Greetings! Effectively immediately, I have migrated my theatre reviews, theatre promos, fiction, non-fiction, graphic novel, and movie reviews to my NEW BLOG: “Patrick Dorn, Reviewer.” Here’s the new address:  http://patrickdornreviewer.blogspot.com/ This www.patrickdorn.com website is now my author/playwright website. Here you will find news about my published plays and fiction, works in progress, and other posts releva…

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Sir Nose, the Burger Rat — This rhyming rodent has a nose for adventure! An alley rat with the smarts of Sherlock and Cyrano’s schnoz finds the game’s afoot at the Kingdom of Mall’s Food Court. Sir Nose helps the bashful Taco Bill woo the lovely Wendy Freiberger by feeding him romantic rhymes from a nearby trashcan. But when the ace detective/poet’s “arch” enemy Professor McRonald, and his henchmen Corporal Saunders, Herr Wienerschn…

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A California Surfer in Cleopatra’s Court — Cowabunga Dudes! Surf’s up…in Ancient Egypt! Totally awesome teen surfer Brody Morgan is mysteriously transported from a California beach in the 1960s to 41 BC Ancient Egypt and Cleopatra’s court. After proving himself worthy by surfing a tsunami up the Nile River, Brody introduces hilarious 20th-century inventions like flip flops, Egyptian cotton sheets, and mummy-style s…

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Poultry in Motion — Barnyard birds hatch high-hilarity in low-cholesterol, crackpot comedy! POULTRY IN MOTION is an easy-to-stage, ready to tour, sunny-side-up laugh-fest that is loaded with silly situations, honkingly funny characters, slapstick humor, sight gags, and outrageous puns. The fractured fable scrambles the stories of Chicken Little, who believes the sky is falling, and the Little Red Hen, who tries to get her feather-br…

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Blather, Blarney and Balderdash AND Once Upon a Leprechaun —  Three hilarious and action-packed Irish folk and fairy tales collide in raucous laughter when a trio of wild and crazy leprechauns try to help tongue-tied shepherd Fin O’Grady learn to tell a story and win the hand of his one true love. Included are fast and funny storyteller theatre adaptations of “The Hunchback of Knockgrafton,” “The Griffin’s Feather,” and “The Bird, the Mou…

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Faery Free for All — Scotland’s mythical, magical beings bewitch audiences, with frantic antics and fantastic folktales. Friendly and fearsome fairy folk from the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland gather in a moonlit meadow for a raucous, rambunctious re-enactment of classic stories of the Summer (Seelie) and Winter (Unseelie) Courts. Pixies, brownies, and sprites tussle with a banshee, wraith, boggles and trows, while two teenage human …

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— What is Ukraine’s brightest, funniest export? (Hint: It’s NOT Chernobyl’s radioactive cloud.) It’s the stories! The Blabbermouth, the Puff Monster and the Wolf is a fast-paced collection of hilarious Ukrainian folk tales, brought to life on a bare stage by a troupe of 6-24 traveling players. In “The Blabbermouth,” a clever woodsman devises an ingenious ruse to keep a buried treasure secret, despite his gossipy wife.  The nex…

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Doc…Doc…Goose! When Mother Goose gets her MD, funny bones everywhere crack up! Freak accidents abound in Nurseryland. Mother Goose opens an “urgent care” clinic,  and a host of unlucky nursery rhyme characters line up to prove that laughter really is the best medicine. Among the patients is a cow with a sore calf from moon-jumping, a crooked man needing a chiropractic adjustment, a daredevil who burns his seat jumping over can…

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The Three Little Sausages A funny, colorful picture book for selective eaters and their parents By Patrick Dorn Illustrations by Jaime Buckley See a Picky Eater “Wolf” Down his Breakfast! Nate is a picky eater. When his dad takes him to a breakfast buffet, reluctant Nate uses his imagination to “play” with his food, acting out a funny, action-packed version of the Three Little Pigs with sausage links and baked goods.The Three Little Sausa…

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The Pebble By Patrick Dorn –This colorful, whimsical, rhyming religious picture book tells the story of David and Goliath from the stone’s point of view. The Pebble is lowly and meek, mocked by nearby stones and boulders because it dreams of flying. As part of God’s creation, the Pebble trusts that it has value, meaning, and purpose. Suddenly, a hand reaches down, picks up the Pebble, and propels it into history. Parents…

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Patrick Dorn’s reviews and theatre promos have migrated to a new site
Featured Item / June 6, 2017

Greetings! Effectively immediately, I have migrated my theatre reviews, theatre promos, fiction, non-fiction, graphic novel, and movie reviews to my NEW BLOG: “Patrick Dorn, Reviewer.” Here’s the new address:  http://patrickdornreviewer.blogspot.com/ This www.patrickdorn.com website is now my author/playwright website. Here you will find news about my published plays and fiction, works in progress, and other po…

The Scavenger Hunt
Plays and Musicals / June 6, 2017

The Scavenger Hunt — When teen angels are involved, heaven CAN’T wait! Teen angels Maisie and Tori are sent on an action-packed, time-traveling scavenger hunt by Big Momma Angel. It’s a side-splitting adventure of biblical proportions as they meet Abraham and Isaac, just in time for a hair-raising sacrifice. Watch them get caught between a rock and a hard place while David battles Goliath. Two favorite Bible stories are given a …

Phobia Factory
Plays and Musicals / June 6, 2017

Phobia Factory — What’s better than screams of fright? Shrieks of laughter! Phobia Factory is a non-stop comedy machine, churning out thrills, chills, giggles, and guffaws. Four high school students visit a prototype “Phobia Factory” at the mall. Using cutting edge virtual reality simulations, the teens face their subconscious fears in supposedly safe computer generated environments..until a glitch makes the program go ter…

Nightmare High School (plus musical version)
Plays and Musicals / June 6, 2017

Nightmare High School And… Tales of Terror from Nightmare High School — A student’s worst nightmares… live on stage! Six teenagers join forces one dark and stormy night, staking out the bare stage of their school auditorium to discover the identity of the mysterious Locker Stalker.  What begins as a half-hearted joke turns into a roller coaster evening of thrills, chills, and side-splitting laughter as each student’s…

Babushka’s Basket
Plays and Musicals / June 6, 2017

Babushka’s Basket — Exhausted by “holiday season” commercialism? Looking for a more heartfelt and rewarding alternative to staging yet another Christmas pageant? BABUSHKA’S BASKET is an uplifting one-act drama inspired by the cherished Russian folk tale about a peasant woman whose grief-inspired compulsiveness prevents her from joining the Wise Men on their journey to meet the Christ Child. Devastated by the death of…

Nutcracker
Plays and Musicals / June 6, 2017

Nutcracker — Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker without toe shoes! No dancing or choreography is required in this swashbuckling comedy that leaps back to E.T.A. Hoffmann’s original tale and spins comic gold. The short and silly children’s musical adaptation of the classic holiday fantasy combines Tchaikovsky’s famous score with cute and clever lyrics, arranged and simplified for young voices by Bill Francoeur. On Christmas Eve…

Rip Van Winkle
Plays and Musicals / June 6, 2017

Rip Van Winkle — When Van Winkle lets the laughter rip, no one nods or dozes! Washington Irving’s supernatural time-warping tale comes to vibrant life in this action-packed comedy that combines faithfulness to the original text with slapstick humor, hilarious dialogue, and oddball characters. Young Rip Van Winkle escapes from an overly-critical wife, bowls with the ghostly Henry Hudson in the Catskill Mountains, then myste…

Saints for the Seasons
Plays and Musicals / June 6, 2017

Saints for the Seasons (Four, 20-minute monologues for church or theatrical use) Put the “holy” back in several popular but misunderstood “holidays.” Four great Christians with famous names but less familiar legacies step out of history to share the inspiring, often funny, and historically accurate stories of their lives of heroic faith, sacrifice and service in the name of Jesus. Nicholas of Myra (December 6) — Popularly referr…

Pilgrim’s Progress
Plays and Musicals / June 6, 2017

Pilgrim’s Progress — John Bunyan’s rolling in his grave…with laughter! In this hilarious, action-packed and contemporary adaptation of English literature’s first great allegorical fantasy, the thrilling adventure of Christian’s perilous journey to heaven is punctuated by uproarious characters and situations. Favorite scenes from the original classic, though wacky and warped, keep the ages-old story fresh and funny. This en…

The Gingerbread Man
Plays and Musicals / June 6, 2017

The Gingerbread Man — Every child’s favorite talking cookie leaps off the picture book pages and onto the stage in The Gingerbread Man, an action-packed, fun-filled, easily staged comedy for kids. In a surprising and delightful variation on the beloved tale, city girl Sally is unhappy staying at her aunt and uncle’s farm while her parents are on vacation. To cheer her up, Sally’s aunt makes a gingerbread cookie, which prom…