Theatre for Young Audiences

Theatre for Young Audiences ( TYA) . Modern Large Cast plays and Musicals to be performed by or for children and young people. Play scripts include Comedies, Dramas, Classic Fairytale Based Plays, Classic Dickens Adaptations, Musicals, Plays with Music, Holiday Plays, Shakespeare Adapted for Young People.
Play lengths range from 15 minutes, One-act plays ( less than 60 Minutes) and Full Length Plays.

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  • Christmas in Montana play script book cover

    Christmas in Montana

    by Nikos Vlachos
    • 15 minutes
    • 1 M/2F/1 M or F Max 4/Min 4

    Comedy, Simple Set, Small Cast

    Students in a small one-room school try to sing Christmas carols in their classroom. Quickly, one of the students interrupts the singing with a thought about political correctness. Mayhem breaks out, with hilarious results, as they try to change the lyrics of the traditional Christmas songs to match contemporary standards.

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    $6.97$45.00
  • a pastor's tale play script book cover

    A Pastor’s Tale – The True Story of Silent Night

    by Todd Conner
    • 15 minutes
    • 1 - 5F; 2-7M; Max 7; Min 7

    Comedy, Simple Props, Teens

    A one-act Christmas comedy – a play with live music for young actors, telling the story of how the Christmas song “Silent Night” came to be written. Set in Oberndorf, Austria in 1818, the play is staged with live guitar in a Readers Theatre format. Memorized historical vignettes are combined with a straight-forward Christmas reading. But it soon goes “off-book” as student readers question the truth of the text they’re reading, and they end up squabbling on stage among themselves. Just when their performance seems doomed, Josef Mohr remembers a short poem he had been writing—Silent Night.

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    $7.97$55.98
  • alice in wonderland play script cover

    Alice in Wonderland

    by Robyn Hilt
    • 30-45 minutes
    • 4 Male 5 Female Min 9/ Max 15+

    Children's Theatre, Comedy, Community, Doubling Possible, Large Cast

    A delightful, one-act play script adapted from the classic Lewis Carroll tale. Staying true to the original, this adaptation for the stage brings all the characters of the original Wonderland to life. Great for classrooms with a diverse student body, for children’s theater, competitions and for reader’s theater.

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    $8.99$125.00
  • alice through the looking glass play script

    Alice Through the Looking Glass

    by Robyn Hilt
    • 50 - 60 minutes
    • 4M. 6F. 11 M or F; Variable cast from 12 to 31

    Children's Theatre, Colleges, Comedy, Community, Doubling Possible, Fantasy, Flexible Casting, Theatrical Staging Possible

    Alice takes the plunge yet again in this madcap one-act comedy. A glorious romp for the stage,  the world behind the mirror leads her to a realm where everything is backward. Sense is nonsense. Backwards is forwards. The faster you run, the further behind you get.

    Easily performed either in the classroom or on stage. A delight for school drama groups with diverse casting challenges. Downloadable PDF’s for purchase available.

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    $9.95$125.00
  • A large trunk sits abandoned at a railway station

    The Trunk

    by L. Elizabeth Powers
    • 15 minutes
    • 2 Male, 1 Female, Min/Max 2

    Competitions, Fantasy, Simple Set, Small Cast

    A man is about to board a mysterious train when he is stopped because of the size of his luggage. What is in his trunk that he is so reluctant to part with? And where is the train going? In this 15-minute play, L. Elizabeth Powers bears witness to the fact that it’s never too late to take a different path.

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    $6.97$48.00
  • PLays Poems and Pratfalls - Will Shakespeare an Introduction

    Plays, Poems and Pratfalls: Will Shakespeare, An Introduction

    by Evan Guilford-Blake
    • 45 Minutes
    • 1 or 2 Males, 1 or 2 Females

    Comedy, Drama, High School, Middle School

    A 45-minute introduction to various works of The Bard. Written to be performed by 2 or 4 actors within a single class period. ideal for ages 8 – 12. Includes excerpts from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, As You Like It, and one of the sonnets: number 18. Printable PDF available

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    $7.95$40.00
  • Talk the Musical book cover

    Talk: The Musical

    by Lori M. Myers
    • 45 Minutes
    • 2 Male, 2 Female. 7 Male or Female Min 6/Max 12 Doubling Possible

    Children's Theatre, Comedy, Community, Musical

    In this musical play about the environment, there are plenty of roles for school and community drama groups  A large-cast one-act musical for children and community audiences featuring talking and singing stones, trees, and yams, and animals that help the natural world blossom and bloom once a year. Things are going wrong 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 available.

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    $9.95$75.00
  • Fron Cover Shakespeare On-The-Go Shakespeare Adapted For Young Audiences

    Shakespeare-On-The-Go: 4 Touring Plays For Young Audiences

    by Gillette Elvgren

    Collection, Touring

    These 4 adapatations of Shakespeare plays are skilfully adapted for young audiences and include: Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, A Midnight Summer’s Dream, and Macbeth. Plays are each approximately 45 to 50 minutes. They are all fast paced, engaging, and include both Shakespeare’s original language as well as theatrical devices that make the language more accessible to young audiences. As exciting participatory theater they appeal to elementary school students. With the participatory elements removed, each play’s frame story is producible as a play for teens or for teen drama groups to perform for a younger audience.

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    $13.95$60.00
  • The Snow Queen Play Script by Gillette Elvgren Cover Image

    The Snow Queen

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 50 Minutes
    • 6F: 6M or F Min 9 Max 15 (doubling possible)

    Fairy Tale, Young Audience, Community, Large Cast

    This 60-minute Christmas play for the whole family is adapted by Gillette Elvgren from the story by Hans Christian Anderson. In it, we follow the adventures of the young girl Gerda as she strives to free her best friend Kay from the icy grip of the Snow Queen. A modern version with optional audience participation, for Children’s Theatre or students to perform for family audiences.

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    $9.00$75.00
  • Cinderella Play Script Adapted by Mickey Coburn Cover Image

    Cinderella

    by Mickey Coburn
    • 90 Minutes
    • 10 Males 8 females Max 18 Min 15 (Doubling Possible)

    Fairy Tale, Comedy, Doubling Possible

    Cinderella Comedy Play Script – Meet the feisty take-charge Cinderella!

    This full-length comedy version of Cinderella features delightfully nasty stepsisters and a fierce Cinderella, in addition to several original characters.   This is a play for children of all ages. Easily performed by a children’s theater, or by teen or college drama groups, it has possible casting for young actors as well.

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    $9.00$75.00
  • The Tempest for Youth Adapted by Gillette Elvgren

    The Tempest for Youth

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 45 Minutes
    • 4 Male, 2 Female, 6 Min, 12 Max

    Colleges, Comedy, High School, Middle School

    A 45-minute appealing comedy adaptation of The Tempest to be relished. It has all the exciting elements: of the original play: shipwrecks, a love story, an evil plot, and the fun exploits of the spirits Ariel and her adversary, the rebellious fish-man, Caliban.   The flexible cast roles ensures a part for everyone. A must-see for young audiences.

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    $7.97$75.00
  • Snow White Play Script Book Cover

    Snow White

    by Mickey Coburn
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12 Male, 9 Female, Min/Max 21

    Children's Theatre, Community, Large Cast, Middle School

    Snow White, often considered a Grimm Fairytale, actually came from books by the French Huguenot Charles Perrault, the creator of Mother Goose. This re-creation of the story is very modern in its dialogue and conception of the characters. Snow White is saucy and flippant, and the play has a sense of humor, timeless charm and a touch of “camp” that adults, as well as children, enjoy.

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    $9.00$95.00
  • Sleeping Beauty Play Script Book Cover

    Sleeping Beauty

    by Mickey Coburn
    • 90 Minutes
    • 4 Male, 5 Female, 9 Mim, 15+ Max (Doubling Possible)

    Children's Theatre, Community, Large Cast

    Once upon a time…in an enchanted kingdom, all gathered to celebrate the birth of the royal princess. Mickey Coburn’s adaptation brings wicked Godmothers, good Godmothers, magicians, kings, clowns – all fantastically intertwined into a delightful tale luxuriating in sorcery, processions, and whimsical escapades! Easy and economical to stage.

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    $9.00$75.00
  • The Selfish Giant Play Script Book Cover

    The Selfish Giant

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 60 Minutes
    • 3 Males, 2 Females, Min/Max 5

    A full-length fantasy play based on Oscar Wilde’s Story The Selfish Giant.  This adventure tells the enchanting story of a group of city kids who discover a beautiful house and garden in the middle of their cement and broken glass environment. But they are chased off by the selfish giant, Gorgon, who places a ‘No Trespassing’ sign on the gate.  Because of his selfishness, the elements of Frost, Snow, and Hail invade his garden and transform it into a place where Spring is banished.

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    $7.99$75.00
  • Fro Cover Prince Hedgehog

    Prince Hedgehog

    by Roy C. Booth
    • 25 Minutes
    • 3 Males, 2 Females, Min/Max 5

    Prince Hedgehog is a dramatic adaptation of a delightful folk tale in which a Prince—in this case born a hedgehog because of his mother’s hasty words—is sent out to further his education. This is a transformation play with a twist.

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    $5.00$50.00
  • Charming Princes and Wicked Queens

    Charming Princes and Wicked Queens

    by Mickey Coburn

    Collection

    A Collection of three Adaptations of favorite fairytales, these plays for the young at heart have been produced in children’s theaters, as well as classrooms. Cinderella, The Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White count new unique characters among their more familiar companions.  (The dwarves are the brothers Hoffenstein–Mandel, Mertel, Werther, Wenzel, Stoffel, Steffel and Fritz! The Sleeping Beauty is an adaptation of the original Perrault.)

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    $11.00$60.00

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