Plays for Young Audiences

...and a Groundhog in a Pear Tree

...and a Groundhog in a Pear Tree

book & lyrics by Lindsay Price, music by Kristin Gauthier
The Twelve Days of Christmas go on strike. Will the holidays be the same? A one act romp with music. 
45 Minutes, 3M+5W+12 Either, Simple Set, 60 pages

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Christmas in July: Two Holiday One Act Plays

Christmas in July

by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt
20 Minutes, 20 Either, Simple Set

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Christmas in July: Two Holiday One Act Plays

Christmas in July: Two Holiday One Act Plays

by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt
Two Christmas plays. Baby New Year rearranges the calendar in Christmas in July. Christmas is in jeapordy in What do you do when the elves have the flu? 
Simple Set, 36 pages

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Cinderella's Crunchy Christmas Cake

Cinderella's Crunchy Christmas Cake

by Lindsay Price
It's Cinderella's first Christmas in the castle. But her step-sisters have a dastardly plan to ruin the holidays.  
45 Minutes, 3M+7W, Simple Set, 35 pages

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The First Herald Angel

The First Herald Angel

by John Donald O'Shea
On the first Christmas Eve, a shepherd meets an angel who states something miraculous is about to occur. The shepherd's wife has her doubts. 
25 Minutes, 1M+2W+2 Either, Unit Set, 15 pages

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Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

by Shirley Barrie
An inventive re-telling of the Grimms' fairy tale. Puppetry, percussive rhythms, twists in language, and unique characterizations.  
56 Minutes, 2M+3W+2 Either, Percussionists and Puppeteers, Simple Set, 56 pages

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A Kidnapped Santa Claus

A Kidnapped Santa Claus

adapted by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt from L. Frank Baum
Plots and schemes are being hatched to kidnap Santa! That means no toys for good little girls and boys. Adapted from the story by L. Frank Baum. 
45 Minutes, 3M+5W+5 Either, plus Ensemble, Simple Set, 44 pages

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The Merrie Christmas Show

The Merrie Christmas Show

by Lindsay Price
A group of lively travelling players take you on a spirited adventure through Christmas past and present. Flexible casting, and audience participation. 
30 Minutes, 3M+3W, Easily Expandable, Simple Set, 23 pages

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Moonscape to Treescape

Moonscape to Treescape

by Craig Mason
An environmental fable about a city that destroys its natural beauty in order to support its only industry. 
50 Minutes, 8 Either, Easily Expandable, Simple Set, 31 pages

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

adapted by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt from Robert Browning
There are consequences for the people of Hamelin when they refuse to pay the Piper. A theatricalization of the Robert Browning poem.  
20 Minutes, 23 Either, Rats, Simple Set, 23 pages

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The Robbed Reindeer

The Robbed Reindeer

by Lindsay Price
Christmas is doomed! Santa's reindeer are missing their antlers. Without them they can't fly straight. Joe Mufferaw must save the day! Great audience participation. 
30 Minutes, 2M+2W+6 Either, Simple Set, 23 pages

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Romeo and Juliet (Modern English)

Romeo and Juliet (Modern English)

adapted by Craig Mason from Shakespeare
A modern English one act version of Shakespeare's tragic tale of star-crossed lovers. 
40 Minutes, 7M+2W+3 Either, Easily Expandable, Interior and Exterior, 28 pages

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School Daze

School Daze

by Lindsay Price
Middle school is the tricky tightrope between being a kid and being a teenager. The characters try to keep their balance on the first day of middle school. 
30 Minutes, 13 Either, Easily Expandable, Simple Set, 28 pages

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Seasonal Skits and Performance Poems For K-3

Seasonal Skits and Performance Poems For K-3

by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt
35 short skits and performance poems suitable for grades K to 3. All pieces focus on seasonal or calendar events and take you right through the year.35 short skits and performance poems suitable for grades K to 3. All pieces focus on seasonal or calendar  
79 pages

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Strawberries in Winter

Strawberries in Winter

adapted by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt from Aleksander Chodzko
Jack Frost spins the tale of Poor Marouckla who is tormented by her mean stepmother and her horse-faced stepsister. Based on a folktale by Aleksander Chodzko. 
40 Minutes, 1M+4W+12 Either, plus Snow Dancers, Simple Set, 31 pages

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The Tempest

The Tempest

adapted by Craig Mason from Shakespeare
A modern version of this Shakespeare classic. A great introduction to the story and the bard. 
40 Minutes, 7M+2W, Exterior, 27 pages

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Through the Looking-Glass

Through the Looking-Glass

adapted by Lindsay Price from Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
Alice is back in Wonderland and looking to become Queen. This adaptation is a fantastical physical journey for both actor and audience. 
35 Minutes, 3M+3W+7 Either, + Wonderland Ensemble, Simple Set, 38 pages

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Christmas in July: Two Holiday One Act Plays

What do you do when the Elves have the flu?

by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt
20 Minutes, 6W+10 Either, Simple Set

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