Twice Upon a Time (Neuman)

by  Colleen Neuman

Short Play, Comedy  /  5f, 15boy(s) or girl(s)

The spells of three whimsical witches go awry and Snow White, the Princess from Princess and the Pea, Beauty, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty all appear out of nowhere, much to their aggravation. Dwarfs, soldiers and a frog materialize when even more spells get confused. The frog is turned into a prince and the princesses are turning into frogs when the witches stumble on a solution in this fine kettle of fish.

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Twice Upon a Time (Neuman)

by  Colleen Neuman

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5f, 15boy(s) or girl(s)
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fantasy, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fables/Folktales
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

In Twice Upon A Time the spells of three whimsical witches go awry and Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Beauty (from Beauty and the Beast) and Princess (from Princess and the Pea) all appear out of nowhere, much to their aggravation. Unhappy dwarfs, soldiers and a frog materialize when even more spells get confused. The frog has turned into a prince and the princesses are all turning into frogs when the witches finally stumble on to the solution to this fine kettle of fish.

Published in The Princess Plays.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Elementary School / Primary
  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage
  • Church / Religious Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
    $75 with other plays in collection

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Not Applicable
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting:

    Twice Upon A Time takes place in a witches' cave that can be played on a bare stage or with a simple backdrop.  It can also be performed with a more elaborate set if that is desired.


  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes

Music

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

Casting

5f, 15boy(s) or girl(s)

Storyteller (gender neutral)

Fermelda (gender neutral)

Slug (gender neutral)

Grub (gender neutral)

Cinderella

Sleeping Beauty

Snow White

Allergic (gender neutral)

Sarcastic (gender neutral)

Stupid (gender neutral)

Depressed (gender neutral)

Bored (gender neutral)

Just Plain Mean (gender neutral)

Exhausted (gender neutral)

Beauty

Princess and The Pea

Abra (gender neutral)

Ca (gender neutral)

Dabra (gender neutral)

Frog (gender neutral)

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Cast Attributes

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

Casting Notes

The cast for Twice Upon A Time is very flexible.  The play can be performed by a larger cast by using more actors as STORYTELLER or SOLDIERS.

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Authors

Colleen Neuman

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