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On the Wings of a Mariposa

On the Wings of a Mariposa
Barbara Joosse

Productions (5)
  • Play with music
  • 60 - 70 minutes
  • 4 W, 1 M, 5 Any (9-13 actors possible: 4-13 W, 0-6 M)

Based on Barbara Joosse’s beloved children book, On the Wings of a Mariposa is a story about one girl’s quest to keep her abuelita’s memory alive set during the beautiful annual monarch butterfly migration. Read more

Pirates!

Pirates!
Joshua Mikel

Productions (62)
  • Comedy
  • 45 - 60 minutes
  • 8 W, 7 M, 8 Any (8-23 actors possible: 3-15 W, 3-15 M)

A friendly game of pirates becomes all too real when overzealous Theodore accidentally falls into a giant sinkhole and wakes up to find himself amongst real high sea swashbucklers. Read more

Bedtime Stories (As Told by Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up)

Bedtime Stories (As Told by Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up)
Ed Monk

Productions (670)
  • Comedy
  • 45 - 65 minutes
  • 6 W, 4 M, 16 Any (12-31 actors possible: 6-27 W, 4-25 M)

It's Dad's turn to tell his three rambunctious kids their bedtime stories, but when he gets fuzzy on the details, the classics get creative… Read more

Peter/Wendy

Peter/Wendy
Jeremy Bloom

Productions (433)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 65 - 75 minutes
  • 3 W, 2 M, 2 Any (7-30 actors possible: 3-30 W, 2-30 M)

A low-tech, inventive adaptation that pays homage to the darker themes of J. M. Barrie's original, Peter/Wendy will mesmerize audiences of all ages. Read more

Container of Sharks!

Container of Sharks!
Don Zolidis

Productions (11)
  • Comedy
  • 30 - 40 minutes
  • 19 Any (19-24 actors possible)

Welcome to Container of Sharks, a TV show where entrepreneurs put their ideas to the test in the hopes of winning start-up money from a panel of billionaire investors and one actual shark. Read more

Goldilocks on Trial

Goldilocks on Trial
Ed Monk

Productions (721)
  • Comedy
  • 45 - 55 minutes
  • 3 W, 4 M, 17 Any (12-24 actors possible: 3-22 W, 2-21 M)

Goldilocks is on trial for breaking and entering. Will she be found guilty and sent to prison, or will the truth come out? Read more

Brief Interviews with Internet Cats

Brief Interviews with Internet Cats
Patrick Greene

Productions (134)
  • Comedy
  • 25 - 45 minutes
  • 9 W, 7 M, 6 Any (8-30 actors possible: 1-30 W, 1-30 M)

Celebrity interviewer Ian McWorthy has a dream line-up for tonight's episode of the World Wide Window: a veritable litterful of felines whose internet antics have catapulted them to fame. Read more

Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt

Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt
Allison Gregory

Productions (34)
  • Comedy
  • 55 - 65 minutes
  • 3 W, 4 M,  (7-18 actors possible: 3-14 W, 4-15 M)

When the Moody family takes a weekend trip to "Artichoke" Island, third-grader Judy and her little brother Stink don't know what to expect. But what they find is a pirate, and he sends them on a treasure hunt, racing against rivals Tall Boy and Smart Girl! Read more

Miss Electricity

Miss Electricity
Kathryn Walat

Productions (117)
  • Comedy for young audiences
  • 40 - 50 minutes
  • 2 W, 2 M,  (4-8 actors possible: 2-6 W, 2-4 M)

Ten-year-old Violet is determined to show the world, not to mention the cool kids at school, just how special she is. With the help of her assistant Freddy, she sets out to break a world record, but becomes accidentally extraordinary when she's struck by lightning -- twice -- and gains control over all things electric. Under the name Miss Electricity, Violet zaps her way through circuits, bullies, and tests, but could lose everything when the power goes to her head. Read more

Bestest Bedtime Stories (As Told by Our Grandpa) (He's Silly)

Bestest Bedtime Stories (As Told by Our Grandpa) (He's Silly)
Ed Monk

Productions (103)
  • Comedy
  • 45 - 65 minutes
  • 7 W, 6 M, 7 Any (13-31 actors possible: 7-25 W, 6-24 M)

Grandpa's a little out of practice when it comes to babysitting, but if he's ever going to get his bouncy grandkids to go to sleep, he's got to remember some bedtime stories fast. Or at least something pretty close to them. Read more

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Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland
Jason Pizzarello

Productions (453)
  • Drama/Comedy
  • 30 - 40 minutes
  • 9 W, 9 M, 12 Any (11-38 actors possible: 5-32 W, 6-33 M)

After Alice tumbles down a mysterious rabbit hole, she finds herself in a strange land where everyone is raving mad. With the help of a Cheshire Cat, an astute Caterpillar, and a righteous Humpty Dumpty, Alice must find her way home and discover who she really is. Read more

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by John Glore, based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
John Glore

Productions (273)
  • Comedy with music
  • 55 - 65 minutes
  • 3 W, 4 M,  (7-30 actors possible: 3-14 W, 4-18 M)

Though the characters may be familiar, each of your favorite storybook fables is uproariously derailed in this adaptation of Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith's quintessential children's book of fractured fairy tales... Read more

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs!

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!
Robert Kauzlaric

Productions (118)
  • Musical Comedy
  • 50 - 60 minutes
  • 4 W, 1 M, 6 Any (5-11 actors possible: 4-7 W, 1-7 M)

There are two sides to every story, and when the Big, Bad Wolf takes the stand in Piggsylvania's Trial of the Century, he finally gets his say. But whether he'll get a fair trial in a corrupt piggy court is anyone's guess. Read more

"Miss Nelson is Missing" adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher

Miss Nelson is Missing!
Jeffrey Hatcher

Productions (524)
  • Comedy
  • 60 - 75 minutes
  • 4 W, 6 M, 

Miss Nelson can't control her crazy classroom because she's just too nice. But when she disappears, her replacement is the hard-as-nails, detention-loving, recess-canceling, homework-overloading substitute teacher Viola Swamp... Read more

"Anne of Green Gables" adapted by Peter DeLaurier

Anne of Green Gables
Peter DeLaurier

Productions (165)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 120 - 130 minutes
  • 8 W, 3 M,  (11-13 actors possible: 8-10 W, exactly 3 M)

When aging brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert send to the orphanage in Nova Scotia for a boy to help them on the farm, they get more than they bargain for... Read more

"The Wind in the Willows" adapted by T. James Belich

The Wind in the Willows
T. James Belich

Productions (69)
  • Theater for young audiences
  • 70 - 80 minutes
  • 2 W, 1 M, 18 Any (14-30 actors possible: 0-29 W, 0-28 M)

What begins as a peaceful summer on the River is soon disrupted by Toad and his obsession with motorcars. After crashing several cars, he then steals one and lands himself in jail. Will Toad escape from jail and regain Toad Hall? Will he learn a lesson about his boastful and impetuous ways? A spirited adaptation of a timeless classic. Read more

The Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit
Elise Kauzlaric

Productions (73)
  • Children's drama
  • 45 - 50 minutes
  • 2 W, 3 M,  (5-10 actors possible: 1-7 W, 3-9 M)

Adapted from the classic story by Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit tells the story of the unconditional love between a boy and his toy bunny and how that love makes the rabbit real. Read more

"Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook" by Allison Gregory. Based on the books by Barbara Park

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook
Allison Gregory

Productions (248)
  • Comedy
  • 55 - 65 minutes
  • 4 W, 3 M,  (7-20 actors possible: 4-12 W, 3-12 M)

Something terrible happened to Junie B. Jones at school today! Someone stole her new furry mittens! So when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Read more

Peter Pan and Wendy

Peter Pan and Wendy
Doug Rand

Productions (525)
  • Comedy/Adventure
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 7 W, 6 M, 13 Any (16-40 actors possible: 2-20 W, 3-20 M)

Rediscover the loopy fun and the darker corners of J.M. Barrie's original novel with this faithful, fast-moving, and easy-to-stage adaptation. Read more

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book
Monica Flory

Productions (296)
  • Adventure comedy/drama
  • 60 - 75 minutes
  • 5 W, 4 M, 10 Any (12-22 actors possible: 0-22 W, 0-22 M)

In this action-packed adaptation of the classic adventure story, precocious Mowgli grows up believing he's as fierce a wolf as any of the members of his pack. When he learns he is actually a human, he must discover how to reconcile these very different identities, and decide whether to remain with the pack, or return to the human world from which he was born. Read more

The Little Princess

The Little Princess
Cynthia Mercati

Productions (51)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 20 W, 4 M, 1 Any (12-31 actors possible: 8-23 W, 4-8 M)

In this heartfelt, faithful adaptation of the beloved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, one girl's goodwill and courage show what being a princess truly means. Read more

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz
Erin Detrick

Productions (294)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 45 - 60 minutes
  • 11 W, 5 M, 5 Any (12-44 actors possible: 4-40 W, 4-40 M)

When Dorothy drops into the Land of Oz, only one thing is certain: she's got to find a way back to Kansas. A funny and fast-paced journey down the yellow brick road ensues, as Dorothy and her new friends travel to the fabled Emerald City to meet the Great Oz. Read more

"A Wicked Christmas Carol" by Bobby Keniston

A Wicked Christmas Carol
Bobby Keniston

Productions (33)
  • Holiday
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 14 W, 10 M, 7 Any (10-40 actors possible: 7-37 W, 3-33 M)

The Wicked Witch of the West wasn't always that way, and when a ghostly figure whisks her away on a journey through her past, present, and future, she may find a second chance on Christmas Eve. Read more

"Unbreakable Timmy Cratchit" by Tyler Dwiggins and Kathryn Funkhouser

Unbreakable Timmy Cratchit
Tyler Dwiggins

Productions (34)
  • Comedy
  • 30 - 35 minutes
  • 14 W, 9 M, 23 Any (9-40 actors possible: 0-40 W, 0-40 M)

There are people who are excited about Christmas, and then there's Tiny Tim Cratchit - he's never met a seasonal sweater he didn't love... Read more

"A Seussified Christmas Carol" by Peter Bloedel

A Seussified Christmas Carol (full-length)
Peter Bloedel

Productions (288)
  • Comedy
  • 65 - 85 minutes
  • 6 W, 11 M, 22 Any (11-39 actors possible: 5-28 W, 6-33 M)

A whimsical reinvention of Dickens' most beloved Christmas story in wacky rhymed couplets. With zoot fruited juices and binka bird geese, from Bed-Headed Fred to Timmy Loo Hoo, this tale of glorious holiday cheer is similar to something Dr. Seuss might have come up with -- if he ever had his way with the story... Read more

"Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!" by Allison Gregory

Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!
Allison Gregory

Productions (285)
  • Holiday Comedy
  • 85 - 90 minutes
  • 4 W, 6 M, 1 Any (11 actors possible: 4-5 W, 6-7 M)

Junie B. Jones, First-Grader, is super-excited about the upcoming Holiday Sing-Along and Secret Santa gift exchange at her school. Too bad tattletale May keeps ruining all of Junie B.'s fun... Read more

"The Gift of the Magi (full-length version)" by Jon Jory

The Gift of the Magi (full-length version)
Jon Jory

Productions (23)
  • Christmas comedy
  • 75 - 95 minutes
  • 5 W, 4 M, 2 Any (9-15 actors possible: 5-9 W, 3-7 M)

When a strange twist of fate leads a young couple to find the perfect gifts for one another at an unexpected cost, Jim and Della learn the true meaning of the holiday. Classic Christmas carols punctuate this sweet and joyful retelling of the O. Henry story. Read more

Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story

Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story
Jerry R. Montoya

Productions (37)
  • Drama
  • 60 - 70 minutes
  • 3 W, 5 M,  (8-12 actors possible: 0-8 W, 0-8 M)

An inspired adaptation of the holiday classic, reimagined through highly theatrical storytelling. Actors whimsically transform from narrators into characters, and beloved carols are sung to alternately joyful and sinister effect, giving this familiar Christmas story a fresh and energetic feel. Read more

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus
Jamie Gorski

Productions (125)
  • Drama/Comedy
  • 50 - 60 minutes
  • 7 W, 3 M, 7 Any (14-17 actors possible: 7-14 W, 3-10 M)

Two compelling stories come together in this heartwarming play inspired by the famous editorial Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. Read more

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol
Ed Monk

Productions (145)
  • Drama
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 7 W, 9 M, 9 Any (20-36 actors possible: 8-21 W, 6-20 M)

A lean, entertaining, and faithful adaptation of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Read more

Santa Claus Might Not be Coming to Town

Santa Claus Might Not be Coming to Town
Don Zolidis

Productions (8)
  • One act
  • 35 - 45 minutes
  • 20 Any (16-24 actors possible)

Dipsy the Elf is fed up with the way Santa’s Workshop is run. And she’s not the only one—tired of an increasingly long Christmas season and the demand for more complicated toys, Santa Claus leaves the North Pole, escaping to a glacier with a legion of penguins who worship him. Now, it’s up to Dipsy and her misfit friends to find Santa and teach him the true meaning of Christmas: good working conditions for all. Read more

"This Is Modern Art" by Kevin Coval and Idris Goodwin

This Is Modern Art
Kevin Coval

Productions (12)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 85 - 100 minutes
  • 2 W, 4 M, 

Graffiti crews are willing to risk anything for their art. Though people call them vandals, criminals, and even creative terrorists, they're determined to make their voices heard and alter the way people view the world. So when a young graffiti artist named Seven comes up with an big, audacious idea to shake up the Chicago art scene, his crew is all in. Read more

"And in this Corner: Cassius Clay" by Idris Goodwin

And in This Corner: Cassius Clay
Idris Goodwin

Productions (16)
  • Drama
  • 60 - 80 minutes
  • 2 W, 7 M, 

At the sound of the bell, young Cassius Clay Jr. takes his first step into the ring and starts becoming the man the world would know as Muhammad Ali... Read more

"Wilde Tales" by Jeremy Bloom

Wilde Tales
Jeremy Bloom

Productions (16)
  • Adaptation
  • 70 - 90 minutes
  • 8 Any (8-40 actors possible: 0-40 W, 0-40 M)

Five stories of love and loss from Wilde's collection of stories for young people, The Happy Prince and Other Tales, are woven together with Wilde's later verse and clever puppetry in this innovative theatrical vision... Read more

"A Simpler Time" by Various Authors

A Simpler Time
Jonathan Dorf

Productions (122)
  • Comedy
  • 110 - 130 minutes
  • 8 W, 8 M, 14 Any (16-55 actors possible: 8-47 W, 8-47 M)

When you find yourself fighting with your friends on the night before the Constitution is due, listening in at a telephone switchboard in the 1940s, trying to avoid the more gruesome aspects of medieval times, or exploring a mysterious possible future, only one thing is certain: there's humor in human nature... Read more

"Kafka's Metamorphosis" by Steve Moulds

Kafka's Metamorphosis
Steve Moulds

Productions (15)
  • Drama
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 13 Any (11-20 actors possible: 11-20 W, 11-20 M)

Gregor Samsa awakes from horrible dreams to find himself transformed into a colossal vermin. So begins Franz Kafka's most celebrated work--and this play that takes us inside Gregor's head to reveal the existential dread smoldering there. Read more

"45 Plays For 45 Presidents" by Various

45 Plays For 45 Presidents
Andy Bayiates

Productions (154)
  • Comedy/drama/experimental/political/historic
  • 105 - 115 minutes
  • 5 Any (5-158 actors possible: 0-158 W, 0-158 M)

45 Plays for 45 Presidents is exactly what it sounds like, but every turn it takes is entirely unexpected. In each of these espresso shots of American history, a member of the flexible ensemble dons the star-spangled coat of the presidency and the group explores a surprising aspect of that administration. Read more

"Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily" by Katie Forgette

Sherlock Holmes and The Case of the Jersey Lily
Katie Forgette

Productions (97)
  • Mystery/Comedy
  • 115 - 130 minutes
  • 2 W, 5 M,  (7-11 actors possible: 2-3 W, 5-8 M)

The wit of Oscar Wilde meets the cunning of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle when Wilde brings his dear friend, Lillie Langtry, to Baker Street. Someone has stolen the highly intimate letters Lillie exchanged with the Prince of Wales... Read more

Katrina: The Girl Who Wanted Her Name Back

Katrina: The Girl Who Wanted Her Name Back
Jason Tremblay

Productions (6)
  • Drama
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 3 W, 4 M, 4 Any (10-20 actors possible: 3-10 W, 4-10 M)

This exuberant, poetic new work featuring a live jazz band follows Katrina, a young girl from New Orleans forced to face the powerful hurricane that shares her name. Separated from her beloved father during the storm, Katrina must journey to safety with only ghosts, sweet N'awlins music, and her own bravery as companions. Read more

Zoodate

Zoodate
Don Zolidis

Productions (2)
  • Comedy
  • 50 - 60 minutes
  • 17 W, 12 M, 1 Any (5-30 actors possible)

Dating is wild, especially if you’re a praying mantis and your date might bite your head off. Luckily there’s Zoodate, the first-ever dating app for animals. Zoodate: When animal instincts just aren’t enough. Not responsible for terrible dates with bad animals. Read more

From The Mouths of Monsters

From the Mouths of Monsters
Idris Goodwin

Productions (5)
  • Drama
  • 65 - 70 minutes
  • 1 W, 1 Any (2-10 actors possible: 1-4 W, 0-3 M)

An imaginative slam-poetry fable inspired by Frankenstein. Teenage poet Michelle is used to fading into the background. Performing at a poetry slam feels impossible until she is offered a mask with the power to remove the wearer’s doubts. But when the mask proves to have other strange powers, Michelle must dig deeper to find her true voice. Read more