Hundreds of Plays and Musicals

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About Eldridge

Eldridge Publishing, a leading play publisher since 1906, offers hundreds of full-length plays, one - acts, melodramas, holiday, religious plays, children's theatre plays and musicals of all kinds.

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  Irving Berlin & Co. New Release

Musical by Chip Deffaa

67 pages

12 to 24+ actors: 14 m, 9 w, doubling possible


Inspired by actual events, legendary songwriter Irving Berlin shares his life story with two teens. It's a rags-to-riches tale--terrific for schools, colleges, community theaters, and more--about a poor immigrant kid rising to become the most successful songwriter in the world. Along the way, we get to hear such timeless Berlin songs as "I Love a Piano," "All by Myself," "Play a Simple Melody," "Ragtime Violin," and "Alexander's Ragtime Band." The songs are pure Americana--great for singing and dancing.  

  Elves: Disaster in the Control Room New Release

Christmas by Mollie Ottenhoff

17 pages

Flexible cast of 13


New Play -  written to be performed online

 

We are in the control room of Santa’s Elves on Christmas Eve—our view is exactly what Santa sees on his sleigh monitors. Santa is about to take off, and we are getting an inside look at how that happens from the control room monitors. Papa Elf is retiring next year after 108 years in charge. Spark is in the lead this year, and if all goes well, he/she will be the next Chief Elf. But a disaster awaits that just might cancel Christmas...

  Zoom for the Holidays New Release

by Stephanie Buckley

30 pages

Flexible Cast


New Play -  written to be performed online

Wondering what Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas look like during a pandemic?  Three one act plays will show you how monsters, turkey and angry elves will ZOOM FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

 

In THE SPINE-CHILLING ASSOCIATION OF REPUGNANT EVIL (2 female, 5 flexible), a group of "terrifying" monsters must meet via Zoom to figure out how to scare humanity during an already frightening pandemic.  However, Dev...

Spotlight
Gift of the Magi and other O. Henry Stories -Tuesday, November 17, 2020

The wonderful stories of O. Henry come alive in these shows. 

 

 

Holiday Celebrations -Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Holiday Celebrations

On Stage or On Screen? -Tuesday, November 17, 2020

These plays can be done on stage or moved online in an instant. 

Bestsellers

  Just Another High School Play

Comedy by Bryan Starchman

73 pages

Minimum cast of 10 plus drama teacher, maximum of 40


Here's a comedy that covers nearly every angle of the typical high school play with a dose of history and improvisation thrown in for good measure! A group of actors, who have apparently been abandoned by their drama teacher, have to fend for themselves opening night in front of a live audience. Their teacher has left them hanging because no one has been showing up to rehearsals and no one is really quite sure what they are supposed to do. The student assistant director and the stage manager step in, find a box of scripts which they pass out to the cast, and ...

  Microwave! In the Cafeteria New Release

Comedy by Bradley Walton

24 pages

18 roles any gender. Doubling possible.


This show can be done on stage or moved online in an instant. 

 

It appeared without warning on a Monday, its origins shrouded in mystery. A week later, it had vanished without a trace. But across the days between, it changed cafeteria life in ways that no one could have imagined. It was a microwave oven, so ancient and decrepit that some believed it to have come from an Egyptian pyramid. Now, in a series of hilariou...

  Pygmalion New Release

Adaptation Classic by Christopher Morse

62 pages

4 m, 5 to 6 w, 2 extras


London. On a rainy evening in 1913, linguist Henry Higgins has a fateful encounter with an impertinent Cockney flower seller. When the girl shows up at  his laboratory the following day, the haughty and impulsive Higgins makes a bold wager with a colleague: employing his mastery of language he will transform Eliza Doolittle from a rough street urchin into an aristocratic lady in just six months’ time. And so begins Eliza's halting metamorphosis … but what will become of the poor girl once this “experiment” is over?

George Bernard Shaw's classic h...

  Graven Images New Release

by Stephanie Buckley

15 pages

7 characters and extras


New Play -  written to be performed online

An online public speaking class presents familiar educational challenges: students are disengaged, sleeping, doing last night’s homework, playing on their phones, etc.  However, today’s class adds a new complication: a break in the space-time continuum that forces the class to spend all of eternity in Zoom!

 

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  You Can't Beat the House

Comedy by Pat Cook

68 pages

4 m, 6 w


"I've had trouble breaking into a house before but this is the first time I've had problems breaking OUT again!" So moans Merle to his partner, Howie. These two minor-league burglars have really met their match this time, it seems. They decided on a house only to find, after managing to get into the place, that it's up for sale and before they can leave, Conrad and Glenda, prospective buyers, show up. Merle figures they have two choices - either pretend to be real estate agents or beat it, making the buyers suspect them and call in the police. Merle begins to...

  Pets in Quarantine

by Stephen Murray

13 pages

3 m, 5 w, 1 flexible


New Play -  written to be performed online

It is the spring of 2020. Humans are staying home, practicing social distancing to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The pets of these humans are confused. Their lives have been changed by the sudden constant presence of their human companions. Eight pets tell their stories of confinement. This play is designed to be performed online. Actors can portray the animals with their faces visible on conferencing software or choose an avatar image of the animal they are pla...