Make Believe


Make Believe

a one-act musical

book and lyrics by Lori Vander Maten

Music by David Shukiar

What if the only color in your world came from your imagination?

Eight-year old Amy grapples with loneliness and her mother's depression after being left by Amy's father.  As her mother, a children's book author, dissolves into panic over a deadline she can't meet, Amy retreats into the make believe world her mother has created, where her heroes Prince Humperdink and Scarlet Rose come to life and help her come to terms with her new normal... and find her way back to her mother's broken heart.



Cast List


Amy, 8 years old

Lily, her mother

Prince Humperdink

Scarlett Rose

Song List


Awards and Productions:

  • 2-time winner of the Burdette Fitzgerald Memorial Award for Theatre for Young Audiences

  • School Tour - Santa Monica School District

  • Glendale High School