Christmas Carol High School

by  Mark Landon Smith, Charles Dickens

Full Length Play, Drama  /  8m, 13f

The classic story of A Christmas Carol is given a modern twist and set at West End High School, where the campus "Scrooge" is Meredith Priestly, the most beautiful, most popular, meanest, nastiest girl in school!

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    8m, 13f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Literature), Christmas/Holiday
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

The classic story of A Christmas Carol is given a modern twist and set at West End High School, where the campus "Scrooge" is Meredith Priestly, the most beautiful, most popular, meanest, nastiest girl in school! With uninterested and never present globe-trotting parents, the lead in the school production of Romeo and Juliet and Queen Bee of campus (or so she thinks!) is in need of a reminder of what Christmas and frienship are about. Visited by five ghosts -- two of which are Patty and Patrick Prince, two former West End Cheerleaders from the 1950's -- Meredith is taken on a life changing journey.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: Several locations around West End High School and Meredith Preistley's bedroom.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

8m, 13f
The Students of West End High School: (Total: 3m, 5f)
BILLY DARLING - Who plays the role of Capulet in "Romeo and Juliet"
MONTY FOLEY - Who plays the role of Second Capulet in "Romeo and Juliet"
MELVIN JEWSBURY - Who plays the role of Romeo
LYDIA IVEY - A cheerleader who also plays the role of Servant in "Romeo and Juliet"
MELISSA BARCLAY - A cheerleader and Meredith's "best friend" and the stage manager for "Romeo and Juliet"
MEREDITH PRIESTLY - Cheerleader capatin and Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet" and the meanest, nastiest girl in school
TIFFANY BAINBRIDGE - A cheerleader
SERENA FAIN - A cheerleader

The Ghosts: (Total: 3f or 2f, 1m)
GWENDOYLN CHESWICK - A confused Victorian ghost who comes to warn Meredith
LILLIPUT - The Sprite of Christmas Present
DEATH - The ghost of death

The Elementary Students from the Past: (Total 3m, 2f)
BRUNO - One of three tough kids who gang up on Little Meredith
ACE - Another of the "tough gang"
ROGER - Another of the "tough gang"
LITTLE MEREDITH - An elementary school age version of Meredith
LITTLE MELISSA - An elementary school age version of Melissa

The Ghosts of Christmas Past Cheerleaders: (Total: 1m, 1f)
PATTY PRINCE - A ghost and a 1950's cheerleader
PATRICK PRINCE - Also a ghost, Patty's brother and a 1950's cheerleader

The Present Elementary School Children: (Total: 3m, 4f)
ISSAC
VIOLET
STEPHANIE
JOHN DAVID
MICHAEL
JULIE

The Adults: (Total: 2f)
MS. DELIA CHENAULT - West End High School's dramatic drama teacher
ELIZABETH BARCLAY - Melissa's older sister who is ill

Others: (Total 1f)
BEGGAR WOMAN - May be double cast
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Cast Attributes

  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Expandable casting
  • Features Teens
  • Roles for Children

Casting Notes

Can cast up to 11 males and 17 females.
In the event the producers wish to omit with roles for small children, an alternative scene exits in the APPENDIX for the middle of scene five.

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Authors

Mark Landon Smith

Mark Landon Smith is the author of nine scripts published by Samuel French. His titles include Faith County, Faith County 2: An Evening of Culture,

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Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Christmas Carol High School was first produced by Arts Live Theatre in Fayetteville, Arkansas from December 12-14, 2008, and was directed by Morgan Hicks.

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