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Have You Chosen Your Halloween Production?
18 Apr

Yet to decide on a spooky title to perform later this year? Have a look through some of our most popular Halloween titles, as well as some new ones!


Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa. Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams.
Full Length Musical, Comedy, Present Day
CASTING: 6M, 4F

THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it's every father's nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family - a man her parents have never met. And if that weren't upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before - keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's 'normal' boyfriend and his parents.

Based on a story by Hugh Murphy. Book and Lyrics by John Dempsey. Music by Dana P. Rowe.
Full Length Musical, Comedy, 1950s
CASTING: 5M, 5F

This "girl loves ghoul" rock and roll Off-Broadway musical is set in the atomic 1950s at Enrico Fermi High, where the law is laid down by a zany, tyrannical principal. Pretty senior Toffee has fallen for the class bad boy. Family pressure forces her to end the romance, and he charges off on his motorcycle to the nuclear waste dump. He returns glowing and determined to reclaim Toffee's heart.
"Stays safely on the sunny side of the macabre...A gentle send up of the teenage romance films...given a radioactive glow of novelty." -The New York Times

By Mitch Brian.
Full Length Play, Melodrama, Comedy, 1970s
CASTING: 5M, 4F

It's 1978 and zombies in polyester walk the earth. A pair of SWAT officers take refuge with a perfume counter girl in a zombie-infested shopping mall. Hiding out in JC Penney's, they're soon joined by a TV weather girl, her traffic reporter beau, and a suburban punk chick who is still in love with the boy from the record store... now a zombie!
"A whirlwind of zombie mayhem." -Kansas City Star

Adapted by William McNulty. Originally dramatized by John L. Balderston and Hamilton Deane from Bram Stoker's world-famous novel, Dracula.
Full Length Play, Horror
CASTING: 7M, 7F

Professor Van Helsing and his brave comrades must hunt down and destroy the profoundly evil Count Dracula. But the Count is exceedingly resourceful, employing superhuman strength, psychic powers, and shape-changing to confound and frustrate his antagonists.
"...perfect family fare... There are enough scary moments to keep even jaded grownups on the edge of their seats... A spine-tingling winner." -Charles Whaley, CurtainUp

Book by Bruce Kimmel and David Wechter. Orchestrations by Larry Moore.
Full Length Musical, Comedy, 1950s
CASTING: 6M, 3F

A hilarious musical send-up of bad 50’s sci-fi movies, THE BRAIN FROM PLANET X tells the story of an alien invasion circa 1958.  A Brain and its two alien cohorts arrive on Earth with a plan to take over the San Fernando Valley - starting with a happy nuclear family. It’s the first step on the road to their quest of taking over the entire planet and destroying the family unit. 
"'The Brain from Planet X' is also a glorious salute to the great American musical, with the same satiric air and sexy style as 'The Producers' and the same nostalgic feel as 'Little Shop of Horrors'" -Eric Marchese, Orange County Register

By Stephen Dolginoff.
Full Length Musical, Comedy, Parody/Spoof, 1930s, 1970s, 1920s
CASTING: 4M, 1F

A musical triple-feature inspired by three monstrously true, behind-the-scenes tales of the most famous monster movies in cinema history!
"Monster Makers captures the magic behind movie monsters throughout the history of film -- a loving tribute to the geniuses behind three cult classics!" -Sioux City Journal

By Elizabeth Downing and Stageworks Media.
Full Length Play, Drama, 17th Century
CASTING: 3M, 7F, 5M or F

Abigail Hobbs, a shy, yet kind 15-year-old, lives a modest, happy life. But things are changing in Salem, Mass. Healthy girls are becoming ill and whisperings of the devil are in the air. Two women have been hung as witches, and a third accused is missing still.


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Did somebody say cocktail? While theatres remain closed, we have teamed up with @cocktailsformums to bring you intermission cocktails to enjoy with a matching free read musical perusal.


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The TRW Virtual Reading Library is now OPEN and FREE for all!

TRW is pleased to offer, at no cost, the entire digital script perusal library. Every title, every show is now available to you free of charge.


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