ORIGINAL SCRIPTS by Jacqueline McMahon
These scripts were written for Slightly Off Broadway's drama/musical theatre program. These scripts are written for family audiences and can be performed by kids and teens.
For children's drama classes/theatre groups ages 7-10 All have a running time of 30 min. or less
THE SHOW MUST GO ON...
THE WIZARD'S TRICK...
ALL HANDS ON DECK...
For drama classes/theatre groups of kids ages 10-14
I DARE YOU...
GIMME THE GOOD OLD DAYS...
For drama classes/theatre groups of mixed ages
THE PRINCESS AND THE OGRE
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE CRAZY TO WORK HERE...BUT IT SURE HELPS...
CREATIVE WRITING CAMP COLLABORATIVE STORY
(written by the kids who attended our August 2005 session)
ADVENTURE AT COPPER CLIFF CASTLE
“Hurry up, Hannah. I can’t see the class anymore,” said Mikayla.
The three friends hurried up the one hundred and twenty-nine stone steps leading up to Copper Cliff Castle, happy to have finally caught
The castle before them was covered from head to toe with dark green vines that protected and hid its grey stone walls.
“Captain Bob, the weather’s a code blue. We must leave while it’s still high tide.”
Ten minutes later, Captain Bob’s ship arrived. Everybody rushed out of the castle and down to the dock to get on the boat, everyone
Realizing they were all alone, the three friends decided they had better go looking for their class. They searched and searched through
As they walked down a particularly large, dingy hallway, Hannah fell slightly behind Mikayla and Daniel. But Hannah was talking,
All of a sudden, Daniel stopped to listen, but there was only silence. Daniel turned to look behind them. "Look," he said pointing.
Mikayla turned and to her surprise she saw the large hole in the castle floor. She walked over toward it and bent down, trying to
Hannah sat up on the dusty ground and looked around, squinting to see. It was dark and cold where she was and she shivered. Out of
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Daniel moved in for a closer look into the hole. “It’s a trapdoor,” he said. Mikayla sat down on the ground and Daniel gently pushed her
Mikayla landed on the hard, dusty ground with a thud. Daniel landed on top of her. She slapped him and pushed him off of her.
Hannah stared, almost hypnotized, into the eyes of her cousin Joseph. He had disappeared the previous year.
Mikayla ran to her friend. “Hannah,” she called out, “get up!”
Daniel stood, adjusting his eyes to the darkness of the small, cold room. He was about to walk over to the girls when Hannah froze, pointing over his shoulder. Daniel turned around. He too saw the ghostly image of a boy – Hannah’s cousin in ghost form.
Daniel grabbed Mikayla’s hand, pulled Hannah off the ground and dragged the girls up a set of stairs to the left side of the room. At the top of the stairs, Daniel let go of the girls and ran even faster. The girls followed until they were all outside.
The rain still fell, but it was lighter now, since the storm had passed. The tide had begun to go out, leaving a rocky shoreline stretching back to the mainland.
“Was that Joseph inside the castle?” asked Mikayla, her voice shaking. “Why was he there?”
Hannah spoke, trying not to cry. “Don’t you remember what happened last year?” she said. “Joseph was on a tour of Copper Cliff Castle last year and he mysteriously disappeared and was never found.”
Mikayla nodded, wondering how she could have forgotten something so awful. Daniel, not wanting to stay near the castle any longer than necessary, began walking.
“Come on,” he said, “We’d better get back, but we’ll have to walk.”
Mikayla put her arm around Hannah and the three friends trudged along the rocky shore toward the Copper Cliff Castle tour stand. When they arrived, their teacher, Mr. Hanson, was doing a head count. Luckily, they hadn’t been missed.
As the class loaded onto the school bus, Mikayla, Hannah and Daniel looked at one another. The three best friends didn’t have to say what they were thinking, but to this day, they have never gone on another field trip.
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