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The Mad Ones

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The Mad Ones
The Musical
MusicKait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk
LyricsKait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk
BookKait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk
PremiereNovember 16,2017: 59E59 Theaters
Productions2017 Off-Broadway

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"The Mad Ones" (Formerly known as "The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown") is a Musical written and composed by musical duo Kerrigan and Lowdermilk. It tells the story of a young woman facing a decision on her future after facing a great tragedy.


Samantha Brown-The stories protagonist, a recent high school graduate who is conflicted on her future.

Beverly Brown-Samantha's overbearing mother who works as a statistician.

Adam-Samantha's boyfriend

Kelly Manning-Samantha's free spirited best friend


18 year old Samantha Brown is sitting in her car debating whether or not she wants to drive away (The Girl Who Drove Away). Before she can make a decision, the voice of Kelly, her deceased best friend pops into her head. She then begins hearing voices from all of those who are important in her life (We're just in your head). Samantha remembers a road trip she took with Kelly, and continues to hear Kelly talk to her from inside her head (Freedom). Samantha Laments her grief over how much her life has changed (Ordinary Senior Year) when Kelly suggests she look back on everything that has happened in the past year, starting with her mom. Sam recalls the memories of her mother teaching her how to drive (my mom is a statistician). Sam's next memory is when she failed her drivers test for the fourth time (Sam failed her drivers test). Kelly accuses Sam of avoiding the thought of her death, to which Sam replies that she is not at that part of the story yet (Top Ten). Kelly Continues to accuse her whilst she experiences a "Memory Jumble". Sam discusses her relationship with her boyfriend Adam (Simple as that). She also mentions that she feels Adam's true intentions are only sexual (The Proposal). Samantha begins to memorize the events of the night before Kelly was killed. She recalls being at a party while visiting a college campus. (There was a party). Kelly, intoxicated, proposes that the two of them run away, however, Sam declines and the two get into an argument(The Mad Ones). Samantha visits a guidance counselor with her mother, who shows her extreme desire for Sam to attend an Ivy League school. Beverly begins to worry that her daughter is hiding things from her, and tries to trick her and Adam into telling the truth (I Know My Girl). Beverly laments her daughters life choices, and grieves over the fact that she is growing up (Miles to Go). Sam tells Adam she doesn't want to go to college. She then expresses her love for him and agrees to have sex (Say The Word). Sam remembers the next morning, when she picks up the phone to hear of Kelly's death. However, she decides not to, thinking that if she doesn't pick up the phone, It is like it never happened. She then envisions what the rest of her senior year would have been like if Kelly had survived. She then relives the memory of answering the phone call and learning of Kelly's death (Go Tonight). Samantha tries to process the news (Yellow SUV). Adam takes Samantha to the DMV to retake her drivers test. It is here where he expresses his love for Samantha, and his desire to live a life with her (Run Away With Me). Samantha takes her test and passes (Drive). Back in present day, Samantha continues to question her decision (I Didn't Say Goodbye). The show closes as Samantha turns the key and drives away (Remember This).

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