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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

By Mary and Andrew Arnault. Adapted from the story by Washington Irving.

Product Code: LB6000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy | Melodrama
  • Cast size: 8m., 7w. (may be expanded by adding women's chorus members and townsfolk.)
  • Awards: Aurand Harris Memorial Playwriting Award

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$10.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $100/perf

In stock

Synopsis

Early on a September morning the villagers of Sleepy Hollow await their new schoolmaster. When Ichabod finally arrives, his priggish correctness casts a pall over the gossipy, prank-playing townsfolk. Soon enough, though, his genteel manners and his hymn singing impress the ladies, including Katrina Van Tassel, the town belle. The menfolk are less thrilled, especially Brom Bones, Katrina's beau, and he begins plotting to rid himself of his unwelcome rival. Matters come to a head during the Van Tassel's Halloween party, after which the superstitious Ichabod is accosted on his lonely ride home by a fiendish apparition, the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow. The next morning Ichabod has disappeared, leaving behind only a song in the wind, and a new legend is born.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code LB6000
  • Cast Size 15
  • Min. Royalty Rate $100/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 85 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre
  • Genre Comedy | Melodrama
  • ISBN(13) 9781583421352
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Customer Reviews

"This musical was well received and very adaptable to a large cast. The scenic elements could be complicated or simple according to your budget, space, or time demands."
Review by Cynthia Berg, Canon-McMillan High School, Canonsburg, Pa.
"Cleverly written and easily adapted to the stage. Very well received by the community! Perfect for the Halloween season and an interesting historical period to dramatize."
Review by Chris Rees, Chugiak High School, Chugiak, Alaska

Hints, Tips, and Tricks

"I used two actors in a horse costume with a supported saddle for our lead and a giant mechanical horse for the Headless Horseman's steed. This added both comedy and suspense."
Tip by Cynthia Berg, Canon-McMillan High School, Canonsburg, Pa.
"We used a leafy (forest) scrim in front of all scenes with the Headless Horseman. You can light it various ways so you can use it in other scenes as well."
Tip by Molly Grasso, Papillion-LaVista High School, Papillion, Neb.

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Jonesborough Repertory Theatre Jonesborough Tennessee 10/17/2019 11/3/2019
Bremen Senior High School Bremen Indiana 11/16/2019 11/17/2019
Pleasant Valley High School Brodheadsville Pennsylvania 11/22/2019 11/24/2019