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are doing Sleeping Beauty! The parents and staff have always
commented how wonderfully appropriate your plays are for the
children. I am priviledged and honored to present them to our
community. You have a fan in me!"
Spoerl, Rosholt School Dist, WI
had two fantastic performances of Sleeping Beauty with Standing Room
Black, Children's Theatre Company, Goderich ON
"Thank you for providing such an excellent script for Sleeping
Beauty! It was so easy even for two people with zero experience!"
Durr, Teacher, Piner Elementary, Morning View, KY
"Sleeping Beauty played to sold out crowds and the audiences
absolutely LOVED the show!"
Elkhart Civic Theatre, Summer Theatre Camp
Teachers, this musical children's
is written just for you and your students. It is a faithful telling
of the story you know so well,
simplified for young performers!
Beauty is recommended for Grades 1 and up!
"The scripts are funny and so easy to memorize! My
students can be stars in front of adoring crowds, and they allow my
shy students to blossom!"
Ott, St. Anthony School, Kailua, Hawaii
Beauty requires no professional experience in theatre. It is written
in simple terms with lots of practical suggestions.
The School Play Package allows you to adapt the script and make a
Video/DVD of your special performance!
keep the story moving and also take part in the action!
"We've done two ArtReach plays and LOVE them!"
Allen, Homeschool Group BACH, Bloomington, IN
staging! Your gymnasium, cafeteria or any other large room is
perfect for a staging of Sleeping Beauty.
LOVE your scripts - and the kids do too. It makes life so much
easier especially for our small school where I have huge turnouts for
drama. Your scripts can make stars out of kids!"
Wagner, St. Paul School, Leesburg, FL
"I love using your company for school plays!"
Renales, Holy Cross School, NJ
Palace Theatre in Manchester (NH) performs ArtReach plays every
summer for families. Sleeping beauty's shorter length gaves
them time to meet and greet the audience after the show. Kids
love to meet their favorite characters!
Not just for girls! Boys will love the fun characters such as
Gruesome Ghouls, comic Kings and Dukes, Bad Fairies and Forest Animals.
"We had so much fun and what makes it extra special is the CD
with sound effects and songs!"
Black, Children's Theatre Company, Goderich, ON
are easy for children to learn and perform.
School Play Script for Kids to Perform!
Running Time: About 45 minutes
Flexible Cast of About 40
(40 roles listed below - 10
Female, 8 Male, 22 F/M
(18 lines, m/f)
(18 lines, m/f)
(17 lines, m/f)
(18 lines, m/f)
(18 lines, m/f)
(17 lines, m/f)
Good Fairy) (Total 46 lines, f)
LILAC #1 (19 lines)
LILAC #2 (27
lines, enter page 39)
(27 lines, f)
(28 lines, f)
(26 lines, f)
Fairy) (Total 77 lines, m/f)
(9 lines, enter page 16)
(12 lines, enter page 21)
(18 lines, enter page 32)
(29 lines, enter page 39)
(13 lines, m/f)
DILLYDALLY (10 lines, f)
VERYSNOOT (7 lines, f)
BLUSTERVILLE (8 lines, m)
LOUIS (9 lines, m)
ALFRED (Total 38 lines, m)
#1 (20 lines)
#2 (19 lines, song, enter page 29)
BEATRICE (18 lines, f)
EDWARD (14 lines, m)
FERDINAND (3 lines, m)
(28 lines, m/f)
(28 lines, m/f)
(28 lines, m/f)
(25 lines, m/f)
(Princess) (Total 49 lines, f)
(31 lines, song)
(18 lines, enter page 33)
(Rabbit) (16 lines, m/f)
(Owl) (10 lines, m/f)
(Squirrel) (9 lines, m/f)
(Bird) (10 lines, m/f)
(Bird) (8 lines, m/f)
(Deer) (10 lines, m/f)
FERDINAND (Total 34 lines, m)
FERDINAND #1 (16 lines)
FERDINAND #2 (18 lines, enter page 37)
*AURORA is broken into 2 parts
because you will probably have more than one girl who'd like to be
the Princess. These parts may be combined for a smaller cast.
*LILAC, MORGANA, KING ALFRED,
PRINCE FERDINAND are fairly large roles that can be divided into two
parts, as suggested, if necessary. However, if you want to
retain larger roles for particularly advanced players you may choose
to have these played by just one actor.
to Adapt to Your Kids' Needs!
Greenbrier Valley Youth Theatre, WV
scripts are so great, simple to use and adapt, fun for the kids and
the audiences, and perfectly geared to use with a young cast. The
audience loved our production!"
Greg Tutt, Buford Elementary
School Play Package gives you rights to adapt the script, add characters,
lines, scenes and songs! You also have the rights to make a
DVD/Video of your special performance!
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
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!
so much for choosing Sleeping
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 (from Tchaikovsky's
Sleeping Beauty ballet) that may be used to greatly enhance the
performance. It also contains simple Tchaikovsky melodies to
accompany the performers as they sing (song
cues shown below in red). It does not contain songs from the
popular animated film or Broadway musical. 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 ]
MORGANA'S THEME (1:26) [sample]
2. GREAT BREEZE (0:39)
3. INTRO MUSIC, STORM
4. FANFARE (0:31) [sample]
SPECIAL DAY [short] (0:31) [sample]
6. FANFARE (0:31)
7. FANFARE, BABY
SPECIAL DAY [long] (1:19) [sample]
9. GOOD FAIRIES
ENTRANCE (0:56) [sample]
10. MORGANA'S THEME (0:33)
11. MAGICAL SOUND, PAUSE,
MAGICAL SOUND (0:29)
12. TIME PASSES, MORGANA'S
THEME (0:42) [sample]
13. SPINNING MUSIC,
MY DREAMS (0:55) [sample]
15. SAD TRAVELING
A KING AND YOU'RE A KING (0:56) [sample]
17. WINGS, GHOULS,
MORGANA'S THEME (0:44)
18. MORGANA'S THEME (0:33)
19. POIGNANT MUSIC
20. MORNING SOUNDS
21. MORGANA'S BATTLE [long
22. MORGANA'S DEMISE
23. THE MAGICAL KISS
24. FANFARE (0:31)
SPECIAL DAY (0:47) [sample]
26. GOOD FAIRIES EXIT
27. CURTAIN CALL [In My
Dreams] (3:38) [sample]
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
Child Has a Special Moment!
Greenbrier Valley, WV - Forest
Animals, Magnolia Arts, AR
Aurora has just
learned that she is princess and will soon be wed.
The Bad Fairy
Morgana visits her in the castle tower.
Ah! Such a sad sound. Why are you crying my dear?
They say I must marry.
And you dont want to?
No! I love another!
Tsk, tsk, tsk. What a terrible thing. I feel so
sorry for you.
Oh, yes, my poor child. Why dont you come here and let
me comfort you.
to MORGANA and buries her head in her lap. MORGANA raises her
arm and snaps her fingers. GRUESOME GHOULS come forward with
the spinning wheel, when it is placed they slink into shadows.)
Do you know
what my mother used to say to me? Whenever you feel sad or
lonely, just sit at the spinning wheel a while. It will
make you better.
(Looking up and drying her eyes.) Why how curious!
Ive never seen anything like that before.
Really? Its quite a nice little thing. When you
turn the wheel it makes yarn. Like magic! Would you like to try it?
Why, yes. Yes, I would.
(MORGANA gets up to give AURORA her seat.)
Just place your hand like so... (Places AURORAs hands.)
Thats right. Round and round...
Ah! (Smiling.) Round and round! How quaint
Round and round goes the wheel my girl... Just give it a tug
and it starts to twirl...
Yes, it does!
It wont be long till it does its trick... Dont be
alarmed if you feel... A PRICK!
(MORGANA forces AURORAs finger, pricks!)
Ah! Theres blood!
(Delighted.) Yes, there is!
I feel... I feel...
A little bit faint?
(AURORA faints in MORGANAS arms.
SOUND CUE #18: MORGANAS theme.) [sample]
Ha! Ha! Ha! My gift has finally arrived!!!!!!
lays, AURORA down, GHOULS come out of the shadows, wringing their
hands, circling AURORA. MORGANA sweeps the stage, shaking her fist!)
Take this you
little fairies! Take this, Lilac! Heres your
goodness! Heres your beauty! The princess is
dead!!!! The princess is dead!!!!!!!! Ah, ha, ha, haaaa!!!!!!!!!!
(SOUND CUE ENDS.)
Round and round and round...
The princess is dead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Round and round and round...
Ah! Ha! Ha! Ah Ha! Ha! Ha!!!!!!
use a cymbal crash to end the scene as MORGANA and GHOULS exit.
Silence. GARDENIA enters with cloth, as if it is wedding
dress. The cloth will be used later by STORYTELLERS.)
Here we are, dear, this will cheer you up! Wait until you see
the lovely wedding dress weve conjured up... (Sees
AURORA for the first time, drops cloth.) Oh, no!
Fairies! Come quick!
(GOOD FAIRIES enter and gasp! They rush to AURORA.)
(Looking around.) Morgana! This is your doing!
(Touching AURORAs temple.) Shes dead!
There will be no wedding for our sweet princess.
(DAISY, IRIS, GARDENIA fall to sobbing.)
No! Morgana cannot win!
But what can we do?
We must be strong. And we need everyones help. (To
Audience.) Everyone, reach deep within yourself and find all the
beauty and strength you have in your heart. Gather it up in
your hand. And send it to Aurora!
across her hand as before, towards AURORA. Audience does the
same. IRIS pats AURORAS cheek.)
(Tearfully.) Nothing. It didnt work!
Try again, everyone. There is more goodness in you than you
believe! Goodness must triumph over evil!
(ALL repeat the action.)
(Sighing in sleep.) Ah!
She lives! (Tearful.) She lives!
And yet she is asleep.
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