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...and a Groundhog in a Pear Tree

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

...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

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

3 M | 5 W | 12 Any Gender

Simple Set

 60 pages

Comedy Young Audiences

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"On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Eight maids a burping, Seven socks a stinking, Six greasy ladles…"

There's trouble in Calendar Castle: The "Twelve Days of Christmas" are getting too big for their britches. They've all got agents, they're making demands, and worse, they're refusing to sing their signature song! Can Groundhog Day, the April Fool, and February 29th come to the rescue?

With a huge cast singing the funniest version of The Twelve Days of Christmas you've ever heard, this holiday romp is a sure-fire hit.

20 Characters
3 M, 5 W, 12 Any Gender

Characters in this play are currently identified as male or female. Directors are welcome to assign any gender (binary or non-binary) to any character and modify pronouns accordingly.

FISH [M] 137 lines
April Fool’s Day
TEE NINE [M] 86 lines
February 29th
N.Y.D. [M] 47 lines
New Year’s Day
CALIA [W] 81 lines
Valentine’s Day
WHISTLE [W] 112 lines
Groundhog Day
JUNE [W] 48 lines
Father’s Day
THE JUNETTES [W] 15 lines
June’s hench-chicks
AGENTS (12) [A] 10, 7, 11, 9, 8, 4, 5, 8, 6, 7, 8, 6 lines
One for each of the Twelve Days of Christmas

Prop List

sash, coloured pieces of paper, can with fake snake, tambourine, whistles, cart, picnic basket


The Twelve Drecks of Christmas (p. 6)
Father's Day (p. 15)
Strike Song (p. 20)
Strike Song 2 (p. 24)
Poor Waif Song (p. 25)
The Christmas Song Song (p. 26)
New Twelve Days of Christmas (p. 35)
Strike Song 3 (p. 37)
The Twelve Drecks of Christmas - end (p. 43)
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A vignette play is a collection of short scenes on a theme. You'll love working with the variety and flexibility of the scenes. Your actors will love the fast pace and fun characters.

There's more. Every Theatrefolk vignette play holds the unexpected. A showcase monologue. A dramatic moment. A change in form. A left turn.

Ideal for classwork, competitions, and more!

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