& The Seven Dwarfs
SNOW WHITE: (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)
for Kids to Learn, Perform and Enjoy!
Arts Project of Orange, San Clemente CA - Perth Youth Theatre, AU - Newington Children's Theatre, CT
"We love your easy to use scripts and short lines for kids to memorize!"
Julie Echelmeier, Higginsville Theatre Company, Youth Theatre Academy
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!
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 Snow White. I hope you and your young friends have as much fun performing this play as I did writing it.
"Let them explore where they want to go."
Locally Grown Theatre, Cottage Grove MIN - ArtReach's "Snow White"
CD SOUNDTRACK CUES
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, 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 (0:30) [sample]
5. TRAVELING MUSIC (0:26)
6. HOWLING WIND (0:17)
7. DWARF INTRO (0:48) [sample]
8. WICKED QUEEN (0:40)
9. BREAKING GLASS (0:14)
10. WITCHES BREW (1:10) [sample]
11. GLOOM & DOOM (0:18)
12. HOWLING WIND (0:17) [sample]
13. HAPPILY EVER AFTER (0:34)
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 )
License gives you the rights to adapt the script for yourkids!
Newington Children's Theatre Company CT - Arts Project of Orange, San Clemente CA
The 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!
"It was so easy to work with the script and adapt it to my students needs!"
Sherri Alejandro, Carden El Encanto School, Santa Cruz CA
Returning home from a day at the mines, the Seven Dwarfs make an amazing discovery!
(Script pages 9-10)
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.) Ah, me...
(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, Lewisburg WV
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