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War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast adapted by Joe Landry, Inspired by and Including the Mercury Theatre on the Air's Infamous 1938 Radio Play

War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast
Joe Landry

Productions (3)
  • Live Radio Play
  • 70 - 75 minutes
  • 1 f, 5 m (4-40 actors possible: 1-9 f, 3-31 m)

An alien invasion throws humanity into chaos in the classic sci-fi novel The War of the Worlds--but all it took to cause real-life panic in the streets was Orson Welles's 1938 radio adaptation, which listeners took for news. Read more

Drinking Habits 2: Caught in the Act by Tom Smith

Drinking Habits 2
Tom Smith

Productions (10)
  • Farce
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 5 f, 3 m

The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing miss the excitement of the old days when they were saving convents and reuniting long-lost families... Read more

Nooses Off by Don Zolidis

Nooses Off
Don Zolidis

Productions (4)
  • Murder-Mystery Comedy
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 9 f, 5 m, 1 either (15-18 actors possible: 6-11 f, 4-9 m)

An amateur theater company's whodunit hurtles towards opening night -- but the real mystery is whether the cast and crew can get this disaster to curtain call. Read more

What a Glorious Feeling! The Story of Singin' in the Rain by Jay Berkow

What a Glorious Feeling!
Jay Berkow

Productions (6)
  • Play with Music
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 2 f, 4 m (6 actors possible: 2-3 f, 3-4 m)

There's lightning in a bottle but a storm behind the scenes at the studio where Gene Kelly begins work on Singin' in the Rain... Read more

Clark Gable Slept Here by Michael McKeever

Clark Gable Slept Here
Michael McKeever

Productions (4)
  • Black Comedy
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m

Hollywood's hiding a lot more in the closet than Tom Ford tuxedos, and megastar agent Jarrod Hilliard's determined to keep it that way. Read more

Off the Main Road by William Inge

Off the Main Road
William Inge

Productions (2)
  • Drama
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 5 f, 6 m (10-13 actors possible: 4-5 f, 6-8 m)

William Inge deploys the fierce empathy for his characters that makes him an essential American playwright in this passionate, newly-discovered drama... Read more

Moby Dick adapted for the stage by Jon Jory, based on the novel by Herman Melville

Moby Dick
Jon Jory

Productions (2)
  • Drama
  • 80 - 100 minutes
  • 8 either (8-35 actors possible: 0-35 f, 0-35 m)

The human drama of the high seas roars onto the stage in this inventive adaptation of Herman Melville's novel. Read more

Romance Language by Joe Godfrey

Romance Language
Joe Godfrey

Productions (0)
  • drama
  • 80 - 85 minutes
  • 2 f, 1 m

Everything changes for intelligent but isolated widow Kay when she begins taking Italian lessons -- but not quite the way her daughter Penny had planned. Rather than the language, it's the unexpected love for her Italian teacher Fiore that pulls Kay back into the world. Read more

Happily Ever After: A Wedding Comedy by Mark Dunn

Happily Ever After: A Wedding Comedy
Mark Dunn

Productions (1)
  • Comedy
  • 100 - 115 minutes
  • 5 f, 5 m

It's moments before her wedding, and Francie has barricaded herself inside the church nursery, convinced that she's destined for a fairy-tale ending with another man...if he ever wakes up from his coma. Read more

12 Incompetent Jurors by Ian McWethy

12 Incompetent Jurors
Ian McWethy

Productions (16)
  • Comedy
  • 70 - 80 minutes
  • 6 f, 6 m (12-17 actors possible: 0-12 f, 0-12 m)

When a man is accused of abducting half a dozen cats, it's a simple open-and-shut case, even for a jury that's filled with oddballs... or is it? A hilarious parody of 12 Angry Men. Read more

Miles and Ellie by Don Zolidis

Miles and Ellie
Don Zolidis

Productions (3)
  • Romantic Comedy
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 3 f, 2 m

Miles and Ellie fell in love in high school . . . and then they broke up. That much is clear. But everything else is up for interpretation, and when the two meet twenty years later at Ellie's dysfunctional family Thanksgiving, they finally get to compare notes. Read more

Lost in Place: 5 Short Plays by Lewis Black

Lost in Place
Lewis Black

Productions (1)
  • Dark Comedy
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 2 f, 2 m (3-11 actors possible: 1-4 f, 2-7 m)

Famed comedian Lewis Black weaponizes absurdity in this collection of darkly exuberant plays... Read more

Southern Fried Funeral by Osborne & Eppler

Southern Fried Funeral
Osborne & Eppler

Productions (22)
  • Comedy
  • 90 - 110 minutes
  • 6 f, 5 m

Dewey Frye is dead and the rest of his family is left to pick up the pieces -- that is if they don't kill each other first... Read more

Without Annette by Jeff Doucette and Hope Juber

Without Annette
Jeff Doucette

Productions (2)
  • Comedy
  • 90 - 120 minutes
  • 4 f, 7 m

It's risky, it's funny, it's a fast-paced comedy about life and show business. Welcome to Sam's improv workshop, where a richly-drawn cast of characters with different goals and big personalities come to play, laugh, flirt, fight, uncover secrets, and ultimately learn how to become an ensemble... Read more

Popular Comedies

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Drinking Habits by Tom Smith

Drinking Habits
Tom Smith

Productions (201)
  • Farce
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 5 f, 3 m

Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent's doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancees, are hot on their trail. Read more

Suite Surrender by Michael McKeever

Suite Surrender
Michael McKeever

Productions (144)
  • Farce
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 5 f, 4 m

It's 1942, and two of Hollywood's biggest divas have descended upon the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel -- assistants, luggage, and legendary feud with one another in tow. Read more

Is He Dead? adapted by David Ives, based on the play by Mark Twain

Is He Dead?
David Ives

Productions (372)
  • Comedy
  • 105 - 120 minutes
  • 4 f, 7 m (11-16 actors possible: 4-6 f, 7-12 m)

Jean-Francois Millet, a young painter of genius, realizes that the only way he can pay his debts and keep his love from marrying his rival is to die, as it is only dead painters who achieve fame and fortune. Read more

12 Incompetent Jurors by Ian McWethy

12 Incompetent Jurors
Ian McWethy

Productions (16)
  • Comedy
  • 70 - 80 minutes
  • 6 f, 6 m (12-17 actors possible: 0-12 f, 0-12 m)

When a man is accused of abducting half a dozen cats, it's a simple open-and-shut case, even for a jury that's filled with oddballs... or is it? A hilarious parody of 12 Angry Men. Read more

Married Alive! book and lyrics by Sean Grennan, music by Leah Okimoto

Married Alive!
Sean Grennan

Productions (38)
  • Musical Comedy
  • 120 minutes
  • 2 f, 2 m (4-12 actors possible: 2-6 f, 2-6 m)

Erin and Paul have just gotten married and couldn't be more excited. Ron and Diane have been married for years and aren't so excited anymore. Poignant and hilarious by turns, Married Alive! uses a series of vignettes to affectionately explore the adventure of marriage. Read more

Southern Fried Funeral by Osborne & Eppler

Southern Fried Funeral
Osborne & Eppler

Productions (22)
  • Comedy
  • 90 - 110 minutes
  • 6 f, 5 m

Dewey Frye is dead and the rest of his family is left to pick up the pieces -- that is if they don't kill each other first. Read more

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (30 plays in 60 minutes): 90 Neo-Futurist Plays from the First 25 Years by Greg Allen

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (30 plays in 60 minutes)
Greg Allen

Productions (140)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 2 - 65 minutes
  • 5 f, 5 m (5-20 actors possible: 2-10 f, 2-10 m)

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind is an ensemble experiment in presenting "30 Plays in 60 Minutes." Each two-minute play is performed in random order with an interactive audience. An onstage 60-minute timer keeps everyone honest. Read more

Clark Gable Slept Here by Michael McKeever

Clark Gable Slept Here
Michael McKeever

Productions (4)
  • Black Comedy
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m

Hollywood's hiding a lot more in the closet than Tom Ford tuxedos, and megastar agent Jarrod Hilliard's determined to keep it that way. Read more

Failure: A Love Story by Philip Dawkins

Failure: A Love Story
Philip Dawkins

Productions (72)
  • Comedy
  • 90 - 95 minutes
  • 3 f, 2 m, 2 either (7-50 actors possible: 3-48 f, 2-47 m)

Tuneful songs, and a whimsical chorus follow the story of Nelly, Jenny June, and Gerty as they live out their lives above the family clock repair shop near the Chicago River, before their time unexpectedly runs out. Read more

Women Playing Hamlet by William Missouri Downs

Women Playing Hamlet
William Missouri Downs

Productions (15)
  • Comedy
  • 70 - 100 minutes
  • 4 f (4-19 actors possible: 4-19 f, )

Hamlet's a challenge for any actor, but when Jessica is cast as the titular character in a New York production, it sends her into an existential tailspin. It doesn't help that her acting coach is borderline abusive, or that every Starbucks barista with an MFA tells her she's too young for the role. Read more

Float by Patricia Kane

Float
Patricia Kane

Productions (6)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 5 f

The industrious members of the Budapest Women's Club (pronounced "Bu-DAP-est") come together for an annual tradition: the crafting of the holiday parade float. But under the surface of this pleasant gathering, the women find themselves grappling with sexuality, betrayal, and their own hard and fast notions of right and wrong... Read more

Gladys in Wonderland by Rosemary Frisino Toohey

Gladys in Wonderland
Rosemary Frisino Toohey

Productions (24)
  • Comedy
  • 85 - 100 minutes
  • 7 f, 4 m (8-11 actors possible: 5-7 f, 3-4 m)

87-year-old Gladys' days of munching donuts and scouring the obituaries seem numbered when Death himself comes knocking on her door one morning... Read more

Don't Talk to the Actors by Tom Dudzick

Don't Talk to the Actors
Tom Dudzick

Productions (48)
  • Comedy
  • 105 - 120 minutes
  • 3 f, 3 m

The best laid plans go awry when the cast and crew of a Broadway-bound play resort to manipulation, diva-like behavior, and chaotic abandon to get what they want... Read more

37 Postcards by Michael McKeever

37 Postcards
Michael McKeever

Productions (44)
  • Comedy
  • 75 - 85 minutes
  • 4 f, 2 m

After years of traveling abroad, Avery Sutton is happy to return to the comfort of his home in Connecticut. Unfortunately, almost nothing is as he remembered it... Read more

Riveting Dramas

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Little Women adapted by Marisha Chamberlain, from the novel by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women (full-length)
Marisha Chamberlain

Productions (247)
  • Drama
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 7 f, 4 m (11-24 actors possible: 7-12 f, 4-12 m)

Under the guidance of their beloved mother, the four young March sisters -- tempestuous Jo, motherly Meg, shy Beth, and spoiled baby Amy -- struggle to keep their family going while Father's away in the Civil War. Read more

The Spoon River Project adapted by Tom Andolora, based on Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters

The Spoon River Project
Tom Andolora

Productions (44)
  • Play with Music
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 5 f, 6 m (10-18 actors possible: 5-10 f, 5-10 m)

In this beautifully haunting play based on Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology, the former residents of Spoon River examine life and the longing for what might have been. Read more

Unbroken Circle by James Wesley

Unbroken Circle
James Wesley

Productions (5)
  • Family Drama
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 6 f, 1 m

In Galveston, Texas, a family is brought together for the first time in years on the day of its patriarch's funeral. As day turns into night, the devastating impact of the man on his family is revealed in unexpected ways, leaving each family member grappling with the truth. Read more

Irena's Vow by Dan Gordon, based on the life of Irena Gut Opdyke

Irena's Vow
Dan Gordon

Productions (44)
  • Drama
  • 95 - 100 minutes
  • 4 f, 6 m (10-23 actors possible: 4-16 f, 6-17 m)

Through the eyes of a strong-willed woman comes the remarkable true story of Irena Gut Opdyke and the triumphs of the human spirit over devastating tragedy. Read more

Romance Language by Joe Godfrey

Romance Language
Joe Godfrey

Productions (0)
  • drama
  • 80 - 85 minutes
  • 2 f, 1 m

Everything changes for intelligent but isolated widow Kay when she begins taking Italian lessons -- but not quite the way her daughter Penny had planned. Rather than the language, it's the unexpected love for her Italian teacher Fiore that pulls Kay back into the world. Read more

The Lost Boy by Ronald Gabriel Paolillo

The Lost Boy
Ronald Gabriel Paolillo

Productions (57)
  • Drama
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 3 f, 4 m (7-18 actors possible: 3-10 f, 4-8 m)

This fictionalized account of the creation of Peter Pan will warm the hearts of audiences everywhere who remember the magic and mystery of The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up. Read more

Nightfall With Edgar Allan Poe by Eric Coble

Nightfall With Edgar Allan Poe
Eric Coble

Productions (164)
  • Drama
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m (5-9 actors possible: 0-9 f, 0-9 m)

Edgar Allan Poe stands alone in the flickering darkness of his mind, trying desperately to convince himself -- and us -- that he's not mad. The spell he weaves brings us a highly theatrical adaptation of four tales Poe himself considered his best. Read more

Two Point Oh by Jeffrey Jackson

Two Point Oh
Jeffrey Jackson

Productions (8)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 100 - 120 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m

Elliot Leeds is dead -- or is he? A pioneering software mogul, Leeds makes headlines one last time when his private jet plunges into the Pacific. Months later, his grief-paralyzed widow Melanie discovers Elliot's greatest creation: a virtual-reality simulation of himself that he masterminded before his demise. Read more

Dracula adapted by William McNulty, originally dramatized by John L. Balderston and Hamilton Deane from Bram Stoker's world-famous novel, Dracula

Dracula
William McNulty

Productions (174)
  • Horror
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 7 f, 7 m (12-14 actors possible: 5-7 f, exactly 7 m)

This adaptation is an action-packed, blood-soaked retelling of Bram Stoker's classic tale of horror. Read more

Trumbo: Red, White & Blacklisted by Christopher Trumbo, based on the letters of Dalton Trumbo

Trumbo
Christopher Trumbo

Productions (39)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 2 m

When legendary screenwriter Dalton Trumbo stood up to the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947, he was thrown in prison and blacklisted as one of the "Hollywood Ten." Based on his brilliant and razor-sharp letters to friends, former friends, and family, Trumbo reveals how the author of Spartacus, Roman Holiday, and Exodus took on Congress, Hollywood, and the Red Scare -- and won. Read more

Murder in the First by Dan Gordon

Murder in the First
Dan Gordon

Productions (1)
  • Drama
  • 100 - 105 minutes
  • 2 f, 11 m, 3 either (15-18 actors possible: 2-5 f, 11-14 m)

Inspired by an actual event, Murder in the First is a gripping courtroom drama that exposes an undercurrent of injustice and hypocrisy throughout the federal justice system. Read more

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play adapted by Joe Landry, from the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, and Jo Swerling

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (full-length version)
Joe Landry

Productions (1140)
  • Holiday drama
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m (5-25 actors possible: 1-10 f, 1-15 m)

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. Read more

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) by John K. Alvarez, Michael Carleton and James FitzGerald

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)
Michael Carleton

Productions (348)
  • Comedy
  • 80 - 95 minutes
  • 3 m (3 actors possible: 0-3 f, 0-3 m)

Instead of performing Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told -- plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. A madcap romp through the holiday season! Read more

The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Ginna Hoben

The Twelve Dates of Christmas
Ginna Hoben

Productions (53)
  • Comedy/Holiday/Solo Play
  • 70 - 90 minutes
  • 1 f

After seeing her fiance kiss another woman at the televised Thanksgiving Day Parade, Mary's life falls apart -- just in time for the holidays. Over the next year, she stumbles back into the dating world, where "romance" ranges from weird and creepy to absurd and comical. Read more

Parfumerie adapted by E. P. Dowdall from the Hungarian play Illatszertar by Miklos Laszlo

Parfumerie
E. P. Dowdall

Productions (57)
  • Comedy
  • 100 - 120 minutes
  • 7 f, 8 m, 3 either (12-20 actors possible: 5-10 f, 7-10 m)

This new adaptation of the play that inspired several movies (The Shop Around the Corner and You've Got Mail) is a warm, gentle comedy that follows the tangled tale of Parfumerie employee George Horvath. Read more

A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play adapted for the stage by Joe Landry, music by Kevin Connors. From the novella by Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play
Kevin Connors

Productions (30)
  • Holiday Play with Music
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m (5-41 actors possible: 2-18 f, 3-23 m)

The Charles Dickens holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with vintage commercials for fruitcake (extra-fancy), and the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring. Read more

It's a Wonderful Life - The Musical book and lyrics by Keith Ferguson, music by Bruce Greer, from the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, and Jo Swerling

It's a Wonderful Life - The Musical
Keith Ferguson

Productions (88)
  • Musical
  • 135 - 150 minutes
  • 17 f, 23 m, 2 either (30-50 actors possible: 8-27 f, 14-33 m)

Based on the beloved 1946 film, this musical faithfully follows George Bailey's life from his childhood dreams to his midlife disappointments and beyond, as we all take a journey to discover whether his life has mattered at all. Read more

Little Women adapted by Marisha Chamberlain, from the novel by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women (full-length)
Marisha Chamberlain

Productions (247)
  • Drama
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 7 f, 4 m (11-24 actors possible: 7-12 f, 4-12 m)

Under the guidance of their beloved mother, the four young March sisters -- tempestuous Jo, motherly Meg, shy Beth, and spoiled baby Amy -- struggle to keep their family going while Father's away in the Civil War. Read more

This Wonderful Life by Steve Murray, conceived by Mark Setlock, adapted from the screenplay It's a Wonderful Life by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, and Jo Swerling

This Wonderful Life
Steve Murray

Productions (62)
  • Comedy
  • 75 minutes
  • 1 m

One actor inhabits every role in this hilariously touching stage adaptation of the iconic holiday film It's a Wonderful Life. George Bailey, Clarence, Mr. Potter, and the gang come to life as a single actor creates a heartwarming story about the effect one hardworking man's life has on the people around him. Read more

Meet the Nowaks of Buffalo, NY. Clara and her three grown kids have always known they were special, ever since the miraculous night in 1942 when the Blessed Mother appeared to Grandpa in his barbershop! Since then, the neighborhood has looked upon the Nowaks' 20-foot commemorative shrine as a beacon of hope and faith amidst the urban rubble.

Miracle on South Division Street
Tom Dudzick

Productions (71)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 3 f, 1 m

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Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity by Laurelyn Dossett book by Preston Lane

Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity
Laurelyn Dossett

Productions (9)
  • Christmas Musical
  • 100 - 120 minutes
  • 5 f, 6 m, 3 either (14 actors possible: 5-8 f, 6-9 m)

Beginning with the story of Adam and Eve, leading up to the birth of Jesus, Beautiful Star is a retelling of the Christmas story that will have you tapping your toes and singing its praises... Read more

The Christmas Carol Rag by Norman Allen

The Christmas Carol Rag
Norman Allen

Productions (9)
  • Musical Comedy
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 6 f, 3 m (9-15 actors possible: 6-11 f, 3-5 m)

In a spunky take on the Dickens classic, the story of Scrooge's redemption is set in the exciting, ragtime world of New York, circa 1911... Read more

Plays for Young Audiences

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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 (61)
  • Comedy with music
  • 55 - 65 minutes
  • 3 f, 4 m (7-30 actors possible: 3-14 f, 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

Miss Nelson is Missing! adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher based on the book by Harry Allard and James Marshall

Miss Nelson is Missing!
Jeffrey Hatcher

Productions (332)
  • Comedy
  • 60 - 75 minutes
  • 4 f, 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

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

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

Productions (62)
  • Comedy
  • 45 - 65 minutes
  • 6 f, 4 m, 16 either (12-31 actors possible: 6-27 f, 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

Around the World in 8 Plays by Patrick Greene and Jason Pizzarello

Around the World in 8 Plays
Patrick Greene

Productions (97)
  • Comedy
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 10 f, 10 m, 10 either (10-80 actors possible: 3-40 f, 3-40 m)

Travel around the world and explore forgotten myths and unusual legends in eight fast-paced and hilarious tales... Read more

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook by Allison Gregory based on the books Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook and Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren by Barbara Park

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook
Allison Gregory

Productions (15)
  • Comedy
  • 55 - 65 minutes
  • 4 f, 3 m (7-20 actors possible: 4-12 f, 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? A hilarious and heartfelt tale based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park... Read more

Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! by Allison Gregory based on the book Junie B., First Grader: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! (P.S. So Does May) by Barbara Park

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

Productions (128)
  • Holiday Comedy
  • 85 - 90 minutes
  • 4 f, 6 m, 1 either (11 actors possible: 4-5 f, 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. A hilarious and endearing tale based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park... Read more

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! by Paul Gilvary, Robert Kauzlaric and William Rush, based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!
Robert Kauzlaric

Productions (55)
  • Musical Comedy
  • 50 - 60 minutes
  • 4 f, 1 m, 6 either (5-11 actors possible: 4-7 f, 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. A hilarious musical adaptation of the hit children's book... Read more

Wanda's Monster: A Family Musical music and lyrics by Laurie Berkner book by Barbara Zinn Krieger. Based on the book by Eileen Spinelli

Wanda's Monster
Laurie Berkner

Productions (2)
  • Family Musical
  • 50 - 55 minutes
  • 2 f, 2 m

Based on the award-winning children's book by Eileen Spinelli, Wanda's Monster features music and lyrics by singer, songwriter, and superstar children's recording artist Laurie Berkner... Read more

Miss Electricity by Kathryn Walat

Miss Electricity
Kathryn Walat

Productions (60)
  • Comedy for young audiences
  • 40 - 50 minutes
  • 2 f, 2 m (4-8 actors possible: 2-6 f, 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... Read more

Once Upon a Pandora's Box by Monica Flory

Once Upon a Pandora's Box
Monica Flory

Productions (86)
  • Comedy
  • 60 - 75 minutes
  • 7 f, 3 m, 3 either (11-16 actors possible: 7-13 f, 3-9 m)

Once upon a time in New York City, Tabitha and her brother Louis discover a box sitting in the hall of their apartment. Curious, Tabitha opens the box, allowing five imprisoned fairy tale villains to escape... Read more

Anne of Green Gables adapted by Peter DeLaurier from the novel by L.M. Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables
Peter DeLaurier

Productions (90)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 120 - 130 minutes
  • 8 f, 3 m (11-13 actors possible: 8-10 f, 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 Jungle Book adapted by Monica Flory based on the stories by Rudyard Kipling

The Jungle Book
Monica Flory

Productions (171)
  • Adventure comedy/drama
  • 60 - 75 minutes
  • 5 f, 4 m, 10 either (12-22 actors possible: 0-22 f, 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... Read more

Lions in Illyria by Robert Kauzlaric

Lions in Illyria
Robert Kauzlaric

Productions (11)
  • Comedy
  • 55 - 65 minutes
  • 2 f, 2 m (4-8 actors possible: 2-4 f, 2-4 m)

Giraffes are gentlemen, aardvarks are card sharks, and animals rule the world in this retelling of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night... Read more

Peter Pan and Wendy: A Musical book and lyrics by Alyn Cardarelli music by Steve Goers

Peter Pan and Wendy: A Musical
Alyn Cardarelli

Productions (17)
  • Comedy
  • 70 - 80 minutes
  • 2 f, 5 m (7-13 actors possible: 2-5 f, 5-9 m)

This panto-style re-imagining of J.M. Barrie's classic book focuses on Wendy's transition from a child to a responsible young lady -- with plenty of adventure in between... Read more

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Pride and Prejudice adapted by Jon Jory from the novel by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice
Jon Jory

Productions (521)
  • Romantic comedy
  • 120 - 130 minutes
  • 8 f, 6 m (13-40 actors possible: 8-20 f, 5-20 m)

All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen's classic 1813 novel come to life in this refreshingly fast-paced and engaging new adaptation... Read more

The Three Musketeers adapted by Linda Alper, Douglas Langworthy and Penny Metropulos from the novel by Alexandre Dumas

The Three Musketeers
Linda Alper

Productions (22)
  • Drama
  • 165 - 170 minutes
  • 7 f, 17 m (14-40 actors possible: 4-15 f, 10-25 m)

Alexandre Dumas' classic novel gets an adventurous update as this tale of friendship and romance follows young D'Artagnan as he arrives in Paris in seek of fame, fortune, and a place among the King's Musketeers... Read more

Peter Pan and Wendy adapted by Doug Rand from the novel by J.M. Barrie

Peter Pan and Wendy
Doug Rand

Productions (359)
  • Comedy/Adventure
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 7 f, 6 m, 13 either (16-40 actors possible: 2-20 f, 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

Nightfall With Edgar Allan Poe by Eric Coble

Nightfall With Edgar Allan Poe
Eric Coble

Productions (164)
  • Drama
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m (5-9 actors possible: 0-9 f, 0-9 m)

Edgar Allan Poe stands alone in the flickering darkness of his mind, trying desperately to convince himself -- and us -- that he's not mad. The spell he weaves brings us a highly theatrical adaptation of four tales Poe himself considered his best... Read more

Sense and Sensibility adapted by Jon Jory from the novel by Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility
Jon Jory

Productions (51)
  • Romance
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 8 f, 8 m (13-16 actors possible: 7-8 f, 6-8 m)

Sisters Elinor and Marianne find themselves captivated by two very different men in this lively and dynamic adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel... Read more

Dracula adapted by William McNulty

Dracula
William McNulty

Productions (174)
  • Horror
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 7 f, 7 m (12-14 actors possible: 5-7 f, exactly 7 m)

This adaptation is an action-packed, blood-soaked retelling of Bram Stoker's classic tale of horror... Read more

War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast adapted by Joe Landry. Inspired by and Including the Mercury Theatre on the Air's Infamous 1938 Radio Play

War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast
Joe Landry

Productions (3)
  • Live Radio Play
  • 70 - 75 minutes
  • 1 f, 5 m (4-40 actors possible: 1-9 f, 3-31 m)

An alien invasion throws humanity into chaos in the classic sci-fi novel The War of the Worlds--but all it took to cause real-life panic in the streets was Orson Welles's 1938 radio adaptation, which listeners took for news... Read more

Moby Dick adapted for the stage by Jon Jory

The Two Musketeers!
Jon Jory

Productions (8)
  • Comedy
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 2 f, 4 m

The human drama of the high seas roars onto the stage in this inventive adaptation of Herman Melville's novel... Read more

The Trials of Robin Hood by Will Averill

The Trials of Robin Hood
Will Averill

Productions (72)
  • Comedy
  • 65 - 80 minutes
  • 14 f, 16 m, 20 either (16-56 actors possible: 8-28 f, 8-28 m)

Robin Hood: lusty hero, hopeless lover, or evil criminal? Upon his return from the Crusades, King Richard is forced to try and figure out what happened in his kingdom during his absence... Read more

The Two Musketeers! A Play for Six Actors adapted by Jon Jory

The Two Musketeers!
Jon Jory

Productions (8)
  • Comedy
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 2 f, 4 m

When a small acting company eliminates one Musketeer from their production of The Three Musketeers due to budget constraints, the rest of the cast must sally forth bravely with only two... Read more