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A Kidnapped Santa Claus

A Kidnapped Santa Claus

adapted by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt from L. Frank Baum

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.

Comedy Holiday Student Directors Young Audiences

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Recommended for High Schools, Middle Schools, and Elementary Schools

About 45 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
13 Characters
3 M | 5 F | 5 Any Gender, plus Ensemble
Simple Set
44 pages

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Praise for A Kidnapped Santa Claus

John Hendsbee
Dalbrae Academy
A great play for my younger actors to explore characterization, encourage audience participation, and work on timing.

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