“Her powers made her extraordinary. Her heart made her a hero.”
A new family musical inspired by Stewart St John’s #1 iTunes hit podcast series The Secret Diaries of Tara Tremendous.
Tara Tremendous: The Musical tells the story of 11-year-old Tara Callahan, a strong, resilient and lovable girl who, after the death of her father, is sent to live with her controlling grandmother — the mayor of Big City. Evelyn has designs to turn Tara into something she’s not, and when Tara stands up to her friction ensues. Tara dreams of a way to break free and go someplace where she can help others the way her father taught her.
She gets her chance when she goes from ordinary to extraordinary overnight after accidentally receiving the powers of every superhero in the world. But will Grandmother Evelyn and Tara’s obnoxious cousin Lydia — a mean-girlwho’s jealous of Tara’s good heart — allow Tara to embrace her destiny, or destroy her heroic future? Tara will have to summon strength and courage to take control of her life.
A dazzling, fun and inspirational musical that celebrates girl-power, friendship and standing up for what you believe in.
Adapted for the stage by Stewart St John, featuring songs and music composed by the team of Stewart St John & Michael Plahuta, with lyrics by Stewart St John.
TARA TREMENDOUS THE MUSICAL was adapted for the stage by Stewart St John, based on his original story and characters appearing in THE SECRET DIARIES OF TARA TREMENDOUS, a #1 iTunes Kids & Family podcast.
COMPOSERS Stewart St John & Michael Plahuta
Stewart St John & Michael Plahuta wrote the songs and composed the instrumental music for TARA TREMENDOUS THE MUSICAL, which had its world concert debut at Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York City, starring Micky Dolenz (The Monkees), MiMi Ryder (Matilda The Musical) and Kecia Lewis (Cinderella).
Together they have written over 20 songs and also scored over three hours of original material for the show.
St John’s background as a writer, producer, director, lyricist and composer — combined with Plahuta’s musical genius as a composer and orchestrator — has positioned them as an unstoppable musical team with unparalleled range to work in multiple platforms — from television to film, stage and digital media.
LYRICIST Stewart St John
Stewart St John’s skill as a screenwriter comes in handy when he’s writing lyrics for the songs because he understands the story in a unique way, which allows him to create deep and meaningful words set to music.
Tara Tremendous: The Musical premiered as a special one-night concert at Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York City in March 2017. It starred MiMi Ryder (Matilda The Musical), Micky Dolenz (The Monkees), Kecia Lewis (Broadway’s Cinderella), Annie Golden (Netflix’”Orange Is The New Black”), Mary Stout (“Beauty & The Beast”), and many other broadway stars. The show featured a story narrated by Stewart St John, who also wrote the project as well as co-composed all the music and songs with Michael Plahuta. The ambitious performance received a standing ovation and strong praise for both the story and songs. St John, Plahuta and producer Todd Fisher are working to bring a full production to the stage.
A new family musical about a spunky, confidant and compassionate 11-year-old girl who dreams of a life far away from her controlling grandmother where she can help others just the way her parents taught her!
Tara gets her chance when she goes from ordinary to extraordinary overnight after accidentally receiving the powers of every superhero in the world. But will Grandmother Evelyn — mayor of Big City — and Tara’s obnoxious cousin Lydia — a mean-girl jealous of Tara’s good heart — allow Tara to embrace her destiny, or destroy her heroic future?
Arriving in New York City with only three days until showtime, Stewart St John, Todd Fisher and Michael Plahuta — the creative forces behind the superhero franchise TARA TREMENDOUS (and the founders of family production company Wonkybot Studios) — have just 8 hours to rehearse 20 songs with some of Broadway’s brightest stars (Micky Dolenz, MiMi Ryder, Kecia Lewis and more) who’ve just signed on to their family musical project. Will they be ready in time for the live concert performance debut at Feinstein’s/54 Below?
Tara Tremendous: Making Of A Musical is the light-hearted story of three creative forces pouring their blood, sweat and tunes into their first musical show ever, and the brave and talented artists who believe and support their dream. Featuring interviews from Micky Dolenz (The Monkees), MiMi Ryder (Matilda The Musical), Broadway’s Kecia Lewis, Annie Golden, Mary Stout, Ramsey Whitney, Brian Charles Rooney and more as they record the Official Cast Album (releasing in July).
Tara Tremendous: Making Of A Musical is directed by Stewart St John, and is a Wonkybot Studios promotional documentary series intended to raise awareness of the Tara Tremendous: The Musical project. It airs exclusively on Wonkybot.com