high school football field.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-175-1

Glory Days
by Nick Blaemire, James Gardiner

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Productions (20)
  • Rock Musical
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 4 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: A football player's bench on the sidelines of a high school football field.

A year after graduating high school, four best friends reconnect on their old school's football field. Will has called the boys together with a mission: to hack into the sprinkler system so that it goes off when the jocks who bullied them in high school take the field for a charity game. But as the guys wait for instructions on how to break into the system, they quickly realize how dramatically their lives have grown apart. With a soaring pop-rock score, Glory Days is a poignant and witty coming-of-age story about friends searching for understanding and validation as they face the consequences of growing up.

Play Details

A year after graduating high school, four best friends reconnect on their old school's football field. Will has called the boys together with a mission: to hack into the sprinkler system so that it goes off when the jocks who bullied them in high school take the field for a charity game. But as the guys wait for instructions on how to break into the system, they quickly realize how dramatically their lives have grown apart. With a soaring pop-rock score, Glory Days is a poignant and witty coming-of-age story about friends searching for understanding and validation as they face the consequences of growing up.

  • Rock Musical
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 4 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: A football player's bench on the sidelines of a high school football field.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-175-1
Production Packages Include

  • 5 librettos (the book and lyrics)
  • 5 piano/conductor/vocal
  • 1 original cast recording CD
  • 1 orchestral set (optional) including:
    • 1 guitar score
    • 1 bass score
    • 1 drum score

Pricing and other details are provided during the order process. Higher quantities of some items may be purchased.

Orchestral Parts

1 guitar score
1 bass score
1 drum score

Published Reviews

"...swiftly, tunefully and yes, authentically latches onto the rhythms of late adolescence and plays them back to us as the music of wrenching transitions... It is a show that reminds us that even in comfortable suburbs, you can't really go home again."

Peter Marks, The Washington Post

"It's about that elusive thing -- real emotion between grown men. Perhaps that is the greatest glory of this terrific new musical."

James Howard, Broadwayworld.com

"The music combines pop, rock, and strains of folk music into high-energy numbers, softer ballads, and several anthems...the score has a natural, almost unprocessed quality that fits these young men -- its very rawness holding its power."

Michael Toscano, Theatremania

"This charming little pop musical about adolescent innocence comes from two experts on the subject... [it] should register with legions of like-minded souls on the threshold of adulthood..."

Paul Harris, Variety

Production History

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Location
AUG 29, 2016 - AUG 30, 2016
Richmond Triangle Players
Richmond, VA United States
Richmond Triangle Players Richmond, VA United States
JUN 02, 2016 - JUN 03, 2016
Marshall School Drama Club
Duluth, MN United States
Marshall School Drama Club Duluth, MN United States
AUG 27, 2015 - SEP 20, 2015
Refuge Theatre Project
Chicago, IL United States
Refuge Theatre Project Chicago, IL United States
MAR 27, 2015 - APR 06, 2015
Temple Theater's Sidestage Season
Philadelphia, PA United States
Temple Theater's Sidestage Season Philadelphia, PA United States
OCT 24, 2014 - OCT 27, 2014
Exclaim Theatre Company
Surry Hills, NSW Australia
Exclaim Theatre Company Surry Hills, NSW Australia
APR 18, 2014 - APR 20, 2014
Pomona College
Claremont, CA United States
Pomona College Claremont, CA United States
JUN 14, 2013 - JUN 15, 2013
Newman University Music Department
Wichita, KS United States
Newman University Music Department Wichita, KS United States
JAN 17, 2012 - JAN 28, 2012
The Boys Upstairs Equity Co-Op
Vancouver, BC Canada
The Boys Upstairs Equity Co-Op Vancouver, BC Canada
NOV 10, 2011 - NOV 12, 2011
Southern Utah University
Cedar City, UT United States
Southern Utah University Cedar City, UT United States
OCT 07, 2011 - OCT 09, 2011
Emerson College
Boston, MA United States
Emerson College Boston, MA United States
JUL 28, 2011 - AUG 07, 2011
Organic Theater Factory
Fresno, CA United States
Organic Theater Factory Fresno, CA United States
JUL 14, 2011 - JUL 16, 2011
The Theater Company
Hoboken, NJ United States
The Theater Company Hoboken, NJ United States
MAR 18, 2011 - MAY 08, 2011
Bella Vita Entertainment
Los Angeles, CA United States
Bella Vita Entertainment Los Angeles, CA United States
JAN 14, 2011 - JAN 16, 2011
AirHead Productions
Orlando, FL United States
AirHead Productions Orlando, FL United States
DEC 18, 2010 - DEC 19, 2010
Glorystruck
Hollywood, CA United States
Glorystruck Hollywood, CA United States
OCT 29, 2010 - NOV 06, 2010
The Royal Underground Theatre Company
San Francisco, CA United States
The Royal Underground Theatre Company San Francisco, CA United States
JUL 31, 2010 - AUG 01, 2010
Orlando Young Artist Project, Inc.
Orlando, FL United States
Orlando Young Artist Project, Inc. Orlando, FL United States
APR 30, 2010 - MAY 08, 2010
The F.U.D.G.E. Theatre Company, Inc.
Watertown, MA United States
The F.U.D.G.E. Theatre Company, Inc. Watertown, MA United States
MAY 01, 2008 - MAY 31, 2008
Circle in the Square Theatre
New York, NY United States
Circle in the Square Theatre New York, NY United States
JAN 01, 2008 - FEB 28, 2008
Signature Theatre
Arlington, VA United States
Signature Theatre Arlington, VA United States
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OCT 24, 2014 - OCT 27, 2014
Exclaim Theatre Company
Surry Hills, NSW Australia
Exclaim Theatre Company Surry Hills, NSW Australia
MAR 18, 2011 - MAY 08, 2011
Bella Vita Entertainment
Los Angeles, CA United States
Bella Vita Entertainment Los Angeles, CA United States
MAY 01, 2008 - MAY 31, 2008
Circle in the Square Theatre
New York, NY United States
Circle in the Square Theatre New York, NY United States
JAN 01, 2008 - FEB 28, 2008
Signature Theatre
Arlington, VA United States
Signature Theatre Arlington, VA United States