SYNOPSIS: This play takes place in the Oklahoma territory in 1906. Curly McLain, a cowboy, is in love with Laurey Williams, though he won't admit it. Laurey also loves Curly and won't admit it. In an attempt to make Curly jealous after Curly was "so fresh", Laurey agrees to go to the box social dance with Jud Fry, the hired hand who is obsessed with Laurey. Laurey tries to figure out what she wants by taking the Elixir of Egypt. At the box social, things get… Continue
Added by Jeffrey Adam Guion on February 28, 2010 at 4:42pm —
PLAY: The Matchmaker
SYNOPSIS: Many years after his wife has died, Mr. Vandergelder decides to take a new wife. To help him with this, he employed Dolly Gallagher Levi, a matchmaker. After they go to New York, Cornelius Hackl and Barnaby Tucker, Mr. Vandergelder's overworked employees, decide to go there too. When they almost run into Mr. Vandergelder, things get hectic.
FIRST LINE: "Yes, Mr. Vandergelder."
Added by Jeffrey Adam Guion on February 27, 2010 at 2:51pm —
PLAY: The Mouse that Roared
SYNOPSIS: The tiny Duchy of Grand Fenwick has a stable economy due to its main export, Pinot Grand Fenwick. When a knockoff version is produced by a winery in California, their economy goes down. In an attempt to fix their economy, the Duchy decides to declare war on the US. Their reasoning is that they would lose the war, given the fact that their army consists of about 20 people, if that, and then the US would give them rehabilitation money.… Continue
Added by Jeffrey Adam Guion on February 26, 2010 at 1:30pm —
PLAY: Alexander and his Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
SYNOPSIS: Based on the picture book of the same name, Alexander shows a day in the life of six-year-old Alexander. What with his brothers picking on him, his best friend leaving him, his cavity, white shoes and a number of other problems, this particular day was turning into a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
FIRST LINE: "Wrong, Nick. They said he was only worth one pair… Continue
Added by Jeffrey Adam Guion on February 25, 2010 at 9:31am —
PLAY: You Can't Take it With You
SYNOPSIS: This story centers around the Sycamores, a family of very odd, though very loving, individuals. There's Grandpa, who one day just quit his job and who doesn't believe in income tax. There's Penny, the mother who started typing because a typewriter was delivered to their house by accident. There's Paul, the father who, along with the former iceman Mr. DePinna, builds fireworks in their basement. There's Essie, the eldest daughter,… Continue
Added by Jeffrey Adam Guion on February 24, 2010 at 1:16pm —
SYNOPSIS: When Elwood P. Dowd begins showing his friend Harvey, a six foot three and a half inch tall invisible rabbit, to guests at a social party, his sister, Veta Louise Simmons, decides to have him committed. Then, a mix-up causes Veta to get committed instead. When the truth comes out, the search is on for Elwood and his invisible friend.
FIRST LINE: Can't remember. The line I provided for you was: "Just a minute, Wilson. I need… Continue
Added by Jeffrey Adam Guion on February 23, 2010 at 9:01am —
SYNOPSIS: Based on the Gospel of Matthew, Godspell shows the teaching of Jesus as nine other people (one of them being Judas) learn from him and, as a result, forms a community. The play starts with Jesus' baptism (or with Tower of Babel) and ends with the crucifixion (unless you count bows as the resurrection, but that's not the point.)
FIRST LINE: Can't remember. The line I provided for you was: "Her body is more than clothes.… Continue
Added by Jeffrey Adam Guion on February 22, 2010 at 12:30pm —
PLAY: Alice in Wonderland: the musical
SYNOPSIS: One of many different adaptations of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, this follows Alice as she follows the white rabbit down the rabbit hole and meets the knave of hearts, who is unjustly accused by the queen of hearts for stealing tarts. Along the way, she meets the Cheshire Cat, who is very interested in words, the Mad Hatter, March Hare, and Dormouse forever having tea, and the Caterpillar who advises her… Continue
Added by Jeffrey Adam Guion on February 21, 2010 at 11:51am —
PLAY: Miracle Worker
SYNOPSIS: Based on a true story, Miracle Worker is the story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan. It starts with Helen Keller's birth and explains what happens that caused her to go deaf and blind. We then move to seven years later and are introduced to Annie Sullivan who is sent to the Keller's house to try to teach Helen.
FIRST LINE: "She only dug Martha's eyes out. Almost dug. It's always almost. No point worrying 'till it… Continue
Added by Jeffrey Adam Guion on February 20, 2010 at 7:27pm —
PLAY: The Mousetrap
SYNOPSIS: A couple, Molly and Giles Ralston, open a hotel during the winter. All the guests arrive, including one mysterious foreigner whose car overturns in the snow. By this time, they are completely snowed in. Detective Sergeant Trotter comes to the house on skis because he believes a murderer is coming to the hotel, a murderer who recently killed Maureen Lyon. When one of the guests, Mrs. Boyle, is killed they realize that the murderer is already in… Continue
Added by Jeffrey Adam Guion on February 19, 2010 at 4:57pm —
PLAY: Music Man Jr.
SYNOPSIS: Harold Hill, a con-man, comes to the small town of River City, Iowa where he tries to start a 'boy's band', despite the fact that he has no musical training. As he hoodwinks the town into thinking that there is a boy's band, Marion the librarian is not convinced. This is a smaller version of the big play.
FIRST LINE: "I wasn't either taggin'!"
CHARACTER: Tommy… Continue
Added by Jeffrey Adam Guion on February 18, 2010 at 10:00am —
PLAY: Now You See It, Now You Don't
SYNOPSIS: A collection of three stories with the same theme: things aren't always what they seem. The first story is a story of two soldiers who come to the town of Share-Not and make stone soup. The second story is about the Iron Man of Tennessee who learns how to be strong from three women. The last story is The Emperor's New Clothes (for those of you who may not know this story, it's about an emperor who wants new and exotic clothes,… Continue
Added by Jeffrey Adam Guion on February 17, 2010 at 10:19am —
PLAY: The Phantom Tollbooth
SYNOPSIS: Based on the book by Normon Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth tells the story of Milo's adventures into the Kingdom of Wisdom. He gets a job to rescue Princess Rhyme and Reason from the Mountain of Ignorance, with the help of Tock the watchdog and the Humbug.
FIRST LINE: My first line is actually a monologue. It's also a character who only appears at the beginning and the end. My first line by my main character… Continue
Added by Jeffrey Adam Guion on February 16, 2010 at 9:35am —
Yesterday I finished reading The Dragonfly Pool by Eva Ibbotson. Today, I'm going to talk about it.
First, the summery on the book.
"At first Tally doesn't want to go to the boarding school called Delderton. But she soon discovers that it is a wonderful place of freedom and self-expression are valued. After seeing a travelogue about Bergania, Tally wants nothing more than to visit this peaceful and serene European country and catch a glimpse of the noble King… Continue
Added by Jeffrey Adam Guion on February 15, 2010 at 1:15pm —
PLAY: The Great Cross Country Race
SYNOPSIS: This play is essentially a retelling of The Tortoise and the Hare. It is set at the animal's annual sports event, which usually only contains the cross country race because the animals don't do the same things. The cross country race usually takes place between Mr. Reynard (a fox) and Mr. Fleet (the hare). However, Mr. Reynard is unable to run. Instead, Mr Sloe (the tortoise), a new addition to this group of animals when he wanders…
Added by Jeffrey Adam Guion on February 14, 2010 at 1:40pm —
Remember how yesterday I said that I wouldn't talk about the next play and instead talk about something else? Well, I am. Specifically about MuTS.
MuTS is an organization on campus that I am a part of. MuTS stands for Musical Theatre Students. It's a group of students who are all interested in musical theatre. Every month, MuTS has a themed cabaret. This month the theme was Relationships. Some of the highlights from this cabaret, at least for me, was our president and… Continue
Added by Jeffrey Adam Guion on February 13, 2010 at 1:34pm —
PLAY: In One Basket
SYNOPSIS: This a play is a collection of twelve stories. Unlike Tales from Five Continents and Cinderella, there's no theme to string them all together. They're just twelve separate stories, all told by the cast and all in one basket (see what I did there?) I will also provide the twelve stories:
The Rich Man
The Three Wishes
Gustav is Always Right
Tale of a Mouse
Added by Jeffrey Adam Guion on February 12, 2010 at 9:48am —
PLAY: Sideways Stories from Wayside School
SYNOPSIS: Based on the books by Louis Sachar, Sideways Stories from Wayside School chronicles the typical school day at Wayside School. A few things you should know about Wayside School. 1. It was built sideways. Instead of 30 rooms on one floor, the builder accidentally built 30 floors, one room on each floor. He said he was sorry. 2. Miss Zarves teaches the class on the nineteenth story. There is not nineteenth story. There is no Miss…
Added by Jeffrey Adam Guion on February 11, 2010 at 9:59am —
PLAY: Cinderella: the World's Favorite Fairy Tale
SYNOPSIS: A collection of four different Cinderella stories intertwined with each other. The emcee, as it were, is the Cinderella that everyone knows about with the fairy godmother and the glass slippers. We only see her four times as her story unfolds: once when she's at her stepmother's house (the beginning of the story), once when she's going to the ball, once when she's run away from the ball, and once at the very end of the…
Added by Jeffrey Adam Guion on February 10, 2010 at 10:11am —
PLAY: Tales from Five Continents
SYNOPSIS: During a hurricane, a mysterious rock is blown into the middle of a playground. While the town is under the eye of the hurricane, three children run to the playground and encounter the rock. Out from the rock comes Naho (or Naha) who proceeds to tell the children five stories, one story each for Africa (Why the Sun and the Moon Stay in the Sky), North America (The Raven and the Tide), Asia (Why the Emperor Called the Toad Uncle), South…
Added by Jeffrey Adam Guion on February 9, 2010 at 11:00am —