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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:
    Make yourself at home—Evelyn’s annual holiday party is always warm, welcoming, and full of surprises. You might meet a pair of wallflowers finding connection in the corner, a pair of elves whose friendship is devolving into bitter rivalry, or a couple sharing a guest room with their host’s improbable menagerie of pets. A sweet one-act treat for the holidays.
  • 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.
  • 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?...
  • 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 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?...
  • How Gretchen Stole Christmas - a short holiday play by Rachel Bublitz in the ten-minute play collection Holly, Jolly, & Extra Folly

    How Gretchen Stole Christmas

    Written By: Rachel Bublitz
    Length: 10 minutes
    Cast Size: 5 actors (suggested casting: 3F, 1M, 1 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    A rebellious teen who resents Christmas goes full grinch. This play is part of the short play collection Holly, Jolly, & Extra Folly  and can be licensed separately or as part of the collection.
  • Reindeer Games - a short holiday play by Rachel Bublitz in the ten-minute play collection Holly, Jolly, & Extra Folly

    Reindeer Games

    Written By: Rachel Bublitz
    Length: 10 minutes
    Cast Size: 5 actors (5 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    Reindeer game night becomes an intervention for a new celebrity with an out-of-control ego. 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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