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Last updated: October 30, 2018

Scripts & Scores from RuyaSonic

Radio plays & Stage-plays - available throughout 2018-2019

    


OVERVIEW: I am a professional radio drama playwright and performer--having done over 2500 shows (on-air, on-stage, in-studio) since the late 1990s. This page lists my radio and stage-plays that troupes can license for production--for stage, broadcast, classrooms, recordings, churches, workshops, and fundraisers. I charge a traditional royalty-per-performance.

My RuyaSonic radio plays and stage-plays have been produced by Hollywood stars, professional actors, and troupes at community theaters, colleges, high-schools, middle-schools, grade schools, churches, and even family productions. Radio dramas are especially well-suited to fundraisers--as they don't require memorization, extensive rehearsals, props or costumes. The scripts are appropriate for all ages--nothing too "cutesy" or too racy. Think: Mark Twain or H.G. Wells.

  •  Below, you'll find play descriptions, cast size, royalty rates and sample scripts.

  •  Scripts are delivered as PDF files via e-mail.

     NO script-booklets to buy. You print out the PDF and can make as many copies as you need for cast & crew.
     (Other play-publishers charge a royalty of $60-$100 per performance PLUS $10 per script-booklet for each cast-member.)

  •  I offer professional-quality pre-recorded music and sound effects tracks--MP3s you download from special webpages.

  •  Each radio script appendix has a SFX "cookbook" section: How to buy/make the manual SFX called for in the script.

  •  Royalty fees vary by the particular play, the venue (broadcast/theater/classroom/church) and the number of performances.

  •  I accept credit cards via the free and secure Paypal.com service. Institutional checks and school PO's are OK.

TO ORDER: Contact me at Sales@RuyaSonic.com and explain about your troupe, venue, and how many performances of whichever play you are interested in. I will reply with full details, including how to pay. You can have the script, music & sound effects tracks within hours.


Tony Palermo's Radio Play Scripts - (several also have stage-play versions)

My scripts generally employ from 6 to 18 actors, including 2-4 sound effects artists. Radio drama roles can be doubled, so they are well-suited for small troupes and educational uses. My plays are also written to distribute the dialogue between many characters, because it's not much fun to be "spear carrier" on radio. These shows are suitable for audiences and actors aged 9 to 90, but the dialogue and situations have not been "dumbed down" for children. Check out my script samples to see for yourself.

My scripts, musical underscore tracks and sound design collections have been used by the Museum of Television & Radio, the United Nations FPA program around the world, by Hollywood stars, touring companies, community troupes, college, high school & grammar students, senior-citizens and church groups. 

NOTE: Fundraiser events are ideal for radio-on-stage productions. There's no need for memorization or extensive rehearsals.  I offer shows of varying lengths, to accommodate such programs.


  •  A Christmas Carol [radio play | stage-play | family production/staged-reading | one-man-show ]

    • A very faithful adaptation of Charles Dickens' 1843 tale of Ebenezer Scrooge's redemption - by Tony Palermo

    • DETAILS/SCRIPT SAMPLES/ORDER INFO: 'Christmas Carol' play as radio drama | stage-play | family production/staged-reading | one-man-show

    • Run time: THREE versions available (60-minutes, 40-minutes, 30-minutes)
    • Cast size: 8-14 actors (many non-gendered roles)
    • Minimum Royalty Rate: $50/performance - (depending on venue/broadcast market, ticket price, etc. Classroom/Family productions get special rate)
    • NO per-script-booklet fee - Script delivered as PDF file. Troupes print/copy scripts for cast & crew, saving you hundreds of dollars!
       
    • Pre-recorded music tracks (MP3): (contact us for price - NOTE: Christmas Carol music tracks available separately
    • Pre-recorded sound effects tracks (MP3): (contact us for price) - NOTE: Christmas Carol sound effects tracks available separately
    • Demo audio clip: Scrooge & Marley scene (4 minutes)
    • Christmas Carol thematic approach notes from 42-page appendix in the full Christmas Carol script

    • ABOUT: Charles Dickens’ classic story of Christmas, memory, and redemption. The dialogue is nearly verbatim Dickens. This adaptation has seen hundreds of productions since 1998. It has been performed and recorded by Hollywood professionals, regional theaters, community troupes, at colleges, high schools and elementary students. Pre-recorded dramatic underscore music based on Victorian Christmas carols, plus spooky ghost themes. Pre-recorded sound design available.


    • For sample scripts, see the detailed webpages: 'Christmas Carol' as radio drama | stage-play | family production/staged-reading | one-man-show
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  •  Auntie Scrooge - a BACKWARDS Christmas Carol [radio play]

    •  by Tony Palermo - A comic, modern sequel to Dickens' Carol with a largely female cast
       
    •  DETAILS/SCRIPT SAMPLE/ORDER INFO: 'Auntie Scrooge' radio play 
       

    •  Run time: 45-minutes
    •  Cast size: 3m, 3f, 8 m/f (gender-swaps are permitted)
    •  Minimum Royalty Rate: $40/performance - (depending on venue/broadcast market, ticket price, etc. Classroom productions get special rate)
    •  NO per-script-booklet fee - Script delivered as PDF file. Troupes print/copy scripts for cast & crew, saving you hundreds of dollars!
       
    •  Pre-recorded music tracks [20-23 MP3s]: $25 (one-time fee)
    •  Pre-recorded sound effects tracks [18-35 MP3s]: $20 (one-time fee)
       
    •  ABOUT: A hilarious modern-day sequel to Charles Dickens' classic. Auntie Scrooge runs an ice creamery in New London, CT and is a very nice old gal who loves Christmas. However, she's being pressured by her money-grubbing underlings to be more crass and commercial, exploiting the Christmas season. The spirit world conspires to teach Auntie to be cynical and cold--but ultimately fails. In a series of strangely-familiar-but-odd visitations, Auntie encounters Marley's Ghost, ( BOB Marley, not Jacob), the Ghost of Christmas Past-Due, Ghost of Christmas Presents and the chillingly cheery tech-support Ghost of Christmas version 3.0. Throw in an ukulele playing, falsetto-singing Tiny Tim, a choir of cow-carolers and a disastrous Christmas party and you get a topsy-turvy take on Dickens--that still winds up as warm and sincere as the original. This is not a snarky parody of Christmas Carol, it's an update!

      Musical score includes an audience sing-a-long finale of "Eggnog! Who Spiked The Eggnog?"

    •  SAMPLE RADIO SCRIPT - 'Auntie Scrooge - A BACKWARDS Christmas Carol' - (Truncated) [PDF]
       


  •  About that Ark... [short radio play]

    •  by Tony Palermo - a comic radio play inspired by the Bible story of Noah's Ark--AND Monty Python's Flying Circus
       
    •  TO ORDER: Contact Sales@RuyaSonic.com

    •  Run time: 12-minutes
    •  Cast size: 4-5 actors (several non-gendered roles)
    •  Minimum Royalty Rate: $15/performance - (depending on venue/broadcast market, ticket price, etc. Classroom productions get special rate)
    •  NO per-script-booklet fee - Script delivered as PDF file. Troupes print/copy scripts for cast & crew, saving you "cubits" of dollars!
       
    •  Pre-recorded music & sound effects tracks [3 MP3s]: $10 (one-time fee)
       
    •  ABOUT:  short comedy where a certain 600 year-old animal lover/amateur sailor seeks a mass "pet adoption" to take aboard his "cruise ship" before the weather changes--but must first undergo a "Home Inspection" by the local pet orphanage. This show was written for Peter Falk as the Skipper, with Monty Python's Eric Idle as the suspicious home inspector ("What is this? A houseboat?"), JoAnne Worley as the zany loose-cannon wife, Joan--of Ark, and Jane Russell as the cruise ships' Entertainment Director. Sound effects include building the Ark, thunder, a stampede, rain, doors, and a variety of animal "voices."  This short program--about 12 minutes long--plays like a Monty Python sketch, with a ridiculous twist ending.  The musical score sounds kind of Biblical, but religion takes a back seat to comedy here. (There's nothing sacrilegious though.
       
    •  SAMPLE RADIO SCRIPT - 'About That Ark...' - (Truncated) [PDF]



  •  Blast-Off! - Greetings From The Planet Killer [radio play]

    •  by Tony Palermo - A pulpy Sci-Fi thriller with a twist ending, and largely female cast
       
    •  TO ORDER: Contact Sales@RuyaSonic.com

    •  Run time: 25-minutes
    •  Cast size: 7-10 actors (many non-gendered roles)
    •  Minimum Royalty Rate: $35/performance - (depending on venue/broadcast market, ticket price, etc. Classroom productions get special rate)
    •  NO per-script-booklet fee - Script delivered as PDF file. Troupes print/copy scripts for cast & crew, saving you money!
       
    •  Pre-recorded music tracks [13 MP3]: $25 (one-time fee)
       
    •  ABOUT: An 1950s-style science fiction anthology series similar to Dimension X. This story, “Greetings from the Planet Killer”  takes place 40,000 years in the future where women have evolved into fierce space warriors.  The show features a spy mission to "Planet X," evil blob creatures, a doomsday machine, a space battle and startling twist ending a la Twilight Zone or Black Mirror. The electronic musical score features classic 1950s synthesizer sounds. While our Sci-Fi heroine resembles Jodie Whitaker's Dr. Who, there are plenty of good male roles including evil aliens, a robot, and an ambitious minister of alien-tology.

      NOTE: A 10-minute version of this story is available under the title "Tales of Outer Space," below.
       
    •  SAMPLE RADIO SCRIPT - Blast Off! - 'Greetings From The Planet Killer' - (Truncated)  [PDF]


  •  Colonel Frothingham, Intrepid Antiquitist - "Egypped Again!" [short radio play]

    •  by Tony Palermo - A silly thriller inspired by Indiana Jones, Tomb Raider and Monty Python's Flying Circus
       
    •  TO ORDER: Contact Sales@RuyaSonic.com

    •  Run time: 12-minutes
    •  Cast size: 7 actors (many non-gendered roles)
    •  Minimum Royalty Rate: $15/performance/broadcast - (depending on venue/broadcast market, ticket price, etc.)
    •  NO per-script-booklet fee - Script delivered as PDF file. Troupes print/copy scripts for cast & crew, saving you money!
       
    •  Pre-recorded music tracks [7 MP3s]:$10 (one-time fee)
       
    •  ABOUT: A comic adventure following the British know-it-all, Colonel Cuthbert T. Frothingham, as he seeks ancient treasures across the world to add to the collection of the British Museum. In "Egypped Again!",  the Colonel, heiress/patron Harriet Nittlebee and Murgatroyd, the latest in a long string of ill-fated aides to the Colonel, stumble upon the tomb of the first Egyptian Pharaoh, Amen Ra, and run smack into the Colonel's dastardly nemesis, Leslie Slewmarten--as well as booby traps, a gibberish-spouting pastry chef, a mis-translated ancient tale, a pit of vipers, and Sekhmet, the Sphinx-monster that guards the tomb. This short program--12 minutes long--plays like a Monty Python sketch, with a cliffhanger ending.

      NOTE: Col. Frothingham also appears in my 1930s Agatha Christie-style "Who-done-it" detective mystery, Inspector Rufflethorpe.
       

    •  SAMPLE RADIO SCRIPT - Col. Frothingham - 'Egypped Again!' - (Truncated) [PDF]


  •  Two episodes from my 'Grim Scary Tales' horror anthology radio series

    Grim Scary Tales is a horror anthology series similar to Lights Out or the Inner Sanctum Mysteries. The series itself is set in 1955, so the horror is not as gruesome as contemporary horror films or fiction. We offer two different episodes; Both include humorous ads at the very end--to leaven the horror. The two episodes can be presented together to form a Halloween program.

    • The Pirate's Curse [radio play]

      •  by Tony Palermo - An adventure-filled mashup of the horror and pirate genres
         
      •  TO ORDER: Contact Sales@RuyaSonic.com

      •  Run time: 25-minutes
      •  Cast size: 8-12 actors (many non-gendered roles), 2-4 sound effects artists
      •  Minimum Royalty Rate: $35/performance - (depending on venue/broadcast market, ticket price, etc. Classroom/Family productions get special rate)
      •  NO per-script-booklet fee - Script delivered as PDF file. Troupes print/copy scripts for cast & crew, saving you hundreds of dollars!
         
      •  Pre-recorded music tracks [13 MP3s]: $25 (one-time fee) 
      • ABOUT: Horror story set in 1720, where swashbuckling pirates, mired in the Sargasso Sea, find the Fountain of Youth... and its horrid curse! This classic-style radio drama features a thrilling naval battle, a mysterious sea of lost ships, a ghostly survivor of Columbus' first voyage, a raging tempest, and terrifying twist ending--all wrapped in a spooky orchestral score.
         
      •  SAMPLE RADIO SCRIPT - 'The Pirate's Curse!' - (Truncated) [PDF]
         


       

    • Crusade of Terror! [radio play]

      •  by Tony Palermo - Treasure-seeking crusaders in the 13th century run afoul of monsters from The Arabian Nights
         
      •  TO ORDER: Contact Sales@RuyaSonic.com

      •  Run time: 25-minutes
      •  Cast size: 7-12 actors (many non-gendered roles), 2-4 sound effects artists
      •  Minimum Royalty Rate: $35/performance - (depending on venue/broadcast market, ticket price, etc. Classroom/Family productions get special rate)
      •  NO per-script-booklet fee - Script delivered as PDF file. Troupes print/copy scripts for cast & crew, saving you hundreds of dollars!
         
      •  Pre-recorded music tracks [13 MP3s]: $25 (one-time fee)
         
      • ABOUT: Set in Turkey in 1205 A.D., a crusader army conquers a city, but finds something truly terrifying in the caverns below. The story serves as a subtle allegory for the political “witch-hunts” of the McCarthy-era of the 1950s. This show is especially popular with students, who tend to be both horror fans and pirate fans.
         
      •  SAMPLE RADIO SCRIPT - 'Crusade of Terror!' - (Truncated) [PDF]
         


  •  Hare Dryer [short radio play]

    •  by Tony Palermo - A humorous short play based on an outrageous urban legend about neighbors, a dog, and a dead bunny
       
    •  TO ORDER: Contact Sales@RuyaSonic.com

    •  Run time: 12-minutes
    •  Cast size: 6 actors (many non-gendered roles)
    •  Minimum Royalty Rate: $15/performance - (depending on venue/broadcast market, ticket price, etc. Classroom productions get special rate)
    •  NO per-script-booklet fee - Script delivered as PDF file. Troupes print/copy scripts for cast & crew, saving you hundreds of dollars!
       
    •  Pre-recorded music tracks [4 MP3s]: $10 (one-time fee)
       
    •  ABOUT: A short, comic dramatization of an urban legend. The family dog brings a neighbor's dead bunny rabbit home as a trophy. The dog's owners try to clean up the dead bunny and drop it off on the neighbor's doorstep--trying to make it appear that bunny died of natural causes. However, a twist ending delivers a marvelous payback to the sneaks. This 12-minute show  has been enjoyed by workshops--and broadcast audiences--around the world. It employs an authentic soap opera organ score and simple sound effects. Teenagers especially enjoy performing this short play.
       
    •  SAMPLE RADIO SCRIPT - 'Hare Dryer' - (Truncated) [PDF]


  •  Hawk of the West - "'Injuns' At Coyote Creek" [radio play]

    • by Tony Palermo - A rip-roarin' Old West adventure akin to The Lone Ranger or Red Ryder, where the Indians ride to the rescue!
       
    •  TO ORDER: Contact Sales@RuyaSonic.com

    •  Run time: 25-minutes
    •  Cast size: 11-15 actors (many non-gendered roles), 2-4 sound effects artists
    •  Minimum Royalty Rate: $35/performance - (depending on venue/broadcast market, ticket price, etc. Classroom/Family productions get special rate)
    •  NO per-script-booklet fee - Script delivered as PDF file. Troupes print/copy scripts for cast & crew, saving you hundreds of dollars!
       
    •  ABOUT: Classic radio-style Western, similar to The Lone Ranger or Gunsmoke. In this original episode, "Injuns at Coyote Creek," mysterious, night-time raids threaten to spark an Indian war! (The "Injuns" are actually the white henchmen of a powerful land baron.) Here, our fearless lawman, The Hawk, is caught in a buffalo stampede while his Indian companion, Uzumati, is captured by an angry posse! Only Prairie Rose, the tough lady rancher, and Chief Thundercloud, can help our heroes survive this slam-bam action adventure. And far from stereotype, in this Western, the Indians ride to the rescue! This show is actually a re-write of my original Lone Ranger episode. Due to trademark issues, some venues don't want to risk using the Lone Ranger character, but since my script is an original, we're able to present this program with a different hero and sidekick.  Please note, even though this is a horse-opera, gals have plenty to do in this show.
       
    •  SAMPLE RADIO SCRIPT - Hawk of the West - 'Injuns' At Coyote Creek - (Truncated) [PDF]


  •  The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow [radio play | stage-play]

    •  by Tony Palermo - adapted from Washington Irving's 1820 short story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
       
    •  DETAILS/SCRIPT SAMPLE/ORDER INFO:  'Headless Horseman...' play as radio drama | stage-play 

    •  Run time: 60-minutes
    •  Cast size: 12 actors (many non-gendered roles), 2-3 sound effects artists
    •  Minimum Royalty Rate: $60/performance - (depending on venue/broadcast market, ticket price, etc. Classroom productions get special rate)
    •  NO per-script-booklet fee - Script delivered as PDF file. Troupes print/copy scripts for cast & crew, saving you hundreds of dollars!
       
    •  Pre-recorded music tracks [22 MP3s]: $26 (one-time fee)
    •  Pre-recorded sound effects tracks [17 MP3s]: $30 (one-time fee)
    •  Demo audio clip: The Horseman's origin [MP3] (2 minutes) - Pages 2-3 of the script


    •  ABOUT: Adapted from Washington Irving’s classic short-story of Ichabod Crane, bringing to life scenes and characters that were merely described in the original, including the one-room schoolhouse, the Van Tassel household, the country damsels, the townsfolk’s ghost stories, singing-master Ichabod’s terrible choir, the quilting frolic, and the climatic chase by the Headless Horseman. The treatment is both spooky and funny, with a poetry duel, a rained-out pie-eating contest and several are-they-or-aren’t-they dream sequences with the Horseman. As with my adaptations of Dickens’ Christmas Carol and Capra’s It’s A Wonderful Life!, this show is suitable for all audiences, yet performable by students. However, it is not dumbed-down for kiddies. I remain true to Washington Irving’s short story, bringing plenty of authentic 1789 elements—from the traitor, Major Andre, to Isaac Watts, to Jonathan Edwards, to spooky Hudson Valley folktales
       
    •  SAMPLE RADIO SCRIPT - 'Headless Horseman' - (Truncated) [PDF]


  •  In Old California - "Golden Dreams/Golden Nightmares" [radio play]

    •  by Tony Palermo - from [original author's name goes here, plus year and novel/story]
       
    •  TO ORDER: Contact Sales@RuyaSonic.com

    •  Run time: 25-minutes
    •  Cast size: 11-36 actors (many non-gendered roles), 2-4 sound effects artists
    •  Minimum Royalty Rate: $35/performance - (depending on venue/broadcast market, ticket price, etc. Classroom/Family productions get special rate)
    •  NO per-script-booklet fee - Script delivered as PDF file. Troupes print/copy scripts for cast & crew, saving you hundreds of dollars!
       
    •  Pre-recorded music tracks [16 MP3s]: $25 (one-time fee)
    •  Demo audio clip: Gold Rush Letters [MP3] (3 minutes)
       
    • ABOUT:  Depicts the history of California gold rush through the lives of ordinary people. This episode "Golden Dreams, Golden Nightmares," recreates one man's adventures in the gold fields of 1849-1850. Our hero pans for gold, meets other fortune hunters, tours the crowded camps and booming cities, and gets caught up in gold fever--with all its enterprise, greed, and hardships. This historical fiction is a dramatic and rollicking western that features an authentic folk music score chock full of banjo, mandolin, guitar, autoharp, dulcimer, harmonica and more.
       
    •  SAMPLE RADIO SCRIPT - 'In Old California' - (Truncated) [PDF]


  •  Inspector Rufflethorpe - "The Twitshyre Murder Case" [radio play]

    •  by Tony Palermo - from [original author's name goes here, plus year and novel/story]
       
    •  TO ORDER: Contact Sales@RuyaSonic.com

    •  Run time: 25-minutes
    •  Cast size: 11-14 actors (many non-gendered roles)
    •  Minimum Royalty Rate: $35/performance - (depending on venue/broadcast market, ticket price, etc. Classroom/Family productions get special rate)
    •  NO per-script-booklet fee - Script delivered as PDF file. Troupes print/copy scripts for cast & crew, saving you hundreds of dollars!
       
    •  Pre-recorded music tracks [16 MP3s]: $25 (one-time fee)
       
    •  ABOUT: A 1930s-style Agatha Christie-esque detective program similar to The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Inspector Rufflethorpe is a classic Golden Age whodunit, with an English manor and a fresh corpse. In this episode, "The Twitshyre Murder Case," Inspector Rufflethorpe, of Scotland Yard, and his assistant, Everett Frimly are called to a country manor in Margate to investigate the mysterious "locked-room murder" of Lord Archibald Farquhar-Bensington. The list of suspects includes Lady Margaret Bensington, Colonel Cuthbert T. Frothingham, the mysterious Countess Valeska, Gretchen Laytherly--a West End ingénue and her beau, Ralph Stellsmore, the rakish personal secretary, Reginald Sklemsdale, and the family solicitor, Kirwood Crumpton, Esq. There's a ghostly séance, a series of baffling murders and a monument to deductive logic when the dastardly culprit is finally unmasked. See the program notes for background info. A snippet/parody of this story appears in episode 1 of my Rick Lowell, Private Eye series. This "jolly-good show" features a classic 1930s-style radio theatre organ score.
       
    •  SAMPLE RADIO SCRIPT - Insp Rufflethorpe - 'Twitshyre Murder Case' - (Truncated) [PDF]


     

  •  It's a Wonderful Life! [radio play | stage-play]

    •  by Tony Palermo - from [original author's name goes here, plus year and novel/story]
       
    •  DETAILS/SCRIPT SAMPLES/ORDER INFO: 'Wonderful Life' play as radio drama | stage-play

    •  Run time: TWO versions: 100-minutes & 60-minutes
    •  Cast size: 6-27 actors (many non-gendered roles)
    •  Minimum Royalty Rate: $80/performance - (depending on venue/broadcast market, ticket price, etc. Classroom/Family productions get special rate)
    •  NO per-script-booklet fee: - Script delivered as PDF file. Troupes print/copy scripts for cast & crew, saving you hundreds of dollars!
       
    •  Pre-recorded music tracks [50 MP3s]: (contact us for $$) - NOTE: 'Wonderful Life' music tracks available separately
    •  Pre-recorded sound effects tracks [27 MP3s]: (contact us for $$) - NOTE: 'Wonderful Life' sound effects tracks available separately
       
    •  ABOUT: My very faithful radio and stage-play adaptations of the 1946 Frank Capra classic film about dreams, sacrifice and redemption in small town America. My adaptation retains the story structure of Capra's film--no scrambled scene order like other adaptations, no inserted "business" with hammy "radio actors" goofing-off before and during the actual "WL" story. This laughter- & tear-jerker of a show features a pre-recorded score using 1940s radio-theater organ and piano. Optionally, sheet music is available if you want to play the score live. Script includes a 60-page appendix with details on theme, presentation, mics, audition sides, costuming, blocking, how to work a mic, sound effects "cookbook", theater organ settings and more. My adaptation has been performed and recorded by Hollywood professionals, regional theaters, community troupes, and  by college, high school and elementary students.
       
    • For sample scripts, see the detailed webpages: 'Wonderful Life!' as radio drama | stage-play

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  •  Life’s Little Ups & Downs [radio play]

    •  by Tony Palermo - from [original author's name goes here, plus year and novel/story]
       
    •  TO ORDER: Contact Sales@RuyaSonic.com

    •  Run time: 20-minutes
    •  Cast size: 14-19 actors (many non-gendered roles), 2 sound effects artists
    •  Minimum Royalty Rate: $35/performance - (depending on venue/broadcast market, ticket price, etc. Classroom/Family productions get special rate)
    •  NO per-script-booklet fee - Script delivered as PDF file. Troupes print/copy scripts for cast & crew, saving you hundreds of dollars!
       
    •  Pre-recorded music tracks [11 MP3s]: $25 (one-time fee)
    •  Demo audio clip: Raymond's Jungle Safari scene (3 minutes)
       
    • ABOUT: A 1953-style soap-opera similar to The Guiding Light and Young Widder Brown. In this episode, Barbara Jones copes with her brother Raymond’s strange illness. In a clever use of radio, we venture inside Raymond’s head to re-live his Safari plane crash and jungle ordeal. Meanwhile, Barbara’s arch-nemesis, Audrey Snead (manicurist and manipulator), plots revenge, and a strange package arrives. Our lively show features classic soap-opera organ and several commercials for “KlenSo--the modern way to clean.” See program notes for more. Please note, even though this is a soap-opera, boys have plenty to do in this show.
       
    •  SAMPLE RADIO SCRIPT - 'Life's Little Ups & Downs' - (Truncated) [PDF]


     

  •  The Lone Ranger - "'Injuns' At Coyote Creek" [radio play]

    •  by Tony Palermo - A rip-roarin' Old West adventure where the Indians ride to the rescue!
       
    •  TO ORDER: Contact Sales@RuyaSonic.com

    •  Run time: 25-minutes
    •  Cast size: 11-15 actors (many non-gendered roles), 2-4 sound effects artists
    •  Minimum Royalty Rate: $35/performance - (depending on venue/broadcast market, ticket price, etc. Classroom/Family productions get special rate)
    •  NO per-script-booklet fee - Script delivered as PDF file. Troupes print/copy scripts for cast & crew, saving you hundreds of dollars!
       
    •  NO Music tracks provided: - But you can find a recording of Rossini's "William Tell Overture" and use that for the famous theme.
       
    • ABOUT: My original script for the classic radio Western features mysterious, night-time raids threatening to spark an Indian war! (The "Injuns" are actually the white henchmen of a powerful land baron.) Here, the Lone Ranger is caught in a buffalo stampede while his Indian companion, Tonto is captured by an angry posse! Only Prairie Rose, the tough lady rancher, and Chief Thundercloud, can help our heroes survive this slam-bam action adventure. And far from stereotype, in this Western, the Indians ride to the rescue! Even though this is a horse-opera, gals have plenty to do in this show.

      NOTE: For troupes worried about trademark permissions, I've created an alternate version of my script with a different hero and sidekick--see "Hawk of the West", above.
       

    •  SAMPLE RADIO SCRIPT - Lone Ranger - 'Injuns' At Coyote Creek - (Truncated) [PDF]


  •  The Nativity Play [stage-play | radio drama | family production/staged-reading | Christmas pageant]

    •  by Tony Palermo - adapted from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke
       
    •  DETAILS/SCRIPT SAMPLES/ORDER INFO:
      'The Nativity Play' as stage-play | radio drama | family production/staged-reading | Christmas pageant

    •  Run time: FIVE versions: 10-minutes, 15-minutes, 30-minutes, 70-minutes
    •  Cast size: 11-34 actors (many non-gendered roles), depending on which version
    •  Minimum Royalty Rate: $15-$35/performance - (depending on length of script, venue/broadcast market, ticket price, etc. Classroom/Family productions get special rate)
    •  NO per-script-booklet fee - Script delivered as PDF file. Troupes print/copy scripts for cast & crew, saving you hundreds of dollars!
       
    •  Pre-recorded sound effects tracks [14-23 MP3s]: $20 (one-time fee)
       
    •  ABOUT: This retelling of the story of the first Christmas takes verbatim accounts from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke and infuses it with drama, pathos and some humor. Mary and Joseph are depicted as humble humans who must journey through a grim landscape to bring the light of salvation to he world.
       
    • For sample scripts, see the detailed webpages: 'The Nativity Play' as stage-play | radio drama | family production/staged-reading | Christmas pageant
       

  •  Radio Ranger - "Invader From Earth!" [radio play]

    •  by Tony Palermo - Rollicking super-hero tale of tunneling mole-ites vs. men from M.A.R.S.
       
    •  TO ORDER: Contact Sales@RuyaSonic.com

    •  Run time: 25-minutes
    •  Cast size: 10-13 actors (many non-gendered roles), 2-5 sound effects artists
    •  Minimum Royalty Rate: $35/performance - (depending on venue/broadcast market, ticket price, etc. Classroom/Family productions get special rate)
    •  NO per-script-booklet fee - Script delivered as PDF file. Troupes print/copy scripts for cast & crew, saving you hundreds of dollars!
       
    •  Pre-recorded music tracks [MP3s]: $25 (one-time fee)
       
    • ABOUT: A contemporary super hero with radio-like powers--he can turn invisible, fly through the air and has a sonic ray blaster, but his powers fade when he goes under a bridge! This episode,  “Invaders from Earth,"  pits Radio Ranger and his scientist cohort, Betsy Blake, against the invading mole-ites of the subterranean warlord, Zorg, who seeks to steal Los Angeles landmarks--including a certain famous mountain-top museum--to use as his underworld palace. It features a techno-synthesizer score. 
       
    •  SAMPLE RADIO SCRIPT - Radio Ranger - 'Invaders From Earth!' - (Truncated) [PDF]


  •  Rick Lowell, Private Eye - "The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of" - 3 episodes [radio plays]

    •  by Tony Palermo - from [original author's name goes here, plus year and novel/story]
       
    •  TO ORDER: Contact Sales@RuyaSonic.com

    •  Run time: THREE episodes - 75-minutes (25-minutes each)
    •  Cast size: 13-27 actors (many non-gendered roles), 2-4 sound effects artists
    •  Minimum Royalty Rate: $35/performance [$85 for all 3 episodes] - (depending on venue/broadcast market, ticket price, etc. Classroom productions get special rate)
    •  NO per-script-booklet fee - Script delivered as PDF file. Troupes print/copy scripts for cast & crew, saving you hundreds of dollars!
       
    •  Pre-recorded music tracks [50 MP3s]: $30 (one-time fee)
       
    •  ABOUT: A Hollywood-set 1940s-style detective series similar to The Adventures of Sam Spade or Philip Marlowe. “The Stuff That Dreams are Made Of” consists of 3 episodes--you can do any single one or all three. Here, private eye, Rick Lowell searches for a movie-prop from The Maltese Falcon film and runs into Nazi agents, crooked dames, snooty art dealers, actors playing English detectives, and dangerous gangsters. This exciting and often humorous show is packed with classic 1940s Los Angeles settings, “hard-boiled” dialogue, and colorful characters. It is especially popular with adults, but kids get a kick out of it too. Please note that it's not necessary to do the series in order--each show is a complete thrill. See 'Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of' synopsis and more.
       
    •  SAMPLE RADIO SCRIPT - 'Rick Lowell, Private Eye - (Truncated) [PDF]


  •  Tales of Outer Space [short radio play]

    •  by Tony Palermo - from [original author's name goes here, plus year and novel/story]
       
    •  TO ORDER: Contact Sales@RuyaSonic.com

    •  Run time: 12-minutes
    •  Cast size: 7-10 actors (many non-gendered roles), 2-3 sound effects artists
    •  Minimum Royalty Rate: $15/performance - (depending on venue/broadcast market, ticket price, etc. Classroom/Family productions get special rate)
    •  NO per-script-booklet fee: - Script delivered as PDF file. Troupes print/copy scripts for cast & crew, saving you hundreds of dollars!
       
    •  Pre-recorded music tracks [MP3s]: $10 (one-time fee)
       
    •  ABOUT: This shortened version of the full Blast Off! show listed above, was created for a Jet Propulsion Laboratory teacher workshop. The short run time makes it suitable for production within a single classroom period. This story, “Greetings from the Planet Killer,” takes place 40,000 years in the future where women have evolved into fierce space warriors.  The show features a spy mission to the mysterious "Planet X," shape-shifting blob creatures, a doomsday machine, a space battle and startling twist ending. The electronic musical score is entirely 1950s-style synthesizer sounds.
       
    •  SAMPLE RADIO SCRIPT - Tales of Outer Space - Planet Killer - (Truncated) [PDF]


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