The Loneliest Girl in the World
Music by Julia Meinwald
Book and Lyrics by Gordon Leary
3 men, 3 women
Anita Bryant always knew that she was destined for greatness. She just had to figure out what God wanted her to do. She tried becoming Miss America, a pop star, a professional homemaker, a national treasure – all to no avail. After becoming a cultural crusader, she finally knew she was living God’s plan. But was it God’s plan to spur the gay rights movement with a single pie to the face?
Developed in Ars Nova’s 2013 Uncharted Writers Group, as well as at the 2013 Weston Playhouse Writers Retreat. Presented in the Musical Theatre Factory's 4x15 series, workshopped at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and showcased in the 2016 NAMT festival.