This is NOT A DRILL was inspired by the personal experiences of Holly Doubet and the stories of others arising from a January 2018 emergency alert issued in Hawaii warning citizens and visitors: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” Chaos ensued until 38 minutes later a second alert was released advising that the prior announcement had been a false alarm. The musical follows the timelines of various characters who experience the shock and panic that occurred on that life-altering day. Ms. Doubet is the conceptor, composer and co-book writer for the project, along with Kathy Babylon and John Vestor, music and lyrics co-writers, and Joe McDonough, book co-writer.