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Rapunzel [Short Version] by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 24. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicScores for eight original songs (with keyboard accompaniment, set in easy keys!) provided with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleOne act musical comedy play with a Grimm spirit! Simple sets (a window frame stands in for Rapunzel's tower), simple props.
SynopsisRapunzel, abandoned by her careless and greedy parents and raised by an enchantress, is locked in a tower until she is saved by a prince's true love.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'rehearsal CD' with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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The Ratbusters of Hamelin by Philip Bird (music Isabelle Michalakis)
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 9. Minimum total with doubling = 21. Minimum total without doubling = 21. No chorus. Whilst there is no formal requirement for a chorus, there are opportunities for additional townsfolk and additional children.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPiano/vocal scores for three original songs are included with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleMusical play for kids, with an interesting variation on the Pied Piper story. (As suits modern tastes, it comes with a happy ending, though the mayor probably wouldn't think so.)
SynopsisThe people of Hamelin shake their mayor and town council out of their greedy complacency when the town's children are kidnapped by they hypnotic piper - assistant to the unpaid and affronted travelling doctor.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A set of MP3 files with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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Robby Nudd by Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 9. Minimum total with doubling = 25. Minimum total without doubling = 30. Chorus. All the characters are adults, assumed to be played by children or a mixture of adults and children (with particularly the role of Sheriff and Friar open to adults).
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSheet music (Lyrics and music by Chris Donovan, additional music by Adrian Watts) for 7 songs plus two reprises is included with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleA sideways look at the Robin Hood legend!
SynopsisRobby Nudd has become an outlaw because he's too small to join the police! Robby and his band of outlaws haven't robbed anyone in a long time and the women they have brought to the forest are sick of being cooks. The girls rebel and leave the forest. The men go to Nottingham Fair to try and win the archery contest, win the bag of gold and buy the girls some proper ingredients to cook with. The resulting clash with the Sheriff has an unexpected resolution.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'rehearsal CD' with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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Romeo Loves Juliet by Gerald P. Murphy, arr. Bob Marshall
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 12. Minimum total with doubling = 25. Minimum total without doubling = 25. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicComplete piano and vocal score for 25 original songs (including reprises and instrumentals) supplied with the Producer's Copy of the Script.
StyleGerry Murphy has fun with Shakespeare, retelling Romeo and Juliet in modern America, and mixing bits of Shakespeare's text with modern idiom. Aimed at high-school students.
SynopsisThe time is now and in Pub Verona the Montagues and Capulets are still feuding, only now it's an argument over who wrote the Complete Works of Shakespeare. There's trouble when Romeo and Juliet fall in love, and trouble of a different kind involving explosives and a pick-up truck.
PricePlease click on the Price Link to find the cost.
ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'rehearsal CD' with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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Ruth by Graham W Evans
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 17. Chorus. Choir parts double as crowd, with a minimum of eight.
Run TimeAround 58 minutes. [Estimated!] (Including 5 minute overture.)
Pilot production run-time: 75 minutes.
MusicFull scores for the Overture plus 15 songs are provided with the Producer's copy of this script. Lyrics are embedded within the script.
StyleA biblical musical in one act, Various settings, but simple (minimal) sets.
SynopsisA musical re-telling of the story of Ruth. The themes included follow closely the threads that weave through the book of Ruth in the Old Testament of the Bible, and relate to subjects close to the hearts of most of us - those of loving kindness, caring and the need for a safe refuge. The music is varied and modern, with sonorities and rhythms quickly recognised and readily learnt by young and old alike - ballads for solo singers and duets, interspersed with pieces, some serious and some comical, for a choir.
PricePlease click on the Price Link to find the cost.
ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'rehearsal CD' with piano arrangements of songs from the show
** A 'backing track CD' with arrangements of songs from the show
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Saint Nicholas and the Three Purses of Gold by Timothy Hallett and Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 9. Chorus. Technically, there are no characters - that is to say, it could be sung by a soloist. In practice, the intention is for the singing to be shared between several narrators and a chorus whilst the story is mimed by actors.
Run TimeAround 12 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script comes with a complete piano and vocal score.
StyleA sung story. (Technically, that makes it a Cantata, but don't let the fancy name put you off!) Does not require any set or props, but props could be used as part of a mime of the story.
SynopsisWhere does our modern Santa Claus come from? He's descended from legends of Saint Nicholas, the fourth century Bishop of Myra - legends such as this one!
PricePlease click on the Price Link to find the cost.
ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'backing track CD' with arrangements of songs from the show
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Salem Witches by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 15. Chorus. Characters cover a range of ages. Could be played by a youth theatre company or a mixed-age company.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPiano and vocal scores for seven original songs are supplied with the Producer's copy of the script.
StylePlay with music. Structurally in two acts, but of one-act length (that is to say, it could form half an evening's entertainment!)
SynopsisHistorical drama, based on the events in Salem Massachusetts in 1692 when personal disputes spilled-over into accusations of witchcraft and the prosecution of numerous townsfolk.
PricePlease click on the Price Link to find the cost.
ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'rehearsal CD' with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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Samson - The Musical by Sue Gordon
Performance by Cheshire Academy of Performing Arts won the award for Best Junior Production at the Wilmslow Guild One Act Play Festival, 2008
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 22. Minimum total without doubling = 33. Chorus. Whilst the script doesn't specify a chorus, there are groups of 'Israelites' and 'Philistines' and 'Delilah's friends' whose numbers could be expanded.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicScores for 8 original songs are provided with the Producer's Copy of the script
StyleHumorous musical version of the story of Samson and Delilah. Simple sets, basic props (give or take the lion!). There is also a version of this script as a play. (The same script, without the songs.)
SynopsisSee the book of Judges, chapters 13 to 16 (give or take the bit where Delilah catches Samson with a jam jar, and with a cha-cha-cha for hairdressers).
PricePlease click on the Price Link to find the cost.
ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'backing track CD' with arrangements of songs from the show
** Soundtrack CD - vocal performances of songs from the show
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A Savoy Christmas Carol by Nigel Holloway
RolesMinimum Male roles = 12. Minimum Female roles = 9. Minimum total with doubling = 24. Minimum total without doubling = 32. Chorus. The main characters are adults, with a smattering of children.
Run TimeAround 120 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicA Piano and Vocal score for all the 27 songs (with 22 orchestral pieces scored for multiple instruments) is provided with the Producer's Copy of the script. The scores have deliberately kept away from extremes of vocal range.
StyleOperetta, setting the Charles Dickens story to the music of Arthur Sullivan.
SynopsisA traditional re-telling of Dickens' classic story of the redemption of a miser, using pieces from many of Gilbert and Sullivan's musicals with original lyrics.
PricePlease click on the Price Link to find the cost.
ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Additional copy of the Piano and Vocal Score for 'A Savoy Christmas Carol' in an A4 ring binder. Scores for 29 songs and 22 (orchestrated) instrumentals. (This is the same as the copy provided with the Producer's Copy of the script.)
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Shadowdancer by Wesley A. Knoch
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 26. Minimum total without doubling = 26. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPiano and vocal scores for 9 songs and three instrumentals are supplied with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleMusical for teenagers. (Structured in two acts, but of one-act length.) Minimal set requirements.
SynopsisRocky, the bullying leader of his gang, is led into a scary world of shadows, where he learns that he needs to pay his dues...
PricePlease click on the Price Link to find the cost.
ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'backing track CD' with arrangements of songs from the show
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