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12 ANGRY MEN (JURORS)
Adapted by Sherman L. Sergel. 
INTENSE DRAMA

A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. "He doesn't stand a chance," mutters the guard as the 12 jurors are taken into the bleak jury room. It looks like an open-and-shut case—until one of the jurors begins opening the others' eyes to the facts. "This is a remarkable thing about democracy," says the foreign-born juror, "that we are notified by mail to come down to this place—and decide on the guilt or innocence of a person; of a man or woman we have not known before. We have nothing to gain or lose by our verdict. We should not make it a personal thing." But personal it is, with each juror revealing his or her own character as the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new murder threat is born before their eyes! Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become 12 angry men. The jurors' final verdict and how they reach it—in tense scenes that will electrify your audience and keep them on the edge of their seats—add up to a fine, mature piece of dramatic literature, an experience you'll be proud to present. One int. set. Approximate Running Time: 80 minutes. 

On The Screen:
Based on the Emmy award-winning television movie by Reginald Rose.
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
COMEDY


At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. The plot shows how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. The shock sustained by the Kirbys, who are invited to eat cheap food, shows Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question. The Sycamores, however, though sympathetic to Alice, find it hard to realize her point of view. Meantime, Tony, who knows the Sycamores are right and his own people wrong, will not give her up, and in the end Mr. Kirby is converted to the happy madness of the Sycamores, particularly since he happens in during a visit by an ex-Grand Duchess, earning her living as a waitress. No mention has as yet been made of the strange activities of certain members of the household engaged in the manufacture of fireworks; nor of the printing press set up in the parlor; nor of Rheba the maid and her friend Donald; nor of Grandpa's interview with the tax collector when he tells him he doesn't believe in the income tax.

On the screen:
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU was made into a movie in 1938 starring Jimmy Stewart 
and a remake was made
in 1979 starring  Jean Stapleton 
ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
Music by Mary Rodgers Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer Lyrics by Marshall Barer
COMEDY


If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.



On the screen:
ONCE UPON A MATTRESS was turned into a made for tv movie 3 times and all starred Carol Burnett
1964 &1972 Starred Burnett as Princess Winnifred
2005 Starred Burnett as Queen Aggravain
ALICE IN WONDERLAND, JR.
BOOK ADAPTED AND ADDITIONAL LYRICS BY David Simpatico MUSIC ADAPTED AND ARRANGED AND ADDITIONAL MUSIC AND LYRICS BY Bryan Louiselle Based on the 1951 Disney film.

The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit.  Her adventures become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!
An Enemy Of The People
by Henrik Ibsen
Adapted by Arthur Miller
DRAMA


A small Norwegian town has just begun to win fame and wealth through its medicinal spring waters. Dr. Stockmann, resident physician in charge, discovers that the waters are poisoned. On receiving proof of this, he immediately reports to his associates, but is shocked to find that instead of being thanked, he is looked upon as a dangerous crank, motivated by a desire to prove that his fellow townsmen are wrong, and to bring ruin upon them. As the people who run the local paper do their utmost to urge secrecy and compromise, the determined doctor realizes that the honesty and idealism he has counted upon to make the truth prevail, simply does not exist in the face of selfish "practical" interests. The press will not report his findings; the officials refuse to give him a hearing; he loses his position and the townspeople boycott him; and every weapon of blackmail, slander, and eviction are brought against his family. At the end, the townspeople, gathered around the doctor's home, throw stones through the windows. Stockmann addresses his family: "But remember now, everybody, you are fighting for the truth and that is why you're alone. And that makes you strong."

On the screen:
An Enemy of the people  was made into several movies including
1966 starring James Daly
1978 starring Steve McQueen

And Then There Were None
by Agatha Christie
MYSTERY


Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island. One by one they are accused of murder; one by one they start to die. In this superlative mystery comedy statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantel of a house on an island off the coast of Devon fall to the floor and break one by one as those in the house succumb to a diabolical avenger. A nursery rhyme tells how each of the ten “soldiers” met his death until there were none. Eight guests who have never met each other or their apparently absent host and hostess are lured to the island and, along with the two house servants, marooned. A mysterious voice accuses each of having gotten away with murder and then one drops dead - poisoned. One down and nine to go!



On the screen:

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE  was made into a movie in
1945 starring Barry Fitzgerald
1965 (as Ten Little Indians)  starring Hugh O'Brian
2015 starring Maeve Dermody
BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
Book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson Music and Lyrics by Carol Hall based on a story by Larry L. King
COMEDY


This happy go lucky view of small town vice and statewide political side-stepping recounts the good times and the demise of the Chicken Ranch, known since the 1850s as one of the better pleasure palaces in all of Texas. Governors, senators, mayors, and even victorious college football teams frequent Miss Mona's cozy bordello until that puritan nemesis Watchdog focuses his television cameras and his righteous indignation on the institution.

On the screen:
BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS was made into a movie in 1982 starring Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, JR. 
MUSIC BY Alan Menken LYRICS BY Howard Ashman Tim Rice BOOK BY Linda Woolverton 
Based on the 1991 Disney Animated Classic

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. 

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
by Joseph Kesselring
COMEDY

We meet the charming and innocent ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously "acceptable" roomers; the antics of their nephew who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt; and the activities of the other nephew—these require no further description or amplification here.

On the screen:

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE  was made into a movie in 1922starring Carey Grant
BOEING BOEING
Marc Camoletti Translated by Beverly Cross Revised by Francis Evans 
COMEDY


This 1960's French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancees, each beautiful airline hostesses with frequent "layovers". He keeps "one up, one down and one pending" until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris and Bernard's apartment at the same time.


On the screen:

BOEING BOEING was a movie in in 1965 starring
Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis
AIDA
MUSIC BY Elton John LYRICS BY Tim Rice BOOK BY Linda Woolverton Robert Falls David Henry Hwang

An enslaved Nubian princess, Aida, finds her heart entangled with Radames, an Egyptian soldier who is betrothed to the Pharaoh's daughter, Amneris. As their forbidden love blossoms, Aida is forced to weigh her heart against the responsibility she faces as leader of her people. Aida and Radames's love for one another becomes a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity. 



ELF, JR.
BOOK BY Thomas Meehan Bob Martin MUSIC BY Matthew Sklar LYRICS BY Chad Beguelin 
Based on the 2003 New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum starring Will Ferrell

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.


BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S
Based on the novel by TRUMAN CAPOTE Adapted by RICHARD GREENBERG
COMEDY


The classic tale of Holly Golightly written by Truman Capote and so memorably portrayed by Audrey Hepburn in the iconic 1961 film, is being given a new lease of life as a stage play with music in a sparkling, sophisticated production. Adapted by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony and Olivier Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg and directed by Nikolai Foster, this tale of vivacious, good-time girl Holly Golightly and her fantastical existence in 1940s New York City, is told through the eyes of a young writer, completely fascinated by this exquisite extrovert who every woman wants to be, and every man wants to be with.






On the screen:
Based on the 1961 film BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S starring Audrey Hepburn.
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by Tennessee Williams
DRAMA


In a plantation house, a family celebrates the sixty-fifth birthday of Big Daddy, as they sentimentally dub him. The mood is somber, despite the festivities, because a number of evils poison the gaiety: greed, sins of the past and desperate, clawing hopes for the future spar with one another as the knowledge that Big Daddy is dying slowly makes the rounds. Maggie, Big Daddy's daughter-in-law, wants to give him the news that she's finally become pregnant by Big Daddy's favorite son, Brick, but Brick won't cooperate in Maggie's plans and prefers to stay in a mild alcoholic haze the entire length of his visit. Maggie has her own interests at heart in wanting to become pregnant, of course, but she also wants to make amends to Brick for an error in judgment that nearly cost her her marriage. Swarming around Maggie and Brick are their intrusive, conniving relatives, all eager to see Maggie put in her place and Brick tumbled from his position of most-beloved son. By evening's end, Maggie's ingenuity, fortitude and passion will set things right, and Brick's love for his father, never before expressed, will retrieve him from his path of destruction and return him, helplessly, to Maggie's loving arms.

On the screen:
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF was made into several movies
1958 Starring Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor
1984 Starring Jessica Lange and Tommy Lee Jones
1976 Starring Laurence Olivier and Maureen Stapleton
GYPSY
Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Suggested by memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee

GYPSY is the ultimate story about an aggressive stage mother. Join Rose, June and Louise in their trip across the United States during the 1920’s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born. Jule Styne’s music and Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics include Let Me Entertain You, Some People, You’ll Never Get Away from Me, If Momma Was Married, All I Need Is the Girl, Everything’s Coming Up Roses, You Gotta Get A Gimmick and Together Wherever We Go. This is a gripping story of one of the most frightening aspects of show business.

On the screen:
GYPSY was made into a movie in 1962 starring Rosalind Russell and in 1993 starring Bette Midler
FAME, JR.
CONCEIVED AND DEVELOPED BY David De Silva BOOK BY José Fernandez LYRICS BY Jacques Levy MUSIC BY Steve Margoshes

Set during the last years of New York City's celebrated High School for the Performing Arts in the early 1980s, Fame JR. is the bittersweet, but ultimately inspiring, story of a diverse group of students who commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work. With candor, humor and insight, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today.
HAMLET
by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
DRAMA

Hamlet, a Danish prince, discovers that his uncle Claudius murdered his father and took the throne; Hamlet's mother has married the usurper. Shakespeare's tragedy of betrayal and revenge is considered among the greatest plays in the English language.

On the screen:
Hamlet was made into numerous movies throughout the years.
IS HE DEAD?
by Mark Twain Adapted by David Ives
COMEDY

Jean-Francois Millet, a young painter of genius, is in love with Marie Leroux but in debt to a villainous picture-dealer, Bastien Andre. Andre forecloses on Millet, threatening debtor's prison unless Marie marries him. Millet realizes that the only way he can pay his debts and keep Marie from marrying Andre is to die, as it is only dead painters who achieve fame and fortune. Millet fakes his death and prospers, all while passing himself off as his own sister, the Widow Tillou. Now a rich "widow," he must find a way to get out of a dress, return to life, and marry Marie.


LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
BOOK BY Howard Ashman MUSIC BY Alan Menken LYRICS BY Howard Ashman Based on the film by Roger Corman, screenplay by Charles Griffith

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

On the screen:
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS was a movie in 1986 starring Rick Moranis and
in 1960 starring Jack Nicholson
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, JR.
BOOK BY David Simpatico SONGS BY Matthew Gerrard SONGS BY Bryan Louiselle Faye Greenberg David N. Lawrence Greg Cham Robbie Nevil Ray Cham Andrew   Seeley Randy Petersen Kevin Quinn Adam Watts Andy Dodd Jamie Houston MUSIC ADAPTED, ARRANGED AND PRODUCED BY Bryan Louiselle BASED ON A DISNEY CHANNEL ORIGINAL MOVIE WRITTEN BY Peter Barsocchini

It’s the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes all find their cliques. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. The couple causes an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical. Although many students resent the threat posed to the "status quo," Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.
LEND ME A TENOR
by Ken Ludwig
COMEDY


set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he’s dead. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli's Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he's Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume ready to perform. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo.


MACBETH
by William Shakespeare
DRAMA


set primarily in Scotland, mixes witchcraft, prophecy, and murder. Three witches appear to Macbeth and his comrade Banquo after a battle and prophesy that Macbeth will be king and that the descendants of Banquo will also reign. When Macbeth arrives at his castle, he and Lady Macbeth plot to assassinate King Duncan, soon to be their guest, so that Macbeth can become king.


On the screen:
MACBETH was made into several movies most recently in 2015 starring Michael Fassbender
SWEENEY TODD
BOOK BY Hugh Wheeler MUSIC AND LYRICS BY Stephen Sondheim Based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond

An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to 19th century London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up, and the carnage has only just begun!

On the screen:
Sweeney Todd was made into several movies most recently in 2005 Starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.
JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, JR.
BOOK BY Timothy Allen McDonald MUSIC AND LYRICS BY Benj Pasek Justin Paul Based on the book, "James and the Giant Peach" by Roald Dahl.
FANTASY

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
By Helen Jerome Adapted from the Novel by Jane Austen
COMEDY

Mrs. Bennett is determined to get her daughters married. Jane, Elizabeth and Lydia are likely looking girls in a period when a woman's one possible career is matrimony. To be a wife was success. Anything else was failure. Jane and her Mr. Bingley and Lydia with her Mr. Wickham are quite content with things as they are, but not Elizabeth! She actually refuses to marry Mr. Collins, whom she openly deplores, and Mr. Darcy, whom she secretly adores. The play is the story of the duel between Elizabeth and her pride and Darcy and his prejudice.

On the screen:
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE was made into several movies most recently in 2005 starring Keira Knightley

STEEL MAGNOLIAS
by Robert Harling
COMEDIC DRAMA


The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a "good ole boy." Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

On the screen:
STEEL MAGNOLIAS was made into two movies most recently in 2012 starring Queen Latifah and Alfre Woodard
And in 1989 Starring Sally Field and Dolly PArton
THE ADDAMS FAMILY
Book by MARSHALL BRICKMAN and RICK ELICE Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams
COMEDY


THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it's every father's nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family - a man her parents have never met. And if that weren't upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before - keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's 'normal' boyfriend and his parents. 

On the screen:
THE ADDAMS FAMILY has existed in many variations on the screen with plots different than this one. Most Recently in 1991 Starring Angelica Houston and Raul Julia
PETER PAN, JR.
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY George Bruns Winston Hibler Ted Sears Sammy Fain Jack Lawrence Sammy Cahn Michael Tumes Xavier Atencio Frank Churchill Oliver Wallace Ray Kelley MUSIC ADAPTED AND ARRANGED AND ADDITIONAL LYRICS BY Eric Svejcar BOOK AND ADDITIONAL LYRICS BY David Zellnik Based on the play by J.M. Barrie and the 1953 Disney film.
FANTASY

Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Neverland. Their journey introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook!  It’s Peter to the rescue when Wendy is taken captive by the dreaded captain, who has his own sinister plans in mind for our hero.
THE CHILDREN's HOUR
by Lillian Hellman
DRAMA

A serious and adult play about two women who run a school for girls. After a malicious youngster starts a rumor about the two women, the rumor soon turns to scandal. As the young girl comes to understand the power she wields, she sticks by her story, which precipitates tragedy for the women. It is later discovered that the gossip was pure invention, but it is too late. Irreparable damage has been done.

On the screen:
THE CHILDREN'S HOUR was made into a movie in 1961 starring Audrey Hepburn, James Garner and Shirley MacLaine

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman
DRAMA


Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination. An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence—their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. Each day of these two dark years, Anne's voice shines through: "When I write I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death!"

On the screen:
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK was made into several movies most recently in 2009 starring Kate Ashfield
THE WIZ
by  William F. Brown and Charlie Smalls
MUSICAL FABLE


The Wiz infuses L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz with a dazzling mix of rock, gospel, and soul music. This timeless tale of Dorothy's adventures through the Land of Oz is a fun, family-friendly, modern musical and one of the most popular shows in the Samuel French catalog. It is appropriate for theatres at all levels.

On the screen:
THE WIZ was adapted for the screen in 1978 starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson and was produced as "The Wiz, Live!" in 2016 starring Queen Latifah, David Alan Greer and Shanice Williams
SEUSSICAL, JR.
BOOK BY Lynn Ahrens Stephen Flaherty MUSIC BY Stephen Flaherty LYRICS BY Lynn Ahrens CO-CONCEIVED BY Eric Idle Based on the works of Dr. Seuss.
FANTASY/ADVENTURE

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.  Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!
THE ODD COUPLE
by Neil Simon
COMEDY


This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assembled for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it's no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean-freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born.

On the screen:
THE ODD COUPLE was a 1968 movie starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. 
THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE
by Jay Presson Allen
COMEDY


Miss Brodie is a teacher, a formidable figure who molds young minds to her form. And what is more, she is so intensely interesting that the girls admire her above all else. But Miss Brodie is not honest. She prevaricates and then tells the girls to do as she tells them, not as she does herself. She is having an affair with the music teacher and has had one with the art teacher, and this is not the most exemplary conduct. A fantastic letter which some of her students write in her name to her lover falls into the headmistress' hands. Dismissal is averted by Miss Brodie's indomitable pluck as she threatens to sue for libel. One girl grows too wise too soon and turns on Miss Brodie.




On the screen:
THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE was made into a movie in 1969 starring Dame Maggie Smith
YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
Based on The Comic Strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner  Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer  Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa 
MUSICAL VIGNETTES

a day in the life of Charlie Brown made up of little moments picked from all the days, from Valentine’s Day to the baseball season, from wild optimism to utter despair, all mixed in with the lives of his friends (both human and non-human) and strung together, from bright uncertain morning to hopeful starlit evening. This is a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic. Sally Brown joins Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder and Snoopy in this version. Two new songs, Beethoven Day and My New Philosophy, have been added to the twelve wonderful numbers of the original version, such as My Blanket and Me, The Kite, The Baseball Game, Little Known Facts, Suppertime and Happiness.

On the screen:
YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN was made into an animated feature in 1985
SHREK, JR.
MUSIC BY Jeanine Tesori BOOK AND LYRICS BY David Lindsay-Abaire Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig
COMEDY

Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek.  One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task – if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn't be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.
THE TEMPEST
by William Shakespeare
COMEDY

Shakespeare's last play is considered by some to be his best work of theater, combining elements of mystery, romance, intrigue, broad comedy, magic, music and dancing! A usurped duke named Prospero and his now adolescent daughter have made an almost-abandoned island their home, along with a fairy named Ariel and a half-human slave, Caliban. Prospero uses magic to conjure a storm to bring his usurping brother and his cohorts to the island, with magical and fantastic results! This play contains some of Shakespeare's best characters and most beautiful poetry, artfully condensed into a faithful one-act adaptation. Excellent choice for competition, showcase, and introduction to Shakespeare. 

THE TEMPEST was made into several movies most recently in 2010 starring Helen Mirren
  NEXT TO NORMAL
MUSIC BY Tom Kitt BOOK AND LYRICS BY Brian Yorkey
DRAMA

Dad's an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal, because the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years. Next To Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family's story with love, sympathy and heart.

THE LITTLE MERMAID, JR.
LYRICS BY Howard Ashman Glenn Slater MUSIC BY Alan Menken BOOK BY Doug Wright Based on the Hans Christian Andersen Story and the Disney Film produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker and written & directed by John Musker and Ron Clements.
FANTASY

In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she's the girl whose enchanting voice he's been seeking.

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