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BURGERTOWNBURGERTOWN - by Christine Jones, Ken Jones, Jamey Strawn

BurgerTown is a delicious musical comedy set in the Windy City. When Danny O’Riley, a timid fry cook accidentally invents the hottest new craze in the fast-food world; the Triangle Burger, he takes the humble BurgerTown diner from its lowly place beneath the tracks of the Fullerton train station to soaring new heights. Along the way, Danny encounters bad guys, big business, and beautiful women. While he struggles to hold onto his sanity... read more

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A CHRISTMAS CHAOS - FULL LENGTHCHRISTMAS CHAOS - FULL LENGTH - by Michael Wehrli

Gadzooks! The Royal Shakespeare Company hasn't arrived as promised to perform their stirring rendition of "A Christmas Carol." So our intrepid band of hapless actors and technicians must put together their own production in only seven hours! What a pity that they are not quite up to the task, even though they give it their all. Have you ever experienced backstage mayhem? Well, you haven't seen anything yet! The play focuses on these poor... read more

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THE REGIFTERSREGIFTERS - by Robert Lynn

When a couple "regifts" a not-so-great Christmas present, then finds out it's worth a fortune, they will stop at nothing to get it back. But they're not the only ones who rewrapped it… In the mad pursuit to reclaim the gift, everyone who gave it away learns about friendship, real wealth, and the value of a gift truly given.

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SCROOGE MACBETHSCROOGE MACBETH - by David MacGregor

Scrooge Macbeth takes the meaning of “the show must go on” to a whole new level. Bob, Sylvia, Victor, and Renee are the last four actors standing when a food poisoning outbreak sidelines most of the cast on the opening night of the Hartland Community Theatre's holiday production, Shakespeare's classic, The Winter's Tale. But that's not the only setback: Sylvia has just discovered a boatload of red ink in the theatre group's... read more

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THE DAY BEFORE CHRISTMASDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS - by Ken Jones, Christine Jones, Jamey Strawn

In this new holiday musical spectacular, The Day Before Christmas, there is a flurry of activity at the North Pole. Santa and Mrs. Claus, the elves, the reindeer, the forest animals and even the Toys themselves prepare for the biggest night of the year! It takes a lot of planning and hard work to get a sleigh off the ground and to deliver toys to children around the world, but Santa's team is ready and willing. Or at least they think... read more

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LOST (AND FOUND) IN IKEALOST (AND FOUND) IN IKEA - by Gary Ray Stapp

Can two strangers find love at IKEA? Possibly—with a playful ghost involved. Winifred and Lex are both lonely hearts, but neither of them is convinced that true love can be found while shopping. Winifred’s brother and Lex’s deceased wife think differently and have decided to play cupid for their reluctant loved ones, who unexpectedly find themselves wrestling with love-at-first-sight. Unfortunately, the budding romance is distracted by mayhem of... read more

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A TALE OF TWO CITIESTALE OF TWO CITIES - by Ben Kingsland

Charles Dickens's masterpiece about the people of France and Britain during the Reign of Terror is vividly brought to life in Ben Kingsland's brisk, bold adaptation. Justice, sacrifice, class, love, and duty are put to the test as leaders are beheaded and a people rebel. As blood flows in the streets, is anyone truly innocent?

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HOOD: THE MUSICALHOOD: THE MUSICAL - by Andy Brown, Steve Williamson

“It's the Twelfth Century, England, once a proud and honorable land is now held in the clutches of terror. Freedom of speech is a thing of the past, an evil force sweeps through the land. Can this evil be opposed? One mans belief is often not enough to change anything, but where that belief inspires others, there is hope. There once lived such a man... his name, was Robin Hood.”

This classic retelling of Robin Hood will leave your... read more

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FLY BABIESFLY BABIES - by Rusty Harding

1943 – WWII is raging. Five young American women, all qualified pilots, lend their skills to the newly-created Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs): Dotty, the wide-eyed farm girl; Peggy, the spoiled heiress; Pauline, the seasoned barnstormer; Hazel, the Asian-American who has already witnessed the horrors of war; and Mazy, the African-American who is fighting her own war against prejudice. All five come together on the desolate plains of west... read more

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MURDER, MAY I?MURDER, MAY I? - by Eddie McPherson

Eric has fallen in love with a girl named Lucy who is not the sharpest tack in the drawer. Eric's mother, Geneva, disapproves of his new love interest and decides she’ll do something about it. She’ll murder her. However, Geneva’s next-door neighbor and good friend, Janet, is on to her crime and decides to take matters into her own hands and murder Geneva. But, out of nowhere, Lucy shows up at their front door and Janet realizes she murdered... read more

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QUICK EXITQUICK EXIT - by Chris Herron

A cancer patient. A banker. An actress. A hostess. These four unnamed strangers (and, eventually, a pizza delivery boy named Dale) spend an evening together in a tiny apartment filled with mysterious smells and eight copies of the Twilight books. What’s brought them together? Their shared desire to end it all, of course! They’ll spend the evening drinking and discussing some of life’s most important topics: The nature and... read more

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GLADYS NIGHTSGLADYS NIGHTS - by Becky Kimsey

Gladys is having a mid-life crisis. Stuck in the daily grind, working at her office day job with an irritating narcissist boss, Gladys feels she is about to lose her mind. Suddenly, she is visited by her childhood imaginary friend, Pepper. Unlike the usual imaginary friends, Pepper is a sleek, sexy badass super assassin who made a pact with Gladys 30 years ago that she would never let Gladys become boring. Well, Gladys is now boring, so Pepper... read more

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CADAVER DOGSCADAVER DOGS - by Greg Atkins

In San Bernardino, CA, 1983, police dog trainer Amanda Esposito returns home from searching for disaster victims in Mexico and, still reeling from her trip, encounters Wade, a semi-famous author of murder mysteries desperately seeking her help to find his missing wife. Add to the mix a scheming sister, a jealous Sherriff and a tequila-fueled night of drinking, and it quickly becomes apparent that nothing is what it seems. Passions are... read more

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NOBODY'S FLOODNOBODY'S FLOOD - by Glenn Alterman

Barry has returned home to Brooklyn to be with his family one year after his younger brother's death. His mother is anxious and slightly unbalanced. His father doesn't know how to help his wife. They are all planning on going to the cemetery together. As the play oscillates over several years, the Rosenstein family's life is seen, before and after the death of their youngest son.

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SAINT PETER'S ESCORT SERVICESAINT PETER'S ESCORT SERVICE - by Gary Ray Stapp

When entering the uncertainty of the afterlife, everyone is first drawn to the light at the end of the tunnel––a celestial place where one will either meet Stella or Cessal, employees of competitive escort services that are literally out-of-this-world. The two of them, frenemies at best, wittingly engage in the age-old conflict of good versus evil as they roll out the red carpet for new tenants relocating to their designated eternal home.... read more

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THE CURSED BONESCURSED BONES - by Michael Tennant

“Blessed be the man that spares these stones, And cursed be he that moves my bones.” William Shakespeare’s Gravesite Epitaph

Joe, and his daughter Angela, have inherited an old house after his uncle’s mysterious death. They soon discover that many owners of the home have died under suspicious circumstances—Shakespearean circumstances––as the past owners have met a fate similar to characters in William Shakespeare’s plays. Rumors... read more

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THE VULTURESVULTURES - by Mark A. Ridge

It’s a dark and stormy night at the mansion on Westmount Estate. As the guests arrive for the reading of a will, the mysterious housekeeper declares, “The relatives are swooping in like a wake of vultures ready to pick the carcass clean.”

Who will ultimately inherit the fortune? Will it be the charming realtor, the handsome male model, the dimwitted nail technician, the bitter old woman, the endearing hairdresser, or the mild mannered... read more

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NONE LIKE USNONE LIKE US - by Tami Hillberry

Who is your best friend, most loyal confidant, and also the biggest pain in your ass? Your siblings. Meet brothers William and Benny and their sister Ro. Now adults, each holiday they meet at their hometown bar to escape the drama of holidays with their parents and blow off steam. But the Partridge siblings are about to learn that, despite their best efforts, they can’t micromanage, gloss over, or drink away their problems (looking at you, Ro.)... read more

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SERIAL KILLER BARBIE THE MUSICALSERIAL KILLER BARBIE THE MUSICAL - by Colette Freedman, Nickella Moschetti

A social outcast gets her bloody revenge in Serial Killer Barbie, a darkly comedic musical. Barbie just wants to be a member of her high school’s popular elite, led by three divas who go by the collective name, “the Debbies.” But when the mean-spirited trio make Barbie betray her kindhearted gay best friend as part of her initiation, she snaps—and that’s when the killin’ starts. Caustic and hilarious, Serial Killer Barbie The... read more

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SLEEPING BEAUTY: RISE AND SHINESLEEPING BEAUTY: RISE AND SHINE - by Ken Jones, Jamey Strawn, Christine Jones

This steam punk fairy tale cleverly deconstructs the traditional Princess stereotype with humor, heart and an empowering rock musical score.

Princess Aurora, a bold, unconventional young heroine princess defies the age-old tradition of attending "Princess School." As her eighteenth birthday nears she encounters an evil witch and a cursed spinning wheel. Aurora is tested, when she fails, for the first time, to believe in her authentic... read more

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NINE-TENTHSNINE-TENTHS - by Greg Atkins

Nine-Tenths is an anthology of nine ten-minute scenes that take the audience through a wide variety of styles, characters, and worlds. Gary wants to propose, until his girlfriend—from the future—arrives to stop him in Tempus Fugit. A corporate team building outing gone wrong in Loanly Ladies. A humorous look at the modern world of dating in Swipe. This production can be done with multiple doubling of characters or... read more

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SISTER CITIESSISTER CITIES - by Colette Freedman

The internationally-acclaimed play by Colette Freedman that was both a critical and commercial smash in the United States and Europe, Sister Cities tells the story of four estranged sisters who reunite for their mother’s alleged suicide. Artistic, self-indulgent matriarch Mary, has married four different men and named her daughters after the location of their births. Mary focused her attentions on her men, spawning deep sibling rivalries now... read more

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ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONTALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT - by Matt Foss

A stage adaptation of Remarque’s classic novel, All Quiet on the Western Front tells the experiences of the Second Company on the German Front lines during the last year of WWI. Closely following the novel, the central storyteller, Paul, navigates these perilous trenches while learning the heartbreak of loss, the shared humanity and necessity of friendship, and struggles with the burgeoning awareness of the true reality within the horrors... read more

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