Free Script Sample, Cast List, Hear Sound Cues
"This Cinderella is the right fit! Kathryn Schultz
Miller's children's theatre production breathes new life into this timeless
tale. The Community Players brought together 45 children for
County News, GA
"I produced and directed 'Cinderella' at my children's
elementary school. The script was wonderful and the end result
Hart, Teacher, Oxford, OH
"This beloved story brings everything you expect from the
classic fairy tale; birds, mice, white horses, royalty, and of course
Prince Charming and Cinderella. You will laugh, cry, and dance in
"The ultimate Rags-to-Riches story, Cinderella is a tale of
transformation and magic that has enchanted young and old for
generations. We loved the comic bits!"
Drama Club, St. Dorothy, Wilmington, MA
Teachers, this special
adaptation of Cinderella is written just for you and your
students. It is a faithful telling of the familiar story with
audience participation and lots of fun for everyone!
Easy to Adapt to Your School's Needs!
The School Play package gives you the rights to adapt
the script! Add as many songs, characters, lines and scenes as
you like! You also have the right to make a DVD or Video of
your special performance!
"We are a residential facility for adults with
disabilities. We performed your "Cinderella" last
year and it was a hit!"
Center, Senatobia, MS
This School Play,
no professional experience in theatre. It is written in simple terms
with lots of practical suggestions.
Cinderella is recommended for Grades 1 and Up!
Open Staging! Use your gym or cafeteria! Any large room
Costume pieces and scenery can be elaborate if you like or they can
be made in classroom. The script has lots of suggestions!
helpful tips for first time directors!
Cast School Play for Children to Perform!
Running Time: About 40-45 minutes
Flexible Cast of 24: 5 Male, 9
Female, All others M/F
Easily adapted for larger or
BLUE (M/F, 9 lines)
GREEN (M/F, 7 lines)
ORANGE (M/F, 8 lines)
PURPLE (M/F, 9 lines)
RED (M/F, 8 lines)
YELLOW (M/F, 8 lines)
NIBBLES (M/F, 7 lines)
SQUEAKY (F/M, 9 lines)
SWEETIE-PIE (F, 9 lines)
CHEESE-HEAD (M/F, 9 lines)
NOSY (M/F, 10 lines)
SAM (M, 12 lines)
(F, Total of 37 lines)
CINDERELLA #1 (F, 9 lines)
CINDERELLA #2 (F, 7 lines)
CINDERELLA #3 (F, 11 lines)
CINDERELLA #4 (F, 8 lines)
SNAGGLE-BONES (Stepmother): (F, Total of 26 lines)
SNAGGLE-BONES #1 (F. 16 lines)
SNAGGLE-BONES #2 (F, 10 lines)
LULU-LOLLY (F, 11 lines)
BELLA-BOMB (F, 9 lines)
KING GRUMBLE-KNEES (King) (M, 9 lines)
SNITWICK (King's Assistant) (M,
FAIRY GODMOTHER (F, 16 lines)
MISTER SEZ-SO (Announcer) (M, 8 lines)
MISS HOOTY-TOOT (F, 7 lines)
MISS PEEPER (F, 4 lines)
MISS FUSS-POT (F, 5 lines)
PRINCE CHARMING (M, 13 lines)
Everyone Has a Role in Cinderella!
Athol-Royalston School Theatre, WA
"Thanks for your encouragement! Our performance went great! The
children painted the sets, helped with the costumes and really did a
super job. Your script was great. I think our "Greta
Snagglebones" will be famous one day!
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 Snow White or Cinderella) 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.
Feel free 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
In 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:
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!
Above 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!
so much for choosing Cinderella.
I hope you and your young friends have as much fun performing this
play as I did writing it.
Shawnee Playhouse, Shawnee on Hudson PA -
Photos by Kenneth Card
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 does not contain music and songs from the popular
animated film, movie or stage musical, nor does it contain music for
the performers to sing along with. 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 1, MICE (0:41) [sample]
2. FANFARE 2 (0:15)
3. STROLLING THROUGH THE
PARK (0:48) [sample]
4. SAD MUSIC (0:29)
5. SAD, MAGIC WAND,
CHIMES (1:05) [sample]
6. MAGIC WAND (0:18)
7. MAGIC WAND, CHIMES
8. MAGIC SOUND, WALTZ,
FANFARE (0:32) [sample]
9. MAGICAL WALTZ, CLOCK
CHIMES (0:57) [sample]
10. SHOE MAGIC (0:23)
11. MAGICAL WALTZ
FINALE (1:07) [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,
CDs & Sheet
search Internet for karaoke cds or sheet music
The story is
just as you remember it... Here is Cinderella's moment of triumph.
SNAGGLE-BONES: There's a caller from
LULU-LOLLY: I knew the Prince would
BELLA-BOMB: You? You're
daft! The Prince has chosen me!
SNAGGLE-BONES: Girls! Be
quiet! And don't forget your posture! Cinderella, answer
(CINDERELLA goes to "door".
CHORUS makes "knocks". MISTER SEZ-SO & SNITWICK
enter. SNITWICK carries a pillow ceremoniously, the
"shoe" sits upon it.)
MISTER SEZ-SO: 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.
SNAGGLE-BONES: Well what are you
waiting for Bella-Bomb? Try on the shoe!
BELLA-BOMB: (To LULU-LOLLY.)
I'm sure it fits me to a tea.
(BELLA-BOMB throws off her shoe and sits,
SNITWICK kneels at her feet. She struggles to fit her foot
inside the shoe. It doesn't fit.)
SNAGGLE-BONES: Lulu-lolly! I
command you to fit your foot in that shoe this very instant!
(LULU-LOLLY gives BELLA-BOMB a smug look,
sits. She tries to fit her foot in. It doesn't fit.)
SNAGGLE-BONES: Let me at that!
(SNAGGLE-BONES kneels, knocks SNITWICK away and
shoves LULU-LOLLY's foot in the shoe.)
Push, girl, push!
LULU-LOLLY: I am!
SNAGGLE-BONES: Push harder!!
LULU-LOLLY: (To SNITWICK.)
It fits! See? It's just a little tight is all.
(The shoe dangles from her toe. SNAGGLE-BONES
groans and falls from exhaustion. CINDERELLA speaks up quietly.)
CINDERELLA: May I try it on?
BELLA-BOMB: You think you can fit the slipper?
That'll be the day!
(SNITWICK gestures for CINDERELLA to take a
seat. She sits.)
(CINDERELLA puts her foot to the shoe.
SOUND CUE #10: Shoe Magic.
The CHORUS makes magical sounds with chimes and
xylophone. The shoe fits and ALL gasp! [This can include all
PERFORMERS who are not on stage.] SNAGGLE-BONES and STEPSISTERS
are agog, falling all over themselves, amazed. SNITWICK stands,
then falls to a deep bow.)
Bravo! Bravo! A Job Well Done!
Athol-Royalston School Theatre, WA
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