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|THE ADVENTURES of ROBIN HOOD||THE ADVENTURES of TOM SAWYER||ALADDIN and THE WONDERFUL LAMP||ALICE IN WONDERLAND||BEAUTY and THE BEAST||A CHRISTMAS CAROL|
|THE CHRISTMAS TOYSHOP||CINDERELLA||THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES||EXCALIBUR! THE STORY of YOUNG KING ARTHUR||HANSEL & GRETEL||JACK and THE BEANSTALK|
|KING MIDAS and THE MIRACULOUS GOLDEN TOUCH||ONE MAGICAL CHRISTMAS EVE||PINOCCHIO!||THE PRINCESS and THE PEA||PUSS IN BOOTS||RAPUNZEL and THE FROG PRINCE|
|RUMPLESTILTSKIN||SLEEPING BEAUTY||SNOW WHITE and THE SEVEN DWARFS||THE STORY of THE NUTCRACKER||'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS||THE WONDERFUL WIZARD of OZ|
|'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS production photo - Classics On Stage! (Chicago)||HANSEL & GRETEL production photo - Classics On Stage! (Chicago)||
THE ADVENTURES of ROBIN HOOD production photo - Classics On Stage! (Chicago)
1. The price for individual playscripts is $3.50 (all US funds) per copy. (For example 1 copy - $3.50; 2 copies - $7; 3 copies - $10.50; etc.) The minimum Royalty fee for non-commercial production is $40.00 for the first performance, $30 for each subsequent performance. Professional companies (Actor's Equity Association, etc.,) should contact On Stage! for Royalty quote if different from above. Costs are based on payment by check.
2. There is a Shipping/Handling charge (S/H) consisting of Priority Mail postage (USPS) plus handling. USPS First Class Mail is no longer an option. SEE table below for S/H.
Cost for each individual playscript is in addition to S/H cost above. S/H to addresses outside the continental US or special "overnight" shipping cost (FedEx, USPS, etc.,) will be quoted upon application.
HOW TO PURCHASE
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A.) Mail a check or money order - If you choose this option, advance payment for script/s will be due before shipment, unless prior arrangements are made. Shipment will be made on receipt of check. Royalty fees are due with script payment or no later than 10 days prior to first performance on approved request. (Playscripts may ship immediately with eligible Purchase Order.)
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GENERAL ROYALTY INFORMATION
It should be understood that no play in this collection may be produced or performed anywhere without advance written permission from our office. Each performance is subject to the payment of a Royalty fee. Royalties can be paid at the time you place a "production" script order (enough scripts for cast, director, stage manager and so on). If the number of performances is indeterminate at time of production script order, Royalties may be paid separately at a later date. Please note, however, that Royalty payment must be paid no later than 10 days prior to your first performance to authorize your production.
A play is considered "performed" any time it is acted or read before an audience or "classroom" of any size in any location, whether or not admission is charged. Of course, ordering individual script title/s for "perusal for production only" does not require Royalty payment.
IMPORTANT COPYRIGHT INFORMATION
It is forbidden by international copyright law to reproduce, edit, or "rewrite" any copyrighted material in whole or part in any form (including video taping), without the expressed written permission of the copyright holder. In practice we've discovered that most producers find it more time efficient, cost effective and convenient to purchase our pre-printed playbooks.
Help us keep our affordable prices: We cannot send free perusal copies of playbooks "on approval," although we can attach an extensive "sample" (in MS Word "doc" text format) of any playscript title to an E-mail upon request. A PDF of this "sample" may be obtained at the bottom of each Individual Script Description page. Playbooks are non-returnable.
We reserve the right to decline to do business with and/or issue performance rights to anyone or any organization at our discretion.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
MICHELE L. VACCA, the award winning author of all the scripts contained in this collection, spent many years working in professional childrens theatre as an actress, playwright, dramaturge and director, primarily in the Chicago metropolitan area.
A graduate of Northwestern University, holding both a Bachelor of Science in Theatre and a Master of Arts in Playwriting, Ms. Vacca received a Sam S. Shubert Fellowship for playwriting as an undergraduate.
After she earned her Master's Degree, the Shubert Foundation in New York chose her as one of four graduate recipients in the United States to receive a second Fellowship. Since that time her children's theatre scripts have been performed thousands of times in numerous theatres and schools across the US, as well as internationally.
Each script contains many production hints, but we can also also offer further suggestions regarding scenic, property and costume design; make-up, sound effects, choreography, magic effects, musical augmentation ideas such as sources for reasonably priced sheet music and/or links to some of the wonderful variety of free music resources to be found on the Internet.
Ideas for advertising and other artistic and business aspects of production can also be obtained by those who produce an On Stage! play.
Study guide information, ideas and suggestions from Internet resources for organizational / school use is available to groups producing our scripts.
Also, On Stage! realizes that some organizations require shorter plays. To these companies we will offer suggestions regarding cutting and changes when it is possible to do so without harm to the artistic content of the play.
We can also offer fun and creative suggestions and tips to organizations who want ideas about ways to expand the cast size of one of our plays.
Indicate your interest in and requirements for any of these services at the time you actually decide to "produce" an On Stage! script.
Note: each play in the collection was originally designed for a maximum total 90 minute time format which included an intermission and in most cases dance interludes and musical sequences.
The individual listed playing times (usually 70 to 80 minutes) are approximations only, and do not allow time for intermissions, overtures, or variations in playing, directing and acting styles.
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" . . . 'PINOCCHIO!' at Marriott's Lincolnshire Children's Theatre is enthralling. With a minimum of props and scenery, Michele Vacca's adaptation of 'PINOCCHIO!' invites the imagination to soar . . . Vacca deserves mention for (her) ending . . . The kids will have no nightmares from this show." - Stock, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
" . . . This unique adaptation of the two Lewis Carroll classics makes the fantasy material completely understandable to children - and adults. The script plays beautifully, and holds the complete attention of the audience with its broad comedy, zany characters, and clever dialogue . . ." - CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER
"Lewis Carroll's classic 'ALICE IN WONDERLAND' . . . at Drury Lane Children's Theatre at Water Tower Place . . . adapted for the stage by Michele Vacca . . . Children of all ages will truly enjoy the imaginative characters and curious adventures in a wonderland where the impossible becomes possible, the unreal, real . . . " - NORTH LOOP NEWS
" . . . attains moments of real theatrical magic . . . one of the play's most amusing sequences is Pinocchio trying to master the difficult skills of walking and talking . . ." - Reich, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Mill Run Theatre ". . . 'HANSEL AND GRETEL' . . . The first requisite of a good performance, a good script, was amply provided by . . . Michele Vacca . . . She completely revamped the old story, though retaining the essential plot . . . Hardly necessary to add, there was no dull split second; the dialogue was zingy . . . the scenes enchantingly mysterious . . ." - Mathieu, DES PLAINES SUBURBAN TIMES
" . . . Jeff Award Nominee! 'HANSEL AND GRETEL' by Michele Vacca . . . Mill Run Children's Theatre . . ." - CHICAGO TRIBUNE
" . . . Suspend disbelief for a couple of hours. Imagine yourself in a place where family and friends show up in your dreams as fantasy land figures . . . You, too, grownups. You're never too old to enjoy an escape to the land of pleasant dreams. Your vehicle? 'THE NUTCRACKER' . . . at Drury Lane South Children's Theatre . . . Michele L. Vacca's adaptation from the 'Tales of Hoffman' is almost as exuberant and breathtaking as Tchaikovsky's wonderful ballet suite of the same name . . ." - Wood, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
"It's so close to what adult theatre lovers are offered . . . the kids are engrossed from beginning to end. Even my kids, the original creepy crawlers, watched, breathed, and lived every moment of a shortened, updated version of Charles Dickens 'A CHRISTMAS CAROL" - Kleiman, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
- A SELECTION OF COMMENTS FROM CHILDREN, PARENTS, and TEACHERS -
" . . . Cub Scout Pack . . . and their families sincerely want to thank you for . . . 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS. We attended Dec. 3rd and more of us parents are believing after seeing it! Our deepest appreciation . . . keep bringing us wonderful entertainment for the whole family." - K. B., CHICAGO
" . . . My belated congratulations on 'HANSEL AND GRETEL.' When a play is equally enjoyable to a 3 yr. old and her 30+ mother (I can't recall any 'so-called' adult comedies that came even close to the humor of 'HANSEL AND GRETEL!') It is definitely a well-written play." - B. W., former Chicago school teacher, CHESTERTON, IN
"I liked the show. I liked the Jack-in-the-Box. I liked everything. Even Santa Claus. I liked when Nix, the elf, talked to the dolls. And the Jack-in-the-Box wouldn't get in the box . . ." ('THE CHRISTMAS TOY SHOP') - Jennine, 2nd Grade, LEMONT, IL
"I really liked your play . . . It's too bad Mark Twane (sic) couldn't be alive, he would be proud that so many kids and grown-ups liked your play! . . ." ('TOM SAWYER') - Lisa, age 9, CHICAGO
" . . . I was very excited when those curtains opened because I figured it would be perfect. And it was! . . ." ('SNOW WHITE') - Marie, young person, BRIGHT SCHOOL
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