New Trending Titles

Browse More New Trending Titles
On the Wings of a Mariposa

On the Wings of a Mariposa
Barbara Joosse

Productions (9)
  • 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

From the Mouths of Monsters

From the Mouths of Monsters
Idris Goodwin

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

For teenage poet Michelle, performing at a poetry slam feels impossible, until she is offered a mask with the power to remove the wearer’s doubts. Read more

Just Great

Just Great: A Retelling of Some Book by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Dani Stoller

Productions (5)
  • Drama
  • 60 - 70 minutes
  • 9 W, 3 M, 2 Any (14-30 actors possible: 9-25 W, 3-15 M)

Through his social media feed, high schooler Jason Carraway watches it all. But it’s not until getting enrolled in the exclusive Dalton Prep that Jason has a chance to see the world of the elite up close. Read more

Ghostlight

Ghostlight
Stephen Gregg

Productions (82)
  • Comedy
  • 80 - 85 minutes
  • 3 W, 1 M, 15 Any (15-19 actors possible: 3-18 W, 1-16 M)

Garbiela Nettles starts to hear sounds that no one else hears: ghost echoes from the remnants of a long-ago tragedy in the school’s theatre. Read more

The Bugs

The Bugs
Don Zolidis

Productions (15)
  • Comedy
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 8 W, 1 M, 19 Any (20-40 actors possible)

When a couple of disgruntled honeybees discover their habitat is going to be destroyed to make way for a swimming pool, there’s only one thing for them to do: forge an alliance with the other bugs who live in the yard and stop it. A hilarious satire about ecological disaster and labor issues, with a smattering of Greek Gods thrown in for fun. Read more

Community Garden

Community Garden
Justin Borak

Productions (10)
  • Comedy
  • 40 - 80 minutes
  • 5 W, 6 M, 7 Any (8-18 actors possible: 3-12 W, 3-13 M)

A series of heartfelt and humorous vignettes about the bustling community that passes through Uptown City Gardens. Read more

Biz Town

Biz Town (one-act)
Rachel Bublitz

Productions (8)
  • Comedy
  • 30 - 40 minutes
  • 36 Any (8-36 actors possible)

When Miss J assigns an “adult life” simulation project, her class transforms into Biz Town, a modern city with a hospital, bookshop, zoo, exotic pet store—and crime. Read more

The Gift List

The Gift List
Kyle Nesbit

Productions (5)
  • Holiday One Act
  • 20 - 30 minutes
  • 5 W, 6 M,  (8-19 actors possible: 2-18 W, 1-17 M)

Santa isn’t the only one who has to check his Christmas list twice. After siblings Keith and Caroline ask for an unwieldy seventy-eight presents from St. Nick, two elves arrive to tell the kids they can’t have everything they want. Luckily, Keith and Caroline—and their parents—are prepared to negotiate. Funny and charming, THE GIFT LIST is a one-act play about dreaming big and making holiday wishes come true. Read more

Children's Book Adaptations

Browse More Book Adaptations
Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!

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

Productions (310)
  • 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. So when Junie B. draws May's name for Secret Santa, she comes up with the perfect plan to teach her nemesis a lesson! 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 (328)
  • 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

Miss Nelson is Missing!

Miss Nelson is Missing!
Jeffrey Hatcher

Productions (581)
  • 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

Anne of Green Gables
Peter DeLaurier

Productions (180)
  • 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

The Wind in the Willows
T. James Belich

Productions (74)
  • 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 (78)
  • 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 (254)
  • 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/Wendy

Peter/Wendy
Jeremy Bloom

Productions (512)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 65 - 75 minutes
  • 3 W, 2 M, 2 Any (7-30 actors possible: 3-30 W, 2-30 M)

In this lyrical, atmospheric interpretation of Peter Pan, Jeremy Bloom strips the familiar story down to its emotional essence. Peter lures Wendy away from her nursery to the magical world of Neverland, where she joins his adventures with Tinker Bell, Tiger Lily, and the menacing Captain Hook. A low-tech, inventive adaptation that pays homage to J. M. Barrie's original. Read more

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book
Monica Flory

Productions (312)
  • 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 (53)
  • 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 (341)
  • 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

Wanda's Monster

Wanda's Monster
Laurie Berkner

Productions (15)
  • Family Musical
  • 50 - 55 minutes
  • 2 W, 2 M, 

This warm-hearted musical tells the story of an imaginative little girl named Wanda and her unexpected bond with a fuzzy, purple monster as she learns acceptance and friendship. Based on the award-winning children's book by Eileen Spinelli. Read more

A Wicked Christmas Carol

A Wicked Christmas Carol
Bobby Keniston

Productions (40)
  • 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

Unbreakable Timmy Cratchit
Tyler Dwiggins

Productions (36)
  • 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

A Seussified Christmas Carol (full-length)
Peter Bloedel

Productions (305)
  • 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!

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

Productions (310)
  • 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

Santa Claus Might Not be Coming to Town

Santa Claus Might Not be Coming to Town
Don Zolidis

Productions (14)
  • 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

The Gift List

The Gift List
Kyle Nesbit

Productions (5)
  • Holiday One Act
  • 20 - 30 minutes
  • 5 W, 6 M,  (8-19 actors possible: 2-18 W, 1-17 M)

Santa isn’t the only one who has to check his Christmas list twice. After siblings Keith and Caroline ask for an unwieldy seventy-eight presents from St. Nick, two elves arrive to tell the kids they can’t have everything they want. Luckily, Keith and Caroline—and their parents—are prepared to negotiate. Funny and charming, THE GIFT LIST is a one-act play about dreaming big and making holiday wishes come true. Read more