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  Basic Drama Sketches - Vol. II

Comedy Mystery by Judy Millar

77 pages

All of the plays have 11 to 25+ roles which are mostly flexible in gender to include as many students as possible


A perfect resource book for producing plays in your grade school or junior high classroom. All of the plays have 11 to 25+ roles which are mostly flexible in gender to include as many students as possible. The plays have interesting plots and short, easy-to-learn lines. Your student actors will have fun developing and portraying the varied characters. Titles in Vol. II include: “Cabin Calamity,” in which two families with twins vacationing together in the woods come under suspicion. In “Diner’s Delight,” a couple of bumbling thieves try to holdup a diner. In ...

  Basic Drama Sketches - Vol.I

Comedy Mystery by Judy Millar

62 pages

All of the plays have 14 to 25+ roles which are mostly flexible in gender to include as many students as possible


Here's the perfect resource book for producing plays in your grade school or junior high classroom. Five short, reproducible plays are included. All of the plays have 14 to 25+ roles which are mostly flexible in gender to include as many students as possible. The plays have interesting plots and short, easy-to-learn lines. Your student actors will have fun developing and portraying the varied characters. The titles include: "Hospital Hijnx," with nurses, doctors, punks and a baby left at a hospital. "Murder on the Mountain," with various guests, staff and pol...

  Case of the Missing Homework

Comedy by Gary H. Smith

23 pages

6 m, 7 w, extras


In this melodrama for fifth and sixth graders, Peter Prune steals Priscilla's homework to give to his girlfriend to gain brownie points. Foulfellow Fern, a not very efficient detective, is called in. But as always, the hero, Godfrey Goodfellow, methodically narrows the suspects down to the nasty villain.

  Jack in the Blue Ridge Mountains

by R Rex Stephenson

56 pages

Flexible cast: 9-30 actors.


Gather ‘round, friends. Here are four Appalachian folktales your audiences will love … and your actors will love performing, too! Our favorite folk hero, Jack, appears in all four stories: “Jack’s Mother’s Second Marriage,” “Jack and the Mean Old Man,” “Foolish Jack,” and “Soldier Jack.” All four tales are fast paced and humorous, and still hold true to the oral traditions of the Blue Ridge Mountains. In fact, playwright R. Rex Stephenson gathered some of the material from the archives of the WPA Virginia Writer’s Project and some tales from interviews with l...

  Jungle Book: Mowgli and the Great Kaa

Adaptation Classic by Kate Emery Pogue

37 pages

Flexible cast of 10


From the story "Kaa's Hunting" by Rudyard Kipling.  Deep in a jungle in India in the middle of the 19th century a tribe of monkeys come chasing in with the boy Mowgli in their midst. In the middle of their play, Kaa, the great python, terrifies them as well as Baloo, a great bear, and Bagheera, a panther, who are Mowgli's friends and protectors. Once out of harm's way, the two scold the boy and teach him how to make himself safe in the jungle. They fall asleep. The monkeys, eager to get Mowgli to make them huts like his, wake him and drag him off. Baloo and B...

  MGTV

Fantasy by Stephen Murray

29 pages

6 m, 9 w, 12 flexible characters


Mother Goose and the Brothers Grimm have been in competition for over 200 years and the friction between them doesn't seem to be abating. When Mother Goose takes off on vacation leaving Simple Simon in charge, the Goose employees go on strike. The only way Simon can bring them back to work and get the company out of the red is to agree to appear on a fairy-tale TV special with the Brothers Grimm employees. They, however, plan to sabotage the presentation on the live broadcast, destroying Mother Goose's company once and for all! But Mother Goose finds a way to...

  My Stupid Cat Named Max...and Other Plays for Young People

Comedy by Nick Sweet

26 pages

Flexible cast


These four plays are ideal for young actors in school, for children's theatre groups, or even for summer camp talent shows. With plenty of rhyming and choral recitation, they can be presented easily with only a few rehearsals. Though each requires strong leading characters, any number of children can participate. Included with each piece are suggestions for simple staging, but feel free to use your own creative ideas. 30-40 minutes. Each play is 7-10 minutes long. 

 

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  Pinocchio

Classic by William Springer

49 pages

2 m, 2 w, 7 flexible parts, doubling possible


The characters in this version of Pinocchio are guaranteed to delight everyone. They include Pinocchio, an innocent kid who believes anything; three irrepressible urchins, Zip, Petey, and Dew "Duh"; the Fox and Cat, a comical pair of con artists; and the Blue Fairy, a grandmotherly type who keeps coughing whenever she emerges from a puff of smoke. Easy sets, easy to tour.

  Pinocchio

Classic by Sam Kuglen

48 pages

2 m, 2 w, 11 flexible


This stage adaptation closely follows the original story by Carlo Collodi. Pinocchio is a mischievous puppet who is trying to become a real boy. Once he is carved by Gepetto, his adventures begin. Along the way he almost meets his doom at a puppet show, is waylaid by an evil Cat and Fox, sidetracked by Lampwick who takes him to The Island of the Toys, and is swallowed by a huge whale, where he is reunited with Gepetto. After saving Gepetto, the Blue Fairy helps Pinocchio attain his dream of becoming a real boy. Perfect for touring.

  Plays For Teen Actors - Vol I

Resource by Elaine Taylor, O.P.

52 pages

mostly flexible in gender to include as many students as possible


Enjoy these three short plays in your middle school or junior high classroom. All three plays have roles which are mostly flexible in gender to include as many students as possible. The plays have interesting plots, easy settings, and short, easy-to-learn lines. Your student actors will have fun developing and portraying the varied characters. Young actors will enjoy performing them for their classmates and parents, too! Plays include:

 

"The State vs. Wolf" - 7 m, 5 w and jury. The tri...

  Wishes

Fantasy by Craig Sodaro

51 pages

Flexible cast, approx. 9 m, 13 w


By a quirky twist of fate, high school student Mary Jo Swanson and her younger brother and sister are given three wishes by a genie trapped in a bottle that's just been stolen from the art museum. They soon learn you have to be careful what you wish, for it may come true! Their first wish brings a hot music star right into their living room, but he's so dazed he can only croak a song. Their second wish plunks Mary Jo's sweetheart into the throes of deepest puppy love and he turns into an incredible pest. Those two, along with a wild assortment of crazy charac...

  Picture This!

Resource by Michael Boston

36 pages

Nine Short Scenes of Emotion for Elementary Students


These scenes for elementary school-aged children deal with the emotions we feel. Each scene concentrates on a specific emotion: sad, frustrated, frightened, happy, angry, excited, cool and jealous. Designed for students of all learning levels, including those who have not yet learned to read and English-language learners. The dialogue is structured with patterns, repetition and rhythms to allow for easy memorization. A modest royalty is due if performed on stage, but it is royalty free if used in the classroom.

  Princess and the Pea

Classic by Vern Adix

51 pages

6 m, 6 w, 1 flexible


This beloved tale from Hans Christian Andersen gets an original spin when set in the kingdom of Pilsenferfer! The King and Queen think it’s high time their son Prince Albert found a bride and settled down. But shy Albert can’t stop collecting butterflies for his conservatory long enough to find and woo a royal maiden. And really, who needs to go to all that trouble when the lovely Anne, one of the Queen’s maids, shares his passion for butterflies AND sews the buttons on his coat. If only she were from royal linage like the other candidates, including the food...

  Queen Sheena, All Bow

Comedy by Milo J Oz

26 pages

Approx. 3 m, 3 w.


Help! please. How do you teach civility when Miss Manners and Mary Poppins aren’t around? For three professional bedroom monsters, the assignment to change young Sheena is business as usual – almost. This case has a lot riding on it. If not successful, Fredrick will be forced to retire, nervous Igor will fail, and Petra will be partnered with a monster she dislikes. Never before has the future of this hairy team rested in the palm of a little, spoiled, rude girl – and all under the inquiring eye and note-taking hand of another monster, a snooping New Orc Time...

  Sleeping Beauty

Classic by Richard Davis Jr

29 pages

3 m, 5 w


Two good but somewhat ditzy fairy sprites, Flora and Fauna, are having a delightful time at a gathering for the royals' new baby, Princess Aurora, when - you guessed it - the evil fairy Maleficent crashes the party! Irritated at not being invited, as well as for generally evil principles, Maleficent places a curse on the beautiful child: when Aurora turns 16, she will cut her finger on a spinning wheel and the whole kingdom will fall asleep, never to awaken. Later, Prince Charming breaks the curse by kissing the lovely Princess awake in spite of warnings from...