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Christmas by the Book - Short Play, Comedy

Christmas by the Book

Sandra Cowsill

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Short Play, Comedy

8m, 8f, 8m or f, 8boy(s) or girl(s)

ISBN: 9780874409970

A stuffy hotel manager insists that her staff runs Christmas by the book, until an eccentric bunch shows her she's been reading the wrong book.

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$8.95
: Christmas By the Book and Other Plays

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Description

Short Play

Comedy

Christmas/Holiday, Faith-based

40 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play -

Lobby of an exclusive old hotel that has seen better days

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Senior Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Church / Religious Groups, Youth/Camp Programs

A stuffy hotel manager insists that her staff runs Christmas "by the book", until an eccentric bunch of visitors shows her she's been reading the wrong book. Published in Christmas By the Book and Other Plays

Christmas by the Book was originally performed by Bethel Arts Music and Theatre Ministry of Bethel Life Center.

Characters

CASTING

8m, 8f, 8m or f, 8boy(s) or girl(s)

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Multicultural casting, Roles for Children, Room for Extras, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Parts for Senior Actors

CASTING NOTES

The hotel manager and staff, guests and visitors are open as to gender and age.  The number can be expanded or retracted given the performing bodies needs.

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

MRS. HIGBY - manager of Prestige Hotel
JOE - desk clerk
MARSHA - head of housekeeping
MAX - cook
TOM - choir leader
CARRIE - female choir member
1ST MAN - choir member
2ND MAN - choir member
1ST WOMAN - choir member
2ND WOMAN - choir member
MR. SMYTH-GOODWIN
MRS. SMYTH-GOODWIN
KRISTIN SMYTH-GOODWIN
SALLY ARMOR
MARK ARMOR
SENATOR ABERNATHY

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VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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