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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:
    This play is coming soon. Contact Stage Partners to request a prepublication perusal script.   
  • Heart of Snow - Adam Szymkowicz

    Heart of Snow

    Written By: Adam Szymkowicz
    Length: 80-90 minutes
    Cast Size: 8-26 actors (suggested casting: 5F, 5M, 5 any)
    Genre: Dramedy, Comedy
    Synopsis:
    All around Lake Hayward, it’s snowing, so over the course of one extraordinary winter, the people in this New England small town turn to each other for warmth. They might find love, friendship, or even just advice on how to make a really good snow fort. But where will they be when spring comes? A series of surprising scenes converges into a playful, and ultimately uplifting dramedy.
  • 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 Semi-Amazing, Sort-of-Sensational, Almost Unbelievable Christmas Spectacular! - Stage Partners

    The Semi-Amazing, Sort-of-Sensational, Almost Unbelievable Christmas Spectacular!

    Written By: Jon Jory
    Length: 30-35 minutes
    Cast Size: 15-48 actors (suggested casting: 3F, 3M, 14 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    What happens when a school tries to put on a Christmas Spectacular for the bargain price $11.50? You get a ton of elves, a spirit of Christmas, a visit from the little match girl, Jacob Marley and a partridge in a pear tree. It may be low on budget, but it's high on laughs as we watch the Christmas characters we know and love hilariously collide in this Christmas disaster for the ages.
  • I Hate Valentine's Day - Stage Partners

    I Hate Valentine's Day

    Written By: Sonya Sobieski
    Length: 25-30 minutes
    Cast Size: 8-20+ actors (suggested casting: 6F, 4 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    February 14th is approaching and it’s Nicole’s least favorite day of the year. After all, Valentine’s Day is a giant money-making scheme that makes people feel inferior and values who you’re with over who you are. Nicole’s friends are determined to find a solution to the candy grams, carnations, and imaginary boyfriends. Perhaps the answer to the madness can be found in…the rainforest?...
  • Santa's Old Friend - a short holiday play by Rachel Bublitz in the ten-minute play collection Holly, Jolly, & Extra Folly

    Santa's Old Friend

    Written By: Rachel Bublitz
    Length: 10 minutes
    Cast Size: 5 actors (suggested casting: 2M, 3 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    When Santa gets overwhelmed, he calls in reinforcements...creepy reinforcements. This play is part of the short play collection Holly, Jolly, & Extra Folly  and can be licensed separately or as part of the collection.
  • Oy, Oy, Oy, Merry Christmas - a short holiday play by Rachel Bublitz in the ten-minute play collection Holly, Jolly, & Extra Folly

    Oy, Oy, Oy, Merry Christmas!

    Written By: Rachel Bublitz
    Length: 10 minutes
    Cast Size: 2 actors (1F, 1M)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    A Jewish woman learns her grandfather's surprising holiday secret. This play is part of the short play collection Holly, Jolly, & Extra Folly  and can be licensed separately or as part of the collection.
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