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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
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Kid-Friendly Spookiness for Halloween!

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Playscript

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Cast: 3 (2M, 1F), expandable, adults
Time: about 45-50 minutes
CD: sound FX, background music
Audience: Primary-intermediate, families

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving's spooky Halloween classic, is presented with all the thrills, chills and laughs that keep young audiences on the edge of their seats.

Cast List, Sound Cues, Script Sample
Productions

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Playscript

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Cast: 3 (2M, 1F), expandable, adults
Time: about 45-50 minutes
CD: sound FX, background music
Audience: Primary-intermediate, families

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving's spooky Halloween classic, is presented with all the thrills, chills and laughs that keep young audiences on the edge of their seats.

Cast List, Sound Cues, Script Sample
Productions

Spooky Classic Script for Halloween
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Lexington Children's Theatre, KY - ArtReach Touring Theatre, Cincinnati

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving's spooky Halloween classic, is presented with all the thrills, chills and laughs that keep young audiences on the edge of their seats.

"Thrills and Chills and Lots of Laughs!"
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Lexington Children's Theatre, KY - Jonesborough Repertory Theatre, TN

A cast of three actors does it all!  They tell Washington Irving's story - from Ichabod's courtship with Katrina to the inevitable frightening conclusion!

Cast List, Sound Cues, Script Sample

"A delightful show that packed the house.'
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Jonesborough Repertory Theatre, TN - Lexington Children's Theatre, KY

The storybook tale revolves around the famous characters--the bumbling, awkward school teacher, Ichabod Crane, the coquettish Katrina and Ichabod's brutish rival, Brom Bones. 

"The script is quick and lively."
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ArtReach Touring Theatre, Cincinnati

Brom Bones and Ichabod Compete for Katrina
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Lexington Children's Theatre, KY - Fresh Baked Theatre, Widener University, PA

"The script is quick and lively, taking the audience on a journey through history that will leave them shaking in their seats!"
John Dolphin, Pine-Richland Middle School, Gibsonia, PA

"Actors do a magnificent job of weaving us through the story."
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Lexington Children's Theatre Production KY - Saginaw Valley State University MI

Cast List, Sound Cues, Script Sample

"A huge success at our theatre."
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Edmonds Driftwood Players, Wade James Theatre, Edmonds, WA -  Jonesborough Repertory Theatre, TN

"A huge success at our theatre with sell-out crowds!  It was an easy extra on our season slate that may well become an annual Halloween tradition!"
Gregory Magyar, Artistic Director, Driftwood Players

"Preschool through sixth grade students were in awe."
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Lexington Children's Theatre, KY - Jonesborough Repertory Theatre, TN

"Wickedly Funny - You Don't Want to Miss This."
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Jonesborough Repertory Theatre, TN

"The audiences loved it! By far one of the best play adaptations of Washington Irving's classical work!"
Grace Sayers, Storybook Theatre Company, DeLand, FL

Hilarious Script for Family Audiences
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"The perfect thing to see this Halloween season."
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Aurora Theatre, Lawrenceville, GA

"This adaptation, by Kathryn Schultz Miller, is both funny and simple for a young audience to understand, an important consideration, full of shivers and merriment."
The Orlando Sentinel

"The children loved the Headless Horseman!"
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Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy, KS

A Spectacular Ending...
THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN!
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The Ride of the Headless Horseman! - Full of Thrills & Laughs!

Cast List, Sound Cues, Script Sample

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow has three versions:

School Play Version
Flexible Cast of 22 (14M, 8F) for grades K-6

Medium Version
Flexible Cast of 9 (5M, 4F) for grades 6-12

Touring Version (this page)
Cast of 3 (2M, 1F) for adult actors.

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ArtReach's popular one act play 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' is kid-friendly spookiness for Halloween.  Your audiences will swoon at the ride of the Headless Horseman!  Producers, this fast-paced script follows the familiar story as you know it and Washington Irving wrote it.  There are no unexpected story tangents, just the famous spine-tingler with lots of suspense and uproarious comedy.  Can be performed by as few as 3 or more than 20, for touring or mainstage. The script includes instructions on how to make an inexpensive headless horseman.

"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow has been very successful. Probably one of the most popular productions we ever had here in our Youth Theatre!"
Joe Lauderdale The Laguna Playhouse, CA

 "A delightful show that packed the house. Enjoyed by children of all ages."
Sheila Freudenberger, Orange Curtain, San Juan Capistrano, CA

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"We had to add three performances to accommodate all those schools who wanted to come. One parent told me it was their best field trip so far."
Becki Bradford, Chattanooga State Drama Club, Chattanooga, TN

"Preschool through sixth grade students were in awe of Ichabod and Katrina. The characters' interaction with the audience brought Sleepy Hollow right into their hearts."
Hayes Elementary School

"Six out of six sold out performances in our 1300 seat theatre! The children loved the Headless Horseman!"
Paramount Arts Center, Ashland, KY

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"Simple to stage and popular with audiences due to plenty of comedy!"
Rachel King, Spotlites Theatre, Kent, UK

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