|Licensing Plays and Musicals for Schools and Community Theatres Since 1928||
|MR. WINKY: MURDER AT A PARTY - by S. Stack|
|A group of actors gathers together for their annual theatre games party. It's a smashing success until they play Mr. Winky - and then victims turn into real victims when the game gets serious. Dead serious. But they're actors, and the show must go on. Mr. Winky: Murder at a Party is an over-the-top comedic short play. The actors play real improv games while trying to discover Mr.... read more|
|Victimless Crimes? -Photocopying |
|If I had a nickel for every time a teacher handed me a photocopied article, or sheet music or script, I would be a rich person. Buying materials is a hassle. As a teacher, it’s so very tempting to take that book you have in your hot little hands down to the magical duplicating machine in the office and VOILA―you have enough scripts to outfit all of your students and you still have the same amount of money in your budget as you did before! After all, who is getting hurt really? Shh, nobody needs to know. It’s not like the head honchos need any more money, right? We’re artists! We’re sticking it to the... read more|
|GREAT PLAYS FOR YOUTH THEATRE |
|THE 42ND ANNUAL PIE-RATING CONVENTION, by N. Brown|
|ALADDIN, by D. Neidermyer|
|CHASING CHARMING, by A. Vance|
|GINA FARINA AND THE PRINCE OF MINTZ-BOOK, by N. Patz|
|GROOVE-A-RELLA, by T. Guadagnoli|
|JACK AND BELLA, FROM BEANSTALK TO BROADWAY|
by B. May, K. Owings, C. Bradford
|KING GRISLY-BEARD, by D. Neidermyer|
|MYE AND THE SANDPEOPLE, by C. Bonfanti|
|THE QUEEN OF POP, by A. Dudley|
|ROBIN HOOD AND HIS MERRY MEN, by R. Gremel|
|ROBYN HOOD AND HER MERRY WOMEN, by C. Bonfanti|
|SLEEPING BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, by W. Bradford|
|A WOLF'S TALE, by C. Perkins|
|WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ORANGE, by S. Lane|
|We didn't think it was possible, but spring is here! Download this week's free perusal and start planning your 2014-15 season!
New Titles Coming Soon:
Don't Be So Hard on Your Shelf by Scott Haan
B-I-N-G-OH! by Jonathan Markella
Silent Treatment by Scott Haan
Three Bad Wolves by Richard Gremel
Moms Like Us by Jonathan Markella
For Pete's Sake by Jonathan Markella
Till You Get to Baraboo by Emmett Loverde
Vent Button by Scott Haan
|THE 42ND ANNUAL PIE-RATING CONVENTION|
Due to an apparent breakdown in communication, a crew of pirates unwittingly crashes the 42nd Annual Canadian Pastry Judging Convention, in other words the Pie-Rating Convention. Leaving the good-natured Canadian Patriot Alan to handle the situation.
The classic tale starts out in the streets of Arabia where the Grand Sultan’s bungling guards are trying to catch the street-savvy Aladdin for allegedly kidnapping Princess Adora. Aladdin easily outruns the squabbling guards only to meet the calculating Court Magician who tricks him into entering a cave to fetch an old lamp. With possession of the “old lamp,” the evil and...
Chaos and comedy ensue when a blundering young narrator discovers that Prince Charming has been kidnapped by the evil witch Hagragard. The narrator struggles to save her family honor while her well-meaning Fairy Godmother mistakenly sends not one, but six fairytale princesses (and Goldilocks) to the rescue. Will a needy dragon, a score of evil minions and big princess...
|GINA FARINA AND THE PRINCE OF MINTZ-BOOK|
Gina Farina, known for her delicious pies, joins a troupe of traveling players to see the world. Warned by her father to be wary of a terrible-tempered prince who lives in Mintz, Gina pays little attention because she has a mind of her own. When the troupe reaches Mintz, the prince demands that Gina remain in Mintz and bake her pies for him alone. Naturally, Gina refuses, and...
Lace up your go-go boots and get ready for a new twist on a classic! Rock and roll singer Johnny Rocket needs a date to a big awards show, and his manager, Max Slick, books him a gig on the Dating Game TV show to find the lucky girl. The contestants? The insufferable Rella sisters, Prunella and Stella, and their shy stepsister, Cindy. Too bad Mrs. Rella, Cindy’s...
|JACK AND BELLA, FROM BEANSTALK TO BROADWAY|
Jack and his cow, Bella, have a show biz act and want to be famous. But Jack has to sell his cow, and that's where the traditional tale sort of takes over. As Jack takes his cow through the forest to market, he runs into the Beanman and other children in the forest, Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretal, Alice, Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Oz. They all play a part in...
Seems “once upon a time in a kingdom far, far away,” there lived a beautiful princess who was absolutely certain no prince was equal to her beauty. No prince had her charm. No prince should ever be offered her hand in marriage. Because—-in the princess’ stinging words—-every prince (and there were many) presenting himself to her father, the King, as a possible suitor is “Ugly!...
|MYE AND THE SANDPEOPLE|
Mye of Tantamee, a young storyteller in search of inspiration, wanders into the wacky land of Yarbankian and the fun begins. In no time, with the help of the Sandpeople, Mungo the Music Maker, and the audience, Mye is caught up in a quest to help the beautiful deaf Empress Imperia recover her happiness (which was stored in a magic egg and subsequently stolen by the mysterious...
|THE QUEEN OF POP|
Be seen, get discovered on America's Voice! In order to boost her fame, Calista's manager creates a rumor that she is the lost princess of a small island nation. When that nation is in desperate need of a new ruler, identities are mistaken and things get out of hand. In the end, celebrity just might become synonymous with democracy.
|ROBIN HOOD AND HIS MERRY MEN|
Prince John has decreed that the citizens of Nottingham pay weekly taxes or face the penalty of death. His decrees are enforced by the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. The citizens think that all hope is lost until they hear word of a noble hero, Robin Hood of Locksley. Robin Hood, with the help of his merry men (which are mostly girls) rob from the rich, give to the poor, and...
|ROBYN HOOD AND HER MERRY WOMEN|
In this fast-paced and funny one-act, we meet the thoroughly modern Lady Robyn of Locksley?the infamous Robyn Hood?and her merry band of women: Little Jane, Sister Tuck and the like. Nothing the evil Sheriff of Nottingham can do seems to dissuade Robyn and the gang from their own particular brand of justice, the redistribution of wealth in favor of the poor and downtrodden at...
|SLEEPING BEAUTY AND THE BEAST|
Looking for big laughs and big adventure in a kingdom far, far away? Then look no further than the hysterically astounding best-selling play, Sleeping Beauty and the Beast. Both timely and timeless, this easy-to-stage comedy follows the valiant quest of the bumbling but good-hearted Prince Charmless as he attempts with all his might to save Princess Rose from the...
|A WOLF'S TALE|
As we all do, Bob Wolf dreams of being accepted. After being stereotyped in so many fairy tales, Bob begins a journey of self-discovery and truth. He meets up with Troll, who has also been stereotyped but accepts his new identity without question. Together, they revisit a few of your favorite fairy tales, showing what really happened and how Bob is not really the bad guy...
|WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ORANGE|
On a dull grey island, a group of spiders all named Bob live a monotonous life of uniformity. A strange one-of-a-kind creature who identifies herself a lamadodacada crashes onto their island and shakes up their way of life. This happy-go-lucky oddity brings with her tales of the outside world. She praises the spiders differences, despite their claim that they are all the...
|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.