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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Tales of Terror for Tweens
Plays and Musicals / June 6, 2017

Comedic ‘Twin Tales of Terror’ for Tweens! Spooky Slumber Party (for seven girls) and Creepy Camp Out (for five boys) are a pair of frightfully funny, easy-to-stage one-act comedies in which young teens get together and scare themselves silly, telling and acting out gross, gory and ghastly urban legends and classic ghost stories. These low-cost, east-to-stage extended skits and sketches may be rehearsed and performed separately,…

O Holy Knight
Plays and Musicals / June 6, 2017

O Holy Knight — Celebrate next Christmas in a Castle! In this mirthful, medieval, 60-minute Christmas comedy, a blizzard has confined a motley mix of commoners, merchants and courtiers together in the castle’s banquet hall. The ladies-in-waiting are becoming inpatient, Christendom’s oldest squire has the hiccups, and Jabber the Jester’s outrageous antics aren’t helping. To pass the time, and to cheer Lady Dolores, whose hu…

The Pinocchio Shows (three versions)
Plays and Musicals / June 6, 2017

The ‘Pinocchio’ Shows… Pinocchio’s nose may have grown, but his story has become a FRANCHISE! Everyone’s favorite knot-head gets an extreme makeover in this teen-friendly, hip and hilarious stage adaptation of Carlo Collodi’s classic “Pinocchio,” now available as a full-length musical, full-length stage play, or one-act musical. When Carl decides to run away from home, he lands a job with the mysterious Professor Pinecone …

Sir Nose the Burger Rat

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 …

A California Surfer in Cleopatra’s Court

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 mum…

The Wacky Wizard of Oz
Plays and Musicals / June 6, 2017

Wacky Wizard of Oz — Visit the WACKY world of Oz and you’ll NEVER want to go home! After her tornado-tossed house smooshes a wicked witch, Kansas farm girl Dorothy steps out in her Ruby Crocs and onto a wild and crazy adventure that is stuffed silly with giggles and guffaws. Encouraged by a bunch of goofy Munchkins, a brainy Scarecrow, tender-hearted Tin Man and lionhearted Cowardly Lion, Dorothy seeks out the not too terr…

The Gingerbread Man Gets Schooled
Plays and Musicals / June 6, 2017

The Gingerbread Man Gets Schooled — The race for non-stop laughter begins at Baker Street School, home of the Spatula Flippers, when the irresistible Gingerbread Man hot foots it out of the kitchen and into the cafeteria. Pursued by a host of faculty, staff, nerds, and cheerleaders (each named after a delicious baked treat), the elusive, slick-sneakered spice cookie gives them the slip until the students combine brains and…

Poultry in Motion

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 …

Blather, Blarney, and Balderdash (plus musical version)

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 Bir…

Faery Free-For-All

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 teen…