A Young Adult Novel
Sassy, irreverent Aggie Stockdale should have gotten the lead in her high school’s production of Hello, Dolly! It’s her dream role; she’s had the part memorized since she was ten, and she and Roger Morton, who’s playing the male lead, definitely had chemistry in the audition. But Aggie isn’t just a talented actress, writer, and athlete. She’s also the fattest girl in the senior class.
What happens after she checks the cast list for the musical will hurl Aggie into an unexpected journey of tears, friendship, jealousy, revenge, Oreos, and lots and lots of theatre. She’ll discover hidden talents and new friends; she’ll survive a daunting audition and revel in a thrilling opening night; she’ll search for love, inspiration, help with her math homework, and the perfect closing number; and her emotional ride won’t be over ’til the fat lady sings.
“As a writer and publisher of plays for teens, I greatly appreciate Charlie Lovett’s richly developed characters. The Fat Lady Sings leads you on a journey of self-acceptance, whether you are a teen or remember what it’s like to be one. This book carries its audience of readers to a theatre stage—or perhaps it’s a stage of life—and beautifully illustrates how to feel comfortable with yourself, both inside and out.”
—Steven Fendrich, Publisher, Pioneer Drama Service
“Charlie Lovett’s new book is saucy, smart, heartfelt, and very funny. The author must have been a teenage theatre lover himself to have captured the offstage “drama” of the teen theatre world so vividly. Fans of Glee, Wicked, and Hairspray will eat this up. There may need to be a sequel, and perhaps—a musical!”
—Andrew Sellon, Professional Actor