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Eldridge Publishing, a leading play publisher since 1906, offers hundreds of full-length plays, one-acts, melodramas, holiday and religious plays, children's theatre plays and musicals of all kinds. We look forward to being a part of your next theatrical production!

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Featured new releases and most popular titles on 7/26/2017


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MAGIC FLUTE
The Magic Flute
Adapted by Steven Fogell
from the opera by Mozart
6 m, 6 w, 16 flexible, extras if desired
Script: 58 pages
Follow Prince Tamino in this hilarious tale as he travels to the castle of the evil Sarastro to save the princess Pamina. Along his magical journey he meets a wild cast of characters including Papageno, the three muses, the Greenbird, the spirits, and the fabled Queen of the Night. Armed with
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NICK OF TIME CHRISTMAS SHOW
By Sam Havens
Flexible cast of 10 to 34
Script: 52 pages
Meet a theatre troupe whose Christmas spirit sparkles far more than their acting talent! In this two-act collection of comedy scenes, amateur thespians are preparing a Christmas Eve production at the community center, but nothing is working right. Meet Jordan, who demands fresh flowers in his dressing room (the broom closet); Nicky, whose Christmas monologue is
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PECOS BILL'S WILD WEST SHOW
By Lane Riosley
3 m, 2 w, 1 puppet.
Bare stage with props.
Script: 34 pages. About 1 hour.
Y’all know of Pecos Bill, the first Texas cowboy! He was raised by coyotes, made the first lasso out of a rattlesnake, broke a cyclone down to a gentle breeze, tamed the longhorn cattle and almost married Slewfoot Sue, who caught his attention by riding a giant catfish. Unfortunately, this Pecos Bill is a little confused. Y
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ARE WE THERE YET?
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Stephen Murray
Large, flexible cast
Script: 60 pages
Humans are a species constantly on the move from here to there to - who knows where! This revue explores the world of transportation and asks the timeless question, "Are we there yet?" Travel way back in time to when walking was the only way to get somewhere. Then came the discovery of the wheel, and things really started rollin'! Soon mank
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SPACE PIRATES!
Story and lyrics by Jeff Bengford.
Music by Dianne Saichek.
5 m, 10 w, 8 flexible and 20 or more extras
Script: 76 pages
Performance time about 90 minutes.
Here is a musical adventure through cyberspace, a song-filled battle between technology and imagination. The story begins simply in the home of a couple of ordinary kids, but when their babysitters are sucked into a video game, the adventure begins! To rescue thei
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LOS OCHOS, A DANCE WITH DEATH
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By Reid Conrad
Cast: 20-21: 8 - 9 m, 12 w, extras
Script: 63 pages
The townspeople having been living in their quiet Spanish village for centuries under the hechizo, avoiding aging, disease, and death. But when Tomaso decides to leave after Rosita denies him, the spell is broken. The Eights come again, offering protection in exchange for the death of one of the villagers -- one that is selected by th
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WAKING SLEEPY HOLLOW
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By Jonathan Yukich
Cast: 9 - 22: 7 m, 9 w, 6 flexible. 9 actors with doubling
Script: 43 pages
Welcome to present-day Sleepy Hollow. This famed little town now has traffic lights, modern plumbing, even a Dunkin’ Donuts – but traces from its past remain. A troupe of actors takes us on a tour of Sleepy Hollow, but the participants begin to suspect that there is perhaps more truth to the legend than th
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TWELVE ANGRY TEACHERS
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By Gerald Murphy
Cast: 14: 7 m, 7 w
Script: 26 pages
Twelve teachers hold a closed hearing to decide the fate of a high school student accused of showing up drunk at a school play rehearsal and destroying a valuable prop. If they decide to expel her, the vote must be unanimous. However, the teachers have different backgrounds, varied experiences, and assorted motivations. From the thoughtful remedial
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IN OUR OWN BACKYARD
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By Rachel Lopez
Cast of 14: 4 m, 8 w, 2 flexible
Script: 51 pages
When Chris, a popular, straight-A student, suffers the loss of his younger sister in a hit-and-run accident, he is left to struggle through the remainder of his high school career. But Jake Simmons, the star quarterback and class bully, won’t leave him alone and begins to torment Chris about his personal tragedy while taking bullying t
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MURDER AT THE BOOK CLUB
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By Sam Havens
Cast of 10: 5 m, 5 w
Script: 60 pages
This is one club where members’ lives are not an open book! Tonight’s meeting of the Queen Anne Murder Mystery Book Club takes a dark twist when a threatening telephone call sets the group on edge. Suddenly all the lights go out and gentle Nellie is murdered. But who is the killer…and why? Do those eerie masks mounted on the wall or that unusual ha
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MASTERMIME
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By Katie B. Oberlander
12 actors (3 m, 3 w, 6 flexible)
Script: 24 pages
Tomorrow is opening night at The Grand Old Theatre and Mastermime, a notorious criminal who distracts audiences with entrancing mime routines and then disappears with their valuables, has defaced the theatre marquee and is terrorizing the stagehands. Will hard-boiled detective Stanton Ovation and his earnest sidekick Deputy Hamm
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ROY AND RITA’S RIDICULOUS...
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By Andrew M. Frodahl
Cast of 19: 5 m, 6 w, 8 flexible, (doubling possible)
Script: 36 pages
Reality TV stars Roy and Rita Rafferty are full of energy and excitement for their home improvement audience. However, the ratings for “Roy and Rita's Ridiculous Remodel Show!” are looking bleak. After filming only ten episodes, the network has informed them that unless they can boost their ratings – dras
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FIREFLIES
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By Charmaine Spencer
Cast: 7: 3 to 4 m, 3 w
Script: 52 pages
This drama is based on the true story of the well-known artist Friedl Dicker-Brandeis, who brought hope and beauty to thousands of children at the concentration camp of Terezin.

It’s World War II and the Nazi juggernaut is running full-time, forcing Jews and other “undesirables” into concentration camps. At Terezin concentration ca
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REALITY STARS: GREEK GODS
Reality Stars: Greek Gods Edition
By Jonathan Yukich
Cast of 15: 8 m, 7 w
Script: 48 pages
What happens when you mix the Greek gods with reality television? In this hilarious romp, the great Greek myths are explored within a reality show framework. Thirteen gods are put under one roof, but only one can survive to sit atop Mount Olympus. “Reality Stars: Greek Gods Edition” is an inventive retelling of Greek mythology w
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TWILIGHT CONE, THE
Comedy by Wade Bradford
8 characters: 1 m, 5 w, 2 flexible
Script: 26 pages
It’s Marcus’ first day on the job at The Twilight Cone, an unusual ice cream shop owned by his Great-Aunt Diane. Marcus has already been trained on the milkshake machine and scooping ice cream when suddenly his eccentric aunt needs to run to the store. She reluctantly decides to let him open the shop but makes him promise not to serve any flavo
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AMAZING ANGEL-MAN
The Amazing Angel-Man
By Julian Felice
Cast: Cast of 12 plus ensemble. Most roles are gender flexible except for those noted. Doubling possible.
Script: 36 pages
James, a young boy, suffers from Angelman Syndrome. This neurodevelopmental disorder causes problems with speech and mobility forcing him to spend his life in a wheelchair. The story shifts from James’ imagination where he dreams of being a superhero calle
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TRIAL...WICKED WITCH: MUSICAL
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Book by Craig Sodaro
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Murray
Cast: 21: 8 m, 12 w, 1 flexible
Script: 68 pages
The Wicked Witch is on trial for her crimes in the land of Once Upon a Time in this madcap musical featuring several favorite characters from many fairy tales. The cast of characters includes the Fairy Godmother as the judge, the Three Little Pigs as bailiffs, and Jack the Giant Killer as the gu
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LAS SOLDADERAS
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By Nelly E. Cuellar-Garcia
Cast: 9 women and large ensemble of 15+
Script: 27 pages
Set in the Sierra Madre Mountains, this historic drama follows the lives of an intrepid band of female guerilla fighters who choose to pick up rifles to defend the poor and disenfranchised from the clutches of the corrupt Mexican government and their soldiers. The play explores what it means to be a woman, known as a
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GRETEL WAS A PRINCESS
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By Patti Veconi
Cast: Speaking roles for 18 (4 m, 7 w, and 7 flexible) As many extras and sound effects/musicians for ensemble as desired.
Script: 29 pages
The drama club members assemble to perform “The Complete Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales,” but realize there isn’t time to do the whole collection and still eat the cookies waiting in the lobby for after the show. The actors condense the tome down t
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AFTER-SCHOOL DETECTIVES
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By Craig Sodaro
Cast: 5 m, 7 w
Pages: 62
High school outsiders Agatha, Sebastian, Claire, and Ryder have bonded as the After-School Detectives devoted to solving crimes and misdemeanors at Yankum High School. Trouble is, they don’t get the slightest bit of recognition even though they’ve found lost lab animals, returned extorted lunch money, and stopped a blackmail plot. Head detective Agatha (named
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RIVERS OF INK
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By Jill Henson and Melonie Menefee
Cast: 5 m, 3 w, and ensemble
Script: 24 pages
Hassan works as a scholar in the House of Wisdom specializing in translating legends. She spends her days alongside her father and twin. Together they are all living a dangerous secret. It is 13th century Bagdad at the height of Islamic civilization and women are forbidden in the House of Wisdom so Hassan and her sister
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LITTLE PRINCESS (Musical)
Book, Music and Lyrics by Catherine McDonald
Music by Adam Morris
Cast: 9 m, 15 w, and numerous extras, doubling possible
Script: 84 pages.
Set in an all-female boarding school in Victorian London, young Sara Crewe loses all her money and place in society when her father dies. Forced by the merciless headmistress to work in slave-like conditions in the school she once attended, Sara dreams of a better life. She use
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