Emmalina Scrooge

by  Steph DeFerie

Short Play, Drama  /  4m, 2f, 7girl(s), 15boy(s) or girl(s)

A New Twist on an Old Tale! Tired of the same old show each Christmas? How about a new modern adaptation of the classic that's perfect for young actors in a large or small school, religious, or community groups? Why is young Emmy Scrooge such a...well...scrooge? Perhaps a visit from Charles Dickens and two ghostly sisters can persuade her to have a change of heart.

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Emmalina Scrooge

by  Steph DeFerie

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 2f, 7girl(s), 15boy(s) or girl(s)
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fantasy, Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences, Christmas/Holiday
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

New Twist on an Old Tale

Tired of the same old show each Christmas? How about a new modern adaptation of the classic that's perfect for young actors in a large or small school, religious, or community groups? Why is young Emmy Scrooge such a...well...scrooge? Perhaps a visit from Charles Dickens and two ghostly sisters can persuade her to have a change of heart. But when even the spirit of her thrice-great-grandfather gives up on her, things don't look promising...Sure to become your new holiday favorite. Written by the author of A Play About A Dragon, The Rain King, and The Return of the King.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Outdoor
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
  • Church / Religious Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Additional Features: No intermission, Special Effects
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

4m, 2f, 7girl(s), 15boy(s) or girl(s)
EMMALINA
SARAH
MOTHER
FATHER
JANIE
YOUNGER EMMY
YOUNGER JANIE
OLDER EMMY
OLDER SARAH
CHARLES DICKENS
EBENEZER SCROOGE
MRS. SHAWCROSS
MR. ANDREWS
PARTY KIDS: TOM, LAURA, BOBBIE, DONNA, PATRICK, LORI, KAREN, CHRIS
ORPHANS: PATTY, DAN, MEG, CHERYL, DAWN, JOAN, STEVIE
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Expandable casting
  • Features Children
  • Flexible casting
  • Roles for Children
  • Room for Extras
  • Parts for Senior Actors

Casting Notes

May be performed by mixed cast of adults and young performers or by young performers alone.

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Authors

Steph DeFerie

Steph DeFerie grew up on Cape Cod and lives there still with cats Bunny and Ruff. She has had no formal instruction in playwriting. Instead, the many, many terrific hours she has spent studying, performing in and attending shows at the Harwich Junior Theatre comprise the majority of her theatrical training. She's ...

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Emmalina Scrooge was first performed by the Chatham Middle School Drama Club at the Chatham High School auditorium on Cape Cod, Massachusetts on December 12, 2003.

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