Aladdin Strikes It Rich
Cheatham, Val (aka Val R. Cheatham, American playwright, 19__-____),
“Aladdin Strikes It Rich,” a __-minute comedy spoof in English in two scenes, set in _____, _____,
( + extras)
© 1977 by Val Cheatham;
• in Val R. Cheatham’s Skits and Spoofs for Young Actors: One-Act, Royalty-Free Plays, Skits, and Spoofs for the Amateur Stage (Boston: Plays, Inc., 1977), 194 pp., ISBN 0823802205, LCCN 77023906, OCLC 3167689;
• script/rights available from Plays, The Drama Magazine for Young People, 120 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116-4615, U.S.A., telephone 617-423-3157, fax: (617) 423-2168, firstname.lastname@example.org;
• contact Val Cheatham at email@example.com.
• Cited in Play Index 1973-1977: An Index to 3,848 PlaysEmphasized, edited by Estelle A. Fidell (New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1978), ISSN 0554-3037, LCCN 64-1054, p. 51, containing “Big, Bad Wolf at the Door,” “Jack, the Beanstalk, and Chicken,” “The Tortoise and the Hare Hit the Road,” “Meet Dr. Frankenstein,” “Curses! Foiled Again!” “Cinderella Finds Time,” “The Way-Out Wizard of Oz,” “PTA Triumphs Again,” “Pinocchio in Equal Opportunity Land,” “Good as Goldilocks,” “Let’s Hear It for the Pied Piper!” “Sleeping Beauty Wakes Up,” “Hansel, Gretel & Co., Inc.,” “Snow White and Friends,” “Aladdin Strikes It Rich,” “Sherwood Forest Revisited,” “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Finds a Helping Hand,” “Production Notes.”
Aladdin (m), _____; Hassan (m), a bogus carpet salesman; _____ (f), _____; _____ (f), _____.
“A spoof on Aladdin’s attempt to get magic lamp, after being diverted by a bogus carpet salesman called Hassan.”—Fidell, 51.
“In addition to the 18 operettas and the On With The Show guide for directing plays and musicals in the Hoffman catalog of Fred Bock Music Companies, Val R. Cheatham has published 31 plays, 8 of which have been reprinted in instructional texts, 3 dramatic readings, and 4 books ranging from Cartooning for Kids Who Draw and Kids Who Don't Draw to Finding Constellations. He also has published 62 informational and humorous articles for professional magazines and newspapers. This does not include a bi-weekly column called KIDTOONS which ran for 4 years in the Wichita Eagle newspaper. Recognized as an expert in the field of play production, Val Cheatham lectures, serves as a consultant, and teaches workshops on Directing Plays at the university level as well as courses in Oral Communication, Creative Writing, Finding Constellations, Penmanship, Poetry, Cartooning, and Gifted Education. However, Val insists he feels most at home in the elementary setting where he has taught for 43 years, the last 38 with gifted children. Retirement, he says, is not an option. Recipient of 24 grants for creative teaching, Val's latest accomplishment was receiving the Distinguished Achievement Award for ‘Excellence in Educational Journalism.’ Val was married for 42 years, has two grown children and two grandchildren. His hobbies, other than writing, include listening to music, reading, working in his yard, biking, and observing the night sky. He also would enjoy hearing from you at firstname.lastname@example.org.”—Fred Bock Music Companies - Composer/Arranger, http://fredbock.com/comparr.asp?ValCheatham, accessed October 13, 2006.
Aladdin, bogus, carpet, diversion, magic lamp, sales, spoof.