Smile: Musical Info & Synopsis


Smile is set behind the scenes at a California teen pageant in the 1980s. As the contestants prepare for the big event, each with their own dreams and insecurities, pressures mount and friendships are tested. Smile delves into the complexities of teenage life and the pursuit of perfection, exploring the lengths people go to in order to fit societal standards.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1986)

Cast Size: 20+

Genre: Dramedy

Setting: 1980s / USA (California)

Creative Team

Music: Marvin Hamlisch

Lyrics/Book: Howard Ashman

Cast Albums

Broadway Demo➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


1980s, Based on a Movie, Female Leads, High School, One-Word

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