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Holiday Plays

From heartwarming comedies to classic adaptations, Stage Partners has a collections of holiday hits for schools and theatres.

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  • The Elf on a Shelf Must Die - a short Christmas play by Don Zolidis

    The Elf on a Shelf Must Die

    Written By: Don Zolidis
    Length: 30-35 minutes
    Cast Size: 12-20 actors (suggested casting: 17 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    When Sammy and Mook's parents present them with Pip, an Elf of a Shelf, they are less than happy. This little snitch is going to be reporting all their activities to Santa, so their hopes to get an Xbox look doomed. And that's before Sammy accidentally murders Pip. What follows is a Tarantinoesque Christmas caper as the two kids race against the clock to bring their elf back to life before Santa...
  • Holiday Party

    Holiday Party

    Written By: A.M. Dittman
    Length: 30-35 minutes
    Cast Size: 3-15 actors (suggested cast size: 3F, 3M, 3 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
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  • Head Elf - Stage Partners

    Head Elf

    Written By: A.M. Dittman
    Length: 25-30 minutes
    Cast Size: 6-18 actors (suggested casting: 2F, 2M, 6 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    When Santa's head elf is unexpectedly fired, a desperate search is conducted for a replacement. From Rudolph's bodyguard to a Grinch to the Tooth Fairy, the interviews prove...difficult. Put this play on your Christmas list and you won't regret a single laugh-inducing second.
  • The Christmas Play

    The Christmas Play

    Written By: James DeVita
    Length: 60-70 minutes
    Cast Size: 11-20 actors (suggested casting: 8F, 5M)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    At the turn of the century, a remarkable teacher works each holiday season to bring the joy and magic of the holidays alive for her students and their families. But with World War I raging, a Scrooge-like principal, and an unruly band of students, the prospects of a joyous Noel this year seems very slim...until Miss Brown shares a new song she has just discovered in a London store - the song we've...
  • Alice in Winter Wonderland - Stage Partners

    Alice in Winter Wonderland

    Length: 75-85 minutes
    Cast Size: 6-25 actors (suggested casting 3F, 3M)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    Alice is having a horrible holiday. Her parents are busy, her neighbors are mean, and her brother is totally annoying. On top of all that, she has homework -- on Christmas Eve! -- which involves writing a book report on Alice in Wonderland. While reading, Alice becomes drowsy, sees a White Rabbit, and follows it down a rabbit hole, plummeting her into Wonderland in the middle of winter. Now it's u...
  • The 24 Days Before Christmas - Stage Partners

    The 24 Days Before Christmas

    Adapted by Jason Pizzarello from the story by Madeleine L'Engle
    Length: 65-75 minutes
    Cast Size: 10-50 actors (suggested casting: 4F, 3M, 13 any)
    Genre: Dramedy, Comedy
    Synopsis:
    The Austin family has a cherished tradition of doing something special every day counting down to Christmas - from baking cookies to decorating the tree. This year is a stressful one for Vicky Austin as she's cast as the youngest angel in the Christmas Pageant. Plus the family is preparing for the birth of a new brother or sister. Will the baby wait until January? Will Vicky mess up her big role?...
  • All I Really Need to Know I Learned From Being in a Bad Christmas Play - Stage Partners

    All I Really Need to Know I Learned From Being in a Bad Christmas Play

    Written By: Werner Trieschmann
    Length: 30-35 minutes
    Cast Size: 10-25 actors (suggested casting: 2F, 1M, 12 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    A lovable yet inept drama crew -- with a director wired on Frankenstein energy drinks -- attempts to tackle a traditional Christmas show but with more energy. A mash-up of A Christmas Carol and Death of a Salesman with cheerleaders might just work. The put-upon stage manager is trying to get into the spirit of the season by not yelling at the lazy actors, the Narrator is forced to dress as Santa C...
  • Holly, Jolly, & Extra Folly - Stage Partners

    Holly, Jolly, & Extra Folly

    Written By: Rachel Bublitz
    Length: 75-90 minutes, flexible (each play 10-15 minutes)
    Cast Size: 7-31 actors (suggested casting: 13F, 7M, 11 any)
    Genre: Dramedy, Comedy
    Synopsis:
    A ragtag medley of holiday plays set to delight readers and audiences alike. Ranging from hilarious and rhyming to touching and sweet, with a ghost story thrown in to keep you on your feet! This collection includes the following short plays: Mom's Ham Who's Got Christmas Spirit??? Santa's Old Friend How Gretchen Stole Christmas Warm the Bones Reindeer Games Oy, Oy, Oy, Merry Christmas!...
  • The Surviving Christmas App - Stage Partners

    The Surviving Christmas App

    Written By: Werner Trieschmann
    Length: 30-35 minutes
    Cast Size: 10-20 actors (suggested casting: 4F, 1M, 5 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    Sisters Sam and Shelly’s blissful Christmas of violent video games and selfies is interrupted when their sentimental mother wants the family to watch the legendarily awful Christmas dog movie Santa Woofs! That’s when a mysterious Surviving Christmas App is uploaded on Shelly’s phone. Then, even though there is a blizzard, mysterious people keep showing up at the house with unfinished school...
  • A Christmas Carol - one-act version - Stage Partners

    A Christmas Carol (one-act version)

    Adapted by Jon Jory & Marcia Dixcy Jory from the novel by Charles Dickens
    Length: 30-35 minutes
    Cast Size: 12-40 actors (suggested casting: 11F, 9M)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    A hit seasonal favorite at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Jon Jory and Marcia Dixcy Jory's spirited adaptation of the classic Christmas tale will surely make for a lively holiday season. Charles Dickens himself narrates Ebenezer Scrooge's magical night’s journey as he visits his past, present, and future before discovering life's true gifts. A lean and theatrical adaptation with a large, flex...
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