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...
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.
4 m, 2 w
Lord Bellinger and the Right Honorable Trelawney Hope, Secretary for European Affairs, visit Sherlock Holmes at 221B Baker street to have him find a missing document, which, if published, could lead to war. It had been kept in a dispatch box at the Secretary's home. Holmes suggests to Watson three possible individuals, any one of whom could have stolen the document to use for bribery. One of them, Lucas, is found murdered at his home, which Holmes visits with Inspector Lestrade. They find that the bloodstain on the carpet is not in the same position as the on...
4 m, 2 w
An inventive and hilarious retelling of the famed fairy tale that features the bickering Grimm Brothers, who narrate the story of a talking cat who helps her downtrodden master become a noble lord by using his wits and resources. With its lively music, witty lyrics and quick-paced script, this play is both entertaining and educational, as the audience helps the Grimms decide upon the morals and merit of an unusual tale. Some songs include “Once Upon a Time,” “Alas, Alack,” ”Keep Your Wits About You,” “What You Do To My Eyes,” “Okra, The Ogre,” and “The Great ...
14 m, 10 w, plus ensemble; much doubling possible
Here is the story of Orville and Wilbur Wright’s quest to do what no one had ever done before: build and fly a heavier-than-air machine. We follow them as they grow up, open a bike shop, design and build gliders, and finally reach their goal in their historic powered flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. They argue and reconcile, alternately ignoring and bothering each other, and ultimately share in the triumph of their flight. For easier casting, four actors fill the roles of Wilbur and Orville, two as youngsters, and two as young adults. The Wright Brothers...
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.")