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The Magical Christmas of Mistle Toe, Kansas

William P. Johnson, Rosemary Willhide

Short Play, Melodrama  /  3f, 3m

*Part of the collection Mosley Street Melodramas, Vol. 2

The town of Mistletoe is broke and the land rights are up for grabs. Mayor Georgette Bradley pins all their hopes and dreams on a one night only benefit performance by "The Amazing Ricky and His Magic Wand." You won't believe the magic that occurs when they discover the true meaning of the season.

The Magical Christmas of Mistle Toe, Kansas

by  William P. Johnson Rosemary Willhide

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f, 3m
  • Duration
    Duration
    30 minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Farce, Fantasy, Christmas/Holiday, Parody / Spoof
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Description
The town of Mistletoe is broke and the land rights are up for grabs. Mayor Georgette Bradley pins all their hopes and dreams on a one night only benefit performance by "The Amazing Ricky and His Magic Wand." You won't believe the magic that occurs when they discover the true meaning of the season. 

*Part of the collection Mosley Street Melodramas, Vol. 2 

The laughs never stop with this collection of four Holiday themed Melodramas. No holds are barred as television favorites to some traditional Christmas classics get skewered in these light-hearted parodies. Each show has a diverse set of characters designed to put a modern spin on the spirit of the Melodrama. CHEER for the heroic, but frustrated Prairie Magician. BOO the villainous land baron with the hypnotic hairpiece, and OOH-AAH the four young single ladies adjusting to life in Manhattan (Kansas). These interactive Melodramas are simple to produce and appeal to all types of groups. Both cast and audience alike will have an uproariously good time!
History
The Magical Christmas of Mistletoe, Kansas was first performed at Mosley Street Melodramas in Wichita, Kansas on November 20, 1997 under the direction of Mike Roark and Tom Frye.

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Cautions
  • Mild Adult Themes

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £30 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: Mistletoe, Kansas. The Holiday Season.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

3f, 3m
Cast Attributes
GEORGETTE BRADLEY – the Mayor of Mistletoe.
HOLLY – Georgette’s niece and our heroine.
POTIFAR SNOTTINGHAM III – a greedy businessman.
VIOLET PHEFERRNOOSE – his girlfriend and a vamp.
THE AMAZING RICKY – a handsome traveling magician.
LUCIOUS MCGILLICUTTY – Ricky’s trusted assistant.

Music

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

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Authors

Author

William P. Johnson

Author

Rosemary Willhide

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