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Large Cast School Play for Kids to Perform

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Script Sample

Running Time: About 40-45 minutes
Flexible Cast of 24: 5 Male, 9 Female, All others M/F
Easily adapted for larger or smaller cast

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)

CINDERELLA: (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)

GRETA 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, 15 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)


Everyone Has a Role in Cinderella!
Cinderella Script for Kids! Cinderella Large Cast Script
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!
Katie McAllister, Central Elementary


Written 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.

Easy to 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!

Everyone participates!
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".

Familiar 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!


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:

Free 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!

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!

Thank you 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 music (traditional-classical)

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  (0:44)

 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]

Note: 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.

Music & Sound Resources Available on the Internet
( Sheet Music, Song Books, CDs, DVDs, Sing-along, Karaoke, Sound Effects )

Internet Resources: Karaoke CDs & Sheet Music
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The story is just as you remember it... Here is Cinderella's moment of triumph.
(Script pages 26-27)

SNAGGLE-BONES:  There's a caller from the King!  

LULU-LOLLY:  I knew the Prince would choose me!

BELLA-BOMB:  You?  You're daft!  The Prince has chosen me!

SNAGGLE-BONES:  Girls!  Be quiet!  And don't forget your posture!  Cinderella, answer the door!

(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!


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?

SNAGGLE-BONES:  (Laughing.)  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.)


Note: This is a sample from the actual script.  To review the entire play, order the PERUSAL SCRIPT (online instant download). Or to save 20% on the full production kit and royalty for one performance, order the SCHOOL PLAY PACKAGE (below) and start rehearsals today!

Bravo!  Bravo!  A Job Well Done!

Athol-Royalston School Theatre, WA

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