Ruby!: The Story of Ruby Bridges
A young girl struggling on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement in 1960 New Orleans learns first hand about the importance of education, friendship, and courage as she bravely attends one of the nation's first integrated schools. Ruby is a true inspiration whose story is as relevant today as ever.
Ruby!: The Story of Ruby Bridges was a recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Cultural Community Partnership Grant in 2012.
Book by Christina Ham
Lyrics by Christina Ham and Gary Rue
Music by Gary Rue
© Copyright 2012 New Music Arts ® dba Musicals 4 Young Audiences
Originally produced by SteppingStone Theatre For Youth Development, St. Paul, Minnesota, Richard Hitchler, Artistic Director
Time & Place: Fall 1960-Spring 1961. The setting will alternate between Rubyʼs home, outside of William Frantz Elementary,
and the William Frantz Elementary classroom.
Ruby Bridges (Young)
Ruby Bridges (Older)
Mrs. Barbara Henry
Protestors (male and female, variety of ages, all white)
Chorus (mixture of gender, races, and ages)
"Den of Segregation"
"The Saints Are Crying"
"Melt the Troubles Of This World"
"The Problem That We Live With"
"My Buddy Jim Crow"
"Why Don't They Leave You Alone"