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Your Source for Plays and Musicals

Dramatic Publishing is Your Source for Plays and Musicals

Publishing fine plays since 1885, Dramatic Publishing is committed to developing and serving the authors, artists and educators who comprise the world of theatre. We offer musicals, full-length and one-act plays and high-quality theatrical books suitable for high-school theatre, children's theatre, professional theatre and community theatre. Our catalog includes a full spectrum of plays for every cast size, skill level and audience representing classic works as well as contemporary comedies, dramas and musicals of distinction.

The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963

The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963

Based on Christopher Paul Curtis’ Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honor Book. Ten-year-old Kenny chronicles the events of a fateful summer for the Watson family of Flint, Michigan, in this hilarious and deeply moving story.


Critics are loving Douglas Post’s The Wind in the Willows

Produced at over 250 theatres around the world, this musical adaptation is a winner with audiences everywhere.

An Interview With Laurie Brook

An Interview With Laurie Brooks

Her writing style, her creative process and her newest projects, including her first adaptation, Jason Invisible.

Featuring Suzan Zeder

Featuring the works of Suzan Zeder

Suzan Zeder is one of the most prolific playwrights for young and family audiences, and Dramatic Publishing is pleased to be the exclusive source for her complete body of work.


Featuring the works of Max Bush

With the acquisition of Anchorage Press Plays, we are now your source for the extensive Max Bush library.

Spring Musicals2011

Spring Musicals

Marvelous Musicals sure to highlight your spring production.


12 Plays for Christmas

These 12 plays for Christmas are sure to delight your audience.

Lois Lowry's The Giver, adapted by Eric Coble

The Giver

This powerful adaptation of Lois Lowry's Newbery Award-
winning novel is now available for amateur and professional
production in most world-wide markets.

Click here to complete an application

A Christmas Story

Ralphie Conquers Broadway

In its limited engagement A Christmas Story, The Musical set new single week box office records at the storied Lunt-Fontanne theatre.

Recently Released: Twelve Angry Men amateur performance rights

Twelve Angry Men

Amateur performance rights are now widely available
in the U.S. and Canada.

Click here to complete an application

We're celebrating International Day of Children's Theatre

We're celebrating Children's Theatre

Choose your next show from one of our 16 wonderful new
children's plays and musicals, or look through more than
400 titles in our children's theatre library.

New and most popular one-act plays

One Act Plays

Looking for a great one act play? We’ve compiled a list of our
25 newest one act plays for your perusal. You can also check out
our 25 most produced one acts or browse through our complete list.

Meet James Still

A Conversation with James Still

James Still on writing, on theatre and on his
l ong term relationship with Indiana Repertory Theatre.

by Hope Baugh

Winning Musicals

Winning Musicals

One of our 15 featured musicals is sure to make your next
production a winner!  Browse these and nearly 200 more titles
for the perfect musical for your performing group.

This Month's Featured Plays
Some Sweet Day
Some Sweet Day
The Temperamental Artist … or A Bucket of Blood
The Temperamental Artist … or A Bucket of Blood
The Christmas Doll (musical)
The Christmas Doll (musical)
The Dancing Princesses or The Worn-Out Dancing Shoes
The Dancing Princesses or The Worn-Out Dancing Shoes
The Singin' Cowboy
The Singin' Cowboy