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. The Westmonds are told that a search committee will be there for the evening hymn-sing to try to lure the church’s beloved pastor away. With the unseen organist who communicates through charades, they form a plan—a fake pastor and fake service! Ll...
6 - 21 performers possible
From the story by Hans Christian Andersen. "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 ...
14 m, 8 w, 1 boy, 1 girl, and 8 to 15 flexible roles with doubling possible.
Have you ever wondered about the people who wrote the hymns that you sing in church every Sunday? What events in their lives led them to sit down and write these songs - songs that would eventually became "hymnal classics" in the Christian church? This musical uncovers the true, behind-the-scenes stories of seven people and how they were prompted by tragedy or triumph to write such treasured favorites as "Just As I Am" and "Onward, Christian Soldiers." In addition, a beautiful, original song "Bringing a Hymn to Life," is also included. Told in a series of vig...
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 p...
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 ...
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 ...
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 Mar...
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 th...
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...
Music by K. Newell Dayley.
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, fo...
Cast: 1 man, 1 woman, 3 girls, 5 flexible, extras.
16 m, 2 w, + ensemble
This is a sensitive and insightful treatment of the boyhood of Jesus, a plausible near-history. The story centers around his family's trip to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover. On their way there Jesus performs a miracle, to aid another child, and the lonliness in Jesus' heart melts away with a new understanding of his place in the world. When the family arrives in Jerusalem, Jesus turns up "missing." They finally find him in the temple, instructing and amazing his elders with profound truth and insight. This is a moving and imaginative story with a lovely and memorable score for a...