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Book and lyrics by Carol Korty. Music by Scott Wheeler. This play is about a spirited young girl, Maryushka, determined to find where she belongs. It is a coming-of-age story set in old Russia, drawn from ancient tales about Baba Yaga, the mysterious crone who lives deep in the forest in a five-sided house on chicken legs and flies through the air in a mortar and pestle! Maryushka bravely and defiantly does her tasks—initially by playing tricks and fooling around—until she gets into trouble—real trouble.  More...

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By Vidas Barzdukas. Based on the novel by Rafael Sabatini. Captain Blood is a modern adaptation of Rafael Sabatini's 1922 swashbuckling classic about pirates, romance and a man fighting against injustice. Dr. Peter Blood is convicted of treason for tending to the wounds of a rebel during a rebellion against King James II. Sentenced to a life of slavery in Barbados, Blood falls in love with the brutal plantation owner's niece, Arabella.  More...

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By Nicholas Korn. When four suitors arrive to ask for the hands of Signor Di Lirio's three lovely daughters, the old gentleman agrees, as long as they have the approval of their mother. And that's where the problems begin—the old man's wife died three years ago, and he has gone so mad with grief that he still believes she is alive. However, one of the suitors is the town scoundrel,  More...

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Book and lyrics by Jeff Church. Music by Richard Gray. Based on an English folktale. Can a cat inspire love, loyalty, friendship and the spirit of giving? Dick Whittington, a penniless orphan, arrives in London having heard there's a street paved with gold. Cast aside and laughed at, a rich merchant takes pity on Dick and offers him a job. Unfortunately, his housekeeper, Miss MacGrundy, hates the boy and houses Dick in a rat-filled attic. When a stranger gifts Dick a cat, Trueheart, his luck changes. A terrific mouser, Trueheart makes  More...

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By Jules Tasca. An Evening With Sherlock Holmes presents a unique evening of mystery. A triad of one acts: The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor, The Milverton Adventure and the original concluding play The Disappearance of Adam that makes this evening with Holmes unique. In this mind-boggling play, Holmes must solve one of the existential mysteries. With its theme of life and death, the great detective, the super sleuth of innumerable cases, must solve the riddle that has puzzled the most brilliant minds in history!  More...

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By Don Zolidis. Disgusted with the state of current entertainment, Dionysus, God of Wine and Poetry, decides that it's time to retrieve Shakespeare from the underworld. Surely if the Bard were given a series on HBO, he'd be able to raise the level of discourse! Accompanied by his trusted servant, Xanthias (the brains of the operation), Dionysus seeks help from Hercules and Charon the Boatman. Unfortunately, his plan to rescue Shakespeare goes horribly awry,  More...

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By Eric Coble. Adapted from the book by Lois Lowry. In an apocalyptic future where children are kept like animals and human life is cheap, young Kira learns the ugly truth about the powers controlling her world. A gifted weaver, her talent catches the attention of the Council of Guardians. Under their custody, Kira is made to mend and embellish the ceremonial Singer's Robe—a garment that tells the history of the world. But the more she works, the more she learns the horrifying secrets  More...

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By Pat Cook. Hayden Stewart's wife, Judith, and her sisters, Carla and Beth, are worried about their parents. "They argue all the time," Judith says. When she mentions this to Hayden, he casually suggests maybe the women could spend some time with Jack and Arlene, their parents, and squelch any such arguments. The next thing Hayden knows, Judith is planning a huge Christmas party with the whole family. "And it was all Hayden's idea!"  More...

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By Ralph Covert and G. Riley Mills. Based on the book by Eleanor Estes. The authors of the musical version of The Hundred Dresses have rewritten the musical as a one-act straight play that's perfect for competition! Wanda Petronski, a second-grader, lives way up in a shabby house in Boggins Heights, and she doesn't have any friends. Every day she wears a faded blue dress, but she tells her classmates that she has a hundred dresses at home of all fabrics and colors. Soon Maddie, Peggy, Jack and their classmates make a game of teasing Wanda about her hundred dresses until one day she disappears from school,  More...

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By Patricia Barry Rumble. Based on Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Little Scrooge is an extremely creative, kid-friendly adaptation of the Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol. When an adolescent boy, Eben Scrooge, strikes it rich and makes a million dollars by inventing a popular phone app called Where's Fluffy?, which can help a person find a lost pet, he loses sight of what really matters in life.  More...

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By Clay Sander and Nate Sander. "Tiny" Willits and Ethan Banks spend most of their free time at Boo's Tavern in the small, working-class community of Downs Moor. Boo's co-owner (along with bar namesake Boo Koontz) is a know-it-all loudmouth named Gus "Hitch" Bigwood. Hitch has a noticeable limp due to a forklift accident at the town factory 10 years earlier, which got him a massive settlement, a large part of which he spent on an antique automobile. Unbeknownst to Ethan and Tiny, Hitch has been faking his limp for the past decade  More...

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By Alvaro Saar Rios. Imagine the Chinese legend Hua Mulan set in the world of lucha libre—Mexican wrestling. The discovery of a worn pink wrestling mask prompts Nana Lupita, a Wisconsin grandmother, to share her tale  More...

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Book and lyrics by Kathleen Cahill. Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma. Perdida (the lost one) is an emotional tale full of spirits and magic set in pre-revolutionary Mexico when all-powerful dons ruled like kings. Inspired by Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, Perdida tells a story of passion, jealousy and redemption. The Spirit of Time narrates a tale that takes place over a span of 18 years  More...

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By Nathan Allen, Chris Mathews and Jake Minton. Young Rose lives a peaceful, carefree life in her tiny wintry town of Radio Falls. Sledding through snow dunes, drinking hot chocolate and listening to stories told by her Uncle Roger, it all seems pretty grand. True, it's always winter, but it's been like that all her life—how could she know the difference? But one day when Rose asks her Uncle Roger the truth of what happened to her parents, she learns there's more to the history of Radio Falls than she could have ever realized.  More...

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Book, music and lyrics by Ted Shen. Recent widower, Dan, and divorcee, Jenna, meet mid-life and mid-crisis. Their painful pasts cause them both to feel undeserving of happiness. They develop an instant rapport while attending a dinner party, but Dan's grief precludes any follow-through. After running into each other on a subway a month later, Jenna decides to invite Dan out on a "platonic date" to the Museum of Modern Art, where they experience a silent, but unexpectedly intense connection.  More...

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By Y York. From the novel by Jerry Spinelli. All is copacetic in the fall of the new school year as junior Leo Borlock settles in to produce his moderately popular school TV show, The Hot Seat, and keep himself safely behind the camera and out of anybody's line of fire. His safe existence implodes with the arrival of the weirdly fabulous Stargirl,  More...

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Book and lyrics by Jennifer Kirkeby. Music by Shirley Mier. Based on the book by the Brothers Grimm. Enter the magical world of twelve princesses who love to dance. Each night, they sing the song that allows them secret passage into the enchanted forest. Once they arrive, the trees sparkle and chime with silver and gold leaves, beautiful music plays and the spirit of their mother watches over them. In the meantime, their father, the king, is perplexed, and the shoemaker and his apprentices are exasperated,  More...

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By Suzan Zeder. A story told in sound, movement and words about 9-year-old B … just plain B, like the letter, like the grade, who is about to turn 10 and is not happy about that! B knows, really knows, that before she could walk, she could fly. She is desperate to remember how before the dreaded birthday comes. In a summer thunderstorm, B's treehouse is hit by lightning, and a mysterious stranger appears.  More...

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By Charles Edward Pogue and Larry Drake. "A matter of life and death!" reads the telegram that urgently summons Damocles Cole, gentleman sleuth, to a dude ranch. It was death … Dam's client, Horace Crenshaw, has been both stabbed and shot. But Dam notices the telegram was sent after Crenshaw was already dead. Dam's ex-wife, Daphne, sent it. They're divorced because spunky Daph wrote a lurid murder mystery based on one of Dam's exploits. She even fashioned her detective hero on him.  More...