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  One Night In Bethlehem

Musical by John Ludwig

47 pages

Cast: 19 to 28. 13 males (doubling possible), 3 females (doubling to 2)


3-12 minor characters and extras (captain of the guard, shepherds, Wise Men, priests, courtiers, and crowds) "One night in Bethlehem, and the world was not the same." This is how God's redemptive love story begins and ends in this 13-song musical. This biblically accurate show unpacks the events up to and including the birth of Jesus as told in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. God's plan for humanity's salvation begins with unexpected people the world wouldn't choose, but who are called to these eternally remembered roles. The approachable angel Gabriel (Gabe) brings God's messages to Z...

  Birthday In Bethlehem, A

Musical by Patricia K. Hill

44 pages

Widely flexible cast. (Main roles for 7 m, 3 w, 5 boys, 4 girls. Additional roles for 2 m, 2 women. Numerous extras, 1 toddler, and an opti


What if Jesus had been born in your town? Rather than tell about the birth of Jesus from the traditional viewpoints of Joseph and Mary, this musical gives us a refreshingly different look from ordinary people who were there. A small group of adults and children befriend the holy family for more than a year, from helping them find the stable for the birth to a celebration for 15-month old baby Jesus, which turns into a bittersweet evening when the Wise Men warn them to flee. The story begins as Bethlehem prepares for visitors in “Company’s Coming” and we see travelers as they arrive in “Back...

  In The Light Of The Nativity

Drama by Terri Dill

44 pages

Music and lyrics by Bob Marshall


It is Christmastime, 1855, in a small fishing village in Maine. The mayor and his wife try to keep the villagers on their toes with harbor rules and planning of a traditional Christmas Eve celebration, but the villagers are reluctant to work together. During a relentless snowstorm, Holly, a young mother, finds solace and shelter in the town’s Nativity stable where she nestles her son in the manger. While she sleeps, her is baby taken. Quickly, Prophyte Harbor rallies around Holly and helps search for her missing son. God’s messengers provide saving grace in a tough situation. It is in the l...

  Service At Rocky Bluff

Anytime Comedy With Music by Scott Icenhower

36 pages

3 m, 3 w


Amy Westmond and her husband Floyd, along with his brother and father who comprise a country music group, return to Amy’s home church. They reminisce and catch up on the gossip with Marie, the church’s housekeeper, and Betty, the choir director, who inspired Amy earlier but now seems to have somewhat of an attitude.

  That's Princess...With A Pea!

Comedy Musical by Elliott B Baker

67 pages

8 m, 8 w, 12 or more flexible


Prince Fred wants more than anything to find the princess of his dreams. His mother, the queen, wants to stay young – in other words, no marriage and no grandchildren! And that means no partying or dancing. To preserve the appearance that the queen wants Fred to marry, the kingdom has advertised far and wide for a suitable princess. Unfortunately, the outlook is bleak until the Jester finds an incognito princess. Tired of being deluged with unsuitable suitors proposed by her military-like father, Princess Philamena has escaped and taken employment in Fred’s palace as a chambermaid. Will Fre...

  Velveteen Rabbit

Classic by George Gray

59 pages

5 m, 5 w, 12 or more flexible. (With doubling, 7 actors)


"The Velveteen Rabbit" is Margery Williams' endearing tale of love between a boy and his favorite toy. At first the Rabbit is new and lonely in the toy chest, where the other toys deride his inability to "do" anything ... until the Skin Horse teaches him "It isn't what you do, it's who you are," and sings to him about becoming REAL. Sure enough, in time, the Boy begins to love the Rabbit, and when he says to Nana, "He's not a toy!" the dream comes true. When the Boy gets scarlet fever, the Rabbit's constant vigil helps save him. But later the Doctor orders that everything the Boy has to...

  Snow Queen, The

Musical Theatre Youth by Julia Flood

41 pages

6 - 21 performers possible


"The Snow Queen" is an enduring tale of faith, devotion and the magic of friendship between a young boy, Kay, and his best friend, Gerda. One winter evening, Gerda's grandmother tells them the story of an evil troll whose magic mirror shattered into a million pieces. When a sliver from that mirror lodges in Kay's heart and in his eye, he becomes mean and ugly, and is carried off in the Snow Queen's sleigh. Gerda sets out all alone to search for Kay, and in her perilous venture meets an Old Woman who casts a spell on her; a sassy crow; a lonely Robber Girl; and others. Gerda must finally bat...

  Hula Hoops & Halos

Musical by Jeffrey Smart

73 pages

9 m, 7 w, 1 flexible, extras


It's the '50s, so come join the kids as they hang out at the local diner in this heavenly hit of a musical comedy! But for Betsy Harding, it's all work and no play. Since her mom passed away, Betsy has her hands full running the family diner, minding her little sister, competing with her all-star athletic brother, and taking care of her toy-inventing father. She doesn't have time to be "a typical teen." Enter Angela, a tough-talkin' angel-in-training, sent down to earth to earn her halo. But she seems to create more problems than solving them. Between Angela and Johnny, the rebel-without-a-...

  I Do X 2

Comedy Musical by Jack Burford

66 pages

Minimum cast 4 m, 5 w


This is the Old Testament story of Jacob’s marriages to Leah and Rachel retold with a bit of “sanctified imagination.” For seven long, lonely years Jacob deals with dusty sheep while dreaming of his wedding night to Rachel. Finally, in a comically confusing scene, Jacob discovers his bride hidden by a veil is not the ravishing Rachel but her frumpish sister Leah. When confronted, Laban, the father, feigns surprise at the “slight misunderstanding.” He then cons Jacob into more servitude to gain Rachel as well. Years later Jacob and his wives are the parents of 12 children at last count! T...

  Let It Ring!

Musical Patriotic by Margaret Smoot

45 pages

Music by K. Newell Dayley.


Here's a fantastic journey through the minds of the Founding Fathers and how today's citizens perceive them. Two "generic" founding fathers, Patrick and James, travel to modern day to show people what it was like to write the Constitution, and how important its principles are. The two characters replay the key dramas of the Constitutional Convention and then in a more lighthearted mood, decide how to use the tools of contemporary life, i.e., advertizing and television to get their message across to the American People. If you're into contemporary flag-waving this is your show. The score has...

  Psalmba - Musical Story-David

Musical by Jeff Combe

36 pages

Approx. 7 male, 2 female, 11 flexible, and ensemble.


Here is the musical story of David told through amazingly lighthearted and humorous dialogue and songs. Samuel, the narrator, wants to skip over the slaying of Goliath because it’s pretty violent and difficult to stage, but the nasty Philistines object, saying this is their moment! As we all know, young David, secure in the knowledge that God fights our battles, dispatches Goliath promptly. King Saul invites David to “play the Palace,” but soon hires two hitmen to try to kill the young hero. The Witch of Endor, who’d prefer to be paid in cash, not a check, foretells Saul’s demise. After ...

  Finding Joy

Play With Music by Laura Manning Turner

22 pages

Speaking parts: 1 m, 3 w, 2-3 girls.


"Finding Joy" tells the poignant, but funny story of Lucy, a grandmother struggling to find joy this first Christmas after her husband has passed away. Surrounded by her daughter and grandchildren, Lucy tries her best to decorate. Unwrapping the nativity pieces, an angel appears and takes Lucy into the world of the holy family where joy and difficulty also walked hand in hand. As the show closes, Lucy is able to take over her late husband’s tradition of reading the Christmas story from Luke, and we see the holy characters come to life in a touching and beautiful blend of drama and music. E...

  All Aboard For Broadway

Musical by Craig Sodaro

69 pages

9 m, 17 w, 10 flexible, chorus


New York, 1917. Big time producer Florence Zweibach is putting on a Broadway show, and lots of hopeful girls long to be part of it. On the way to the audition, Mary Conklin, a sweet, budding ingenue, meets Harry Harrigan, a down-and-out Tin Pan Alley tunesmith, and the romantic sparks start to fly. To escape loan sharks, Harry enlists in the war that's just broken out in Europe, leaving Mary behind with his portfolio of sheet music and the dream of what might have been. Zweibach stars Mary in his patriotic revue and even falls in love with her, much to the chagrin of his fiancee. But the re...

  Anne With An 'E'

Adaptation Classic by Neil K. Newell

73 pages

Main roles for 4 m, 8 w, 3 g, also numerous children and adults as extras


“Anne of Green Gables,” by L. M. Montgomery, is an enduring story of innocence, joy, and the true meaning of love that has delighted and inspired readers for over a century. Now this heartwarming story of the irrepressible Anne Shirley is impressively adapted to the stage and has inspired a musical score that will knock your socks off! The story begins as Anne arrives at Green Gables and follows her through mishaps and adventures, through Matthew’s death and her reconciliation with Gilbert, and finally to her determination to stay at Green Gables and help Marilla while pursuing her educati...

  Elephans

Musical by Goode And Fingerhut

35 pages

Cast of up to 28 mixed gender roles Open


On the lonely planet Eleph, where language was never invented, the mango-loving Elephans learn to communicate without words. The friendly (and not-so-friendly) aliens share their story in song with the help of the local children of Earth. A delightful score of 6 songs, including "I Am Only Me," and "Do You Know What It Means To Be Lonesome?" help to carry the message of the play: tolerance, understanding and listening. Very few roles, if any, are gender specific. The opportunities for creative costumes and sets are also present. Roles can also be expanded or condensed depending on the av...