Scenework : Ensemble Scenes: 5 Min. & Under

Ensemble scenes featuring 3 or more actors timed to be 5 minutes or under.  Ideal for Thespian competitions and performing arts performances.  Listed in order of age.  


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"Flunking Fairy Spells?"      new!

4 Females. Age Range: 6-12. Total length: Approx. 4 minutes

Fairies Glitter, Pip, Snowdrop and Lavender are all attending Fairy School. But Pip is flunking Fairy Spells! 

" . . . . Pip: (suddenly yelling loudly) I’M FLUNKING FAIRY SPELLS?  FLUNKING? (flustered and panicking) What does this mean? Am I going to be kicked out of Fairy School? What will I do? What will I do?  

Glitter: Let me see that. (reading) Congratulations Glitter. You did a wonderful job yesterday.  Your fairy dust sparkled and you created a lovely rainbow out of stardust and moonbeams. (looks up at others proudly) This is great. I don’t understand why you’re upset.

Lavender: (grabbing the paper) You’re only reading the part about you. Let me see it. (reading) Dear Lavender Blue, we love you.  Whether you’re blue or whether you’re green, you’re the best Flower Fairy we’ve ever seen. . . . . . . . "

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"Do We Get Bacon?"      new!

5 characters, Male or Female. Age range: 6-12. Total length: Approx. 4 minutes.

A new person on the farm has all the farm animals worried. Except for Duffy the dog who is very confused about everything.  All he wants is bacon!

" . . . . Dilys: Are you feeling okay Gertie?

Lucy: You never like anyone. Ever.

Puddy: Are you a pod goat? Did Aliens take over your body?

Duffy: (shocked) Aliens took over Gertie? We have to hide. Everyone hide. And bring bacon because we’ll need to eat while we hide.  

Puddy: (glaring at Duffy) Bring Bacon?

Duffy: And other things too like sausages and meatballs and other food things. Let’s go, let’s go. Everyone hide.  

Lucy: Duffy, stop!  Aliens did not take over Gertie. . . . ."  

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"Presenting Twinkles"      new!

4 Females. Age Range: 6-12. Total length: Approx. 4.5 minutes

Dr. Barbie, Evie (a Disney Descendant Doll), and Samantha (an American Girl Doll) wonder why the GIRL has a new doll.   

" . . . . . Dr. Barbie: Yes that’s it, my Steth uh . . . . stepha . . thingie.  Where did she put it?  I’m supposed to wear it.

Evie: Are you sure you’re a doctor?

Dr. Barbie: Of course I’m sure.  I’m Dr. Barbie.  Stylish AND smart.

While Evie and Dr. Barbie have been talking, Samantha has noticed Twinkles back in the corner.  She tiptoes up to her.  Twinkles has been watching Evie and Dr. Barbie talk and has not noticed her.  

Samantha: (suddenly says) Hi!  I’m Samantha.  I’m an American Girl doll.  Who are you?  Are you new?

Twinkles: (is startled and shrieks and jumps as she says) Ahhhh!!!!!!

Samantha: Your name is Ahhhhhh!  That’s a very strange name.  . . . . . . "

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"I Got the Peace!"      new!

3 Male/2 Female. Age range 6-12. Total length: Approx: 3-4 minutes.

A boy decides to give his dream toy away for Christmas.  Written from a Christian perspective, this scene explores friendship and the spirit of giving.  

" . . . . . .Jack: What did you ask Santa for this year?  I asked for a Legos Police Station.   

Tim: I asked for a Legos Fire Station.  I’m going to be a Fireman.

Jack: I’m going to be a Policeman.  

Tim/Jack: Saving the World together.  (both pose in studly cop/fireman poses back to back.  Girls roll their eyes)

Anna:  I asked Santa for a Barbie Town House.  It has three floors and an elevator.  


Lucy: I asked Santa for a Disney Princess Royal Cash register.  It has a scanner!    

Anna/Lucy: Saving the World with fabulousness.  (Both pose in drama diva styles)  . . . . . . "

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"Pig Power"      new!

3 Females. Age Range 8-12. Total Length Approx. 3-4 minutes.

The Big Bad Wolf is suing the 3 Little Pigs for Personal Injury after huffing and puffing and trying to blow their house down. 

". . . . .Lily: (grabs Lacy’s hand and pulls it down) Why are you waving to the Big Bad Wolf? He wants to blow our house down.  He’s the enemy!

Lacy: You know I’ve been doing some reading Lily and I think the reason Mr. Big is always acting out —

Lily: Acting out?

Lacy: I think he’s lonely.  Maybe he has low self esteem and he just needs someone to give him some positive attention.  (waves to audience again and says) I love your outfit Mr. Big.  You’re looking awesome today.  (does a thumbs up) 

Lucy: (rushing in)  Oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no. We’re doomed!  Doomed! What will we do? What will we do? . . . . . . "   

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"Elves on Strike"      new!

6 characters, Male or Female. Age range 8-14. Total Length: Approx 5 minutes.

The Elves are on strike.  "No toys, no games, till the Elves are treated the same."  



"Eeebar and Oookla"      new!

1 Female, 2 M or F. Age Range: 8-14. Total length: Approx. 4-5 minutes.

Catherine has been given the job of showing the 2 new students around the school. Eeebar and Oookla are trying to blend though it's a little difficult when you are from another planet!    

" . . . . . Catherine: I’m on the student council and I am also in choir and Drama Club.  We’re having auditions for Peter Pan next Tuesday if you’re interested.  I’m auditioning for Peter. (stand with legs apart and point one arm in air and put other at hip as you say) “Second Star to the right and straight on till morning.”  

Eeebar: (looks alarmed)  Second star to the right? Meepbor?  

Oookla: (frightened) She is a Meepborian?  (start turning in a circle saying in a panicked voice) Haa!  Haa!  Haa!

Eeebar: (grabs Oookla and stops her) Control your bodily unit.  . . . . . . "

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"Feeling Groovy"      new!

3 Females. Age range 8-14. Total Length: Approx. 3.5 minutes.

While cleaning the attic, Hildy and Becca find a Genie in a trunk who whisks them off to the 1960's!

" . . . . . Becca: Is it over? What happened? That was scary.

Hildy: Maybe it was some kind of electricity thing?  

Becca: That’s probably it. For a minute I thought we were being invaded by aliens.

Hildy:  I thought it was a monster or a ghost. Attics are so creepy. But it’s stopped now and we’ll probably never know what happened.  
 
Jeannie: I know what happened. It was me! (Jeannie steps forward)

Becca/Hildy: (grab each other as they scream) AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

Jeannie: Greetings.  I’m Jeannie.  The Jeannie of the trunk. (put hands in namaste position and bow) Are  you ready to go? . . . . . "

 

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"Go, Go Environment"      new!

1 Male, 3 Females. Age range: 8-14. Total length: Approx. 3-4 minutes.

A boring Science Fair presentation turns hilarious when a student team present their entry dressed as Environmental Superheroes. 

"Amanda: Good day.  My name is Amanda River and as part of the Science Fair my group will be doing a presentation on the environment.  . . . . . Um . . . . so . . . . .

Luke: (walks out from one side of stage.  Talk robotically like the Terminator, hands on hips) Earth is being destroyed.  Pollution is killing us. Come with me if you want to live!

Dana: (walks out from other side of stage.  Claps hands and saying singsongy like a cheerleader with each sentence) Let’s get lean!  Let’s go green!  (Jump in air as if doing a cheer)  Go Team Green!

Sara: (walks out to center of stage waving hi) Have you hugged a tree today? Or a bunny? Trees and animals needs hugs too.. . . ."

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"Christmas Toy Tales"      new!

5 characters, Male or Female. Age range: 8-14. Total length: Approx. 3-4 minutes

It's Christmas at the Resale shop and every Toy has hopes and dreams of being loved by a child again. 

" . . . . Mickey: Where am I?  What is this place?  I don’t like it here.  I want to go home. 

New toys stir.  GI Joe walks over.  Twin Dolls walk over in step, Sparkle dances over.

GI Joe: State your name, type of toy and former residence. Mickey: I don’t understand.

GI Joe: (to the other toys)   Signs of resistance.  I repeat, state your name, type of toy and former residence.

Mickey: (big eyes)  I’m Mickey Mouse.

Sparkle: Relax GI, it’s just a new Disney toy.

GI Joe: (suspiciously) How do we know he’s not a spy?. . . . . . . . "

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"Tale as Old as Time"      new!

5 characters, Female. Age range: 8-14. Total Length: Approx. 5 minutes.

Wonder Woman Barbie Doll, Ever High Raven Doll,
Shinjuku Fashion Koe Doll, American Girls Camille Doll and Disney Belle Doll find themselves magically brought to life by a despairing Magician.  They decide to band together to help the Magician save her job.

*Includes musical phrases sung by the Belle doll and a brief appearance by an extra character, The Magician, at the beginning of the scene. 

"Magician: Good night little dolls.  I’m sorry I have failed. I wish there were a magic word like “Shazam” that would bring you alive. But I fear I am not a very good magician. Maybe it’s time to give up my dreams and get a normal job. One last show and then I’ll move on.  I will miss you. After magician exits dolls start to move.  They look astonished and surprised.  

Belle: “I want adventure in the great, wide somewhere.” (gasp) I can move!  I can sing!

Camille: Why am I on the ground?  Are my legs broken?  

Koe: Konichiwa. (surprised) I can talk too. I wonder if I can go shopping.

Raven: (lowers arm) I can finally put my arm down. (shakes arm) I’m so sore. (stand up and stretch) That was such a strange position.  

Wonder Woman: (Jumps down from block and looks around suspiciously) Why can we suddenly move?  Why can we suddenly speak?  There must be something evil afoot.  . . . . . ) 

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"The Great Girl Guides Biscuit Saleoff"      new!

4 Females. Age Range 9 -14. Approx. 4-5 minutes.

Madison is determined to win the Great Girl Guides Biscuit Saleoff.  The prize is a trip to Iceland!  It just takes a little planning.  

*This is based on Girl Guides but can be altered to Girl Scouts and Girl Scout Cookies upon request.

" . . . . . . .Eloise:  Well I'm not really good with the whole "selling thing" so I just gave them to my Mum and she bought them all and gave them to members of the family.  

Madison:  WHAT?

Eloise:  There's nothing in the rules against your Mum buying all your biscuits.  I just hate asking people to buy things.  It makes me break out in hives. (Madison is glaring at her) Besides, Chloe only sold 5 boxes.  And she bought them all herself.

Chloe: (shocked)  Eloise! That was a secret. You promised you would never tell anyone.  

Eloise: (cringing) I'm sorry.  Madison was yelling at me and I have no will power. . . . . . ."

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"Eagles Beware!"      new!

3 Females. Age range 10 and up. Total Length: Approx. 4 minutes.

3 Birds join together for protection when a Trained Eagle targets one of the birds.  

Scene can be easily changed to 2 Females and 1 Male upon request.  

" . . . . . Olivia: Now can we please go find another Birdstand?  That one doesn’t have any mouse pies.  The sign says they have mouse pies but do they have them?  No. There are no mouse pies. Bark, Bark.

Remy: Olivia stop barking. You’re not a dog. You’re an Owl.  

Olivia: I am a Barking Owl and when Barking Owls are upset, they bark.  Bark, Bark.

Kelly: Pssst.

Remy: But you don’t sound like an owl.  You sound like a dog.  It’s embarrassing.  Why can’t you hoot like other owls? (Remy gasps and then glares at Olivia.  Olivia glares back at Remy.  Kelly gets between them, pushes them apart and says.)

Kelly: Pssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssst.

Olivia: Kelly, why are you making that sound?

Kelly: There is an Eagle following me.. . . . "

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"Wands Up"      new!

3 Females. Age range 10 and up. Approx. 3-4 minutes.

Three students at Wizarding School are given their first time travel assignment.  One to the 1950's, one to the 1980's and one to the 2050's.  But Abby is panicking.  

*Costumes relating to the era each girl is assigned are needed in this skit.

" . . . . . . Abby: What if they scream?  What if they put me in a cage?  What will I do?

Jessica: Abby, you’re a wizard.  If they put you in a cage, just flick your wand and get out of the cage.  

Abby: I don’t like my time period.  I don’t know anything about the 1950's.  (gesture to skirt) Why is a there a dog on my skirt?  Why do they have a song called “How Much is that Doggie in the Window?”  Why are dogs so important in the 1950's?

Jessica: Beats me.  I want to know why people in the 1980's dress so weird?  Look at these. (indicate leg warmers) They’re called Leg Warmers.  Why were people’s legs so cold in the 1980's?  

Piper: Come on guys, stop whining.  I’m going to the future and nobody knows the future.  Who knows what I’ll find.  Maybe there are no people in the 2050's.  Maybe everyone is a robot. . . . . . "

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"Triple Threat Trio"      new!

3 Females. Age range 10 and up. Total Length: Approx. 4.5 minutes.

Three friends, competing in dance, drama and singing at a competition, have a hilariously bad competition.  

" . . . . . Lacey: I said good luck.  Even though I blew it I still want you to win Dana.

Dana: You said good luck. You never say good luck to actors. You have to say break a leg. Oh no. I’m doomed.  

Melanie: Don’t be silly. You’ll be great. Now get out there and own that stage. We’ll be cheering. 

Lacey: There she is. (pointing out in the audience) I love this monologue. (starts speaking as if saying the monologue with Dana) “Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.  What's Montague? It is not hand, nor foot. . . . . (horrified face)  Did she just say tis not a belly button? Nor elbow?  That’s not the line.

Melanie: Is that rap? Is she rapping? (puts hands over her eyes again)  

Lacey: (saying unbelievingly) “Yo Romeo, hey Romeo. You’re looking so good, now join the hood.” This is a trainwreck.  Look, she’s done.  Melanie, take your hands off your eyes and clap. . . . . ."

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"Be the Tree"      new!

3 Females. Age range 10 and up. Total Length: Approx. 3-4 minutes.

Volleyball class is replaced with Acting Class.  And now the Teacher wants them to "Bend, Be, and Break" dramatically. What is she talking about?  Be the Tree?  

" . . . . . Liz: I don’t understand. Now we’re supposed to be a tree? How can anyone be a tree? A tree is a plant. It doesn’t have thoughts or feelings. It’s just there.  

Marty: (takes a few steps back and forth as she says these lines) Be the tree. BEE THE TREEE.  (Suddenly put her hands in the air and start swaying) It’s windy. And the wind is pushing me around. But I stand firm. (stop swaying and just stand there with arms in the air) I am the tree.  

Jane:  That’s so good Marty. Let’s see. My tree is shy. (wrap arms around herself) And even though she wants to talk to the other trees, she doesn’t know what to say. So she just wraps her leaves around herself and listens.  (looks out into audience and jumps a little with her arms still wrapped around herself) I’ve got it Ms. Dodd. Look. I am the tree.

Liz: (she has just been standing there as the others become a tree with a confused and disbelieving expression on her face.  Suddenly looks out at audience) Yes Ms. Dodd? Be the tree?  I’m just a little confused about the whole being a tree thing.. . . . . (awkwardly places her arms in air).  I feel like an idiot.. . . ."

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"Pirate Boot Camp"      new!

4 Females. Age Range: 10 and up. Total length: Approx. 3-5 minutes.

Official Pirate Wenches?  Absolutely not!  A hilarious look at what happens when 4 girls stage a mutiny at Pirate Boot Camp.  Argh!!!!

" . . . .Sapphire: Come on. Are you Pirates or are you Wenches? We have to seize the day and hoist the mizzanmast and keelhaul the head sail and carpe the diem.  

Starfire: I have no idea what you just said.

Tempest: Back to the whole walking the plank thing.  Not a fan.

Stormy: Sapphire’s right. We should mutiny.

Tempest: Sharks people. There are sharks in the water.  

Stormy: We should mutiny and become what we really want to be.   But we’re Pirates.  Pirates fight for what they want.  

Tempest: Sea monsters too. With tentacles. IN THE WATER.  . . . . . "

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"The First Rule of Swim Club"      new!

4 Females. Age Range 10 and up. Approx. 3-4 minutes.

Tangled auras, championship races and learning to dwim. Swim Club has never been more entertaining as 4 girls stand in line for their first day.  

" . . . . Kate: Come on Tessa, you need to let it go. It’s not your fault I beat you. After all, I am descended from a long line of great swimmers. My Grandmother and my Mother are champions.  

Tessa: You beat me once Kate. ONCE. And I’m going to win that race this year. Your championship is not going to last long. 

Olivia: Whoa. Are you sure this is Swim Club and not Fight Club?  

Daisy: Tessa, you can’t swim when your aura is all tangled up like this.  Now repeat the mantra.. . . . . ."

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"The Favorite Disney Princess of All"      new!

3 Females. Age range 10 and up. Total Length: Approx. 4-5 minutes.

Belle, Elsa and Ariel argue about who is "The Favorite Disney Princess of All".   

" . . . . .Ariel: (very sweetly)  Dear Judges, citizens, people of this world and people undersea. I think that I should be “The Favorite Disney Princess of All” because I love being Part of Your World and look?  (gestures with fork) I think forks are for combing your hair.  Isn’t that adorable? Remember I just want to be “up where they walk, up where they run, up where they stay all day in the sun.” Thank you.  

Elsa: (has been silently fuming at Ariel’s presentation) Hello.  You all know me.  I’m Elsa. The Elsa. The one from Frozen. The most POPULAR Disney movie of all time.  And I sang the most POPULAR song from all time, “Let it Go”.  Everyone knows my song.  Everyone knows me.  Everyone loves me. Therefore I believe that I should be “The Favorite Disney Princess of All.”  Thank you.

Belle: Ariel, Elsa what lovely presentations.  And this stage (spread arms) like a quiet village. Every speech like the one before.  Little stage, full of little Princesses but I’m here to wake you up and say (very perkily say) Bonjour! The Beast and I - oh wait he’s not a Beast anymore.  He’s a Prince.  The Prince and I would love it if you chose me to be “The Favorite Disney Princess of All.” (Curtsy) Thank you. . . . . "

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"Supers"      new!

4 Females or 4 Males. Age Range 10 and up. Approx. 3-4 minutes.

4 Superheros who have lost their powers try to find a way to get their powers back.  

*Both Male cast and Female cast versions are included in this order.  

"Mighty Miss: Well it’s official.  We’ve been taken off the Superhero list and put on the Inactive list. Blinky slithers over behind Mighty Miss.  Mighty Miss turns around and confronts Blinky holding out one of the papers.) Here’s your official notification.  

Blinkvisible: How did you know I was here?

Mighty Miss: I can see you. 

Blinkvisible: No you can’t see me.  I’m (striking a pose with both arms in a wide V) BLINKVISIBLE. Blink (blink eyes very dramatically) and I turn invisible.  

Veloce: (sitting up) Blinky, we can see you. You’ve lost your powers.  

Blinkvisible: No I haven’t.  I refuse to lose my powers. You’re just guessing where I am because you can hear my voice.  

Veloce: (standing up) Right. And I’m just imagining that I’m no longer Superfast.  (raise both fists up in air in front of chest) I was going to work with THE FLASH. . . " 

 

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"The Not Withholding Good Squad"      new!

2 Male/3 Females. Age range: 10 and up. Total length: Approx. 4 minutes.

Handing out free sandwiches and hot chocolate at Christmas time turns into a whirlwind of selfies, sacrifices and one genuine Christmas miracle from the "Not Withholding Good Squad".  A funny, touching scene from a Christian perspective, full of emotions and social media!  Perfect for teen youth groups!  

" . . . . . Sara: Oh my goodness.  I can’t believe it.  I wasn’t even going to come today.  I was so angry.  (suddenly gasps and looks at Max) It’s the verse.

Pippa: What verse?

Sara: “Do not withhold good from those who need it when you have the ability to help”.  If I hadn’t come today, I would have withheld good.

Julie: If you hadn’t come today, I wouldn’t have known or posted about it on Facebook.  And twitter.  And Instagram. And Snapchat. (everyone stares at her) What?  I like social media.. . . . . 

Sam: I thought you didn’t believe this helps anyone.  

Max: Maybe I was wrong.

Sam: Hah!  Max admitted he was wrong.  Tweet that Julie.

Max: Once.  I was wrong once. (To Julie)  Did you really tweet that?  You can’t tweet things like that. . . . . "

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