Free Script Sample, Cast List, Hear CD Sound Cues
"Ursuline students presented Snow White to a packed
auditorium! The lively performance showcased bright costumes and
Academy, New Orleans
"Last year we purchased and performed Snow White. It was a huge success!"
kids loved the script because it was fun and easy to memorize!"
Bylsma, Club 4 Kids, Inc., Panama City, FL
an incredible run of Snow White! We really had a wonderful experience!"
Children's Theatre, MA
"We had our play Snow White Tuesday night. It was wonderful!"
Snow White is written just for you and your students. It is a
faithful telling of the beloved
with audience partcipation and roles
for every child in your cast!
This School Play Snow
White requires no experience in theatre. It is written in
simple terms with practical suggestions for new directors and teachers.
on how to use simple percussion instruments (raid the music room!)
"My cast for Snow White this year was 30 students and we had a
crowd of more than 150. It was the BEST!!"
McCafferty, R.D. Wood Elementary School, Millville, NJ
School Play Package gives you the rights to adapt the script to your
school's needs. Add songs, dances, characters!
You also have the rights to make a DVD/Video of your special performance!
Open staging! Your gymnasium, cafeteria or any other large room is
perfect for a staging of Snow White.
Easy costumes and scenery: Many suggestions on how to create or find
what you need to make a
great looking production
without breaking the
White has lots of humor, fun and helpful directing tips. Also,
there are suggestions
on how to adjust cast size.
"Fifty first through fourth graders from Lincoln Akerman
Elementary School may surprise the audience on Friday when they
perform a non-traditional version of "Snow White and the Seven
Dwarfs" where trees turn into birds, spirits appear, and of
course Snow White, the Queen, and those seven short guys make an appearance."
the Seven Dwarfs
Cast School Play for Kids to Perform!
Running Time: About 35-40 minutes
Flexible Cast of 30: 2-3 Female,
2 Male, All others F/M
Easily adapted for larger or
(F, total 35 lines)
SNOW WHITE #1 (F, 17 lines)
SNOW WHITE #2 (F, 18 lines)
QUEEN (F, 19 lines)
QUEEN/WITCH (F/M, 16 lines)
BLUE (F/M, 10 lines)
GREEN (F/M, 11 lines)
ORANGE (F/M, 9 lines)
PURPLE (F/M, 10 lines)
RED (F/M, 9 lines)
YELLOW (F/M, 10 lines)
MIRROR (F/M, 8 lines)
HUNTSMAN (M, 7 lines)
TREES (4) (F/M, 7 lines)
CAPTAIN (F/M, 7 lines)
GIGGLE-TOES (F/M, 7 lines)
NIN-COM-POOP (F/M, 8 lines)
A-CHOO (F/M, 8 lines)
SOUR-PUSS (F/M, 10 lines)
WALL-FLOWER (F/M, 6 lines)
SNORES-A-LOT (F/M, 5 lines)
BUCK (Bunny) (F/M, 10 lines)
SKIPPER (Bunny) (F/M, 5 lines)
SWISHY (Squirrel) (F/M, 8 lines)
LOPER (Deer) (F/M, 5 lines)
WITCH HAZEL (F/M, 6 lines)
CASPER OIL (F/M, 6 lines)
GRUESOME TWOSOME (2) (F/M, 7 lines)
PRINCE (M, 4 lines)
Easy for Kids to Learn, Perform and Enjoy!
Perth Youth Theatre, AU - Newington Children's
love your easy to use scripts and short lines for kids to memorize!"
Julie Echelmeier, Higginsville
Theatre Company, Youth Theatre Academy
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.
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 Snow
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 does not contain music and songs from the popular
animated film, 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 (0:14) [sample]
2. FANFARE 2 (0:14)
3. WICKED QUEEN, GLOOM
& DOOM (0:45) [sample]
4. FOREST SOUNDS
5. TRAVELING MUSIC (0:26)
6. HOWLING WIND (0:17)
7. DWARF INTRO
8. WICKED QUEEN (0:40)
9. BREAKING GLASS (0:14)
10. WITCHES BREW
11. GLOOM & DOOM (0:18)
12. HOWLING WIND
13. HAPPILY EVER
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
to Adapt to Your School's Needs!
Newington Children's Theatre Company, CT
School Play Package gives you the rights to adapt the script, add
characters, lines, songs! You also have the rights to make a
DVD/Video of your special performance!
was so easy to work with the script
and adapt it to my
Sherri Alejandro, Carden El
Encanto School, Santa Cruz CA
from a day at the mines, the Seven Dwarfs make an amazing discovery!
CAPTAIN: Shiver me timbers, mates!
(CAPTAIN is at the head of the line, He stops
suddenly. All DWARFS run into each other like dominos.
CHORUS can make a funny sound for this bit.)
NIN-COM-POOP: What's that you see?
WALL-FLOWER: It's a light out yonder!
A-CHOO: It's coming from our window!
(They all look at each other, wide-eyed.)
SNORES-A-LOT: Who could it be?
CAPTAIN: All hands on deck!
We'll sneak up from the starboard side and ambush em'. Follow me!
(They stay in line and tiptoe with all feet
moving together. They pantomime opening the door. CAPTAIN
is at the front and surveys the scene.)
(Whispering.) Thar' she blows, boys!
(DWARFS ALL gasp. They tiptoe in
together, carefully approach the bench where SNOW WHITE is
sleeping. As the CAPTAIN counts the DWARFS raise their axes.)
On the count of three.
ALL DWARFS: One... Two...
SNOW WHITE: (Turns in her sleep.)
(The DWARFS freeze with their axes held high.)
NIN-COM-POOP: That ain't no varmint.
WALL-FLOWER: It sounded more like
a... (He's embarrassed to say it.) Like a... awe, gee...
GIGGLE-TOES: Like a lady!
(They gasp. CAPTAIN takes the blanket
from SNOW WHITE'S head. They all gasp again.)
A-CHOO: She's beautiful!
SNORES-A-LOT: Can we keep her?
SOUR-PUSS: Certainly not! No
dogs, no pets, no ladies!
Greenbriar Valley Theatre,
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