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We Open Tomorrow Night?! (One Act Version)

by Michael Wehrli

A competition-length version of We Open Tomorrow Night?!

Average Producer Rating:

 About 35 minutes

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


 14
4 M | 6 W | 4 Any Gender


Simple Set


 31 pages

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In addition to traditional live stage performance rights, We Open Tomorrow Night?! (One Act Version) can also be performed under the following scenarios.

Virtual Performance

A Virtual Performance is a performance on an online web conferencing platform such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, or Google Meets where performers are geographically isolated from one another and not together on a stage.

No audience is physically present with the performers. The audience is logged in to the same web conferencing platform as the performers.

Each time the play is performed for a virtual audience of any size (whether or not admission is charged) constitutes one performance.

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Each time the show is Livestreamed (whether performed live or pre-recorded) constitutes one performance.

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I can’t believe we open tomorrow night!

It’s the dress rehearsal for the Belvedere student-run talent show and things aren't running smoothly. The PTA mom is being very pushy. The British act can’t get a grip on the accent. Ian wants to air guitar on pogo sticks, and what happened to the lights?

As they say, the show must go on!

We Open Tomorrow Night?! is a scripted talent show where you are the stars. Each production can insert their own acts (dance, comedy, singing - the choice is yours) for an hilarious and entertaining evening for all.


Characters

 14
4 Men, 6 Women, 4 Any Gender

Emily (Stage Manager) [A]
38 lines
Very practical and focused; Keeps cast and crew on task with the show; doesn’t waste any time. Tends to stress about everything. If male, change the name to Alex.
Clara (Perky Crew Chief. [A]
22 lines
Has lots of energy, wants to do a good job, very excited and happy to be working on the show. Extremely efficient and keeps a positive attitude. If male, change the name to Carl.
Parker (Co-M.C.) [M]
36 lines
Tons of energy, lots of talent. Likes to joke around and loves to perform. He gets sidetracked sometimes. Brother to Tayler. Loves to riff on ideas with his best friend Ian.
Tayler (Co-M.C.) [W]
39 lines
Very responsible; wants to make sure the show is a success; sometimes bothered by all the confusion going on. Sister to Parker.
Lucile Whistlestop (Pushy PTA Mom) [W]
16 lines
Likes to brag about everything, especially her daughter Katherine. She is head of the new student center fundraising committee. Not a good listener, especially to her daughter, but ultimately wants her daughter to thrive.
Katherine Whistlestop (Lucille’s daughter) [W]
11 lines
A fabulous singer, but very uncomfortable with her mother’s ideas about all the “amazing” things she can do. She just wants to sing and not be doted upon. In the end, she finally stands up to her mother.
Ian (Crazy Ideas Person) [M]
15 lines
Has a great imagination; very enthusiastic. He comes up with unusual and mostly impossible ideas for the show; excited and positive attitude. Best friend to Parker.
Lexi (Commercial Girl) [W]
22 lines
Very friendly person. She’s loved her time at this school and wants to share special and unusual memories of being a student there. As the shared memories progress, they become stranger and stranger. Did these things really happen?
Nick (Commercial Guy) [M]
23 lines
A very nice guy. Good sense of humor. Has had a great time being a student at this school and wants to share special and unusual memories. As the shared memories progress, they become stranger and stranger. Did these things really happen?
Ms. Wiggin – Theodosia Wiggin (Grandmother to Parker & Tayler, the [W]
37 lines
Former English teacher who organized and ran the Talent show for fifty years. Retired five years ago. She’s come to the dress rehearsal to be supportive, but finds herself unsure of how to help. At times, she is slightly confused. Still, her bright and shining positive spirit comes through with everyone she encounters.
Bethan [A]
34 lines
Loves everything British since discovering the TV show Professor What. For a couple years she has spoken with a British accent and uses British slang. She is working on a Professor What skit for the show with her friend Kelly. She is frustrated Kelly can’t seem to get the accent.
Kelly – Friend to Bethan [A]
22 lines
She is Bethan’s scene partner for a Professor What skit, but has never acted before. She is having immense troubles with the British accent but continues to keep a very positive attitude. She is very excited about doing the skit and believes everything will work out.
Timothy (Adult that wants to be in the show) [M]
13 lines
An adult pretending to be a student. He and his wife Paulina desperately want to be in the talent show. They have dreams of making it big as hip hop dancers and rappers. He is very devoted to his wife and to their dream.
Paulina (Adult that wants to be in the show) [W]
14 lines
An adult pretending to be a student. She and her husband Timothy desperately want to be in the talent show. They have dreams of making it big as hip hop dancers and rappers. Very enthusiastic in her pursuit of their dream.


Prop List

Distraction (yo-yo, juggling balls, hacky sack),, Decorative cart that is filled with odd performance items: baton, juggling clubs, unicycle, flag corp flag, martial arts items, musical instrument, etc, glasses on chain, odd looking device, small bag, jelly beans, CD player


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 About 35 minutes

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


 14
4 M | 6 W | 4 Any Gender


Simple Set


 31 pages

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