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magic of Christmas merges with a beloved children's story as Shawnee
Playhouse presents Kathryn Schultz Miller's "A Christmas Wizard
"We're moving on down the yellow brick road to the Wortham
Theater for a Christmas Wizard of Oz! Our 2nd - 6th Graders are
gearing up for a performance you will not forget!"
School, Houston TX
"It takes a classic story one we all know and love
and turns it into a fresh, fun and funny fantasy. It is a feel-good
show, filled with well-known Christmas carols and bright, colorful costumes."
McKlosky, Artistic Director, Shawnee Playhouse
Adam Roebuck Productions, Off Off Broadway New York!
"We did your Christmas Wizard of Oz. It was AWESOME!
The kids loved it, parents loved it. We had a full cast plus we
added 30 to the script. We had K-8 with 3rd-8th grades!
It was PHENOMENAL!"
Immerman, Sculptor Charter School,
message of "A Christmas Wizard of Oz" is a simple one.
There's no place like home... especially at Christmastime."
Record, Strousburg, PA
A Christmas Wizard of Oz is Recommended for Grades 1 and Up! This
School Play Version of A Christmas Wizard of Oz requires no
professional experience in theatre. It is written in simple terms
with lots of practical suggestions.
fun, clever lyrics set to familiar tunes, A Christmas Wizard of Oz
is filled with audience interaction and great roles for every single
one of your students.
You won't believe how beautifully the story of the Wizard of Oz lends
itself to the traditional Christmas message!
could be better than the Wizard of Oz at Christmas? So light
up the Christmas tree and break out the Santa suit! Round up
those elf ears and reindeer antlers!
Teachers, A Christmas
Wizard of Oz
is written just for you and your students. With
a CD of well-known tunes and new, Christmas lyrics, this script fits
well in your curriculum and your schedule. Best of all, it's lots
of fun for everyone!
ordered A Christmas Wizard of Oz last year and it was a HUGE hit!
Thank you for all that you are doing to support theatre education!"
Mulder, St. George's Episcopal School, Milner, GA
"We put on A Christmas Wizard of Oz with 64 12-year-old
kids. They loved it! It was great for their morale and
kept them motivated right to the end. Well done! You are
providing a wonderful service!"
O'Donovan, Primary School Teacher, Middleton, Ireland
A Christmas Wizard of Oz
CHRISTMAS WIZARD OF OZ
Running Time: About 45-50 minutes
Flexible Cast of 34: 5 Male, 4
Female, All others M/F
Easily adapted for larger or
BLUE (M/F, 20 lines)
GREEN (M/F, 27 lines)
ORANGE (M/F, 22 lines)
PURPLE (M/F, 22 lines)
RED (M/F, 20 lines)
YELLOW (M/F, 23 lines)
DOROTHY #1 (F, 35 lines)
DOROTHY #2 (F, 32 lines)
DOROTHY #3 (F, 14 lines)
DOROTHY #4 (F, 17 lines)
DOROTHY #5 (F, 11 lines)
DOROTHY #6 (F, 35 lines)
TOTO: (M/F, 26 lines:
GLINDA THE GOOD WITCH: (F,
BURLY (M/F, 11 lines)
CURLY (M/F, 12 lines)
JOE (M/F, 12 lines)
SNOWMAN #1 (M/F, 26 lines)
SNOWMAN #2 (M/F, 10 lines)
SNOWMAN #3 (M/F, 7 lines)
SNOWMAN #4 (M/F, 13 lines)
WOODY (M/F, 4 lines)
SHADY (M/F, 4 lines)
TIN SOLDIER #1 (M/F, 21 lines)
TIN SOLDIER #2 (M/F, 22 lines)
STUFFED LION: (M/F, 36 lines)
MR. JINGLES: (M/F, 22 lines)
WIZARD OF OZ: (M, 36 lines)
RUDY (M/F, 10 lines)
ROSIE (M/F, 9 lines)
RACEY (M/F, 10 lines)
GROUCHY GRUMBLE OF THE WEST:
(M/F, 13 lines)
AUNTIE EM: (F, 7 lines)
UNCLE HENRY: (M, 6 lines)
Easy to Adapt to Your School's Needs
A Christmas Wizard of Oz, British International
School, Shangai, China
the parts so that several kids could play the large
parts was just a God-send! No crying because they didn't get to
Linda Holleman, Teacher,
Tarkington High School Drama
CHRISTMAS WIZARD OF OZ
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.
CHRISTMAS WIZARD OF OZ
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
Wizard of Oz. I hope
you and your young friends have as much fun performing this play as I
did writing it.
Perfect for a Middle School Cast!
Cario Middle School, Drama Club,
SC, Christmas Wizard of Oz!
CHRISTMAS WIZARD OF OZ
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. FANFARE (0:30) [sample]
CHRISTMAS TREE (0:53) [sample]
3. BLIZZARD, HOUSE,
CRASH (1:35) [sample]
4. MAGICAL LAND OF OZ
WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS (1:11) [sample]
6. JINGLE BELLS (Yellow
Brick Road theme) (1:04) [sample]
7. JINGLE BELLS 2 (0:28)
8. JINGLE BELLS 2 (0:28)
9. JINGLE BELLS 2, WE
THREE KINGS, ICE FIELD (2:22) [sample]
10. PALACE OF TOYS (1:10)
11. MAGICAL WIZARD OF
OZ (0:26) [sample]
12. GROUCHY GRUMBLE
13. GROUCHY GRUMBLE
MELTING (0:40) [sample]
DONG, MERRILY ON HIGH (1:03) [sample]
15. JINGLE BELLS 3 (0:45)
16. MAGICAL WIZARD OF
17. TENDER MUSIC (1:14)
18. MAGICAL LAND OF
19. CHRISTMAS MORNING
20. FANFARE, CURTAIN
21. FINALE (WE
WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS) (0:19) [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
Santa Claus, Toys R Oz, Munchkin Elves!
The Land of Oz Gets a Holiday
Twist! Reindeer, Toys, Elves!
School Play Package gives you the rights to add characters, lines,
songs! You also have the rights to make a Video/DVD of your
CHRISTMAS WIZARD OF OZ
adventure in Oz ... but this time it's Christmas!
Oh I do so want to go home. Can you tell me how?
You have the power, Dorothy. You have had it with you all the time.
It's in your ruby slippers. Remember I told you they were
magical? All you have to do is to click the heels together
three times and say "There's no place like home". An
in the blink of an eye, you will be home.
Oh, Good Glinda, I can't thank you enough. (To others.)
I guess it really Is goodbye this time.
Be good, Dorothy.
Go home for Christmas -- to the ones you love.
Here goes. (She closes her eyes, clicks her heels.)
There's no place like home. There's no place like home.
There's no place like home...
TIN SOLDIER and STUFFED LION say "There's no place like
home," with her once, then ALL PERFORMERS (and audience if they
like!) chant with DOROTHY.)
There's no place like home. There's no place like home...
SNOWMAN, TIN SOLDIER and STUFFED LION exit slowly, waving. RED
and BLUE use the large piece of cloth and raise it as before, in
front of DOROTHY.)
Hurry, Toto. We can't miss our chance again!
happily as cloth rises. Behind the cloth DOROTHY removes her
shoes and PERFORMERS help her to slip a nightgown over her
dress. TOTO exits. PERFORMERS enter with Christmas tree
and light it up. They put presents under the tree. AUNTIE
EM and UNCLE HENRY enter and look at the tree and gifts. They
smile and hug each other.)
Dorothy! It's Christmas morning!
CUE #19: Christmas morning; fades during following scene.)
Wake up Dorothy! Santa came!
Oh, Auntie Em! Uncle Henry! I had the strangest dream!
Look what Santa brought you!
Oh, he did come! So I didn't miss it after all!
Did you think Santa couldn't find us through the blizzard?
No! No, I didn't! I didn't doubt him for a minute.
Come see what you got.
dives in and flips the tops off the boxes, looks inside them.)
A stuffed lion! (She opens another.) And a toy soldier!
And look out the window, Dorothy.
enters and strikes a jaunty pose. STUFFED LION and TIN SOLDIER hide
Your uncle made it for you this morning.
Oh, Snowman! I didn't leave you after all. You
were right here with me all the time!
LION steps out from behind SNOWMAN.)
Remember me, Dorothy?
steps out from behind SNOWMAN.)
Oh, how could I ever forget!
(She runs to
hugs them all.)
Oh, there's no
place like home. There's no place like home!
bounding in barking at DOROTHY and others.)
("Hey! Let me in on the hugs!") Ruff!
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