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Totally RED! TS6000

Totally RED!

By Dinah Toups.

Product Code: TS6000

  • One-act Play
  • Comedy
  • Cast size: 3m., 2w., with doubling, or up to 30+ (10m., 7w., 9+ either gender). Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

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: $55/perf

In stock


This is a unique and fun retelling of the classic battle of wit and deception as told in the beloved fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood. We meet Red (who is nobody's fool) and the wolf (who tries to be cool) and granny—well, sometimes she's left in the dark! These lively roles are great for teen and young adult actors. Totally RED! begins with a humorous version in storybook theatre style. The story continues with three to five minute retellings of sections within the tale, told in multiple styles: melodrama (The Perils of Being Miss Red); Elizabethan (Much Ado About Red); '80s hip-hop slang (REDz in the Hood); and avant-garde (Call the Moment RED). There is also an additional scene in American musical style, RED! The Musical!. This play is as much fun for the performers as it is for the audience.


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The same book is used for both the musical and non-musical versions.


  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show One-act Play
  • Product Code TS6000
  • Cast Size 5
  • Min. Royalty Rate $55/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 30 min


  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School
  • Genre Comedy
  • ISBN(13) 9781583427446
* 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 was a very fun play that gave us a lot of flexibility in casting. The author is fantastic and responsive, as well. This play was perfect for our cast of inexperienced actors--it taught them a lot and put the theatre "bug" in all of them! They can't wait to do another play!"
Review by Brie Bednar, Lyle Public School, Lyle, Minn.
"I struggle every year to find a show that will keep thirty 6th graders invested. Many lose interest because they weren't a lead. Totally Red allowed for every student who deserved and wanted a lead role to have a lead role! The vignette scenes allowed for students to work in small groups and have ownership of their own scene! Wish there were more shows out there like this!"
Review by Jessica Poscovsky, Anthony Middle School, Cypress, Texas
"This is a fun and educational one act that is suitable for touring to schools or retirement homes. My students loved learning about the different theatre styles. It has a flexible cast and can be done by small or large casts. Sets, props, and costuming can be as simple or elaborate as you choose. Audiences uniformly loved the show."
Review by Irene Miller, Crystal Sea Drama Company, San Antonio, Texas
"Great piece. Entertains both the children and adults in the audience.
Lots of laughs and a great intro to multiple styles of theatre for both the cast and the audience.
Review by Aviva Wolman, Teen Tour Theatre, Pierrefonds, Quebec
"Totally RED! could not have been better suited to the needs of our school and community. The script was witty and fun as well as educational. Students enjoyed rehearsal every time and performances even more."
Review by Audrey Linville, Meadows Valley School, New Meadows, Idaho

Hints, Tips, and Tricks

"Definitely have someone do live sound effects. We also had "sign people" who held up "yay," "sigh," and "boo" signs during the melodrama section. We used black shirts and pants as the base costume, then added hats, scarves, skirts, etc., to show the differing characters. "
Tip by Irene Miller, Crystal Sea Drama Company, San Antonio, Texas

Media Reviews

“It’s a fun take on the classic story we all know and love.” —Daily Globe

“There’s something to grab everyone’s attention in this, and it’s very appropriate and appealing for families and children of all ages.” —Daily Globe

“The new/old take on Little Red Riding Hood features five vignettes done in various styles.” —Abilene Reporter-News

Little Red Riding Hood gets several makeovers in this creative introduction to theatre styles.” —BYU Scholar’s Archive

“The script itself is humorous. … Dialogue is flowing and natural.” —BYU Scholar’s Archive

“This is a unique and fun retelling, in multiple styles, of the classic battle of wit and deception: Little Red Riding Hood.” —KPAC



Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
George Bannerman Dealey & International Academy Dallas Texas 4/24/2024 4/25/2024
George Bannerman Dealey & International Academy Dallas Texas 4/24/2024 4/25/2024
The Rashi School Dedham Massachusetts 5/5/2024 5/5/2024
Vista Ridge Middle School Fort Worth Texas 4/22/2024 5/22/2024
Round top family library Round Top Texas 7/25/2024 7/25/2024


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