Melodramas are widely popular entertainment events! They
provide excellent fund-raisers for any organization. They can be performed
in church basements, school gymnasiums, dance halls, or any space large
enough to seat a few people with space for a stage. They require a minimum
of set pieces and furniture and can easily and inexpensively be costumed
by a visit to a thrift store. Melodramas are sure to be a hit with your
organization! These melodramas have all been successfully produced in many
theatre venues in many countries. A modest $35.00 royalty fee includes one
reproduceable script with a 20 copy limitation and permission for
unlimited performances for a 365 day period. A spectacular value when
compared with other publisher's royalty fees!
Melodramas - With evil villains, beautiful
heroines, and handsome heroes. (Play titles in blue denote classic
- Classic Tales of Terror and Revenge... or is it Revenge and
Terror? (Play titles in red denote gothic
Western Melodramas - Plenty of Mangy Varmits, Comely Womenfolk and
(Play titles in green denote western
Twelve Character Play -
Five females and seven males.
Comes to Beemer ...
Shyster Craven arrives in town
with the intention of starting a bogus bank and fleecing the townspeople
of their deposits. Shyster is aided
in his scheme by comely dance hall girl Bubbles OLeary. Also
arriving is Amy Meddler, who is an investigative reporter for the Omaha
Tattler and Gus Gumshoe, a private
Eleven Character Play - Four females and seven
North of West Point ... The town of West Point Nebraska was
founded in 1858 by John Neligh. During the process of establishing the
township he was forced to deal with many interesting characters
plus the costant threat of a Pawnee invasion coupled with
extreme weather conditions.
Plays - Four females and three males.
Hyde, Dr. Jekyll, Hyde
... Kindly Dr. Lazlo Jekyll, with his assistant Dr. Jonathan
Marvel, is trying to discover a potion to bring out the best in mankind.
What he discovers instead is the mean and wicked Mr. Hyde within
Shootout At Sadie's
Saloon ... It seems everybody in town wants Sadie Spencer and her
sister Sally to get rid of their late father's saloon. Temperance movement
stalwarts Hazel Hoochater and Prudence Purewater and notorious
gambler Dirk Devious to name a few!
The Ghost Of Mystery
Manor ... Does wealthy retiree Morris Prosper and his lovely daughter
Modesty live in a haunted mansion? Their neighbor Sara Silverspoon and
nosy reporter Melissa Slander both think so.
Six Character Plays -
Three females and three males.
Border Bandits ... A thrilling tale of the old west about two bandits who are
terrorizing Dismal County. It appears that a mysterious man and woman
robber team have been holding up banks in the region, always one step
ahead of the law.
Design For Disaster ... Kay Arkay, founder and owner of Arkay
Fashions, Inc., found a group of investors willing to become her partners.
But the investors turn out to be the Corduroy brothers, Smert, Skip and Ed
and, her problems are just beginning.
Fright In The
Night ... Spunky Heroine Nancy
Nightingale is out to prove herself in the world. Her plan is to take her
deceased gangster uncle's abandoned roadhouse and turn it into a
successful and family friendly establishment. Excellent Haloween
Mary's Peril ... Sweet Mary Rodgers controls the business empire she
inherited from her late father, Roger Rodgers. Roger's former partner,
J.Alvin Acne, is scheming to take over the business. To accomplish this
evil plan, he employes the services of a beautiful acccomplice, Mikki
Peril Of The Plains
... With the help of weak-willed Judge Wally Wessell
and mean, nasty Sheriff Black Burt Bushwacker, the evil and greedy Medusa
Dunnit has taken over the sleepy little town of Critter
Ranger's Danger ... Someone is cutting down all of the trees in the
forest and it's up to the Rangers and their pet skunk Spunky to stop
Revenge Of The Baron's Revenge ... The Baron returns once again to Muldavia to wreak havoc
on Eddie and his lovely bride Emma. Can Constable Von Constable save
Rustlers Of Red Rock
... All is not well at the
Circle D Wagons Ranch. Sweet and innocent ranch owner Blossom White, her
mother Lily and faithful ranch hand Quiet Harry are working hard to keep
the ranch solvent. Unfortunately they are plagued by rustler Black Bart
Rustler's Revenge ... Villain
Black Bart Bushwacker, leader of the vile gang of rustlers known as "The
Rustlers of Red Rock" has escaped justice and gone back to his evil ways.
Posing as sheriff Ringo Bushwacker, he plans his horrible revenge against
nemisis Quiet Harry.
School Marm's Inn Danger
Blackie La Roach descends on the village of Fritter Gulch to steal Molly
Dewdrop's school money. Can Sheriff Wilbur Hewitt save the
School Marm's Inn
Trouble ... Molly Dewdrop has finally finished
planning her wedding to Biff Baxter. But Blackie La Roach returns to spoil
the wedding, unless Biff can stop him!
School Marm's Matrimony Mayhem
... At long
last, after many trials and tribulations, the wedding of
lovely Schoolmarm Molly Dewdrop to her handsome fiance' Biff Baxter
is about to take place. They have hired world famous wedding planner
Ned Strong is attempting to save the town of Strongville from the
spendthrift habits of brother Newt and marry beautiful Tess Bestheart in
The Creeper Of Crestwood
Crestwood returns to Crestwood estate to assume control of the family
fortune only to encounter...the Creeper of
Villain of Mystery Island ... Amber Giving is running a rest spa on Mystery
Island. Evil doctor Klaus Blitzmiester and his equally evil nurse Floucy
Von Bonbon are attempting to gain control of the
The Villain's Secret
lovely heroine and her equally lovely aunt are busy wrapping Christmas
presents for an orphanage. Little do they realize that one of the presents
places them in extreme danger! Perfect for
Gun Junction ...
Addison Adder and Alabama Betty are both in Two Gun Junction looking for
runaway depertment store heiress Juliet Goodsworth. Handsome cowboy Mace
Romerio is in town to save her.
Six Character Plays - Two
females and four males.
Peril of the Polls
... The scene is
Valentine, Nebraska where Wally Wessell is running for
reelection as Governor with wife Daisy and daughter Mina. he is
opposed by Hugh Beast.
Plays - Three females and two males.
Alone on the Range ... Johnny Sterling is a brave young
cowboy out to find The Rattler; the vile bandit who bushwhacked his
pal. Before Johnny can bring justice to a lawless land he needs to
solve a few other problems.
B Mine Forever ... Lovely Melody Moonstruck, her good
friend Priscilla Poorhouse, and handsome hero Digger Malone, all own gold
mines. the evil villain known as Blackie trying to obtain the mines by
hook or crook (Mostly crook)?
By Hook or By Crook ... Wealthy tycoon Barton (Bat) Belfry, founder and owner of B. B.
Buttonhooks International, has the same problem that many rich people
have....he wants more wealth!
Case Closed ... Nice Guy Paul Pemberton is up to his neck in danger as
sworn enemy, evil Smash Snarkley returns to try to wreck Paul's business
and ruin his reputation forever!
Dangerous Curves Ahead ... Rick Reckless has developed an automobile that is so fast
he is certain to win the big race. Rick's erstwhile rival, evil
driver Crank Shaft, thinks otherwise!
... Shady, evil, and
dishonest villain Filmore Filcher uses various disguises and treacherous
tactics to get his greedy paws on the Lovely Ranch, owned by beautiful Amy
Lovely and her stalwart Aunt Aggie.
Foul Works at the Fireworks Factory... Sweet and gentle Sunny Dey is looking forward to
a wonderful new life with Fenton Finefellow. Finefellow is a
finefellow indeed and president of Fenton Finefellows Fireworks
Ghost of a Chance ... Smedly Flogharder owns everthing in town except
the heart of beautiful May December, and she loves Todd McValiant.
But Smedly is just getting started.
Goodbody's Gold ... Grammy Grumpree and her lovely daughter Sugar Goodbody own
and operate the Earnest T. Goodbody Silver mine. Mr. Ignatz Fowler, a
person of questionable scruples and evil purpose, plots to obtain the mine
from the ladies .
Goodheart ... Del Dunwright is a cowboy looking for honest work in a
new-fangled world. At the Shady Oaks Rest Ranch he finds more than he was
looking for. Prudence Goodhart, the lovely young ranch owner is on the
verge of losing the family business.
Jenny Jones - Spy
Catcher ... Evil spy
Drat Gopherbreath is sending secret messages to his equally evil
assistant, beautiful and dangerous H. D. Lamarr by means of letters to the
advice column in the local
Danger! ... Wally
Wessel was once the puppet of evil politicians, but managed to help derail
the crook's gravy train. Now Hollywood has come knocking to make a movie
about the experience.
Menace At Midnight
... Evil mill manager Beau
Bonik is after the promotion of a life time in the city of Excellence. All
he needs to impress the big boss is the perfect bride. He decides to make
one from scratch with Millie Sweetgum.
Mr. Meany Goes
A-Courtin'! ... M. E. Meany is
the meanest man in Antler Point and he is also the richest. Meany is used
to getting what he wants and what he wants is the hatmaker's daughter
Button Eversweet to be his bride.
Treasure ... On
board the riverboat "The Lazy Lady" evil banker Sirius Swindlemore
and fearless river pirate Rex Flotsam are fighting a battle of good
versus evil, and the hand pf Sweet and courageous Sally Everafter, whose
sole mission in life is freeing her father from
Roost ... Ma Quigley runs
a haven for criminals in the remote hills north of the Dismal River. All
outlaws are welcome as long as they share their loot with Ma. Slowpoke
Jones always seems to have loot to share while Slippery Sam
Sidewinderis always broke.
Sundown ... Shady, evil
and dishonest doin's are being done at Luke Lavender's Log Lodge. Luke
Lavender's evil plan is to use sweet and innocent mail order bride Annie
Pleasant to make a killing!
The Bankers Ours
... The roof is about to blow
off the Oldergeezer State Bank when the bad guy, Wilberforce "Typhoon"
Hotstove, moves in to take over the bank!
Director (Also known as Nickelodian Knaves)
... Dastardly silent movie producer Brimstone
T. Lemmon's plan is to cheat Mr. Edison out of his equipment royalties and
the fine people of Los Angeles into making his movies for
The Dean's Deception
... Sneaky Dean Mean, has
a plan to become the big man on campus His evil scheme includes
heartbreak for beautiful Professor Antoinette Antonym
The Hard Working
Hardy Girl ... Rosie
Hardy is a hard working Hardy Girl at the Hardy House. Rosie was orphaned
as an infant and the women of the Hardy House adopted her and raised her
as their own. Into her happy life comes the handsome painter Billy
Charming, who has a secret.
The Phantom Of
Darkgrove ... Dottie
and Dexter Darkgrove will do anything to insure that the lion's share of
the Darkgrove estate goes to them. While son Aykroyd Darkgrove has his
troubles with the law.
The Rose of
Dismal Flats ... Sweet, innocent,
Rose Hopemoore wants nothing more than to be a great actress like her
mother but infamous producer Uriah Flackhacker has other plans for
The Scoundrel Of
Dagger Gulch ... Preston
Goodly, strong and true assistant territorial prosecutor is rushing to
save the good people of Dagger Gulch from a great evil .
Silent Treatment ...
Harlowe Hovelmonger is having a very bad year. To balance his books
and pay off his debts he intends to throw the lovely and talkative Bethany
Angel into the street with her sister Lilith.
Three Tickets To Timberwolf
... Ma Luscious and
her little band of thespians (actors, that is) have purchased three train
tickets to the west to find their fortunes and a new life. Lucifer P.
Bogus is anxious to get their property to open a den if
Five Character Plays - Three females
and two males. (Continued.)
Train To Danger ... Railroad heiresses Faith, Hope and Charity Pullman
are stranded in a snowstorm at the railroad station of Hidden Gulch. Tom
Truetrack is the handsome engineer on the train.
Gun Junction ...
Smarmy Lawyer Addison Adder has come to Two Gun Junction in search of
Juliet Goodsworth, the runaway heiress to the Goodsworth Company
empire. Juliet has taken a sales position in Suze Frienly's general
store, where Addison has found her.
Fire! ... Macarthur (Crash) McCarthy, dashing ace stunt pilot,
meets lovely female wing walker, Wendy Wingnut, at the annual fly-in at
Scribner and love is in bloom.
Five Character Plays - Three males and
Pete's Amazing Feat ... Maude Spickard,proprieter of the general store in
Stafford,Kansas is constantly harassed by Muscrat Pete Winchester, editor
Nate Reese, alias notorious Hogwash Harry, lovely heiress Nora Larrabee
and handsome trapper Pelican Pete who all have their reasons for
frequenting the store.
Peril of the
Storm ... On a dark and stormy night
Governor Wally Wessel and his bodyguard, Trooper Duper take refuge at
Moldmaster Manor, a spooky old house inhabited by wealthy Mordred
The Troll of
Trafalgar... A priceless
artifact known as the golden Troll of Trafalgar has been lost for over one
hundred years. The previous rumored owners have all fallen victim to
horrible ends. Now the Troll has fallen into the hands of Michelle
The Baron's Revenge ... The great great grand-nephew of
the infamous Doctor has grown tired of his colleagues and the
scornful public at large. In his insane desire for revenge, and with the
assistance of his evil assistant Rogi,he has stitched together a new
Four Character Play - Two Females
and Two Males. Designed for the dinner train.
Barton Balderdash is attempting to gain control of the
Elkhorn Valley Railroad by sabotaging their passenger trains which results
in drastically increasing their insurance rates.
Four Character Play - Three Females and One Male. Designed for
the dinner train.
She wouldn't Harm a Fly ... Multi-millionaire Barton S. Balderdash is travelling to
Fremont Nebraska with his new bride, the former Tizzy Ditherspoon. An
unscrupulous villainess named Dementia Dismal is plotting to steal away
their fortune! Hot on her trail is Canadian detective Marcie Moonglow.
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