Plays for Young Audiences

We often have schools who use these plays in their classes and then perform them for public schools in their area.

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...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.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 3 M + 5 W + 12 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 60 pages

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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
  • Recommended for High Schools, Middle Schools, and Elementary Schools
  • 36 pages

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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.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 3 M + 7 W
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 35 pages

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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.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 1 M + 2 W + 2 Any Gender
  • Unit Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 15 pages

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Hansel and Gretel

by Shirley Barrie

An inventive re-telling of the Grimms' fairy tale. Puppetry, percussive rhythms, twists in language, and unique characterizations.

  • About 56 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W + 2 Any Gender, Percussionists and Puppeteers
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 56 pages

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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.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 3 M + 5 W + 5 Any Gender, plus Ensemble
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools, Middle Schools, and Elementary Schools
  • 44 pages

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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.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 3 M + 3 W, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 23 pages

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Moonscape to Treescape

by Craig Mason

An environmental fable about a city that destroys its natural beauty in order to support its only industry.

  • About 50 minutes
  • 8 Any Gender, Easily Expandable
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 31 pages

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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.

  • About 20 minutes
  • 6 M + 4 W + 13 Any Gender, Rats
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 23 pages

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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.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 2 M + 2 W + 6 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 23 pages

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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.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 7 M + 2 W + 3 Any Gender, Easily Expandable
  • Interior and Exterior
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 28 pages

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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.

  • About 30 minutes
  • 16 M + 24 W + 14 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for Middle Schools
  • 28 pages

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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.

  • Recommended for Elementary Schools
  • 79 pages

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The Snow Queen

adapted by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt from Hans Christian Andersen

A theatrical adaptation of The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 8 M + 20 W + 31 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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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.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 1 M + 4 W + 12 Any Gender, plus Snow Dancers
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools, Middle Schools, and Elementary Schools
  • 31 pages

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The Tempest

adapted by Craig Mason from Shakespeare

A modern version of this Shakespeare classic. A great introduction to the story and the bard.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 7 M + 2 W
  • Exterior
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 27 pages

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Through the Looking-Glass

adapted by Lindsay Price from Lewis Carroll

Alice is back in Wonderland and looking to become Queen. This adaptation is a fantastical physical journey for both actor and audience.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 3 M + 3 W + 7 Any Gender, + Wonderland Ensemble
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 38 pages

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