A team of space explorers are on a mission to save Earth when they are forced to crash land on the planet Kapzastra. There, the local inhabitants share their resources and unique skills to help the travelers complete their mission. With the help of a Greek chorus of Ancients speaking in cryptic verse and the Earthlings Terra and Firma making regular appearances in hologram, every actor in this far out space adventure is a star.
With the help of a group of musician-dwarfs to play and punctuate the story, this Grimm mash-up of characters head out on a quest to find the King’s missing son, the Frog Prince, and win the reward of their dreams. When Gretel gives the frog a chocolate kiss and he magically transforms back to his true, princely self, everyone is surprised but her. Optional music, scored for piano or a barred percussion school ensemble, is provided with the script. Borrows heavily from the conventions of British panto plays. This is a great play for an upper elementary through high school class to perform for young audiences.
Just as the cast for this year’s play at River Valley High School is announced, a calamity occurs: the lighting rig in the school’s theatre collapses, injuring the director and throwing the school’s show and entire theatre program into jeopardy. It takes a capable and ambitious cast of high school actors to decide to put the show on themselves?if only they could manage their offstage drama with as much skill! With a strong message of empowerment for girls, this play includes coming of age challenges in the spirit of teamwork with both sincerity and levity, while paying homage to Shakespeare’s great play. This 2019 first place winner of the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild national competition for youth theatre is a top notch age-appropriate play for teens.
When Amy and Kim overhear some classmates talk about playing a prank, they think it’s just boys bragging. Now a child’s life is on the line, and Amy isn’t so sure it was all talk. Should they get involved and tell someone what they [think] they heard?
With their annual Renaissance Fair is interrupted by contractors from the Department of Buildings, a troupe of intrepid re-enactors use what little time they have to mount their best fair ever including an archery contest, juggling jesters, a jousting match and not one, but three rivaling queens. They manage to save one lost little boy, but can they save the future of the Renaissance fair? The fourth wall is merely implied in this family show where donuts are served up along with the fun. (Comedy with music.)
What happens when a slumber party game goes awry and the birthday girl is hypnotized into really believing she’s Peter Pan? Well, first a group of boys arrive to crash the party, then everyone becomes involved in a charade of Neverland characters, gender-bending their way to a cathartic battle scene in the lagoon trying to snap her out of it before her parents get home. A very fun play with lots of physical theater and stage combat; perfect for adolescents eager to explore character roles that are both funny and poignant.
When a pirate ship inadvertently sails over the lost city of Atlantis, an adventure-seeking girl makes friends with a charmingly naïve sailor causing their two worlds to collide. With the help of a Narrator giving advice and Poseidon’s magic adding to the drama, there is plenty of action and fun in this story of treasure untold…until now.
Nomi finally has permission to host a pool party, but her excitement is tempered by the fact that she has been given a strict limit on the number of guests allowed. As her girlfriends take over the task of extending invitations without her knowledge, she has to decide if the ensuing drama it is causing is worth it.
In this stream-of-conscience series of scenes about the lives and thoughts of adolescents, Puck’s final monologue from A Midsummer Night’s Dream cleverly provides the prompts that drive the play’s themes including friendship, bullying, heartbreak, peer pressure and identity. A company of actors create the ensemble of “shadows” referred to by Puck, moving in and out of contemporary situations that explore the timeless challenges inherent in growing up. Alternatively bold, playful, tricky, moody and joyful, these adolescent-shadows are just trying to figure it all out. A very flexible play, ideal for a class with opportunities for ensemble/choral elements.
A group of kids break into a dilapidated mansion looking for a cool place to hang out during spring break only to find they find aren’t alone...and they definitely aren’t safe. A play anchored in realism - with a coven of witches thrown in.