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BE-SWITCHED by Roger Kise
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Middle and Lower Grades; 5 female, 1 male, 2 male or female; 10 minutes.
Fairy-tale subject (Wicked Witch) gets extreme makeover, courtesy of the team of stylists on popular daytime talk show.
 
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A HALLOWEEN SLEEPING BEAUTY by Jane Tesh
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Middle and Lower Grades; 4 male; 4 female; 14 male and/or female; 15 minutes.
A ghoulish twist on the original fairy tale--where it's a curse to be beautiful!
Fairy-tale subject (Wicked Witch) gets extreme makeover, courtesy of the team of stylists on popular daytime talk show.
 
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THE HIP HOP HARES by Jane Tesh
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Lower Grades; 4 female, 2 male, and many extras; 10 minutes. Bunnies swing into action with a modern beat as last-minute order puts a crunch on the Easter egg factory.
 
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PUNCTUATION PROCLAMATION, by Claire Boiko
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Middle Grades; 12 male/female; 15 minutes.
A fun play about the use and importance of punctuation. No commas, no periods, no exclamation marks? Oh, my! There's utter chaos when the king, who says "Botheration!" to punctuation, abolishes those "inky blobs" from everything in the kingdom.
 
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THUNDERMUFFS by Cindy Blobaum
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Middle and Lower Grades; 4 male; 3 female; 15 minutes. Mitchell, who likes peace and quiet, comes in conflict with the rest of his family who love the noise of a good storm. Good lessons about weather safety. Can they find a way to live in harmony?
 
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THE PREHISTORIC FOLLIES by Jane Tesh
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Middle and Lower Grades; 3 male, 2 female; male and female extras; 10 minutes. Cheer for your favorite extinct reptile—and learn some interesting dinosaur facts along the way!—in this clever play about an Ice Age talent show.
 
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SEASONAL. . .WHETHER by Frank V. Priore
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Middle and Lower Grades; 10 male and/or female; 20 minutes. The month of April feels left out and threatens to go on strike, throwing Father Time and the rest of the months into a tailspin.
 
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THE FISHERMAN, HIS WIFE, AND THE SEA OF DREAMS by Bruce Berger
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Middle and Lower Grades; Radio play for reading; 2 male, 3 female, and 1 male or female for narrator; 10 minutes. A never-satisfied wife and a talking fish help teach a lesson in being grateful for what you have, in a fun tale that’s nothing to carp about.
 
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THE JUNK FOOD KING by Glenda Slater
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Middle and Lower Grades; 1 male, 1 female, 7 male or female; 20 minutes. The out-of-shape King gets help from the Prime Minister, a dietician, and physical trainer to slim down, get in shape, and eat more healthful foods. Complete with a song in rap—just say no to pie, cake, greasy burgers, and sugary shakes!
 
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DO IT WITH DEWEY by Jane Tesh
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Lower Grades; 9 male or female; 10 minutes.

Using tried-and-true system, bookworms make quick work of straightening out a mess in the library. Perfect for National Children's Book Week.
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THE FIRST THANKSGIVING by Robert Mauro
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Middle and Lower Grades; 4 male, 2 female, 1 male/female for turkey; 15 minutes.
With a bit of healthy doubt about the relationship of Native peoples and Puritans, families prepare for a day of feasting that not everyone is happy about—particularly the turkey.
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POLLY PUREHEART PREVAILS, by Marilee Jackson
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Middle and Lower Grades; 4 male, 4 female, 1 male or female; 20 minutes.
Fun melodrama with Polly Pureheart and Dexter Do-Good, where goodness triumphs and boy gets girl. And of course, for moustache-twirling, evil, rent-collecting landlord Wesley Wicked, it’s curses, foiled again!
 
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THE KING'S CREAMPUFFS by Martha Swintz
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Middle and Lower Grades; 5 male, 4 female, many male and female extras; 30 minutes. Wicked witch steals the royal creampuff recipe, upsets the King, and causes havoc in the royal kitchen.
 
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THE POLKA DOT THIEF, by Amy Paulson
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Middle Grades; 5 male, 3 female, and 1 male or female; 15 minutes. Police follow a trail of gum wrappers to try to figure out the "whodunit" of a "sticky" crime!
 
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DANITA'S DISGUISE by Susan Lee
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Lower Grades; 4 male, 3 female; 10 minutes. Young actors will have loads of fun trying on all sorts of costumes and performing in this Halloween play with a simple setting and easy-to-find props. A little creativity can go a long way!
 
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CHRONICLES OF NUMERIA, by Kendall Larson
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Lower Grades; 20 male or female; 15 minutes.

Puns, jokes, and music make math come alive in this clever skit.

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MERE MIRROR by Roger Kise
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Middle and Lower Grades; 3 male, 6 female, 4 male or female; 20 minutes.
A modern, fun take-off of Snow White (without the dwarfs) featuring a wicked stepmother who finds that vanity comes with a high price.
 
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CSI: MOTHER GOOSE LAND, by Jane Tesh
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Middle and Lower Grades; 7 female, 6 male, male or female for Cat, King's Horses, King's Men; 10-15 minutes.
Did Humpty Dumpty fall. . .or was he pushed? A large-cast mystery featuring a host of familiar fairy tale characters.
 
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CHRISTMAS PIE by Rowena Bennett
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Middle and Lower Grades; 2 male, 1 female, 8 male and female extras; 30 minutes. Jack Horner helps the Queen of Hearts learn how to bake a pie, say a rhyme, and bring a smile to the face of the hungry King.
 
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CINDER-RILEY by Claire Boiko
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Middle and Lower Grades; 5 female, 2 male, 3 male and/or female; 20 minutes.
A really clever and fun "Irish" version of the Cinderella story, complete with leprechauns and a lot of audience participation.

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MOTHER GOOSE HAS TALENT by David Ely
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Middle and Lower Grades; 34 male and female; 25 minutes.
A wonderful spoof of a make-believe television show—complete with funny advertisements—with nursery rhyme characters participating in the competition and solving the mystery of the missing sheep.
 
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JACK AND THE BEAN STOCK by Marilee Jackson
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Middle and Lower Grades; 5 female, 3 male; 20 minutes.
An engaging and fun take-off of the familiar tale of Jack and the Beanstalk, with mother, bean stock (soup), giant, and golden hen. A fairy tale that sets a good example.
 
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THE COURT OF KING ARITHMETIC by Gwen Chaloner
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Middle and Lower Grades; 8 male, 8 female, 10 male and female extras; 25 minutes. Subtract, add, divide, and conquer. . .a fun, large-cast play that teaches math concepts and the importance of math in everything we do. Go figure!<
 
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THE MISSING LIST by Melinda Williams
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Middle and Lower Grades; 1 male; 1 female; 8 male or female. 20 minutes. Christmas may have to be canceled because one of Santa's elves is tired of working and tired of greedy kids.
 
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CUPID'S WEBSITE by Liz Boiko Burdick
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Middle and Lower Grades; 6 male, 7 female, 8 male or female; 20 minutes.
Will web designer's plans take all the charm out of boy-meets-girl?
 
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THE MIRACLE OF SPRING by Helen Hanna
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Middle & Lower Grades; 3 male, 6 female, 19+ male or female; 15 minutes. A large-cast play to welcome Spring and learn about the environment. Petulant King Bartholomew bans Spring, only to realize in a dream courtroom drama that he has upset the cycles of the seasons and destroyed the food supply.
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THE WITCHES' BREW by Carol D. Wise
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Middle and Lower Grades; 6+ female; 20 minutes.
Evil witches meet their match in good witch Clarice, who grows flowers and wears a sunny smile. Is there room for them all in the Witches' Council?

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WITCH WORD by Holly Simpson
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Middle and Lower Grades; 6 female, 1 male or female, male and female extras; 10 minutes.
The game show that will make all your spooky dreams come true!

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ARMADILLO'S CHOICE by Pamela Love
ARMADILLO'S CHOICE by Pamela Love
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Middle & Lower Grades: 6 actors: male/female; 10 minutes. Animals meet in the desert and learn to respect their differences, without asking each other to change the way they are.
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