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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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    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  2. A Little Princess

    A Little Princess

    By R.N. Sandberg. Adapted from A Little Princess by Francis Hodgson Burnett.

    Product Code: LE2000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages) | Praise Groups
    • 2 to 4m., 7 to 9w., wth extras. May be expanded to 20 to 25.
    • 40 min.
    A girl who speaks English, French and Hindustani is left in a boarding school in London, but when news arrives that her army captain father has died and their fortune lost, she must live in the attic as a servant until the attic is magically transformed. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  3. 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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  4. Things Can Always Be Worse!

    Things Can Always Be Worse!

    By Lois Kipnis.

    Product Code: TB5000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 30 roles for a minimum of 8 actors. may be further expanded.
    • 45 min.
    Rich with Jewish tradition, this is the story of an argumentative family living in a tiny hut who, following a Rabbi's advice, bring their animals into the hut. Learn More
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  5. The Red Rose

    The Red Rose

    By le Clanche du Rand. Based upon Beauty and the Beast.

    Product Code: R42000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 1w.
    • 45 min.
    This play is an innovative, entertaining, and emotionally relevant treatment of the Beauty and the Beast theme for modern audiences using marks, mime and sound. Thematically it concerns itself with what lies below the apparent surfaces of people and events, as well as with the journey of learning how to love. Learn More
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  6. 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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  7. Our Miss Brooks and the Christmas Carol

    Our Miss Brooks and the Christmas Carol

    By Kristin Sergel. Adapted from the original material of R.J. Mann.

    Product Code: O26000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 5m., 7w.
    • 30 min.
    Miss Audubon's cast for A Christmas Carol is in rebellion, and the Christmas play dilemma is dumped in the lap of the exhausted Miss Brooks. A wild rehearsal is complicated by the principal's discovery that someone has hung up a spray of mistletoe. Learn More
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  8. An Implausible Claus

    An Implausible Claus

    By Nikki Harmon.

    Product Code: I47000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 1m. (1 girl.)
    • 30 min.
    Jensie discovers that the Ho-Ho Hotline is being answered by a Jewish man at a retirement home. While the unusual twosome spend time together, imagination is rekindled. Learn More
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  9. 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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  10. It's Sad, So Sad When an Elf Goes Bad

    It's Sad, So Sad When an Elf Goes Bad

    By Jerome McDonough.

    Product Code: ID3000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 12+ actors, either gender, flexible.
    • 35 min.
    A misfit elf and retired reindeer plot revenge on Santa, but discover others can be hurt by their actions. Learn More
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