HeroAndVillain.com (as well as our other websites MelodramaScripts.com and of course MelodramaDirectory.com) are each designed to spread the word that Melodrama is alive and well and ready to be performed in your community. Melodrama is a great form of family entertainment that community groups, theatres, and playhouses can use. All are G-PG Rated family-friendly. Across America ... theatres, playhouses, schools and communities keep Melodrama alive and audiences love to attend these productions.
In Melodrama ... the
good guys are really good ... and the
villains are really bad. Misadventures are
resolved at the very last moment with
unexpected revelations and unexpected plot
twists. Happy endings are the rule and
villains always gets what they deserve in
the end. Across America and across the globe
... theatres, playhouses, schools, and
communities keep Melodrama alive. Although
some of the elements of Melodrama have their
roots in old world theatre ... we feel safe
in saying that old west style Melodrama is
unique and should be considered a truly
American art form ... just as much as Jazz
or Baseball. Nowadays, modern melodramas are
all about having a good time, where audiences
can enjoy booing and hissing at the villain,
while characters frequently break the fourth
wall to address the audience directly. With lots
of great music and plenty of overacting,
audiences love to root for the hero and watch
them triumph over evil. This form of theater is
perfect for families and is a great way to bring
communities together through shared
entertainment. That's precisely what our
websites, HeroAndVillain.com, GotMelodrama.com,
and MelodramaScripts.com, are all about. We
offer a variety of resources on our other sites
as well, so feel free to check them out!
While Melodrama Scripts are available for Theatres and Playhouses, they also work great as fund raisers for civic organizations, clubs, church groups, community centers, mountain retreats or dinner theaters. We believe that licensing a play for performance needs to be uncomplicated ... so our family-friendly melodramas are provided for a flat royalty fee based upon whether you want unlimited ability to perform a play for a whole year or if you will only be having a few performances.
All plays have been produced successfully and some many times across the United States and across the globe. Each of our Melodramas are full length plays ... but unlike other plays ... our author is fine if you change the names of places or characters. Even songs are optional. If your venue limits you to 60 or 90 minutes ... you call the shots and receive a modifiable electronic version of your script. You can print them yourself to save money. For standard scripts we have perfect-bound scripts you can purchase. Now take a few moments to explore the many plays currently offered for your next productionon our website.
Most of our plays are part of turnkey Melodrama packages that include everything you need for a great play (just add a cast & set & audience). We include easily downloaded printable scripts (in multiple formats) and sheet music and even cue-card graphics and other valuable resources.Nowadays, modern melodramas are all about having a good time, where audiences can enjoy booing and hissing at the villain, while characters frequently break the fourth wall to address the audience directly. With lots of great music and plenty of overacting, audiences love to root for the hero and watch them triumph over evil. This form of theater is perfect for families and is a great way to bring communities together through shared entertainment. That's precisely what our websites, HeroAndVillain.com, GotMelodrama.com, and MelodramaScripts.com, are all about. We offer a variety of resources on our other sites as well, so feel free to check them out!
Video & Social Media Friendly
Unlike plays from those pesky other companies out there - with the plays you purchase form HeroAndVillain.com you are absolutely allowed to distribute photos and videos and even sell your own DVDs to make more money. We actually encourage it! Isn't that refreshing.
All Hero And Villain Melodrama Scripts are Family Friendly mildly PG-rated, but making it a G-rated play is easy since we let you customize any script to your venue and community standards.
Stereotypical and sometimes simple characters that are a benchmark of Melodrama. Having said that - also know that HeroAndVillain.com melodramas allow you to customize them just about any way that you want. If an old-west late-1800's occupation is one that you do not want in your production - not a problem - you have full permission to change it in any of our more than a dozen musical melodramatic plays. It is up to you. So that means - if a reference to beer or whiskey (common in the old west) might potentially be off limits for your venue or audience - go ahead and change it to root-beer or lemonade if you desire. If a play is too long - cut out a song or a few parts of dialogue.
So ... if you want to change the name of a character, or add in a local business as a shameless plug, or adjust the location - with our brand of Melodramas - you have full permission to do any of those as well ... that is another feature of our brand of Melodramas . Yes ... you read that right ... unlike other purveyors of plays that strictly prohibit any changes to their scripts ... we encorage it. If you are a eloementary school and you want to remove all referenced to guns and/or other weapons that were pretty common in teh olod west ... go for it. Although it is an old west play so you might want to consider getting a slew of those toy weapons that have a flag that pops out with the word "bang". Only mildly politically-incorrect for sensitive states or venues. As for run-time of the Melodramas ... some playhouses and schools have turned solo songs into group numbers or sing-along songs while others have eliminated a few songs to shorten play run time. Some venues have made an art of adding more cue-cards for additonal audience participation enjoyment. If the the references to swallows (birds) doesn't work for you - go ahead and replace it with buzzards or any other critter that loves your home town. So long as the plays remains a G or PG family-friendly play and serves the needs your venue - you have blanket-authority to trim, adjust, and modify our plays to your heart's content.