Play Choices

Here are some other play ideas. Please read through them, then vote at the bottom of the page. Some include preview scripts, some include full scripts. (They cannot be printed) Please make sure to look at feasibility -- costumes, sets, characters, etc. 

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Crumpled Classics

With first year teacher Ms. Collins out sick, a quirky cadre of students take it upon themselves to pull together the school’s annual “Classics on Parade,” acting out famous stories that they studied in their literature class. The students, however, decide to make the stories relevant to today’s audiences, with hilarious results! The authors are surely rolling over in their graves and Ms. Collins is terrified of losing her job, especially when the principal calls the superintendent in the middle of the show! You’ll love the hysterics of these plays-within-a-play. Romeo and Juliet set in a fast food place! Frankie Stein trying to assemble the perfect prom date!

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Miss Rodgers's Thoughts: After reading some scenes, I'm not feeling it. Feels flat. Not funny. And it talks about a student teacher --- not a substitute. I was so looking forward to liking this... and I just didn't. :( You can read it for yourself. If I missed it, let me know. I just didn't get excited about it. Seemed boring to me. Little kids won't get it. We'd lose our elementary audience. 


Villain School

Everyone loves a good villain, and in Villain School, your entire cast gets the fun of playing the bad guy... or girl! The Villains’ Institute for Learning Evil (V.I.L.E.) is where all the famous storybook villains go to learn their wicked ways. Like any school, V.I.L.E. has its own social groups: The Monsters, who are always hungry and love to scare people; the Witches, who make a mean brew; the Convicts, who are expert thieves and con-artists; and the Misfits, who just don’t fit in. There are also the Evil Geniuses, who rule the school and are at the top of the food chain. But everything is turned upside down when the smart and talented new student, Frank Stein, shows up and challenges the status quo. Things get even worse when he falls head over heels in love... because love is strictly forbidden at Villain School. That’s why Heidi Jekyll, the object of Frank’s desire, wants nothing to do with him. That is, until the potion she concocts for the science fair goes awry, transforming her into a sugary sweet princess. Faced with potential expulsion and certain embarrassment, will the forces of evil ultimately tear them apart, or will true love prevail? 

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Miss Rodgers's Thoughts: I think this would be a blast. Fun characters, still based on high school. However this will require a lot more of our stage crew (but remember, you have more help this year) This is by the same author as Dorothy in Wonderland. Reminds me of Harry Potter a little -- cliques and Houses and teams. Costumes could be interesting too! Seems like it would appeal to all ages. 

Sleeping Beauty and the Beast


Looking for big laughs and big adventure in a kingdom far, far away? Then look no further than the hysterically astounding best-selling play, Sleeping Beauty and the Beast. Both timely and timeless, this easy-to-stage comedy follows the valiant quest of the bumbling but good-hearted Prince Charmless as he attempts with all his might to save Princess Rose from the Wicked Faerie and her sleep-induced curse. Along the way, Prince Charmless meets and befriends an adventurous Puss ‘N’ Boots, a snarling Snow White, the helpful Headless Horseman and a very lonely Beast. In the ever-entertaining tradition of the Broadway musical, Into the Woods, and the smash hit movie, Shrek, Sleeping Beauty and the Beast turns fairy tales upside down and the result is a lively, flat-out funny show with a lot of great roles for your whole ensemble and great times for your entire audience.


Preview Script 
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Miss Rodgers's Thoughts:I like the variety of characters - younger kids will relate. However it might be too much like what we did last year, might need to wait a year or two... Still looks like a good choice for us. 

The Snow White Variety Show

All the fun of just about every TV-show genre you can imagine is jam-packed into this wild and fast-paced comedy! Your audience becomes the live studio audience on a talk show, Real Talk with Fairytale Legends, where the seven dwarves tell the story of Snow White as the Fairytale Players bring it to life. As each new dwarf takes a turn telling part of Snow White’s famous story in his or her own unique voice, the players’ re-enactment shifts to match the style and personality of that particular dwarf. At any given moment, the story can be anything — romance, comedy, home improvement show, suspense, Western, epic poetry, mystery, cooking show, stand-up routine, or blockbuster action movie! There’s even a “Miss Fairest of Them All” beauty pageant! It all culminates in a mad-dash ending of fast-changing genres that sets the record straight on Snow White’s happily-ever-after. With extremely flexible casting options, very simple staging, and optional hilarious scripted commercial breaks, this variety show spoof of the fairytale classic literally has something for everyone!

Full Script -- Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the "snowvarie" link
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Miss Rodgers's Thoughts: I think we could have a lot of fun with this. There seems to be minor set issues (lots of props though). I'm a fan of the commercials. This is by the same author as Dorothy in Wonderland. Would appeal to kids. 




Blather, Blarney & Balderdash

Three hilarious and action-packed Irish folk and fairy tales collide in raucous laughter when a trio of wild and crazy leprechauns try to help tongue-tied shepherd Fin O’Grady learn to tell a story and win the hand of his one true love. Assisted by the wee folk of Ireland, Blather, Blarney and Balderdash enact ’The Hunchback of Knockgrafton,’ in which a simple man’s gentle nature wins him an unexpected prize and a cruel counterpart learns that it’s not a good idea to mess with little people. In ’The Griffin’s Feather,’ young Aidan bravely encounters a sneezing girl, a frenzied farmer and a bombastic boatman before snatching three feathers from a hen-pecked griffin in order to cure a sleeping beauty. In ’The Bird, the Mouse and the Cricket,’ a courageous lass and three magical animals risk their necks to help a sour prince regain his lost laughter. At last, the shy Fin discovers that a story is a treasure that increases the more you share it. This uplifting, easy-to-produce ensemble comedy combines clever dialogue with slapstick humor and features numerous ’showcase’ roles so that everyone, even the least experienced, has a chance to shine. 

Preview Script
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Miss Rodgers's Thoughts: This seems fun and would be appropriate with our show being the week after St. Patrick's Day.

EXPOSED! 

Eight 10-minute Scenes About What Really Happened

Welcome to "EXPOSED!" the show that reveals the truth behind famous people, characters and stories. Did Rumpelstiltskin reallytry to steal the princess' baby? Was Mr. Hyde really Miss Hyde? Was Charles Dickens really a frustrated stand-up comic? Was Robin Hood's sister really responsible for all that theft? "EXPOSED!" examines these stories plus Hansel and Gretel, Peter Pan, Willy Wonka, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella. Written to be either a full evening's worth of entertainment, or each scene broken out for drama festivals and competitions, EXPOSED! has something for everyone, both on stage and in the audience!


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Miss Rodgers's Thoughts: This looks like it would be fun. Lots of fun characters, and we would have a lot of flexibility. Famous characters would bring in an audience of all ages. 

Aesop's Foibles 

Aesop’s fables have never been presented in a more hilarious and clever format, sure to entertain audiences of all ages! Our play begins as young Aesop explains to the audience about his problem of constantly hearing annoying voices in his head, which come to life as hysterical characters onstage that only Aesop (and your audience!) can see and hear. With the resentful Fox, the egomaniac Hare, the sluggish Tortoise, the zen-like Grasshopper and the Aunt (yes, his mother’s sister!) and many more, Aesop can hardly think straight, so his parents take him to the doctor. Freaking out with frustration, Aesop wields a cane at the poor old doc, who’s bent on sending the young slave away to the loony bin. Goddess Hera and her hen-pecked husband Zeus intervene by sending the muse Daphinity down to help Aesop take control of the characters in his head. She convinces him that the only way to freedom is to let the characters out and share them with the world. Prompted by his master, Aesop’s stories come alive onstage, but the master remains unimpressed until Aesop can tell him what the tales mean. Jam-packed with clever dialogue, mad-cap action and modern, uproarious twists, Aesop’s Foibles retells the fables like you’ve never quite heard them before and offers a heart-warming surprise ending to wrap up the play the way Aesop would’ve like it... with a meaningful moral! 

Preview Script 
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Miss Rodgers's Thoughts: I like how it uses stories and characters we know but puts them in a different light. I would have to read the whole script before making a definite decision. Characters would bring in a wide audience. 

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