The Fire-Breathing Lady and the Sugarplum Fairy

by  Jason Milligan

Short Play, Comedy  /  5m, 3f

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The Fire-Breathing Lady and the Sugarplum Fairy

by  Jason Milligan

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The Fire-Breathing Lady and the Sugarplum Fairy

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 3f
  • Duration


    30 minutes
  • SubGenre


    Farce, Christmas/Holiday
  • Accolades


    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Gloria Bouvier is a Southern housewife and devoted (some might say demented) stage mother of great determination. As the hour draws near for the premiere of the annual elementary school production of The Nutcracker, Gloria tries every ploy she can think of in order to manipulate Jim Clark, a beleaguered schoolteacher (and the play’s director) into giving her daughter a starring role in the production. In the spirit of Light up the Sky and You Can’t Take it With You, this fast-paced, whimsical comedy is filled with eccentric characters, has several great roles for kids, and puts a fun-spirited, quirky spin on the holidays.

Published in 5 Easy Pieces: More One-Act Plays.

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Performing Groups

  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $55 per performance



  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: The Bouvier living room on Christmas eve.
  • Additional Features: Physical Comedy
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


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


5m, 3f
GLORIA BOUVIER - a Southern housewife.
JIM CLARK - a teacher at an elementary school.
BELINDA - Gloria's 10-year-old daughter.
GUS - Gloria's 8-year-old son.
BILLY - Gloria's 12-year-old son.
BOB - Gloria's husband.
ANNIE - teens; the babysitter.
PIZZA BOY - a poor young soul trapped in the middle.
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Features Children
  • Roles for Teens
  • Flexible casting
  • Roles for Children
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

Casting Notes

Fun, playful roles for kids and teens.


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Jason Milligan

Jason Milligan's many stage plays have been performed in numerous productions across the United States, as well as in Canada and Europe. Thirty-seven of his plays are now published by Samuel French Inc., including ...And Then the Rain Came to Mayfield; Cross Country; New York Stories; Southern Exposures; The Prettiest ...

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THE FIRE-BREATHING LADY AND THE SUGARPLUM FAIRY was originally presented as a staged reading by the Grace Players at the Egyptian Arena Theatre in Hollywood, Natalija Nogulich, artistic director. The play was originally presented on December 9, 1995 and directed by Stefanie Milligan.

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