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"If you love feisty mice, beautiful ladies, fairies, and
laughable royals, then you will LOVE A Christmas Cinderella, by
Kathryn Schultz Miller."
Youth Theatre Experience, New Orleans
Kids in the audience will be encouraged to sing along to Christmas
songs, help the Fairy Godmother turn Cinderellas pumpkin
into a sleigh, mice into flying reindeer and Cinderellas
coachman into Santa Claus!
Christmas Cinderella was the most successful show to date! Three of
the four shows were sold out, and two were SRO! Over fifty kids ages
six to seventeen put on a truly entertaining show for the holidays."
Bremerton Community Theatre Junior, WA
Christmas Musical Play,
no professional experience in theatre. It is written in simple terms
with lots of practical suggestions.
A Christmas Cinderella is Recommended for Grades 1 and Up! Easy, Fun
Songs for Everyone to Sing!
"We are a residential facility for adults with disabilities. We
performed your "Christmas Cinderella" last year and it
was a hit!"
Center, Senatobia, MS
Teachers, this children's
Christmas play, a holiday adaptation
of Cinderella, is written just for you and your students.
Involve the whole school & community! For extra fun, the cameo
role of Santa Claus may be played by anyone well known in your school
or community, such as the principal, the town mayor, a parent or even
the director of the show!
The School Play Package allows you to adapt the play, add
songs, roles, scenes and make a Video/DVD of your special performance!
Once Upon a Time..."On a Silent Night", Cinderella and her
best friends, the mice, "believe" the spirit of giving is
the most rewarding of all....
A Christmas Cinderella has a wonderful CD of background music for
the performers to sing to! It also includes sound effects!
"We had to add 4 more shows!"
Playhouse Hurst, TX
had standing room only! Our Audiences couldn't get enough of A
Players, Jr. WA
staging! Lots of directing tips are included in the script and
"Our performance of A
went great! The children painted the sets, helped with the
costumes and really did a super job. The script was great! I
think our "Greta Snagglebones" will be famous one day!"
Teacher, Central Elementary School
sing The Twelve Days of Christmas with a Special Snagglebones Twist!
"Our club includes 3rd through 5th graders. We love your scripts!"
Sypert, Floyd Elementary school, Mesquite, TX
Running Time: About 45-50 minutes
Flexible Cast of about 30: 5
Male, 13 Female, All others M/F
Easily adapted for larger or
Everyone has an important role
in the play!
NOEL (M/F, 10 lines)
YULE (M/F, 12 lines)
ANGEL (M/F, 12 lines)
TINSEL (M/F, 11 lines)
STAR (M/F, 10 lines)
SNOW (M/F, 12 lines)
NIBBLES (M/F, 13 lines)
SQUEAKY (M/F, 13 lines)
SWEETIE-PIE (F, 13 lines)
CHEESE-HEAD (M/F, 19 lines)
NOSY (M/F, 17 lines)
SAM (M, 29 lines)
(F, Total of 59 lines)
CINDERELLA #1 (F, 20 lines)
CINDERELLA #2 (F, 10 lines)
CINDERELLA #3 (F, 13 lines)
CINDERELLA #4 (F, 17 lines)
SNAGGLE-BONES (Stepmother): (F, Total of 41 lines)
SNAGGLE-BONES #1 (F, 13 lines)
SNAGGLE-BONES #2 (F, 15 lines)
SNAGGLE-BONES #3 (F, 13 lines)
LULU-LOLLY (Stepsister) (F, 26 lines)
BELLA-BOMB (Stepsister) (F, 27 lines)
KING GRUMBLE-KNEES (M, 17 lines)
MISTER SNITWICK (King's
Assistant) (M, 24 lines)
MISTER SEZ-SO (King's Assistant)
(M, 23 lines)
FAIRY GODMOTHER/GODFATHER (M/F,
(M/F, 9 lines)
MISS HOOTY-TOOT (F, 10 lines)
MISS PEEPER (F, 8 lines)
MISS FUSS-POT (F, 8 lines)
PRINCE CHARMING (M, 27 lines)
Great Roles for Every Cast Member!
Chorus tells Cinderella's Story! Everyone Sings Together!
Theatre Works, LLC of
IS THIS PLAY BEST FOR YOUR SCHOOL?
especially for young people to perform.
While you may find large cast
plays from other publishers, most of those were originally written
for adults or
professional actors to
perform. They often contain difficult dialogue, unfamiliar or
complex language, and speeches too long for young children to
memorize. They may even contain jokes, innuendos and subject matter
that may not be appropriate for children.
understand and memorize.
Dialogue is simple, fresh, quick
and humorous, keeping the action flowing without stops and starts
between scenes. This keeps young people and young audiences engaged
throughout the performance - no awkward pauses, no dead-time, no wiggles!
All children are involved
throughout the performance. This builds confidence, promotes team
spirit and eliminates rehearsal rowdiness. The audience is often
asked to join in the fun, and action often spills into the aisles!
All of our SCHOOL PLAYS give suggestions on how to divide up large
parts (such as Dorothy in Wizard of Oz) among several performers so
that no one child is the "star".
stories with upbeat endings.
The story line stays as close as
possible to the familiar story the kids already know. While
some authors feel the need to "improve" the story, our
SCHOOL PLAYS stay as close to the familiar narrative as possible,
making it easier for children - and your audience - to understand.
to edit! Go ahead and tape it!
Most publishers insist that no
changes may be made to their scripts. We know that your
goal is to engage every child in the most meaningful way and that
your needs are unique. Cut, eliminate, re-assign lines, or add
as much as you like! Also, there are no restrictions on video
tapes. Parents want a tape or DVD to remember their child's big
moment. Go ahead and tape away!
Kathryn Schultz Miller
is one the most prolific and most produced playwrights for
children. Her script, A THOUSAND CRANES, won the National
Endowment for the Arts Playwright Award (and countless others) at a
time when plays for children were not considered serious works. Now,
many of her published scripts are considered classics for young
audiences. When teachers voiced their need for great plays that
kids can perform Ms. Miller responded with ArtReachs School
Plays: I never dreamed Id write for anyone other
than professionals. But writing for child performers has been
the most profound and rewarding experience of my life.
FROM THE PLAYWRIGHT
the past few years we've seen a
tremendous increase of confidence in the teachers we hear from.
Most are finding it easier to let the process flow and worry less
about the final product. I firmly believe that the experience
will be best for all when you keep a few things in mind:
yourself from worry about whether
or not it's "good". No one is paying big ticket
prices; no one expects a Broadway success. The key to making
this project meaningful is to put the emphasis on process; realize
that rehearsal and practice are as much a part of the experience as
the actual performance. Encourage fun and you will free the
children from embarrassment and stress. If the kids can't learn
the lines let them carry a script or use their own words to convey
the character's message. If they seem to wander the stage, let
them explore where they want to go - they might surprise you with a
wonderful idea. In every aspect of the process give them the
wings to create and think. Give them a comfortable, supportive
place to go and their confidence and self-expression will soar!
all else, make sure you are
having fun. If you've never directed a play before, don't
worry. It's all just pretend -- you can't do it wrong!
The quality of your experience is every bit as important as that of
the children. You need the joy of self-expression too, that
doesn't go away when we grow up. So give yourself a break.
And when all else fails, laugh!
you so much for choosing a A
I hope you and your young friends have as much fun performing this
play as I did writing it.
Cues, sound effects, background
The CD Soundtrack contains
special sound effects and background music (public domain
traditional-classical) that may be used to greatly enhance the
performance. It also contains simple music to accompany the
performers and audience as they sing the Christmas songs in the play (song
cues shown below in red). It does not contain music and songs
from the movie or stageplay. Cues have 10 seconds of silence at the
end - times shown below include silence.
[ Click on [sample]
to hear a short sample of the indicated cues ]
1. SILENT NIGHT (music
NIGHT (1:09) [sample]
WONDROUS EVENING (0:56) [sample]
WONDROUS EVENING (0:36)
CHRISTMAS TREE (1:13) [sample]
THE TEA AND THE CUPS, CINDERELLA (0:38) [sample]
7. ROYAL FANFARE (0:30)
DAYS OF CHRISTMAS (1:14) [sample]
9. SAD MUSIC (0:29)
WONDROUS EVENING (0:36) [sample]
11. SAD MUSIC, MAGIC WAND,
12. MAGIC WAND,
CHIMES (0:24) [sample]
13. MAGIC WAND,
14. HERE COMES SANTA
15. MAGIC WAND, CHIMES,
SANTA CLAUS (1:07)
THE HALLS (1:59) [sample]
17. ROYAL FANFARE (0:30) [sample]
18. WALTZ, MAGIC WAND,
CLOCK DONGS (2:07)
SHOE A SLIPPER OR A BOOT (1:19) [sample]
20. SHOE MAGIC (0:23)
A SLIPPER OR A BOOT (0:27) [sample]
TO THE WORLD (0:43) [sample]
23. WALTZ OF THE
24. MAGIC WAND (0:17)
25. MAGIC WAND, SANTA
TO THE WORLD, WALTZ FINALE (3:03) [sample]
Some teachers choose familiar songs, obtain sheet music and insert
these songs into the play. We recognize that each school has a
wide variety of educational needs to fulfill and we invite you to be
creative in your use of our scripts; including changes or additions
that are appropriate for your students. As author/publisher of our
own creative works, we do ask that you obtain proper copyright
permission for any additions you might make - that responsibility is
up to you.
& Sound Resources Available on the Internet
Music, Song Books, CDs, DVDs, Sing-along,
Music Resources: Karaoke
CDs & Sheet
search Internet for karaoke cds or sheet music
Kids Love The
Fun Comedy and Action!
Stepsister tries on the glass slipper!
Theatre Works, LLC of
School Play Package gives you the rights to add characters, lines,
songs! You also have the rights to make a Video/DVD of your
fits the tiny shoe
that was dropped at the Christmas Ball?
The Prince has ordered that every lady that was at the ball last
night try on this shoe.
If the shoe fits, the Prince will make you his bride.
Well what are you waiting for Bella-Bomb? Try on the shoe!
LULU-LOLLY.) Im sure it fits me
to a tea.
throws off her shoe and sits, MISTER SNITWICK kneels at her feet. She
struggles to fit her foot inside the shoe. It doesnt fit.
CHORUS may make sound of descending slide whistle each time their
Lulu-lolly! I command you to fit your foot in that shoe this very instant!
gives BELLA-BOMB a smug look, sits. She tries to fit her foot in. It
Let me at that!
kneels, knocks MISTER SNITWICK away and shoves LULU-LOLLYs
foot in the shoe.)
Push, girl, push!
MISTER SNITWICK.) It fits! See?
Its just a little tight is all.
dangles from her toe. SNAGGLE-BONES groans and falls from exhaustion.
CINDERELLA speaks up quietly.)
May I try it on?
You think you can fit the slipper?
Thatll be the day!
SNITWICK gestures for CINDERELLA to take a seat. She sits.)
MISTER SNITWICK: Madam?
puts her foot to the shoe.
makes magical sounds with chimes and xylophone. The shoe fits and ALL
gasp! SNAGGLE-BONES and BELLA-BOMB & LULU-LOLLY are agog, falling
all over themselves, amazed. MISTER SNITWICK and MISTER SEZ-SO stand, amazed.)
SNITWICK & MISTER SEZ-SO: (Falling
into a deep bow.) Princess.
PERFORMERS bow. SNAGGLE-BONES has to slap at the BELLA-BOMB &
LULU-LOLLY to get them to bow. PRINCE CHARMING enters.
"The Coventry Carol". )
PRINCE CHARMING: (Singing.)
Suddenly I have
found my true love
Ive found my way
Oh, Lady, it is
you I dream of
be mine Christmas day!
CHARMING also falls to one knee to ask her hand.)Cinderella. Will you
Yes, my prince. I will marry you.
stands and she and PRINCE CHARMING look deeply into each others
eyes. MICE SWEETIE-PIE and SAM enter, creeping in.)
Awe. Now aint that adorable?
his eyes with his tail.) Pathetical, I
tell ya. Pathetical.
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