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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.

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 About 45 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 13
3 M | 5 W | 5 Any Gender, plus Ensemble


Simple Set


 44 pages

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Christmas Eve approaches. Everything is ready to roll at the North Pole. But not everyone is happy for Santa and his "Ho ho ho!"

Plots and schemes are being hatched deep inside the mountain. Someone wants to kidnap Santa! That means no toys for good little girls and boys. But who would want such unhappiness at Christmas? And will their plan succeed?

Based on the story of the same name by L. Frank Baum, best-known for The Wizard of Oz.


Characters

 13
3 Men, 5 Women, 5 Any Gender, plus Ensemble

Santa [M]
67 lines
The man with the bag. Spreads goodwill and joy every year.
Nyx [W]
103 lines
Narrator. A fairy puppet, brought to life with Christmas magic.
Bliss [W]
87 lines
Narrator. Another fairy puppet, ready to tell a Christmas story.
Fairy Queen [W]
12 lines
The Queen of the Fairies. Has the ability to help out poor souls in need.
Peter [M]
28 lines
An elf that set out to save Christmas and free Santa.
Nutter [M]
29 lines
An elf that set out to save Christmas and free Santa.
Wisk [W]
49 lines
An elf that set out to save Christmas and free Santa.
Kilter [W]
30 lines
An elf that set out to save Christmas and free Santa.
Selfishness [A]
37 lines
Cave demon. The embodiment of selfishness. Gimme, gimme, gimme.
Hate [A]
47 lines
Cave demon. The embodiment of Hate. Grrrrrr!
Malice [A]
55 lines
Cave demon. The embodiment of malice. Grudgy grudge grudge!
Envy [A]
33 lines
Cave demon. The embodiment of Envy. Green-eye, green-eye!
Regret [A]
37 lines
Cave demon. The embodiment of Regret. OOooooohhh no!
Elf Ensemble
Wildflower Ensemble


Prop List

two fairy puppets, toy drum, sewing kit, whistle, long wand


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 About 45 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 13
3 M | 5 W | 5 Any Gender, plus Ensemble


Simple Set


 44 pages

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