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Mary Hall Surface

MARY HALL SURFACE  (1958 - )

Nationality:    USA
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        Alice         Apollo: To The Moon         Blessings         Broken Rainbows         Dancing Solo         Hundred Dresses, The         Lift: Icarus and Me         Mississippi Pinocchio         Most Valuable Player, The         Odyssey of Telemaca, The         Perseus Bayou         Prodigy         Reluctant Dragon, The         Sing Down the Moon: Appalachian Wonder Tales         Sorcerer's Apprentice         Spirit Shall Fly         Tales of Custard the Dragon, The



Alice

Synopsis:
enchantment

Notes:
from A story by Charles Dodgson, who wrote As Lewis Carroll

1st Produced:
Round House Theatre, Bethesda, MD    2008

Organisations:
Round House Theatre

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Apollo: To The Moon

Synopsis:
A young astronomer dreams of being an astronaut

Notes:
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1st Published:
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Genre:
Monlogue play

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Blessings

Blessings
Two teenage girls form an unlikely bond one is a high achiever the other has learning disabilities but is a gifted artist

Notes:
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1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Contained in: Most Valuable Player and Four Other All-Star Plays for Middle and High School Audiences" published by Smith and Kraus 1999   978-1575251783

Music:
-

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Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Broken Rainbows

Broken Rainbows
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Contained in: Most Valuable Player and Four Other All-Star Plays for Middle and High School Audiences" published by Smith and Kraus 1999   978-1575251783

Music:
-

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Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Dancing Solo

Synopsis:
Sixteen-year-old Kara, an aspiring modern dancer, struggles to complete a piece of choreography for entrance into a competitive dance program. Kara's teacher, David, demands that she find her own movements, her own steps. But as Kara works through her dance, her realities collide, and flashbacks, memories and fantasies swirl around her. Her dance becomes a metaphor for her desperate struggle to control her troubled life. Kara's mother is an alcoholic whose drinking sours all the important occasions in Kara's life and renders her home an embarrassment to hide from her friends. Her boyfriend, Jake, seems so perfect but is, in fact, dealing drugs. Her friend Melody shares good-time secrets with Kara but does not see that Kara needs far more from a friend. By hiding the truth about her mother, first from herself and then from her friends, Kara becomes trapped in patterns of denial and dishonesty. She must break those patterns to survive

Notes:
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1st Produced:
MUNY Student Theatre Project of St. Louis    -

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Dramatic Publishing, Woodstock, IL,    -

Music:
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Genre:
Short Play One Act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Hundred Dresses, The

Synopsis:
Wanda Petronski just wants to join the fun of having friends like everyone else. But in 1930's small town America, a Polish immigrant doesn't easily fit in. When Maddie's best friend Peggy starts to tease Wanda, Maddie knows it isn't right. When the teasing doesn't stop and the Petronskis move to get away from the town's prejudices, Maddie is wracked with guilt. She soon realized that allowing her friend to be a bully can be just as bad as acting that way herself. Determined not to let her fear get the best of her again, Maddie braves the scorn of her classmates and stands up to them, making an unlikely friend in the process.

Notes:
author - Eleanor Estes

1st Produced:
STC    2007

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Plays for Young Audiences, 2011   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
TYA 98 min Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Lift: Icarus and Me

Synopsis:
Texan Lenny just wants to fly

Notes:
Music by David Maddox; lyrics and book by Mary Hall Surface

1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Mississippi Pinocchio

Mississippi Pinocchio
Colladi's classic tale of growing up is reset in the bustling world of turn-of-the-ccentury America, with Ragtime and Dixieland music. A Helen Hayes award-winning musical for family audiences.

Notes:
Book by Mary Hall Surface. Music by David Maddox. Lyrics by David Maddox And Mary Hall Surface.

1st Produced:
Theater of the First Amendment, Fairfax, VA    2002

Organisations:
Theater of the First Amendment

1st Published:
Dramatic Publishing Company   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Musical/Family

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  based on double casting, cast can BF larger

Further Reference:
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Most Valuable Player, The

Most Valuable Player, The
Jackie Robinson one of America's first professional black baseball players

Notes:
Written by Gayle Cornelison; Charles Abernathy; Joseph Bostick; Duncan W Graham; Helen Pettit; Kevin Reese; Mary Hall Surface; J Steven White; Dorien Wilson

1st Produced:
Childrens Theatre, Nashville    12 Feb 2008

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Contained in: Most Valuable Player and Four Other All-Star Plays for Middle and High School Audiences" published by Smith and Kraus 1999   978-1575251783

Music:
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Genre:
-

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Odyssey of Telemaca, The

Odyssey of Telemaca, The
Inspired by Homer's Odyssey, a tale of heroism and adventure as a young girl searches for her father to bring him home. Set in late 19th century Mexico, features a live six-piece Mexican band.

Notes:
Book by Mary Hall Surface. Music by David Maddox. Lyrics by David Maddox And Mary Hall Surface. Commissioned by Childsplay, Inc, Tempe, Arizona

1st Produced:
Theater of the First Amendment, Fairfax, VA    2004

Organisations:
Childsplay, Inc Tempe, Arizona

1st Published:
pending,    -

Music:
Original cast recording: GMU Productions

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Genre:
Musical/Family

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  based on double casting, cast can BF larger

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Perseus Bayou

Perseus Bayou
the classic Greek myth of Perseus and his search for the MedUSA reset in post-Civil War Louisiana. A tale of adventure, courage, romane and lots of alligators. C'est bien. A Helen Hayes award-winning musical for family audiences

Notes:
Book by Mary Hall Surface. Music by David Maddox. Lyrics by Mary Hall Surface And David Maddox.A highly-theatrical piece utilizing live music, song And giant puppets

1st Produced:
Theater of the First Amendment, Fairfax, VA    2001

Organisations:
Theater of the First Amendment

1st Published:
Dramatic Publishing, Woodstock, IL, 2003   -

Music:
Original cast recording: GMU Productions 2002

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Genre:
Musical/Family

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  5            Other:  based on double casting, cast can BF larger

Further Reference:
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Prodigy

Synopsis:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's family struggle with his genius

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Anchorage Press   -

Music:
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Genre:
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Reluctant Dragon, The

Synopsis:
The Dragon is peace loving and like to recite poetry but the villagers believe he is responsible for the failure of their crops and sour milk

Notes:
Based on the story by Kenneth Grahame

1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Dramatic Publishing Company   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Childrens play

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Sing Down the Moon: Appalachian Wonder Tales

Sing Down the Moon: Appalachian Wonder Tales
A keepsake quilt of Appalachian lore for family audiences. Six wonder tales are told in a highly theatrical format in this Helen Hayes Award winning musical

Notes:
Book by Mary Hall Surface. Music by David Maddox. Lyrics by Mary Hall Surface And David Maddox. An ensemble piece, incorporating song, text, movement, giant puppets And A live four-piece band.

1st Produced:
Theater of the First Amendment, Fairfax, VA    2000

Organisations:
Theater of the First Amendment

1st Published:
Dramatic Publishing, Woodstock, IL, 2003   -

Music:
Original cast recording: GMU Productions 2002

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Genre:
Musical/Family

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  5            Other:  based on double casting, cast can BF larger

Further Reference:
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Sorcerer's Apprentice

Synopsis:
Klaus tries to use his master's magic to do his chores

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Dramatic Publishing Company   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Youth play

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  5 either sex

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Spirit Shall Fly

Synopsis:
An inner city boy instead of being sent to prison is sent to an Appalachian horse whisperer

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Dramatic Publishing Company   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Youth play

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  1            Other:  5 either sex

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Tales of Custard the Dragon, The

Tales of Custard the Dragon, The
Join Custard the Dragon and his friends as they embark on a musical journey in which a most unlikely hero finds true courage. Based on the whimsical stories by Ogden Nash, this musical tale follows the exploits of young Belinda and her three boastfully brave pets, Mustard the Dog, Ink the Cat, and Blink the Mouse, and one not-so-brave dragon, Custard. Yet when Belinda is confronted first by a fearsome pirate and then a wicked knight, it's Cowardly Custard who comes to the rescue. Audiences will treasure Custard's discovery that you can be brave, even when you are afraid -- Real courage comes from love. Audiences ages 5 and above will delight in this family musica

Notes:
Based on the Tale of Custard the Dragon And Custard the Dragon And the Wicked Knight by Ogden Nash. Music by Brad Ross. Lyrics by Danny Whitman. Book Adapted by Mary Hall Surface

1st Produced:

Organisations:
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1st Published:

Music:
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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  with doubling

Further Reference:
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