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A time to laugh

  • 1.  A time to laugh

    Posted 28 days ago
    Hi Everyone-

    My students overwhelmingly requested to perform a comedy next year. What are your favorite comedies to perform especially with small all-male casts?

    Thanks!

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    Christina Vincent
    Director of Theatre
    The Woodhall School
    Bethlehem, CT
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  • 2.  RE: A time to laugh

    Posted 27 days ago
    Do they sing? Because "Forever Plaid" is one of the best musical comedies ever for a group of HS guys!!

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    Suzanne "Mama" Craig
    MS/HS Theatre/Speech
    Lipscomb Academy
    Nashville, TN
    Suzanne.Craig@Lipscomb.Edu
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  • 3.  RE: A time to laugh

    Posted 27 days ago
    Play On! by Rick Abbott is like Noises Off without the revolving stage!  Very funny and you can add characters, change things, update!

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    Kelley Marchant
    Artistic Director/Teacher/Actress
    Milwaukie OR
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  • 4.  RE: A time to laugh

    Posted 27 days ago
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    Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind
    Complete History of Comedy
    Complete Works of Shakespeare abridged

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  • 5.  RE: A time to laugh

    Posted 27 days ago
    Following

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    Tracye Couture
    El Dorado AR
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  • 6.  RE: A time to laugh

    Posted 26 days ago
    Edited by John Monteverde 26 days ago

    If you want a small, all male cast, this comedy adaptation of The Hound of The Baskervilles (3m) is one of the funniest plays I've read in ages. I'm dying to produce it, but I don't think a play with only three male actors and no women would go over at my school. 

    https://www.nickhernbooks.co.uk/plays-to-perform/the-hound-of-the-baskervilles-stage-version

    Other great two man comedies include Greater Tuna and The Mystery of Irma Vep.

    If your guys sing, I produced Altar Boyz a few years ago and it's fantastic. I definite work-out though for five boys who can sing, dance and do comedy!



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    John Monteverde
    Drama Teacher
    A3: The Academy of Arts & Academics
    Springfield, OR
    john.monteverde@springfield.k12.or.us
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  • 7.  RE: A time to laugh

    Posted 25 days ago
    If you want to look at a one-act, there is an old chestnut: iF MEN PLAYED CARDS AS WOMEN DO.

    Nancy L. Bernhard
    retired from Salinas High School





  • 8.  RE: A time to laugh

    Posted 25 days ago
    How many guys? We did Clockwork with our girls and  about six guys, and the kids enjoyed the Southern comedy murder mystery.

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    Julie Hanisch
    English/Drama Teacher
    Mukwonago WI
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  • 9.  RE: A time to laugh

    Posted 22 days ago
    Thanks everyone so much!! This is incredibly helpful.

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    Christina Vincent
    Director of Theatre
    The Woodhall School
    Bethlehem, CT
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