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Plays with Music

A play with music uses mostly dialogue to tell the story and move the plot along and the music and songs adds to the emotional atmosphere of the play. Through the songs the audience learns more about how the characters are feeling.  Discover plays with music below

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  • Talk the Musical book cover

    Talk: The Musical

    by Lori M. Myers
    • 45 Minutes
    • 2 Males, 1 Female, 9 M or F, Min 5, Max 12, Doubling Possible

    There are plenty of roles for everyone in this large-cast one-act musical for children and community audiences.  There are talking and singing stones, trees, and yams, not to mention animals who help the natural world come to life once a year. Things are not well in this magical village, and trees, flowers, and animals tell it in story and song.  Full of lively songs like “We Are Here for the Halibut,” these characters sing and dance their way into our hearts.

    Music lead sheets and downloadable PDF available. Great for elementary schools.

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    $9.95$80.00
  • Lamb's Tales - Christmas Plays and Pageants

    Lamb’s Tales

    by Gerald Gurka
    • 20 - 60 minutes
    • Variable Casting--roles for actors from 4 to 100

    Lamb’s Tales: Four Simple Nativity Plays for the Littlest Lambs and Six Christmas Pageants for the Flock

    Skits and pageants for church Christian holiday.  Short plays to be performed by children as young as 4 and adults will allow everyone in a religious community to star in their church’s Christmas celebration.

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    $13.95$60.00
  • Fron Cover Spread Your Garment Over Me

    Spread Your Garment Over Me

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 10 - 60 minutes
    • 1 - 12 Females

    A monologue collection by Gillette Elvgren, based on women from the Bible, presents issues of faith, religion, and contemporary challenges. SPREAD YOUR GARMENT OVER ME (Ruth, 3:9) is written as a series of monologues and songs which capture the spirit and character of several women revealed to us in the Bible. Monologues may be used separately as part of a church service or be performed by 1 or more actors an a production. For use of individual monologues, email [email protected]

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    $9.95$60.00
  • Front cover Between Trains - A full Length Play With Songs

    Between Trains

    by Juanita Rockwell
    • 70 minutes
    • 5 Male, 3 Female, Doubling Possible Cast: 7 - 14

    In this strangely magical play with songs, a woman wakes up in a train station someplace between Maybe and Nowhere. Everyone she meets is waiting for something or going somewhere, but she’s just looking for a way out. The play explores how we get stuck and how we get unstuck – and what can happen in those crucial moments when how we respond makes all the difference . . .

    Great for site-specific theaters or professional theaters, as well as college and university venues.

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    $9.95$80.00
  • Feathers in the Wind - Play Script Book Cover

    Feathers in the Wind

    by David Rush
    • 100 minutes
    • 5 Males 4 Females Min 8 Max 15+

    A whimsical musical by David Rush and Errol Pearlman for community theater and professional venues. Feathers in the Wind weaves together a collection of Jewish folktales about the wise fools of Chelm into a single fable.  As Rabbi Itzik searches the world for his scattered congregation, we relive the rise and fall of his little village that proved time and again that “God loves the people of Chelm.” With simple staging and a variable cast, this musical is ideal for community theaters, high school performances, and professional theaters.

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    $11.00$120.00
  • Collection of one act plays - robert arthur's eastern shore

    Robert Arthur’s Eastern Shore

    by Robert P. Arthur

    ROBERT ARTHUR’S EASTERN SHORE by Robert P. Arthur,  twice nominated for Virginia’s Poet Laureate: The book includes 4 one-act plays,  a selection of his award-winning poems, and “Hymn to the Chesapeake,” a play with music. The culture of the Eastern Shore watermen and waterwomen has long been threatened by the erosion of winds off the Chesapeake Bay and a dwindling supply of crabs and “ersters” to be harvested.  These poems and plays celebrate that life and allow us, to share the triumph and the pain of finding one’s livelihood and reason for being in an environment that is both beautiful and unforgiving.
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    $14.95
  • Front Cover Nat Turner's Last Struggle - Finding His Way Home A Play in One Act

    Nat Turner’s Last Struggle: Finding His Way Home

    by P. A. Wray
    • 50 - 60 minutes
    • 1 Male 1 Female Max/Min 2

    This one-act, two character play opens during the pre-dawn hours of November 5, 1831. It is the day that Nat Turner, leader of a bloody slave rebellion, will be tried, convicted and sentenced to death. In the predawn hours before the trial a mysterious woman enters to purify the courtroom. Seven days later she is there by the hanging tree when Turner is executed and thrown into the darkness of death – where he fears he has been eternally abandoned. When Nat is finally given light he struggles to make his case – taking us on a journey where we see a bright, enslaved boy grow into a divinely-inspired freedom fighter. And the mysterious woman is there – stealthily guiding Nat and us to our long-forgotten home.

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    $9.00$60.00
  • front cover Hymn to the Chesapeake - A Play in Poetry and Song

    Hymn to the Chesapeake

    by Robert P. Arthur
    • 95 Minutes
    • 5 Males, 5 Females, Max/Min 10

    This award-winning, full-length play with music is filled with the poetry of the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Robert P. Arthur weaves fragments of conversations and traditional melodies to portray the love and heartbreak of its watermen and women–the love of the sea, a mother for a child, a man for a woman.  Easy to stage with a variable cast, this haunting drama can be performed easily by high school, college, community, and professional theaters.

     

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    $11.00$90.00
  • Canterbury Tales Adaptation Play Script Cover Image

    Canterbury Tales

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 90 Minutes
    • 3+ Males, 4+ Females, Max Cast 20+, Min Cast 8

    This full-length comedy play with music by Gillette Elvgren brings rapid-fire dialogue to an old classic.  With a flexible cast, it is ideal as a play for high school performances, college theaters, or community productions.  Elvgren has selected the bawdiest and most satiric (greed, lust, envy, avarice) tales for this version.  A sense of Chaucer’s language is maintained but accessible to a modern audience.

    (Music lead sheets available.)

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    $11.00$80.00

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