Community Theatre

A Christmas Carol – Keyano Theatre Company
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This guide will give community theatres a place to start looking for suitable plays. If you need more help, our librarians welcome any questions you may have regarding your search.

Our Online Catalogue

A great way to start your search is by accessing our online catalogue. To locate suitable plays for community theatres, try these suggested keywords and phrases:

Suggested Keywords and phrases (click MultiSeek link – leave first drop-down menu as is (Keyword) and type one of the suggested keywords and phrases):

  • community theatre
  • community theater
  • little theatre
  • little theater

Recommended Titles

The titles below have been produced by Community Theatres in Alberta. The titles appear in Theatre Alberta’s Community Theatre Handbook, 2004, which is available for purchase or to borrow from our library. While we have many of the suggested titles, we, unfortunately, do not have all of them.

General

  • 84 Charing Cross Road
  • Account in Time, The
  • Affections of May, The
  • All in Good Time
  • Alladin
  • Alone Together
  • Amadeus
  • Amahl and the Night Visitors & (Just About) Every Christmas Story Told
  • Ampyityron
  • Angel Voices
  • Annie Warbucks
  • Anniversary, The
  • Antigone
  • Any Wednesday
  • Arsenic and Old Lace
  • Art of Dining, The
  • As You Like It
  • Babes in Toyland
  • Barefoot in the Park
  • Bells are Ringing, The
  • Best Christmas Pageant Ever, The
  • Better Living
  • Bingo
  • Birds and the Bees, The
  • Birthday Party, The
  • Black Comedy
  • Blithe Spirit
  • Breath of Spring
  • Buddy Holly Story, The
  • Bullshot Crummond
  • Caught in the Net
  • Celebrate You & Me
  • Chapter Two
  • Charley’s Aunt
  • Charlotte’s Web
  • Chase Me, Comrade!
  • Christmas in the Country
  • Cocktails at Pam’s
  • Cocktails for Two Hundred
  • Communicating Doors
  • Coping
  • Cotton Patch Gospel
  • Country Wife, The
  • Criminals in Love
  • Crucible, The
  • Curious Savage, The
  • Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Dancing with the Stars
  • Death and Life of Lethargic Lad, The
  • Diary of Anne Frank, The
  • Dick Whittington
  • Diviners, The
  • Doctor Faustus
  • Doll’s House, A
  • Don’t Dress for Dinner
  • Down Dangerous Passes Road
  • Dracula
  • Drama at Inish
  • East of the Sun
  • Educating Rita
  • Enemy of the People, An
  • Equus
  • Faith by Fire
  • Five Women Wearing the Same Wedding Dress
  • Footprints on the Moon
  • Foreigner, The
  • Forty Carats
  • Foursome, The
  • Funny Money
  • Fur Coat and No Knickers
  • Glass Menagerie, The
  • Godzilla
  • Good Doctor, The
  • Good Night Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet
  • Hand that Cradles the Rock, The
  • Happy Birthday, Wanda June
  • Hay Fever
  • Heaven Can Wait
  • How the Other Half Lives
  • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • Howard Buys a Motorhome
  • I Hate Hamlet
  • If We Are Women
  • I’ll Be Back Before Midnight
  • Impolite Comedy
  • Importance of Being Earnest, The
  • Inherit the Wind
  • Ivanov
  • Jehanne of the Witches
  • Joytide
  • King of Ice Cream Mountain, The
  • Last Night of Ballyhoo, The
  • Let’s Murder Marsha
  • Li’l Abner
  • Little Joe Monoghan
  • Little Women
  • Long Weekend, The
  • Looking After Eden
  • Lost in Yonkers
  • Love According to John
  • Love of the Nightingale, The
  • Love in the Title
  • Love Letters
  • Love Rides the Rails
  • Love, Sex and the I.R.S.
  • Loves of Cass Maguire, The
  • Lucky O’Learys, The
  • Lunch Hour, The
  • Madigan’s Lock
  • Maintenance Man, The
  • Man Who Came to Dinner, The
  • Maskerade
  • Matchmaker, The
  • Meet Me in St. Louis
  • Miracle Worker, The
  • Mikado, The
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • Misalliance
  • Month of Sundays, A
  • Moon Over Buffalo
  • Motor Trade, The
  • Mousetrap, The
  • Move Over Mrs. Markham
  • Murder Among Friends
  • My Kinda Town
  • My Three Angels
  • Mystery of Edwin Drood, The
  • Nerd, The
  • Night Mother
  • Night of January 16
  • Night of the Iguana, The
  • No Sex Please, We’re British
  • Noah
  • Noises Off
  • Nude with Violin
  • Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii
  • Odd Couple, The
  • On Golden Pond
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • One for the Pot
  • Opal
  • Opening Night
  • Other Side of the Pole, The
  • Our Town
  • Out of Order
  • Outsiders, The
  • Parallel Lives
  • Perils of Persephone
  • Pets
  • Pith!
  • Playing Doctor
  • Professor Nicolai Telsa Explains It To You
  • Real Inspector Hound, The
  • Reluctant Resurrection of Sherlock Holmes, The
  • Return Engagements
  • Rhinoceros
  • Rivals, The
  • Rope
  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
  • Round and Round the Garden
  • Run for Your Wife
  • Saint Francis of Hollywood
  • Same Old Moon
  • Saving Grace
  • See Bob Run
  • Separate Tables
  • Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n Roll
  • Shadowlands
  • She Stoops to Conquer
  • Silver Dagger
  • Sing it Again
  • Six Degrees of Separation
  • Social Security
  • Soldier Dreams, The
  • Some Assembly Required
  • Sound of Murder, The
  • Special Occasions
  • Steel Magnolias
  • Street Car Named Desire, A
  • Sylvia
  • Table Manners
  • Taming of the Shrew, The
  • Tartuffe
  • Tea and Arsenic
  • Tempest, The
  • Truth About Cinderella, The
  • Translations
  • Ugly Man, The
  • Vampyre, The
  • Village of Idiots
  • Visit, The
  • Wait Until Dark
  • Waiting for the Parade
  • What the Butler Saw
  • When the Reaper Calls
  • When We are Married
  • Where Stars Walk
  • Whit Sheep of the Family
  • Who’s Under Where?
  • Wild Guys, The
  • Windfall
  • Wings
  • Winter’s Tale, The
  • Witness for the Prosecution
  • Wonderful Life, A
  • Wonderful World of Jillian Jiggs, The
  • You Can’t Get There from Here
  • You Can’t Take It with You
  • You Have the Right to Remain Dead

Youth

  • Adventures of Picocchio, The
  • Aesop’s Fables
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Annie
  • Charlotte’s Web
  • Cinderella
  • Colour of Rain Filled Air, The
  • Cric-Crac Folk Tales
  • Emperor’s New Clothes, The
  • Flying Tortoise, The
  • Hans ‘Christmas’ Anderson
  • Hey Diddle Diddle, the Cat and the Fiddle
  • Hobbit, The
  • James and the Giant Peach
  • Jungle Book, The
  • King Stag, The
  • Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The
  • Little Bit of Magic, A
  • Lunch with Munsch
  • Nutcracker, the story
  • Phantom of the Opera House
  • Pinnochio
  • Prince and the Pauper, The
  • Puss n’ Boots
  • Raggedy Ann and Andy
  • Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories
  • Rumpelstiltskin
  • Sorcerer’s Apprentice, The
  • Snoopy
  • Three Muskateers, The
  • Velveteen Rabbit, The
  • Wizard of Oz, The

Musicals

  • Adrift in L.A.
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Annie Get Your Gun
  • Anything Goes
  • Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, The
  • Blood Brothers
  • Bye Bye Birdie
  • Cabaret
  • Christmas Chorale
  • Company!
  • Crazy for You
  • Day in Hollywood, A Night in Ukraine, A
  • Fantasticks, The
  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • Godspell
  • Grease
  • Guys and Dolls
  • Gypsy
  • I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
  • Into the Woods
  • Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Kiss Me Kate
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
  • Lend Me a Tenor
  • Little Night Music, A
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • Mikado, The
  • My Fair Lady
  • Nunsense
  • Oklahoma!
  • Oliver!
  • Once Upon a Mattress
  • Pirates of Penzance, The
  • Rocky Horror Show
  • Secret Garden, The
  • Singin’ In the Rain
  • Sound of Music, The
  • South Pacific
  • Wiz, The
  • You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
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Children’s Literature on Stage

Adaptations of: Stuart Little; Wind in the Willows; Getting Near to Baby; Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry; Charlotte’s Web; Hanna’s Suitcase; Treasure Island; The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Neverending Story; The Velveteen Rabbit; The Bridge to Terabithia; Little Women; Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing; The Cay; and the Adventures of Robin Hood are all available at the Theatre Alberta Library.