A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Fifth Period
by Jason Pizzarello

Productions (116)
  • Comedy
  • 25 - 30 minutes
  • 5 f, 5 m, 10 either (14-40 actors possible: 4-36 f, 4-36 m)
  • Set: None.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-481-3

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Fifth Period
by Jason Pizzarello

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Productions (116)
  • Comedy
  • 25 - 30 minutes
  • 5 f, 5 m, 10 either (14-40 actors possible: 4-36 f, 4-36 m)
  • Set: None.

To win his freedom from school bully Bugs, smart aleck Tommy offers to help him get a date to the prom with popular actress Stephanie Mezaluna. But the only way to get her attention is to convince her that Bugs is a famous actor in hiding, and as one cover-up leads to another, it's not long before a jock, Steve, is parading as Bug's slick New York agent, and Tommy is stuck trying to get Steve's sister a date to the prom. Of course, prom tickets are only on sale until fifth period -- so Tommy has to act fast and try to control the chaos in this wild high school hallway farce.

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To win his freedom from school bully Bugs, smart aleck Tommy offers to help him get a date to the prom with popular actress Stephanie Mezaluna. But the only way to get her attention is to convince her that Bugs is a famous actor in hiding, and as one cover-up leads to another, it's not long before a jock, Steve, is parading as Bug's slick New York agent, and Tommy is stuck trying to get Steve's sister a date to the prom. Of course, prom tickets are only on sale until fifth period -- so Tommy has to act fast and try to control the chaos in this wild high school hallway farce.

  • Comedy
  • 25 - 30 minutes
  • 5 f, 5 m, 10 either (14-40 actors possible: 4-36 f, 4-36 m)
  • Set: None.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-481-3

Published Reviews

"The script is so funny that it would be pretty much impossible to mess it up...30 minutes of pure hilarity."

--Bradley Hayward, Judge, Middle Years Festival (Canada)

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JAN 19, 2018 - JAN 20, 2018
South St. Paul Public Schools
South St. Paul, MN United States
South St. Paul Public Schools South St. Paul, MN United States
DEC 14, 2017 - DEC 14, 2017
Orion Jr High
Harrisville, UT United States
Orion Jr High Harrisville, UT United States
NOV 14, 2017 - DEC 06, 2017
Holy Family High School
Lindsay, NE United States
Holy Family High School Lindsay, NE United States
NOV 09, 2017 - NOV 11, 2017
Gresham High School
Gresham, OR United States
Gresham High School Gresham, OR United States
NOV 01, 2017 - NOV 03, 2017
St. Charles East High School
St. Charles, IL United States
St. Charles East High School St. Charles, IL United States
MAY 23, 2017 - MAY 23, 2017
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Tucson, AZ United States
Marana High School Tucson, AZ United States
MAY 05, 2017 - MAY 05, 2017
Manhasset Secondary School
Manhasset, NY United States
Manhasset Secondary School Manhasset, NY United States
MAY 02, 2017 - MAY 02, 2017
Highland Park ISD
Amarillo, TX United States
Highland Park ISD Amarillo, TX United States
APR 28, 2017 - MAY 01, 2017
Copper Hills High School
West Jordan, UT United States
Copper Hills High School West Jordan, UT United States
MAR 08, 2017 - MAR 08, 2017
Hudson Bend Middle School-Theatre Arts
Austin, TX United States
Hudson Bend Middle School-Theatre Arts Austin, TX United States
FEB 02, 2017 - FEB 03, 2017
Lewis Middle School
Houston, TX United States
Lewis Middle School Houston, TX United States
JAN 21, 2017 - FEB 03, 2017
Eden Valley-Watkins Secondary
Eden Valley, MN United States
Eden Valley-Watkins Secondary Eden Valley, MN United States
DEC 02, 2016 - DEC 02, 2016
Our Lady Mount Pleasant
Camrose, AB Canada
Our Lady Mount Pleasant Camrose, AB Canada
NOV 28, 2016 - DEC 10, 2016
Elkhorn Public Schools
Elkhorn, NE United States
Elkhorn Public Schools Elkhorn, NE United States
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ECTA
Las Vegas, NV United States
ECTA Las Vegas, NV United States
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CRMS Theater Arts
Austin, TX United States
CRMS Theater Arts Austin, TX United States
AUG 18, 2016 - AUG 18, 2016
Doveton College
DOVETON, VIC Australia
Doveton College DOVETON, VIC Australia
MAY 21, 2016 - MAY 21, 2016
North Fort Myers Academy For The Arts
North Fort Myers, FL United States
North Fort Myers Academy For The Arts North Fort Myers, FL United States
MAY 13, 2016 - MAY 14, 2016
Keokuk Community School District
Keokuk, IA United States
Keokuk Community School District Keokuk, IA United States
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Pueblo Academy of Arts
PUEBLO, CO United States
Pueblo Academy of Arts PUEBLO, CO United States
MAR 04, 2016 - MAR 05, 2016
Brookhaven Little Theatre
Brookhaven, MS United States
Brookhaven Little Theatre Brookhaven, MS United States
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Brookville High School Drama Club
Brookville, PA United States
Brookville High School Drama Club Brookville, PA United States
FEB 06, 2016 - FEB 06, 2016
Sheldon High School
Sheldon, IA United States
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Faribault, MN United States
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Kaycee, WY United States
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Carl Sandburg Middle School
Alexandria, VA United States
Carl Sandburg Middle School Alexandria, VA United States
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Sunrise Middle School
Scottsdale, AZ United States
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Kalles Junior High
Puyallup, WA United States
Kalles Junior High Puyallup, WA United States
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Drama Club
Watford-City, ND United States
Drama Club Watford-City, ND United States
MAY 18, 2015 - MAY 25, 2015
Waynesville Middle School
Waynesville, MO United States
Waynesville Middle School Waynesville, MO United States
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Shannon Theatre
Sunnyvale, CA United States
Shannon Theatre Sunnyvale, CA United States
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Henry Ford II High School
Sterling Hts, MI United States
Henry Ford II High School Sterling Hts, MI United States
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USD 316 Golden Plains
Selden, KS United States
USD 316 Golden Plains Selden, KS United States
APR 30, 2015 - MAY 01, 2015
Tenafly High School
Tenafly, NJ United States
Tenafly High School Tenafly, NJ United States
APR 23, 2015 - APR 23, 2015
PATRICK HENRY ACADEMY
ESTILL, SC United States
PATRICK HENRY ACADEMY ESTILL, SC United States
MAR 27, 2015 - MAR 27, 2015
Drama Club
Chicago, IL United States
Drama Club Chicago, IL United States
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Spearfish Middle School
Spearfish, SD United States
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FEB 26, 2015 - FEB 27, 2015
Sartartia Middle School
Sugar Land, TX United States
Sartartia Middle School Sugar Land, TX United States
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Indian Trail Middle School
Olathe, KS United States
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RSM Intermediate School
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA United States
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Anderson County High School
Garnett, KS United States
Anderson County High School Garnett, KS United States
DEC 18, 2014 - DEC 18, 2014
Royster Middle School
Chanute, KS United States
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Raleigh, NC United States
School Raleigh, NC United States
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Global Educational Systems
Westbrook, ME United States
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Wahoo Public School
Wahoo, NE United States
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Greeley Central High School
CO, CO United States
Greeley Central High School CO, CO United States
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RWJH Theatre Arts Magnet
Richardson, TX United States
RWJH Theatre Arts Magnet Richardson, TX United States
NOV 15, 2014 - DEC 20, 2014
Elgin Public Schools
Elgin, NE United States
Elgin Public Schools Elgin, NE United States
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New Caney
New Caney, TX United States
New Caney New Caney, TX United States
OCT 21, 2014 - OCT 21, 2014
Norwalk High School
Norwalk, CT United States
Norwalk High School Norwalk, CT United States
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New Caney Sixth Grade Auditorium
Porter, TX United States
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Loudoun Co Public Schools
Sterling, VA United States
Loudoun Co Public Schools Sterling, VA United States
MAY 29, 2014 - MAY 29, 2014
New Myrnam School
St. Paul, AB Canada
New Myrnam School St. Paul, AB Canada
MAY 14, 2014 - MAY 14, 2014
Maplewood Richmond Heights MS Theatre
Maplewood, MO United States
Maplewood Richmond Heights MS Theatre Maplewood, MO United States
MAY 14, 2014 - MAY 14, 2014
Cab Calloway School Of The Arts
Wilmington, DE United States
Cab Calloway School Of The Arts Wilmington, DE United States
MAY 05, 2014 - MAY 05, 2014
Cypress Christian School
Houston, TX United States
Cypress Christian School Houston, TX United States
APR 24, 2014 - APR 25, 2014
Prairie Trail Middle School
Olathe, KS United States
Prairie Trail Middle School Olathe, KS United States
APR 17, 2014 - APR 17, 2014
N/A
Ballwin, MO United States
N/A Ballwin, MO United States
APR 17, 2014 - APR 17, 2014
Jenkins Middle School
Colorado Springs, CO United States
Jenkins Middle School Colorado Springs, CO United States
APR 16, 2014 - APR 16, 2014
Jenkins Middle School
Colorado Springs, CO United States
Jenkins Middle School Colorado Springs, CO United States
APR 11, 2014 - APR 11, 2014
Chavez High School Drama Dept.
Stockton, CA United States
Chavez High School Drama Dept. Stockton, CA United States
MAR 28, 2014 - MAR 29, 2014
East Marshall High School
Legrand, IA United States
East Marshall High School Legrand, IA United States
FEB 15, 2014 - FEB 15, 2014
St. James High School
St. James, MN United States
St. James High School St. James, MN United States
FEB 01, 2014 - FEB 28, 2014
Siegel High School
Murfreesboro, TN United States
Siegel High School Murfreesboro, TN United States
JAN 31, 2014 - FEB 01, 2014
Elk Grove HighSchool
Elk Grove Village, IL United States
Elk Grove HighSchool Elk Grove Village, IL United States
JAN 15, 2014 - JAN 20, 2014
Capital High School
Helena, MT United States
Capital High School Helena, MT United States
DEC 11, 2013 - DEC 11, 2013
Verona Area Middle Schools
Fitchburg, WI United States
Verona Area Middle Schools Fitchburg, WI United States
NOV 16, 2013 - NOV 18, 2013
International Schools Services
Cranbury, NJ United States
International Schools Services Cranbury, NJ United States
NOV 15, 2013 - NOV 16, 2013
Denver Middle School
Denver, IA United States
Denver Middle School Denver, IA United States
NOV 15, 2013 - NOV 16, 2013
Canyonville Christian Academy
Canyonville, OR United States
Canyonville Christian Academy Canyonville, OR United States
NOV 13, 2013 - NOV 16, 2013
Bowie Middle School
Irving, TX United States
Bowie Middle School Irving, TX United States
JUN 30, 2013 - JUN 30, 2013
Allan Johnstone School
Hardisty, AB Canada
Allan Johnstone School Hardisty, AB Canada
MAY 23, 2013 - MAY 23, 2013
Ford Middle School
Allen, TX United States
Ford Middle School Allen, TX United States
MAY 16, 2013 - MAY 18, 2013
Newberg High School
Newberg, OR United States
Newberg High School Newberg, OR United States
MAY 03, 2013 - MAY 03, 2013
Parkland High School
Allentown, PA United States
Parkland High School Allentown, PA United States
MAY 02, 2013 - MAY 04, 2013
Alief ISD Warehouse
Stafford, TX United States
Alief ISD Warehouse Stafford, TX United States
APR 26, 2013 - APR 28, 2013
St John's Lutheran Church
Arnold, MO United States
St John's Lutheran Church Arnold, MO United States
APR 11, 2013 - APR 20, 2013
Lassiter High School
Marietta, GA United States
Lassiter High School Marietta, GA United States
MAR 19, 2013 - MAR 20, 2013
Ascension Of Our Lord
Calgary, AB Canada
Ascension Of Our Lord Calgary, AB Canada
FEB 28, 2013 - MAR 01, 2013
Salina Central High School
Salina, KS United States
Salina Central High School Salina, KS United States
FEB 23, 2013 - FEB 23, 2013
Woodgrove High School
Purcellville, VA United States
Woodgrove High School Purcellville, VA United States
FEB 21, 2013 - FEB 22, 2013
Burlington High School Drama
Burlington, VT United States
Burlington High School Drama Burlington, VT United States
DEC 17, 2012 - DEC 17, 2012
Fairhope High School
Fairhope, AL United States
Fairhope High School Fairhope, AL United States
DEC 14, 2012 - DEC 15, 2012
Red Bank High School
Chattanooga, TN United States
Red Bank High School Chattanooga, TN United States
DEC 07, 2012 - DEC 07, 2012
Trinity Springs Middle School
Flower Mound, TX United States
Trinity Springs Middle School Flower Mound, TX United States
NOV 30, 2012 - NOV 30, 2012
Strawberry Crest High School
Dover, FL United States
Strawberry Crest High School Dover, FL United States
NOV 17, 2012 - NOV 20, 2012
Gonzales Jr. High School
Gonzales, TX United States
Gonzales Jr. High School Gonzales, TX United States
NOV 08, 2012 - NOV 10, 2012
CD Fulkes Middle School
Round Rock, TX United States
CD Fulkes Middle School Round Rock, TX United States
OCT 24, 2012 - OCT 25, 2012
Coral Gables High School
Coral Gables, FL United States
Coral Gables High School Coral Gables, FL United States
SEP 22, 2012 - SEP 22, 2012
George Jenkins High School
Lakeland, FL United States
George Jenkins High School Lakeland, FL United States
JUN 20, 2012 - JUN 20, 2012
Prairie River Junior High School
High Prairie, AB Canada
Prairie River Junior High School High Prairie, AB Canada
JUN 09, 2012 - JUN 09, 2012
Longmont Theatre Company
Longmont, CO United States
Longmont Theatre Company Longmont, CO United States
MAY 09, 2012 - MAY 09, 2012
Pilot Butte School
Pilot Butte, SK Canada
Pilot Butte School Pilot Butte, SK Canada
MAY 03, 2012 - MAY 03, 2012
The Doon School
Dehradun, India
The Doon School Dehradun, India
MAR 22, 2012 - MAR 22, 2012
Illini Middle School
Jerseyville, IL United States
Illini Middle School Jerseyville, IL United States
MAR 16, 2012 - MAR 25, 2012
Tawas Bay Players
East Tawas, MI United States
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Beloit Turner High School
Beloit, WI United States
Beloit Turner High School Beloit, WI United States
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Connally Jr High
China Spring, TX United States
Connally Jr High China Spring, TX United States
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Westminster High School
Westminster, MD United States
Westminster High School Westminster, MD United States
JAN 21, 2012 - JAN 21, 2012
Kuemper Catholic High School
Carroll, IA United States
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NOV 18, 2011 - NOV 18, 2011
Chappelow Arts Literacy Magnet School
Evans, CO United States
Chappelow Arts Literacy Magnet School Evans, CO United States
NOV 17, 2011 - NOV 17, 2011
Collegiate Grammar School
Enniskillen, United Kingdom
Collegiate Grammar School Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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Wahoo Public High School Performance And Learning Center
Wahoo, NE United States
Wahoo Public High School Performance And Learning Center Wahoo, NE United States
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Birch Run High School
Birch Run, MI United States
Birch Run High School Birch Run, MI United States
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Milledgeville Fine Arts Theater
Milledgeville, IL United States
Milledgeville Fine Arts Theater Milledgeville, IL United States
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Wahoo Public High School Performance And Learning Center
Wahoo, NE United States
Wahoo Public High School Performance And Learning Center Wahoo, NE United States
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Jacobs High School
Algonquin, IL United States
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Edwardsville, IL United States
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Kaysville, UT United States
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Owensboro, KY United States
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Montgomery, AL United States
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Carmel, IN United States
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Arcadia, CA United States
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Henrico, VA United States
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Plain City, UT United States
Fremont High School Plain City, UT United States
DEC 06, 2010 - DEC 07, 2010
Palo Verde High School Theatre
Las Vegas, NV United States
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Harrisville, UT United States
Orion Jr High Harrisville, UT United States
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