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  1. Little Scrooge

    Little Scrooge

    By Patricia Barry Rumble. Based on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

    Product Code: LL4000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 2 to 4m., 3 to 7w.
    • 45 min.
    In this extremely creative, kid-friendly adaptation of the Charles Dickens' classic, The Ghost of Christmas Past (a surfer dude), the Ghost of Christmas Present (a beautiful spirit with an attitude) and the Ghost of Christmas Future (an eerie figure in white) help young Eben Scrooge to discover the true meaning of Christmas. Learn More
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  2. Boid & Oskar

    Boid & Oskar

    By Elizabeth Wong.

    Product Code: BA7000

    • Comedy | Drama | Tragedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Praise Groups
    • 2m., 2w. (plus many gender-neutral ensemble roles; may be done with 3m., 3 w. with doubling.)
    • 45 min.
    Inspired by Oscar Wilde's The Happy Prince,this play is a hip, humorous and heartwarming parable about sacrifice and the lessons of true friendship. Prince Oskar is the spirit of a shiny, red, classic Corvette convertible—without a care in the world. But, placed as a monument high above the city, he alone sees the suffering below—a young girl conflicted by feelings of inferiority, a young boy without a home living in the streets, a writer who has lost the desire to write. With the help of a wise-cracking sparrow named Boid, the prince makes it his mission to help the townspeople. Learn More
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  3. The Fourth Wise Man

    The Fourth Wise Man

    Book by Joy Chaitin, Sarah Stevens and Marilyn D. Anderson. Music arranged by Joy Chaitin and Sarah Stevens-Estabrook. Based on The Story of the Other Wise Man by Henry Van Dyke.

    Product Code: F09000

    • Melodrama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages) | Praise Groups
    • 10 to 20m., 10 to 20w.
    • 30 min.
    Musical version of the tale of the fourth wiseman, who chooses to help others rather than give his gifts to the baby Jesus, thereby learning the true meaning of Christ-like love at the first Christmas. Learn More
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  4. Christmas All Over the Place

    Christmas All Over the Place

    Book by Judith Martin. Music by Donald Ashwander.

    Product Code: CH3000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School
    • 4m., 5w.
    • 20 min.
    The four Huffenpuffs and the four Wigglebees, former neighbors now living a winter apart in the North and the South, have accidentally invited each family to spend Christmas with the other. Learn More
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  5. The Littlest Angel

    The Littlest Angel

    Adapted by Patricia Gray. Based on the story by Charles Tazewell.

    Product Code: L26000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 9 characters, plus extras.
    • 20 min.
    Known throughout Heaven as "The Littlest Angel", an unruly boy who sings off-key is ordered to present himself before the Angel of Peace. What happens then makes this a beautiful and heartwarming play for young people. Learn More
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  6. The Gift of the Magi

    The Gift of the Magi

    Based on the story by O. Henry. Adapted by Anne Coulter Martens.

    Product Code: G21000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Praise Groups
    • 2m., 5w.
    • 30 min.
    This is a touching story of a young couple unable to afford presents for each other on their first Christmas together. Each sacrifices a treasure to provide a gift for the other but, in so doing, they work at almost tragically funny cross-purposes. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  7. A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol

    Adapted by Jerome McDonough from Dickens' classic.

    Product Code: CL1000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 12 to 30 actors, either gender, flexible.
    • 35 min.
    Marrying fidelity to Dickens' words with open, simple staging and costuming, this version is fresh and highly performable. Scene changes are effected by members of the "living cyclorama" (the chorus), thus maintaining the flow of the play. Learn More
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  8. A Christmas For Carol

    A Christmas For Carol

    By Julie Landry.

    Product Code: CL4000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults | Praise Groups
    • 4 to 6m., 9 to 11w., extras.
    • 25 min.
    A girl is critical of Christmas until something happens that helps her understand the joy of giving. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  9. A Magic Christmas

    A Magic Christmas

    By Faye D. Julian.

    Product Code: ML2000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 4w.
    • 30 min.
    This one-act play for children shows a very special Christmas for Miss Annie Belle, who hasn't had a truly merry Christmas in many years. Now, running out of money, this may be her worst. She is so lonely that she talks to her plants and a dilapidated old doll whose head keeps falling off. A series of strange events, aided by the poinsettia, the holly plant and the doll, give Miss Annie her chance to prove the goodness of her heart. Learn More
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  10. An Old-Fashioned Christmas

    An Old-Fashioned Christmas

    By Sally Bowman

    Product Code: O91000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 2 to 3m., 5w., extras.
    • 30 min.
    Retirees wish for an old fashioned Christmas, but are not so enthusiastic when their wish is granted. Learn More
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