|Licensing Plays and Musicals for Schools and Community Theaters Since 1928||
|THE LITTLE WITCH OF WICHITA|
By B. Brown, K. Kaufman, S. Sherman
|Combine a Halloween Happening attended by witches and warlocks stirring a cauldron of deliciously horrible brew with positively delightful music and an innocent little witch, Katrina, and one has the perfect setting to convey important lessons about endangered species, environmental protection, responsible choices and respect.
The story begins at Oakwitch Gardens and the annual... read more
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|5 THINGS DIRECTORS WANT|
|Let’s be honest, we all want actors that can act and a bullwhip, but any way you look at it, we’re being a little unrealistic. While actors that can act is theoretically at the top of the list, below are 5 things directors want.
- KIND ACTORS - Kind, loyal, considerate actors? Yes, please. Ever fly into a rage because you have the Annoying Orange on stage? Me, too. Unfortunately, some people go to extraordinary lengths to be difficult. Many directors would choose the slightly less talented actor with integrity than the talented actor with attitude.
- FOCUS - Kind actors is only the beginning.... read more
|COMEDIES WITH A LITTLE COUNTRY! |
|'TIS NOT ME SHE LOVES, by S. Stack|
|A FEUDIN' OVER YONDER, by L. Greth|
|FEUDIN', FIGHTIN', AND FUSSIN', by L. Greth|
|HATCHET HOLLER, by D. Neidermyer|
|HEADIN' FOR A WEDDIN', by L. Greth|
|HEADIN' FOR THE HILLS, by L. Greth|
|A HILLBILLY CHRISTMAS CAROL, by L. Greth|
|A HILLBILLY WEDDIN', by L. Greth|
|HOODWINKED AND HOODOOED, by R. Sheers|
|IT'S COLD IN THEM THAR HILLS, by L. Greth|
|THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOMER, by R. Harding, M. Ridner|
|VIRGIL AND THE CITY SLICKERS, by E. McPherson|
|VIRGIL WINS THE LOTTERY, by E. McPherson|
|VIRGIL'S WEDDING - ONE ACT, by E. McPherson|
|VIRGIL'S WEDDING - THE MUSICAL, by A. Koepke, E. McPherson|
|Planning ahead for your fall production? Check out this perfect musical by Beth Martin Brown, Kevin Kaufman, and Sandy Sherman: The Little Witch Of Wichita. Find the free download above!
New Titles Coming Soon:
Complete Tale of the American Civil War (Abridged) by E. McPherson
Delphinium Mansion by Libby Leonard
Discord by Ben Kingsland
John Watson's Body by C.P. Stancich
Last of the Tannenbaums by Daniel Guyton
Lamentable Tragedy of King Henry the Fifth...Wheel by Matt Thompson
Next Stop! by Matt Thompson
Original Cast by M. Willis
Sherlock Holmes in Never Never Land by Geff Moyer
Ten Minutes of the Cheesy Action Show by Michael Paslawski
|'TIS NOT ME SHE LOVES|
The feud between the Hatplains and the McCroys has been in a slump for some time now. Both families agree that there's only one way to reignite the feud: a forbidden love between Romero McCroy and Julia Hatplain. A ridiculously fun ten-minute melodramatic comedy that's half Romeo and Juliet and part Hatfields and McCoys.
|A FEUDIN' OVER YONDER|
This hillbilly play is rich in Ozark Mountain humor. The story revolves around the Popoff and Fry families who have been feuding for years because one of the Popoff boys said he was going out to shoot an old skunk one day and accidentally shot Paw Fry instead. Then Rosie Belle Fry takes the only unattached male in the hills from under her sister Emmy's nose. Emmy, who'd like...
|FEUDIN', FIGHTIN', AND FUSSIN'|
Travel to Polecat County with the smug Mrs. Lucius Q. Snodgrass and her distinguished assistant, William Bishop III. They want to bring culture to Polecat County in the form of a library. With the exception of Widow Kendall and her family, the townsfolk don't want a library, they want a recreation hall. Mrs. Snodgrass announces to the community that it will be a library or...
Hatchet Holler’s so far back in the hills nobody knows it’s there ‘cept the Rooter and the Huyett clans. They’ve treed ‘coons in Hatchet Holler since Daniel Boone first explored these parts. ‘Nd that’s been a long, long, time. They’ve lived there without so much as one person ever knowin’ about ‘em . . . until late last night! While hiding in the weeds with some critters ...
|HEADIN' FOR A WEDDIN'|
Homer Hollowbone is in love with a big-city debutante named Melissa Dugan, whose picture he found in a newspaper that was wrapped around some fish. Pretending to be everything he is not, Homer begins a correspondence with Melissa, telling her that he is a very refined, educated gentleman who lives in a mansion and who will be vacationing in Europe over the summer. Trouble...
|HEADIN' FOR THE HILLS|
Cornelia Wellington Heister and her sister, Dorthea, are wealthy orphans whose only living relatives are a hillbilly family who run a general store in Lone Mule, Tennessee. Their father’s will insists that the girls spend their summers in Lone Mule with their Uncle Cyrus Goolus or forfeit their share of the fortune. Being a bit spoiled and accustomed to luxuries, Cornelia in...
|A HILLBILLY CHRISTMAS CAROL|
Christmas Eve has come to the Ozarks. Widow Hinkly is closing in on Joshua Frunheiser, a lazy, bad-tempered mountaineer. She brings him a bedraggled Christmas tree in hopes of softening him up but Joshua hates Christmas. His relatives all agree that “He’s just like Scrooge in that thar story.” One interior set.
|A HILLBILLY WEDDIN'|
Pa Belsnickle is a man with six problems—in the form of six unmarried daughters. Juney Lou, his third daughter, wants to marry Homer Upchlager, but Ma Belsnickle has decided Juney Lou can’t get married until Ceelie, a ripe old nineteen, and Bonnie Mae, the bookworm, are married and living happily ever after. She elects Pa to find husbands for them. Pa takes his shotgun off...
|HOODWINKED AND HOODOOED|
Hold on to your hats, the venom-spewing actress Lulu LaGroux is in town and she’s spittin’ mad, madder than usual! The critics have declared her latest film a disaster, igniting rumors of her long-overdue retirement. "I shall act until the day I die! As for critics, they’re in the same league as doctors: pond scum!" To make matters worse, her agent, the timid Maurice...
|IT'S COLD IN THEM THAR HILLS|
Pa and Ma decide they’ve got to get a husband for their unmarried nineteen year-old daughter, Snoddy. However, Snoddy is quite homely, dirty, and prefers her pet hog, Hubert, to any man. She finally meets a boy to whom she takes a fancy, Bill Vandemere, who is touring the Southern hills with his widowed mother. Pa gets out his gun (or fly swatter) with plans of intimidating...
|THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOMER|
Meet Bob and Sharon Wilson, a typical middle-class couple enjoying a leisurely road-trip away from the hustle of big city life. A brief bypass through the eastern Kentucky backwoods seems like fun, but when their car breaks down in the isolated mountain hamlet of Homer, Bob and Sharon suddenly find themselves smack in the middle of hillbilly life, complete with a cornucopia of...
|VIRGIL AND THE CITY SLICKERS|
The Sludges are simple country people who enjoy the rural trappings of gardens and green space. Enter Jennifer and Trish, two highbrow city slickers whose car broke down and desperately need a telephone (since their cell phones won’t receive a signal “in the boonies”). The city girls who prefer trendy shopping districts and running water, walk into the middle of several...
|VIRGIL WINS THE LOTTERY|
Everyone dreams of striking it rich by winning the lottery except Virgil’s wife, Margaret. Margaret thinks it’s a waste of money until Virgil wins the $10,000 Lickskillit lottery. As soon as Margaret and Virgil get the news, Virgil quits his job, they join the posh (well, posh for Lickskillit) social club and overnight start living in high cotton. And then they get more news:...
|VIRGIL'S WEDDING - ONE ACT|
One of Heuer’s best-selling full length play series is now available as a one act. You’re invited to the social clash of the century as Ms Delainie, a high-end wedding planner, and her assistant, Barbie, are hired to direct a simple ceremony for two of Lickskillit’s favorite lovebirds. Grinning with confidence and guaranteed a promotion if the Margaret Hooper-Virgil Sludge...
|O. Henry Series|
Here they are! Selections from O. Henry's short stories in our popular ten minute play format. These plays deliver the same classic wit, humor and surprise endings characteristic of O. Henry's stories. This distinctive style will be cherished by those familiar with O. Henry and truly enjoyed by newcomers.
|Grappling With Grammar Series|
Who says grappling with grammar has to be a grind? Part of our unique Grammar Series in the popular ten-minute format, which blends performing arts with English studies.
|The Maxwell Family Classics Series|
Come meet the Maxwells and you will instantly become part of the family. These classic plays are full of comedy and you are given a "ring side" seat in watching the humor of everyday life unfold before your eyes.
|The Virgil Series|
Come to Lickskillet and join in the adventures of America's #1 family, the Sludges, a clan of fairly unremarkable, but kindly folk, that are guaranteed to keep you in stitches. As you ease back in your chair to enter the slow lane, be prepared for uproarious laughter with a smattering of life's lessons.
|Mastering Math Series|
The Mastering Math Series inspires knowledge and mathematical concepts through story theatre. Each ten-minute play uses Alberto's family and friends to introduce a new math concept to your students by actively engaging them with humorous dialogue and visual demonstration. This non-traditional, interdisciplinary approach has proven to be a fun, effective means of not only teaching, but also instilling a love of mathematics!
The ridiculously talented Joseph Sorrentino brings you four ten minute plays featuring the famously funny duo, Frank and Harry. Clifford A. Ridley, Philadelphia Inquirer's theater critic, summed it up best when he said, "Frankly, or maybe Harrily, he can't write these clever scripts fast enough to suit me."
A group of plays based on short stories by Hector Hugh Munro (18 December 1870 – 13 November 1916), better known by the pen name Saki, who was a British writer that pulled no punches in satirizing society and culture. Saki is considered a master of the short story and is often compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker. His tales feature delicately drawn characters and finely judged narratives. As short plays, you are sure to find them as witty and enlightening today as they were then.