- Type of Show Full-length Play
- Product Code R54000
- Cast Size 26
- Min. Royalty Rate $110/perf
- Cost $11.95
- Approx. Run Time 90 min
- Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
- Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | TYA
- Genre Comedy
- ISBN(13) 9780871293305
- "It was fun to work on a play for children that mostly avoided "sweet" situations and resolutions. This play is wise and funny. It speaks to today's kids -- and our audience loved it."
- Review by City of Davenport Parks and Recreation, Davenport, IA
- "Well loved by cast and audience alike! Ramona speaks to a variety of ages. Can't wait to produce Henry and Ramona!"
- Review by Darlene Lentz, Sand/Storybook Theater Center, Deland, FL
- "Fast-paced, funny, yet poignant interpretation of the trials and triumphs of growing up, in addition to reinforcing family values in a society "full of really crazy, scary stuff.""
- Review by Jane Meier, Rundlett Middle School, Concord, NH
- "The kids enjoyed this play because they could relate to the material. I loved the open-endedness that allowed me to be creative as a director."
- Review by Jeta Renna, Ecker Hill Middle School, Park City, Utah
- "This was, by far, our best received production in our history. Just from word-of-mouth, our final performance was "standing room only." Since our entrances came from various parts of the entire auditorium, we had to literally step around and over people."
- Review by Scott Marcum, Oz Drama Group, Blockton, Iowa
- "Full of charm, laughter, and tender moments, too. It makes you laugh and almost cry to watch the antics of these elementary-age kids growing up and experiencing life's challenges. Ramona is a third gradaer, her dad's "little sparkler," and she has a temper that gets her into messes! It's just adorable and everyone laughs!"
- Review by Sharon Garrett, Longfellow Junior High School, Enid, Okla.
Hints, Tips, and Tricks
- "The set changes come so quickly it is best to use light and minimal pieces."
- Tip by Jeta Renna, Ecker Hill Middle School, Park City, Utah
- "Obviously, you need top-notch Ramona and Beezus. We divided our small stage into three parts via lighting -- and used the auditorium as well."
- Tip by Scott Marcum, Oz Drama Group, Blockton, Iowa
- "A fun activity for extra third graders (who have to wait for scenes in rehearsal) is making Halloween masks for the Halloween parade scene."
- Tip by Amaya Egusquiza, Majestic Theatre, Corvallis, Ore.