The Broken Badge - Melodrama

performed across America
and internationally for 15 years
so you know audiences love them

 

Here's the story on  The Broken Badge


Also known as “Oils Well That Ends Well"

The story Prologue opens in 1939 as the popular “San Juan Radio Theater” radio broadcast is about to begin its final weekly installment entitled “The Broken Badge”. Through the magic of radio, we are transported to that much simpler year of 1896 ... for the retelling of tale of the old west ... in a time before the crash ... a time before two world wars ... a time of Heroes and Villains. This “Play within a Play” welcomes the audience back to the small western town of San Juan Capistrano (or your town if you want) for the story of a lost love, a “rehabilitated” villain, a jilted woman, and a framed sheriff. At the same time, it is also the story of one actor at the end of a radio career and another just at the beginning of a whole new life.

Familiar melodrama friends have returned including ... that scoundrel Professor Mack, the Judge Jerry Mander and that irrepressible Gypsy Claire Voyant. New friends include Justin Credible, and Sally Mander AKA “San Juan Sally”. The radio cast also plays the roles of the Melodrama characters ... so expect some quick costume changes. Of course, included are a whole slew of authentic old-time songs. Now gather around your radio and turn back your clocks as a story of love across the centuries unfolds. Prepare yourself for the twists and the turns, found in “The Broken Badge”.

Easy ... Just click the link below and one can be professionally printed on demand and a perfect-bound copy can be sent your way.

http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/the-broken-badge/13074393 .

They are full-length melodramas. But if you want a shorter version for schools, churches, or community events ... you can customize them to your venue. Other providers of Melodramas prohibit you from making modifications to published scripts. We encourage it. Villain names have been changed, local establishment "shameless plugs" have been added, casts were shrunk for smaller venues, casts were expanded so more actors could have fun. No permission is needed to change our Melodramas around to fit your town's history or personalize the play.

See for yourself with this YouTube Video preview link.

While Hero and Villain plays are available for Theatres and Playhouses, they also work great as fund raisers for civic organizations, colleges, clubs, church groups, community centers, mountain retreats or even dinner theaters. These family-oriented melodramas are now provided for a flat royalty fee based upon whether you want to perform a play for a whole year or if you will only be having 5 or less performances. These plays have been produced successfully and are designed to help you have a production that your town will be talking about all year.

Many of those performing melodramas are community theatres, schools, churches or non-profit organizations and so our prices are purposely kept affordable for these groups. When you consider all of the flexibility to change, modify, print, and video our Melodramas ... we think that they are a great value. Buy one today with one of the links below.

Yes ... you don't have to ... but you can print as many scripts on your own printer as you might need for your cast and crew. Other publishers seriously frown on this and prohibit even the thought of it. Perhaps you have lots of paper, a free copier and lots of time on your hands ... When you pay royalties you get access to a downloadable and printable version of the script and music score. So, if you need to print out another copy when someone misplaces their script ... no problem ... you can stay in the "Hero" category and make extra copies at your heart's content.

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Click this link for the Official National Melodrama Directory: http://heroandvillain.com/directory.html
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Affordable Melodrama Royalties

Limited Run Royalty

A discounted price for just a few performances.

$150

The Real Deal

  • If you only will be needing 1 to 5 performances ... this is the package for you.
  • Even though it is discounted ... you still get a PDF script, modifiable Word-Doc script, PDF full music score, downloadable rehearsal music tracks, cue-card graphics and more.
  • Melodrama royalty payments are simply determined by how many times you plan to performed in front of an audience.

One Year Unlimited

For Theatres or Playhouses wanting a longer run.

$250

The Amazing Bargain

  • This package gives you as many performance as you want for a full year. Great for schools and diner shows.
  • Unlimited for a year access to a PDF script, modifiable Word-Doc script, PDF full music score, cue-card graphics and so much more.
  • Downloadable rehearsal music tracks and scratch track samples are now included for HeroAndVillain Melodramas.

Printed Scripts

Perfect-Bound Professional Scripts Printed for You.

$6 each

plus Shipping

  • Since many playhouses, schools, and theatres use our melodramas with minor changes ... professional scripts are a great choice.
  • We let you print copies of your melodrama on your own, but sometimes saving time is a better option. LuLu Publishing professionally prints unmodified melodrama scripts for your cast and crew and then promptly ships them right to your door.

Piano Scores

Professionally printed Scores now available.

$12 each

plus Shipping

  • The Piano Scores for all HeroAndVillain Melodramas are now discounted 10%.
  • Piano players are the unsung heroes of your melodrama. Reward them with a professionally printed spiral-bound full-size piano score.
  • Downloadable rehearsal music tracks and samples match the new printed piano scores that have been completely updated for 2018.