Genre: Plays

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Playwrights Amy Shojai and Frank Steele have co-authored plays, musicals and several theatrical productions together. Each brings decades of writing and performance experience to the projects.

Frank Steele has appeared in many TV and radio commercials, movies and TV shows including DALLAS. He taught drama for twenty-seven years, including middle school thespians, anStraysCast1d has appeared in over fifty plays as an actor or professional musician, playing drums.

Amy Shojai, although best known as a pet journalist and author, has degrees in theater and music performance. She has acted in several dozen plays in six states, played piano and cello in many productions, and made countless TV and radio appearances both locally and nationally, including Animal Planet appearances as an expert. Amy has also taught high school choir and directed musicals from Chicago and Legally Blonde, to Peter Pan and Beauty & the Beast. Review Amy’s acting information here.

Together they write the book of the show, taking turns offering potential dialogue and scene suggestions. Songs arise from the theatrical situation to move the story forward. Shojai and Steele often begin with a concept for the song, each individually write verses or chorus of the proposed song, and then combine them for layered musical effect. Once suggested melodies and instrumentation is agreed, Shojai creates the arrangements. By the final edits, neither can tell who suggested which part once the work is completed.

WORKSHOPS

Shojai and Steele have frequently taught theater workshops (Texas Thespian Festival, national Junior Thespian Festival and others) and are happy to consider bringing their fun sessions to your school or theater. CLICK HERE to see a list of our most popular topics (mix and match for your program!).

Starz, The Musical

COMING SOON! Inspired by students at TEXAS THESPIAN FESTIVAL

MORE ABOUT THE SHOWS

CLICK on the titles of the scripts, below, for details, sample video from live performances, perusal scripts and licensing information on these shows and more.

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STRAYS, THE MUSICAL (Script)

STRAYS, THE MUSICAL (Script)

Authors: ,
Series: STRAYS
Genre: Plays
STRAYS, THE MUSICAL is a pet-centric show celebrating the love we share with cats and dogs. Cast 12 to 30+ actors of any age or type, with minimal sets/costumes. More info →
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STRAYS, THE MUSICAL (Piano-Vocal Score)

STRAYS, THE MUSICAL (Piano-Vocal Score)

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Series: STRAYS, Book 2
Genre: Plays
STRAYS, THE MUSICAL is a pet-centric show celebrating the love we share with cats and dogs. Written for singers & nonsingers, with country, pop, rap, calypso, gospel styles and more. Cast 12 to 30+ actors of any age or type, with minimal sets/costumes. More info →
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STRAYS, THE MUSICAL (Original Cast Recording CD)

STRAYS, THE MUSICAL (Original Cast Recording CD)

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Series: STRAYS, Book 3
Genre: Plays
STRAYS, THE MUSICAL is a pet-centric show celebrating the love we share with cats and dogs. Written for singers & nonsingers, with country, pop, rap, calypso, gospel styles and more. Cast 12 to 30+ actors of any age or type, with minimal sets/costumes. More info →
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KURVES, THE MUSICAL: SCRIPT

KURVES, THE MUSICAL: SCRIPT

$16.99
Authors: ,
Series: KURVES, Book 1
Genre: Plays
Visit KURVES, TEXAS and fall in love with eight quirky characters of Maxine's Gym -- you know people like this (or wish you did!). More info →
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KURVES, THE MUSICAL: PIANO SCORE

KURVES, THE MUSICAL: PIANO SCORE

$65.00
Authors: ,
Series: KURVES, Book 2
Genre: Plays
Complete piano-vocal score of KURVES, THE MUSICAL for rehearsal and/or performance! More info →
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A Comfort Breeze, Script: A Compelling Mother-Daughter Reunion

A Comfort Breeze, Script: A Compelling Mother-Daughter Reunion

$9.00
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Genre: Plays
A compelling mother/daughter reunion in 1993 Lubbock, Texas. More info →
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Scene Study: Monologues, Duos & Group Scenes