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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 (166)
  • 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? Because finders keepers, losers weepers... 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 (9)
  • Family Musical
  • 50 - 55 minutes
  • 2 f, 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, Wanda's Monster features music and lyrics by singer, songwriter, and superstar children's recording artist Laurie Berkner... 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 (95)
  • 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. Enter the jury box and decide the fate of Big 'n' Bad in this musical adaptation of the hit children's book... Read more

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

And in This Corner: Cassius Clay
Idris Goodwin

Productions (15)
  • Drama
  • 60 - 80 minutes
  • 2 f, 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

"A Wicked Christmas Carol" by Bobby Keniston

A Wicked Christmas Carol
Bobby Keniston

Productions (9)
  • Holiday
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 14 f, 10 m, 7 either (10-40 actors possible: 7-37 f, 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

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 (190)
  • 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

"Lions in Illyria" by Robert Kauzlaric

Lions in Illyria
Robert Kauzlaric

Productions (22)
  • Comedy
  • 55 - 65 minutes
  • 2 f, 2 m (4-8 actors possible: 2-4 f, 2-4 m)

When young lioness Violet is separated from her twin brother by a storm at sea, she must find her way alone in an unknown country... Read more

"Wilde Tales" by Jeremy Bloom

Wilde Tales
Jeremy Bloom

Productions (13)
  • Adaptation
  • 70 - 90 minutes
  • 8 either (8-40 actors possible: 0-40 f, 0-40 m)

Come through the garden gate to a world where swallows, statues, and fireworks speak with all the wit of Oscar Wilde. Five stories of love and loss from Wilde's collection of stories for young people from the author of Peter/Wendy. Read more

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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 (190)
  • 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

Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman

Seedfolks
Paul Fleischman

Productions (35)
  • Drama
  • 40 minutes
  • 15 f, 15 m, 10 either (23-75 actors possible: 12-40 f, 11-35 m)

When a young Vietnamese girl plants beans in a vacant lot to connect with the memory of her father, the diverse group of locals who take notice find a connection of their own in a spirited effort to re-imagine their run-down neighborhood... Read more

"Miss Nelson is Missing" adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher

Miss Nelson is Missing!
Jeffrey Hatcher

Productions (439)
  • 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

"Anne of Green Gables" adapted by Peter DeLaurier

Anne of Green Gables
Peter DeLaurier

Productions (136)
  • 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 Wind in the Willows" adapted by T. James Belich

The Wind in the Willows
T. James Belich

Productions (59)
  • Theater for young audiences
  • 70 - 80 minutes
  • 2 f, 1 m, 18 either (14-30 actors possible: 0-29 f, 0-28 m)

After crashing several cars, he then steals one and lands himself in jail. His friends Mole, Badger, and Water Rat make every effort to protect Toad's residence, Toad Hall, but are instead ousted by the Ferrets and Weasels of the Wild Wood... 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 (95)
  • 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. Enter the jury box and decide the fate of Big 'n' Bad in this musical adaptation of the hit children's book... Read more

"A Wicked Christmas Carol" by Bobby Keniston

A Wicked Christmas Carol
Bobby Keniston

Productions (9)
  • Holiday
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 14 f, 10 m, 7 either (10-40 actors possible: 7-37 f, 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 (22)
  • Comedy
  • 30 - 35 minutes
  • 14 f, 9 m, 23 either (9-40 actors possible: 0-40 f, 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 (246)
  • Comedy
  • 65 - 85 minutes
  • 6 f, 11 m, 22 either (11-39 actors possible: 5-28 f, 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

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

This Is Modern Art
Kevin Coval

Productions (8)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 85 - 100 minutes
  • 2 f, 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 (15)
  • Drama
  • 60 - 80 minutes
  • 2 f, 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 (13)
  • Adaptation
  • 70 - 90 minutes
  • 8 either (8-40 actors possible: 0-40 f, 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 (35)
  • Comedy
  • 110 - 130 minutes
  • 8 f, 8 m, 14 either (16-55 actors possible: 8-47 f, 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 (3)
  • Drama
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 13 either (11-20 actors possible: 11-20 f, 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 (146)
  • Comedy/drama/experimental/political/historic
  • 105 - 115 minutes
  • 5 either (5-158 actors possible: 0-158 f, 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 (89)
  • Mystery/Comedy
  • 115 - 130 minutes
  • 2 f, 5 m (7-11 actors possible: 2-3 f, 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