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sideshow shenanigans

Also known as "The Greatest Show Unearthed"

As a child did you ever want to run away and join the circus? Welcome to the ultimate audience participation old west style melodrama. Sideshow Shenanigans is a story that takes you back to a more wild and wooly time in California history when the circus came to old San Juan Capistrano's back in 1871 (or your town if you want to customize this Melodrama). Here is your chance to rediscover the magic of the Big Top while learning what really goes on behind the scenes at an old west sideshow.

Sideshow Shenanigans is a story that takes you back to those bygone days of when you waited the whole year for the circus to come back to town. You will meet Phineas Mack and his younger brother Thaddeus on the start of their career of villainy. You will be introduced to the man that began all the troubles, the Circus ringmaster Professor Dante Inferno and learn why the Mack brothers, years later became such scoundrels themselves. You will Fall in love with Cantankerous Kate, the circus’s quick-draw artist, and be enthralled with the sideshow’s sooth-sayer Madame Zorelda.

Discover the magic, mystery, and mayhem as well as clowns and authentic turn of the century songs when everyone looked forward to "Circus Time".

Introducing your new favorite characters including ... Andy Structable, Professor Dante Inferno, Seymour Paine, Faye Tality AKA Madame Zorelda, Cantankerous Kate, Rhoda Hoarse, Phineas Tiberius Mack, Thaddeus Snavely Mack and a slew of roustabouts & clowns in training

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CAST: 5F / 6M plus a piano player and several optional extras

WHAT YOU GET: HeroAndVillain Melodramas are turn-key productions and include downloadable links for a printable script as a PDF and editable MS Word doc (so you can customize this play), a full musical score, sample rehearsal tracks as MP3 files, resource graphics and photos, plus printable cue-card signs. Some Schools, Playhouses, and Theatres have used the rehearal tracks for performances when they could not find a piano player. The tracks are not made for that ... and live piano is always best ... but with our plays you call the shots.

Many of those performing melodramas are community theatres, schools, churches or non-profit organizations and so our prices are purposely kept very affordable for these groups. When you consider all the flexibility to change, modify, print, and even video our Melodramas ... we think that they are the best value by far. Buy one today.

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