Under a Magical Moon, our favorite love story
Now, with over 350 books, plays, and materials in our collection, it is sometimes difficult to make a selection. So, we've pulled together a list of some of our favorites. Click on the titles to read more about our top choices.
The Day They Kidnapped Blanche- When residents in area retirement homes start to disappear, the FBI takes notice. Blanche Sherwin, English teacher-turned-actress, lands the role of a lifetime when a federal agent asks her to go undercover to gather evidence.
Comedy for Two Women:
New Car Shopping- Honey, a middle-aged married woman is shopping for a new car. The salesmen send her to Cardelia, the agency’s only saleswoman. A humorous and exaggerated tale of what happens when Cardelia uses the hard sell to get Honey into a new auto.
Comedy for Two Men:
It's Your Move- Set in Chatterton Country Club, a 55+ retirement community with a crazy cast of characters, Bob and Joe, friends and next-door neighbors for 23 years, share more than a game of checkers. It’s all guy talk until Bob reveals a secret about Joe’s wife.
Reader’s Theatre Karaoke®: Love Conquers the Wild West- One of our new Reader’s Theatre Karaoke® scripts, complete with music, and sound effects on a DVD-no karaoke machine required! The melodrama is set in the 1870’s when Daisy Fontaine, a young and beautiful New York socialite is engaged to marry the man of her dreams. However, as the wedding approaches she gets news that her brother, an early settler in the Wild West, has lost his wife to the fever. Features the normal good guys and bad guys that make melodrama fun!
A Bag Full of Miracles- You’re going to love this contemporary musical comedy for older performers. Three song-filled, action-packed acts with a cast of up to 23, mostly seniors. It’s been performed throughout the US and Canada to rave reviews, standing ovations and profitable runs! Watch this space for our soon-to-be new favorite musical, Sometimes a Rainbow!
Frank's 75th Christmas- Set in a Florida retirement community, your audience will laugh their way through this short holiday play about a pessimistic character that gets a special visit on Christmas Eve which changes his bad attitude and his listless life.
Readers Theatre Comedy: 10-minute show:
What's on T.V.?- From Age on Stage®: Comedies for Readers Theatre Vol I, this favorite finds the narrator trying to watch four totally different television shows that are all airing at the same time. She keeps switching back and forth among the separate shows, which results in a pretty surprising and amusing juxtaposition of program material.
Now Hear This- In this fast-paced comedy six characters on a cruise ship continuously misinterpret passed messages, resulting in disastrously funny mix-ups as they become increasingly involved.
The Improv Game- This deck of who, what, when, where, and why cards provides jumping off points to stimulate creativity, imagination, and spontaneity. There are unlimited combinations for hours of enjoyment in drama classes, at parties, or wherever you want to have some fun! Successful with people of all ages and abilities.
Drama Activites with Older Adults- Drama comes alive in this practical guide. With step-by-step instructions, directing creative drama, improvisation, and basic acting becomes easy. Great for use in the classroom or actor training and is a wonderful tool for activity directors.
Age on Stage®: Comedies for Readers Theatre Vol I- Sparked with funny characters and humorous situations, lively dialogue, sudden surprises, and just the right touch of charming goofiness, these plays are great fun for audiences and performers alike. This collection is an invitation to laughter!
Mrs. Palsgraf's Dream Team- Based on a famous 1928 law case, this short play with four characters is a comedy about outcasts, who will become footnotes to history. Even though every lawyer in the United States should be familiar with the name Palsgraf, little is known about the real Mrs. Palsgraf. This play presents an account of what may have transpired behind the scenes.
You're the Jury: The State vs Max Cooper- Get the audience involved with the action! This courtroom drama comes with the jury ballot, reporter’s questions and more–everything to make this a suspenseful, fun, theatrical event. Great readers theatre!
Under a Magical Moon- In three short scenes we visit the past and present of two old friends who have not seen each other for 30 years…who just may have some sort of future together. A charming play that will blow a breath of fresh summer breeze across the stage, and maybe even bring a tear to the corner of the eye at the end.