Maddie and her friends are excited to audition for the eighth grade play Romeo and Juliet. There is plenty of drama happening on the middle school stage already with crushes, mean girls, cliques and rivalries. New girl Gemma with her good looks, British accent, and kind, cheery personality is a shoe in for Juliet. Maddie likes her, a lot, maybe as more than a friend. When the boy playing Romeo drops out only weeks before opening night, there is only one person who the director sees as a possible replacement. Is this Maddie dream role or her worst nightmare? Sprinkled with the Bard’s words, as well as the fun to be had using Shakespearean insults, this story will appeal to theatre geeks everywhere.