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  1. OLIVÉRio: A Brazilian Twist

    OLIVÉRio: A Brazilian Twist

    Book and lyrics by Karen Zacarías. Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma.

    Product Code: OA8000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 3m., 4w.
    • 65 min.
    This joyful musical is a retelling of Oliver Twist set in modern-day Rio de Janeiro that tackles issues of poverty, inequity and injustice. Oli, an orphan girl, asks the goddess of the sea for a “little bit more” in her life. Con man Falcão and thief Zé Esquiva hope to use Oli’s sweet nature to steal from a rich widow. In the favela, Oli meets Nancí, who begins to teach Oli how to read. But when police officer Sykes gets involved, everyone has to choose between doing what is easy and what is right. Learn More
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  2. The Princess Who Lost Her Hair

    The Princess Who Lost Her Hair

    By Jeremy Kisling. Based on the story by Tololwa Mollel.

    Product Code: PL7000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • 2m., 2w., 3 either gender.
    • 45 min.
    Princess Kalendi refuses to help a bird, who turns out to be very powerful. He brings a drought upon the earth and takes the princess' hair, a symbol of prosperity to her people, from her head. A beggar helps the princess regain her dignity and kindness as they work together to appease the bird with a selfless act that restores the kingdom and the princess' hair. Learn More
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  3. The Dancing Princesses or The Worn-Out Dancing Shoes

    The Dancing Princesses or The Worn-Out Dancing Shoes

    Adapted by Max Bush from a story by the Brothers Grimm.

    Product Code: DF4000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 6 to 12m., 8 to 16w., 3 to 6 either gender.
    • 65 min.
    Here is a magical tale of dance and romance. A mystery threatens the security of the kingdom: where do the princesses escape to every night, and why are their dancing shoes worn out each morning? The king desperately tries to solve the mystery by proclaiming that any man who can solve it will marry the daughter of his choice and become the future king. Learn More
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  4. Selkie: Between Land and Sea

    Selkie: Between Land and Sea

    By Laurie Brooks.

    Product Code: ST1000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 3m., 4w.
    • 75 min.
    In Scotland, selkies transform into lasses on Midsummer's Eve and dance on the beach. This play chronicles the story of a 16-year-old who discovers a pelt that unlocks the mystery foretold. Learn More
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  5. Nathan the Wise

    Nathan the Wise

    By Paul D'Andrea after G.E. Lessing. Translation by Gisela D'Andrea and Paul D'Andrea.

    Product Code: N54000

    • Comedy | Drama | Melodrama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults | Praise Groups
    • 6m., 3w. (Doubling and expansion possible.)
    • 100 min.
    This Western classic on religious tolerance is set in Jerusalem during the Third Crusade. Two young people, Jew and Christian, are drawn to each other in love and come up with an imaginative resolution to the issue of which is the one true faith. Learn More
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  6. Ezigbo: The Spirit Child

    Ezigbo: The Spirit Child

    Adapted by Max Bush. From an Igbo story as told by Adaora Nzelibe Schmiedl.

    Product Code: E69000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 1m., 7w., with doubling, or up to 11+ (3m., 8w.). Extras may also be added.
    • 60 min.
    Long ago, the wife of a powerful chief longed for a child, but her womb was possessed by the spirit of an Ogbanje, an invisible spirit-child. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

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  7. The Nightingale

    The Nightingale

    Book by William Electric Black and Amie Brockway-Henson. Music by Elliot Sokolov. From the story by Hans Christian Andersen.

    Product Code: N04000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
    • An ensemble of 12 m. and w. (not gender specific.)
    • 60 min.
    When Grandpa begins to tell his grandchildren about the emperor's nightingale, his back yard is transformed into the emperor of China's palace, garden and forest, and the three of them become characters in this humorous and moving story. Learn More
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  8. Maricela de la Luz Lights the World

    Maricela de la Luz Lights the World

    By José Rivera.

    Product Code: MB3000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School
    • 3m., 3w.
    • 60 min.
    When Maricela de la Luz and her brother Riccardo come out of a mall, the world suddenly changes. The two-headed Goddess of the U.S.-Mexico Border explains to them that something is out of balance in the mythic world! Learn More
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  9. Bocón!

    Bocón!

    By Lisa Loomer.

    Product Code: B36000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 6 actors, with doubling; Flexible.
    • 55 min.
    A fable about a 12-year old boy who is fleeing from Central America to Los Angeles and his search to "find his voice" to tell his story. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $100/perf

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  10. The Crane Wife

    The Crane Wife

    Book by Barbara Carlisle. Music (optional) by David Newsome. Adapted from Japanese folklore and based on a production idea by Randy Ward.

    Product Code: CJ3000

    • Drama | Melodrama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • Cast:12 to 20 with varied mixture of men and women.
    • 75 min.
    The peasant Kokuro removes an arrow from a stricken crane, who then comes in secret gratitude to live with him as a wife. When her weaving of magnificent cloth saves them from starvation, the poor peasant yields to greed and suspicion and loses his most precious gift. Learn More
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