Plays for Young Audiences
Script Catalog
Search Categories
Order Perusals
Script Licensing
Join our Mailing List
Featured Playwrights
Featured Composers
Synopsis Newsletter
About PYA
Staff & Contacts
Script Catalog
Cricket in Times Square, The

George Selden, author
Timothy Mason, playwright
Mel Marvin, composer


70 pgs. 3 female, 11 male +ensemble

Doubling Possible

Originally produced in SCT’s 1998-99 season

Run Time: 90 minutes

Audience Recommendation: All Ages


Mario and his parents are struggling to earn a living with their Grand Central Station newsstand. When Mario saves a lost country cricket (who happens to have an ear for opera), he has found a true friend. But he has to convince his skeptical mother that the cricket is more than ‘just a bug’. This brassy mash-up of vintage Broadway pizazz, Italian Opera, Chinese Opera and comic cat-and-mouse is full of fun!


“The Cricket in Times Square is a heart-warming tale of friendship, understanding and self-discovery.” –Northwest News


Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $85 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote
The royalty fee includes permission to make copies of the perusal script for your cast.

*The Cricket in Times Square requires separate underlying rights from Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Order The Cricket in Times Square tee shirts for your cast and crew here: Cricket – tee shirt order form

Click »here for a PDF excerpt. (Adobe Acrobat is required)

Script Catalog    Order Perusals    Licensing Info
A partnership between Seattle Children's Theatre and The Children's Theatre Company-Minneapolis.
©2006 Plays for Young Audiences. Questions? Call 612.872.5108 or email us.
Site Search | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use

Bookmark and Share