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  In the Middle

Musical Youth by Madeline Rossettini

36 pages

Large, flexible cast (approx. 17 boys and 19 girls)


If you want to know what really goes on in middle school, join these students as they perform insightful songs highlighting their monologues and scenes. "Doing the Tag" introduces friendships and rivalries, "Hanging in the Hallway" finds a girl longing for the boy of her dreams to notice her, and "I'm Hot/I'm Not" shows us all about popularity. "America" tells the troubles facing a foreign-born student, while "Cambiata" deals with the challenge of the unchanged male voice in chorus class. "Hormonal Blues" finds a boy in the throes of first love with a girl he...

  Elephans

Musical by Goode And Fingerhut

35 pages

Cast of up to 28 mixed gender roles Open


On the lonely planet Eleph, where language was never invented, the mango-loving Elephans learn to communicate without words. The friendly (and not-so-friendly) aliens share their story in song with the help of the local children of Earth. A delightful score of 6 songs, including "I Am Only Me," and "Do You Know What It Means To Be Lonesome?" help to carry the message of the play: tolerance, understanding and listening. Very few roles, if any, are gender specific. The opportunities for creative costumes and sets are also present. Roles can also be expanded or ...

  Extra! Extra!

Musical by Steve Cooper

49 pages

Large, flexible cast (minimum 5 m, 5 w)


Extra! Extra! Sing all about it in this witty, fast-paced musical revue that examines every human foible, failure, fact, fiction, and fascination that's fit to print. The setting is a busy newsstand/coffee shop run by Joe, the old, wizened proprieter. He is assisted by a Kid who is young and idealistic about life. As the two of them purvey papers to their many customers, every section of the paper -- the want ads, horoscopes, obits, advice columns, weather, and crossword puzzles, are spoofed, spotlighted and celebrated in song. Your theatre will really make h...

  Little Princess (Musical)

Musical by Catherine Mcdonald Adam Morris

88 pages

9 m, 15 w, and numerous extras, doubling possible


Set in an all-female boarding school in Victorian London, young Sara Crewe loses all her money and place in society when her father dies. Forced by the merciless headmistress to work in slave-like conditions in the school she once attended, Sara dreams of a better life. She uses her vivid imagination to deal with her adversity and even bring happiness to those around her. She encounters all sorts of characters, from the school bully and her cronies, to the nervous servant girl, to the mysterious old gentleman who moves in next door... The songs have been writ...

  Wolfmania!

Comedy Musical by Tim Kelly Larry Nestor

62 pages

Flexible cast of 20. (Approximately 7 m, 13 w, plus extras.)


Teenager Jane Hastings inherits remote and creepy Wolfbane Abbey, a combination school and clinic for students who have trouble “adjusting.” No wonder — they’re werewolves! The doctor who runs the Abbey decides Jane must be driven out of her mind so he can be trustee. This isn’t as easy as it sounds — even though the place is filled with more horrors than a wax museum. With two friends, Jane does her best to sort out the Abbey’s problem and “curse.” The characters include the bewildered police, a werewolf hunter, weird students, a gypsy who spends most of her...

  George M. Cohan & Co.

Musical by Chip Deffaa

63 pages

2 men, optional extras


Vibrant and rich with song and dance, this musical tells the life story of the master American showman, George M. Cohan. The framework for the story is an interview between an older Cohan and a persistent young college man named Walter Kerr who wants to write a play about Cohan. In 1937-38, Cohan enjoyed a tremendous success on Broadway, capping a spectacular 50-year career as an entertainer, songwriter, and playwright. Cohan had a good hunch about the admiring young man who would grow up to become a Pulitzer Prize-winning theater critic. Cohan regales Kerr, ...

  First In Line (Musical)

Musical by Robert Frankel Scott Keys

74 pages

Flexible cast of 20 (minimum with doubling, 5 m, 5 w)


Remember your first day of school, your first date, your first zit? Doesn't it make you want to...sing out loud! By popular demand, Rob Frankel's play "First in Line" is now a rousing musical revue! This collection of songs and scenes ranges from the hilarious to the heartwarming to the downright humilating. From the upbeat opening number, "Break New Ground," to the poignantly tender song, "How Do I Go On?" the score is varied and tuneful. Other numbers include "Friendly Skies," which has the agonizing beat of a first airplane trip; "Having a Crush," which ex...

  Hoop! The Basketball Musical

Musical Theatre by Richard and Martha Chiarappa

76 pages

approx. 14 m, 18 w, many extras


This fast-moving musical is about high school sports and performing arts - and students growing up. At Kingswood High life couldn’t be any more exciting – the basketball team has just qualified for the championship playoff and the winter dance is this weekend. But not everyone is happy. Parker, the high-scoring team member, may be out of the game and on probation if he doesn’t improve his grades immediately, and Michael must choose between playing in the upcoming big game or playing the piano in an important competition. Stephanie also has a choice: to attend...

  Cinderabbit

Musical Theatre Youth by C. Michael Perry Mimi Bean

45 pages

8 m, 8 w, numerous flexible roles


A wonderful musical adapted from the classic Cinderella story with animal characters. Prince Richard--the Rabbit-Hearted and Princess Tabitha of the Blue Mountain Grove are the center of this adaptation. It seems that when the Grove burned down years ago, Tabitha's parents left her on the doorsteps of the Bugmerks, a family of toads on the edge of a swamp. Life is only bearable for her by her close friend and confidant, Mercedes, a mouse. When the night of the ball comes, the Bugmerks leave poor Cinderabbit behind. And who appears? Gracie--Cinderabbit's Jewis...

  Just So Stories

Musical by Stephenson and Tucker

61 pages

Widely flexible cast (14 or more)


Rudyard Kipling's dramatic and entertaining stories about how the Camel got his hump, how the Elephant got his nose, how the Whale got his spout, and other richly woven tales come to life in this engaging musical. Mr. and Mrs. Kipling and their two bubbly yet unpretentious daughters serve as narrators. The story weaves from animal tales to the final human one, how Man--or in this case an enterprising young girl!--wrote the first letter. Especially engaging is the two-person whale which is a great theatrical device. The show opens with the song, "When the Worl...

  President's New Clothes

Musical by Stephen Murray

45 pages

4 m, 12 w, 5 flexible, chorus


President William Lee is too busy with international politics to worry about whether his striped tie clashes with his plaid pants and argyle socks. His devoted wife is understanding but the media sure take a stab at his wardrobe. So do his election opponent, Horace Grinchley, and Horace's overly-ambitious campaign manager, Myrna Snerd. The two get several people to pose as wardrobe consultants to strip President Lee down to his "bare" essentials, and have him deliver a nationally televised debate in a suit only visible to loyal constituents. Add to the campai...

  Tooth Fairy's Daughter

Comedy Musical by Elliott B Baker

76 pages

15-24+ actors, extras


Eighteen-year-old Katie has a problem: she's a tooth fairy who wants to be a DJ. While out exploring the human world, Katie meets Max, a young man who loves everything about flight. Their growing friendship is short-lived, however, after a centennial celebration of all fairies and troublesome trolls. As a reward for keeping a promise, the trolls demand that Katie become their drudge, or servant, until the next centennial, one hundred years away. Max and several other fairies try to rescue Katie and discover a key piece of information that changes everything. ...

  Adventures With Pinocchio

Musical Theatre Youth by Billings and Frazier

45 pages

11 principal roles, numerous supporting. Doubling possible.


Magic, morals and music highlight Pinocchio's many adventures in this hour-long show. When Geppetto carves a wooden puppet which magically springs to life, the old toy maker is thrilled by the prospect of having a real son. But the innocent Pinocchio needs to learn so many thing, and he learns them all the hard way! First he meets Sly Fox, who steals his coins then the greedy carnival master Calzoni, who tries to keep him a prisoner. He escapes only to encounter the thieving Rachel Weasely, followed by the evil witch Consuella on Party Island where playful ch...

  H.M.S. Pinafore

Musical by R Eugene Jackson David Blackburn

41 pages

5 m, 3 w, choruses


This lighthearted comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan has enjoyed great audience appeal since it opened in 1878. This version, with its subtle cuts in the libretto and tasteful song selection, features more simplified harmony for the chorus and in some cases easier keys for teen singers. At a trim 90 minutes, it's a perfect length for today's audiences. The story is as familiar as ever: Old Admiral Sir Joseph Porter plans to marry the much younger Josephine with the consent of her father, Captain Corcoran. But Josephine is in love with Ralph, a common seaman,...

  Rumpelstiltskin - A Medieval Musical Fairy Tale

Comedy Musical by Mimi Bean C. Michael Perry

60 pages

3 m, 3 w, 3 flexible, and chorus


"Rumpelstiltskin, A Medieval Musical Fairy Tale" takes place during a May Festival, somewhere centuries ago. two traveling minstrels visit a small community where, with the help of the townspeople, they stage a production of the strange tale of a small man who steals children and sells them -- Rumpelstiltskin. It just so happens that they cast a real evil magician in the title role. Music, romance and magic weave together as the townspeople unite to outwit the man who sells children, both in the imaginary tale and in real life. We invite you to join with us a...