Many of our musicals have fully orchestrated rehearsal and performance CDs. This means the first half of the CD has vocals so actors can learn the music and the second half of the CD has just instrumental tracks which you can play during your production.
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, ...
With doubling: 7 m, 12 w, 2 flexible. Many extras including children
Lewis Carroll, the author of "Alice in Wonderland," has been contracted by a theatrical producer, Sir Henry Irving, to adapt his book into a stage play. Carroll, multi-talented but totally disorganized, has put off the writing of the play until the day before it is due. To help him create it, he gets Alice Liddell and her friends and family to improvise all the delightful characters. Even his staid housekeeper, a local handyman and two of Carroll's university students end up playing the roles of the Queen of Hearts, the Caterpillar, and the March Hare and Dor...
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...
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...
5 m, 3 w
Here is the timeless story of how a young maiden named Beauty bravely lives in the castle of a frightening Beast, and how her gradual love for him breaks the curse he is under, turning him back into a prince. All the favorite characters are here, including a likable prince, a kind, fair person even when he is a furry beast; Beauty, a beautiful young maiden who lives up to her name in spirit and self-reliance; and a wizard who wonders why the audience doesn't delight in his evilness. Other characters include Beauty's blustery and somewhat silly father, Otto Vo...
4 m, 4 w, 1 boy, 1 girl + villagers 1 exterior
The people in the Apple Kingdom live on apples: apple soup, apple salad and, of course, apple pies. Jonathan and Blossom are two fun-loving but not so innocent twins and on their birthday they play a trick on the townspeople that backfires. They say that an "Applephoon" is coming that will destroy all of the apples in the kingdom's orchards. The villagers, all being selfish, immediately run to the orchards and begin picking all the apples and carrying them home by the buckets full. After all the apples are picked, the villagers find that they are stricken wit...
Approx. 11 characters + townspeople
Here’s a rousing musical defense of the wolf, presented in English Panto style. Panto employs hybridized fairy tales, puns, cross-dressed characters, big-head characters, magical transformations and silliness to the max. With plot aspects from “The Three Little Pigs,” “Red Riding Hood,” “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” and even “Frankenstein,” the pigs are shown to be the real culprits. They're clever media manipulators with strictly their own swinish interests at heart. The two-member orchestra also becomes a hilarious part of the performance as they interact with ...
Flexible cast of 12, extras
A mini-musical (45 minutes) version of the fairy tale about the tailor who, when he can't pay his taxes, promotes his daughter as being able to weave straw into gold. Luckily, a funny little man named Rumpelstiltskin gets her out of that fix and into another when she must guess his funny, not-so-little name. Perfect for children but sophisticated enough to be enjoyed by adults. The various scenes may be played before a series of simple flats connected to form a giant story book.
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. ...
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...
3 m, 7 w, 3 flex, extras
Enter the enchanted forest where Little Red Riding Hood is gathering flowers before going to Grandmother's. Jack-o, a scared crow, tries to get the kids in the audience to warn Red that a wolf is stalking her, but Red's not afraid. Any wolf who calls her Noodle Rat Rotten Hat because of a speech problem - why, he's nothing but a big, sweet doggie! Soon Little Red meets others, including a demanding Goldilocks, brave Hansel and Gretel, and bevy of bears on holiday. But they've all gotten lost and a mean witch is threatening them. Can they outsmart the witch an...
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...
7 speaking parts, extras
The adventures of the resourceful Rat, trusty Mole, gruff Badger, and the ever frivolous Toad from the popular story, "The Wind in the Willows," are brought to stage in this entertaining, hour-long musical. Rich Mr. Toad steals a car and ends up in jail. The story's villains, the Weasels and Foxes, take over Toad's estate in his absence. Badger, Rat, and Mole come to the rescue, conquer the Weasels, and save Toad Hall from ruin. Beautiful, melodic music makes this program unforgettable. Ideal for community theatres. (Song sample: "Rat and Mole Duet.")
6 m, 10 w, 2 flexible
Sixteen students have been invited to a week-long audition for a summer production at the Professional Actors School of Theatre and they are vying for the top eight leads. Working under the take-no-prisoners stage manager, we see the students in private moments of triumph and disaster as they learn lines, songs and dance routines. Penny misses her deceased father who used to encourage her so much; Jake is frantic because his assigned reading requires him to cry; and Melanie may have to go back home to help with the family finances. The exuberance and determin...
The pirates are stealing everything and the town council is helpless until the Sutton children, acting as spies, find out where the goods are being hidden. Ten rousing, original songs plus lots of opportunity for fun as colonial townspeople, pirates, serving maids, sea men, and militiamen, roles unique to this colorful period of American history. Performance time is 60 minutes. (Sorry, due to the size of music files, this play is not available to download electronically at this time.)