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Adorabelle and the Silly Seven
1. Adorabelle and the Silly Seven by Murray J. Rivette
Cast: 2 M, 2 F, 8 flexible
Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 58 pgs.

CHILDREN’S COMEDY. In this wacky adaptation of “Snow White,” a villainously vain Queen tries to kill her lovely stepdaughter, Adorabelle, with a poisonous hair scrunchie. But when the Silly Seven fo... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Adventures of Reddy Fox and the Green Forest Folks, The
2. Adventures of Reddy Fox and the Green Forest Folks, The by C. Edward Wheaton
Cast: 1 M, 7 F, 10 flexible, opt. extras (With doubling: 1 M, 6 F, 6 flexible)
Time: Approximately 45-60 minutes, 48 pgs.

COMEDY. Adapted from the stories by Thornton Burgess. Reddy Fox thinks he’s the smartest creature in the Green Forest, but he meets his match when a cunning, fast-talking, hungry coyote arrives look... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Aladdin's Magic Lamp
3. Aladdin's Magic Lamp by Murray J. Rivette
Cast: 3 M, 3 F
Time: Approximately 45-60 mins, 43 pgs.

CHILDREN’S COMEDY. Children of all ages will love this wildly wacky version of the story of Aladdin from The Arabian Nights. Times are tough for Aladdin and his mother. They don’t have enough money... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Alice's Looking Glass
4. Alice's Looking Glass by Murray J. Rivette NEW!
Cast: 4 M, 3 F, 4 flexible
Time: Approximately 45-60 minutes, 49 pgs

SPOOF. In this spoof of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, Alice enters Wonderland through a mirror her mother bought at Goodwill. In Wonderland, Alice m... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Androcles and the Lion
5. Androcles and the Lion by Murray J. Rivette EDITOR’S PICK
Cast: 3 M, 2 F, 1 flexible, extras
Time: Approximately 45 minutes, 44 pgs.

COMEDY. One day, Irving, a loveable lion, gets a thorn stuck in his paw. Due to his overbite and lack of thumbs, Irving can’t pull out the painful thorn. But have no fear because a really nice guy,... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Beauty and the Beastie
6. Beauty and the Beastie by Murray J. Rivette
Cast: 3 M, 3 F, 6 flexible
Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 58 pgs.

COMEDY. When Beauty’s father gets laid off from his job at K-Mart, he ventures into a nearby forest to collect wood. But the forest is owned by a horrendously ugly guy named Beastie―and boy is he ug... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Before Bears Slept
7. Before Bears Slept by Janet Layberry
Cast: 1 M, 1 F, 7 flexible, extras (9 speaking roles, 4 non-speaking)
Time: Approximately 30-35 minutes, 36 pgs.

COMEDY. Ever wonder why bears hibernate, why winter doesn’t last all year, and why wolves howl? Well, you see, it all started with one troublemaking bear who loved winter and making snow angels. In... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Beowulf and Grendel
8. Beowulf and Grendel by Fred D. White
Cast: 4 M, 3 F, 7 flexible, opt. extras
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 28 pgs.

COMIC DRAMA. In this retelling of “Beowulf” (700-1000 A.D.) Grendel and his mother are portrayed as misunderstood outcasts instead of beasts bent on wreaking havoc. As fear and panic spread, Beowulf... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Bremen Town Musicians, The
9. Bremen Town Musicians, The by Lavinia Roberts
Cast: 13 flexible, opt. extras
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 28 pgs.

CLASSIC/COMEDY. Three traveling minstrels arrive at a town where everyone hates minstrels. With nothing but their own shoes to eat, the minstrels have to come up with a story entertaining enough to ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Curses! A Fractured Fairies' Tale
10. Curses! A Fractured Fairies' Tale by Deb Meyer NEW!
Cast: 4 M, 4 F, 9 flexible (With doubling: 4 M, 3 F, 1 flexible)
Time: Approximately 45-60 minutes, 52 pgs

COMEDY. Marigold, a cranky fairy, casts quirky spells on anyone who annoys her and has transformed all the villagers of Luxyluke into mice. Two fairy friends, along with Prince Yewdl and Princess Wee... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Dummling and the Golden Goose
11. Dummling and the Golden Goose by Lavinia Roberts
Cast: 3 M, 9 F, 5 flexible (Doubling possible.)
Time: Approximately 45-60 minutes, 45 pgs.

COMEDY. Audiences of all ages will enjoy this wacky adaptation of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, “The Golden Goose.” It’s Queen Phillipa’s birthday and she is too busy with royal decrees, pa... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Felicia and the Jinxed Pinks
12. Felicia and the Jinxed Pinks by R. Eugene Jackson
Cast: 5 M, 7 F, 3 flexible, opt. extras (With doubling: 4 M, 5 F, 3 flexible)
Time: Approximately 45-60 mins, 55 pgs.

CLASSIC/COMEDY. Adapted from the fairytale by Madame d’Aulnoy. Felicia and her brother Bruno are penniless and have just two beans and one egg left to eat. Bruno wants to sell Felicia’s two prized ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Fool and Her Flying Ship, A
13. Fool and Her Flying Ship, A by Daniel A. Kelin II NEW!
Cast: 3 M, 5 F, 8 flexible, extras (With doubling: 3 M, 4 F, 8 flexible)
Time: Approximately 45-60 minutes, 59 pgs

FARCE. Inspired by the Russian fairytale, “The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship.” The Tsar is offering his son in marriage to a maiden who can present the Tsar with a flying ship. The youngest... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Froggie Princess, The
14. Froggie Princess, The by R. Eugene Jackson
Cast: 5 M, 7 F, 1 flexible, extras
Time: Approximately 60-75 minutes, 60 pgs.

COMEDY. This humorous adaptation of the classic fairy tale “The Frog Prince” is easy to stage and features a host of adorable puppets including a frog, a rose, and a turtle. Nervous around girls, Ma... READ MORE | BUY NOW

From Hair to Eternity: The Un-be-weave-able Adventures of Rapunzel
15. From Hair to Eternity: The Un-be-weave-able Adventures of Rapunzel by Tommy Jamerson EDITOR’S PICK
Cast: 3 M, 5 F, 3 flexible, extras (With doubling: 2 M, 3 F, 3 flexible)
Time: Approximately 45 minutes, 42 pgs.

COMEDY. There’s a witch, a spell, and lots of radishes in this wildly wacky adaptation of “Rapunzel.” Locked in a tower by a witch, Rapunzel’s boring life comes to an end when she meets a prince who... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Gildersnort
16. Gildersnort by Murray J. Rivette
Cast: 3 M, 4 F, 3 flexible
Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 50 pgs.

COMEDY. When the Baker ventures into a witch’s garden to fetch rutabagas for his wife, the wicked Witch of the Winds catches him and demands just one thing in exchange for the rutabagas―the Baker’s d... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Goldie and the Bothersome Bears
17. Goldie and the Bothersome Bears by Murray J. Rivette
Cast: 4 M, 5 F, 2 flexible
Time: Approximately 50-60 minutes, 48 pgs.

CHILDREN'S COMEDY. All Goldie’s parents want her to do is to stay at home and watch TV, but Goldie, an independent, outdoorsy girl, would rather spend time playing in the forest. One day while ventu... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Grateful Beasts, The
18. Grateful Beasts, The by Lavinia Roberts
Cast: 4 M, 4 F, 17 flexible, opt. extras (With doubling: 3 M, 2 F, 17 flexible)
Time: Approximately 45-60 minutes, 49 pgs

COMEDY. Inspired by the story “Stone Soup.” In this play within a play, a crafty traveler with a flair for storytelling arrives at a village and has to persuade some stubborn farmers to contribute a... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Hamelot: A Pig's Tale
19. Hamelot: A Pig's Tale by Tommy Jamerson
Cast: 1 M, 2 F, 11 flexible
Time: Approximately 45 mins, 38 pgs.

INTERACTIVE FARCE. Audience members are encouraged to ham it up with the narrator in this hysterical, hog-tacular adaptation of “The Three Little Pigs.” Mamma and Papa’s three piglets are eating the... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Home for Snowflake, A
20. Home for Snowflake, A by Nikki Harmon
Cast: 4 M, 4 F, 1 flexible, extras (With doubling: 2 M, 3 F)
Time: Approximately 45-60 minutes, 44 pgs.

YOUNG AUDIENCES. One day, a young dove named Snowflake encounters a pigeon who tells her of a marvelous land called “New Jersey,” where there’s green grass, trees, birdbaths, birdhouses, and clean ai... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Inside Robin's Hood
21. Inside Robin's Hood by Murray J. Rivette
Cast: 7 M, 2 F, 1 flexible
Time: Approximately 45-60 mins, 50 pgs.

FARCE. The laughs are legendary in this wildly wacky version of the Robin Hood tale in which Robin Hood and his Merry Men don’t steal from the rich to give to the poor. They steal from the poor and ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Jack and the Giant
22. Jack and the Giant by Bob Hubley and Ross Modlin
Cast: 3 M, 2 F, 21 flexible, extras (Flexible cast 40+. Doubling possible.)
Time: Approximately 75-90 minutes, 62 pgs.

MUSICAL. Ma is sick of making stew out of old shoes, wash rags, and garden gloves, but Jack won’t sell the family’s cow, Bossy. Fed up, Ma and Pa send Jack to the fair to sell Bossy so the family ca... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Li'l Red Meets Weird Willie Wolf
23. Li'l Red Meets Weird Willie Wolf by Murray J. Rivette
Cast: 1 M, 3 F, 2 flexible
Time: Approximately 45- 60 mins, 46 pgs.

FARCE. Willie Wolf, a vegetarian who stopped eating meat after he accidentally ate a skunk, suffers from a terrible sweet tooth. When he spies Li’l Red on her way to her granny’s house carrying a ba... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Lives and Adventures of Cobbler and Knobbs, The
24. Lives and Adventures of Cobbler and Knobbs, The by Jacob M. Byers
Cast: 7 M, 4 F, 19 flexible, extras (Doubling possible.)
Time: Approximately 50-60 minutes, 48 pgs.

COMEDY. When the Night is kidnapped, two bumbling security guards, Cobbler and Knobbs, along with the help of a giant snail, set out to free the Night so that everyone can get a good night’s sleep. I... READ MORE | BUY NOW

Magic Snowman, The
25. Magic Snowman, The by Stephen Murray
Cast: 9 flexible (With doubling: 4 flexible)
Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 28 pgs.

INTERACTIVE MUSICAL. A mysterious stranger arrives at a village where everyone is grumpy, gloomy, and just plain glum. The stranger’s arrival marks one of the most magical days of the year—winter’s ... READ MORE | BUY NOW

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