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Beanstalk! The Play! - Full Length Play, Comedy

Beanstalk! The Play!

Ross Mihalko, Donna Swift

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Full Length Play, Comedy

3m, 3f, 10m or f

ISBN: 9780573701139

This fun family show follows the adventures of Jack, a young boy with his head in the clouds and his nose in a book of fairytales. When the magic beans Jack trades for the family cow grows into a gigantic beanstalk, Jack finally gets the chance to have a fairytale adventure of his very own.

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$8.95
: Acting Edition
$17.95
: Large Print
$19.95
: Stage Manager

Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Theatre for Young Audiences, Fables/Folktales

60 minutes (1 hour)

Settings Of Play - The ordinary land below the clouds and the magical land above them. The enchanted time of fairytales.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission, Physical Comedy

Cutting Approved for Competition

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Fantasy Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Young Children (Age 2 - 5), Children (Age 6 - 10), Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Elementary School / Primary, Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Beanstalk! The Play! is exactly like nothing you've ever seen before, not even in a book! This fun family show follows the adventures of Jack, a young boy with his head in the clouds and his nose in a book of fairytales. When the magic beans Jack trades for the family cow grows into a gigantic beanstalk, Jack finally gets the chance to have a fairytale adventure of his very own. Now if he can only find the treasure, save his family, and get the cow back, today might just really be his magical fairytale afterall. Filled with hilarious characters and more twists than a climbing vine, Beanstalk! The Play! is one show that's guaranteed to grow and grow and grow right into your heart.

Also available, Beanstalk! The Musical!

Characters

CASTING

3m, 3f, 10m or f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Cross gender casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Features Children, Features Teens, Flexible casting, Roles for Children, Room for Extras

CASTING NOTES

JACK, JACK 2 & JACK 3 can be performed by the same actor. NARRATORS 1-5 can be performed by as many or as few actors as needed. The play can be performed by adults or children.

NARRATORS 1-5 - The tellers of the tale.
JACK - A kind-hearted boy who believes in fairytales.
JACK 2 - Jack in disguise.
JACK 3 - Jack in another disguise.
MOTHER - Jack’s mother; a grumpy old woman who used to be rich and happy.
COW - Jack’s best friend.
ALEX THE SKUNK MERCHANT - A skunk merchant named Alex.
CHRIS THE CHEESE MERCHANT - A cheese merchant named Chris.
SUE THE POTPOURRI MERCHANT - A potpourri merchant named Sue.
BEANSELLER - A mysterious bean merchant with a secret past.
THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY - A fugitive in the magical land above the clouds.
THE GIANT - A big man with a big appetite for little people.
GIANT’S WIFE - A big woman with a big heart.
HEN - An enchanted and exhausted hen that lays golden eggs.
HARP - A magical singing harp who acts like an opera star/diva.
Author(s)
Ross Mihalko

Ross Mihalko

Ross Mihalko is a writer, director, improviser, and lyricist living in Pasadena, California. His works for the stage have been published and performed across the United States, Off Broadway and on Martha’s Vineyard. He has written over 20 plays and 60 songs for children, directed original and existing work in New York and Los Angeles, and most recently created a dance/theater piece based on his ... view full profile

Donna Swift

Donna Swift

Donna Swift is the founder and director of IMP for Kids, a company committed to providing quality theater education and performance opportunities to young people ages 6-21. Since receiving her theater arts degree from Emerson College in 1990, Donna has worked professionally as an actress, stage manager and teaching artist. While working as a teaching artist she met Ross Mihalko and began writing ... view full profile

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