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7th Jun '17 10:03:41 AM naturalironist
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* The Nativity Play ''Literature/APrayerForOwenMeany'' is a pivotal scene, with ties to the symbolism of the rest of the book. Johnny is cast as Joseph, which he references throughout, saying "I was a Joseph", a person sidelined while important things happen to everyone else. MessianicArchetype Owen is cast as the baby Jesus, which was supposed to be a [[CastAsATree nonspeaking role]], but he surprises everyone (except for the audience who think it's AllPartOfTheShow) stern, almost supernatural outburst casting his sacriligious parents out of the church.


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* In WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas, the kids are supposed to be putting on a Christmas play. Due to considerable directorial differences, it never ends up getting made.
6th Jun '17 4:18:12 PM naturalironist
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* The end credits of the ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys'' anime feature most of the characters participating in a bizarre, fantasy-inspired school play. Motoharu plays a prince who kills almost everyone with a sword, and is cheered on by his female love interest (played by a male student whose only costume item is a wig) and a bear. Like in any school play, the costumes vary in quality. Some students just wear their regular uniforms, but they also have a pretty high quality bear suit.
29th Apr '17 3:40:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial'': A school play being played in the School Festival is a staple of the series, usually courtesy of the Drama Club. If you're a member of this Club, you'll get a role in it.

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* ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial'': ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'': A school play being played in the School Festival is a staple of the series, usually courtesy of the Drama Club. If you're a member of this Club, you'll get a role in it.
16th Apr '17 4:38:57 PM Unicorndance
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* ''WesternAnimation/MarthaSpeaks'' has the episode "Martha Plays a Part", in which [[NiceGirl Helen]] and [[TheFashionista Carolina]] get stage fright when having to play celestial objects in a play.
4th Apr '17 7:06:40 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/AWolfInTheSoul'' has main character Greg playing the Cowardly Lion in a Hebrew-language production of ''Literature/TheWizardOfOz'', as part of its demonstration that he was an animal long before he ever became a werewolf.

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* ''Literature/AWolfInTheSoul'' has main character Greg playing the Cowardly Lion in a Hebrew-language production of ''Literature/TheWizardOfOz'', ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', as part of its demonstration that he was an animal long before he ever became a werewolf.
2nd Apr '17 12:49:32 PM Jeduthun
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Often a play (school or otherwise) will be such a disaster that the audience, usually including an important patron or theatre critic, will mistake it for a comedy, resulting in an [[SoBadItsGood unexpected success]]. If the badness is intentional in an attempt to get (back) at something, you may end up with SpringtimeForHitler. TheLawOfConservationOfDetail dictates that things are much more interesting when they ''don't'' go according to plan, so TheShowMustGoWrong.

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Often a play (school or otherwise) will be such a disaster that the audience, usually including an important patron or theatre critic, will mistake it for a comedy, resulting in an [[SoBadItsGood unexpected success]]. If the badness is intentional in an attempt to get (back) at something, you may end up with SpringtimeForHitler. TheLawOfConservationOfDetail dictates that things are much more interesting when they ''don't'' go according to plan, and FinaglesLaw promises that something will fail anyway, so TheShowMustGoWrong.
19th Mar '17 4:42:30 PM Jeduthun
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A School Play featuring younger children will most likely be [[ChristmasEpisode the Nativity]]. Common tropes include a central character being cast as a BitCharacter like "[[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep third shepherd]]" or, worse, [[PlayingATree an inanimate object]], and [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter resent the fact]] that the AlphaBitch and TheAce got the starring roles as always. The CheerfulChild may get a solo speech at some point which will leave the audience overcome with CutenessOverload. Parents may have to make the costume themselves, so expect [[CheapCostume shoddy]] {{Rummage Sale Reject}}s if Mom does it and mortifying awfulness [[BumblingDad if it's left up to Dad]]. The kids will stumble through their lines awkwardly, and at least one will either (a) cry, (b) wet themselves, or (c) throw up.

Often a play (school or otherwise) will be such a disaster that the audience, usually including an important patron or theatre critic, will mistake it for a comedy, resulting in an [[SoBadItsGood unexpected success]]. If the badness is intentional in an attempt to get (back) at something, you may end up with SpringtimeForHitler.

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A School Play featuring younger children will most likely be [[ChristmasEpisode the Nativity]]. Common tropes include a central character being cast as a BitCharacter like "[[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep third shepherd]]" or, worse, [[PlayingATree an inanimate object]], and [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter resent the fact]] that the AlphaBitch and TheAce got the starring roles as always. The CheerfulChild may get a solo speech at some point which will leave the audience overcome with CutenessOverload. Parents may have to make the costume themselves, so expect [[CheapCostume shoddy]] {{Rummage Sale Reject}}s if Mom does it and mortifying awfulness [[BumblingDad if it's left up to Dad]]. The kids will stumble through their lines awkwardly, and at least one will either (a) cry, (b) wet themselves, or (c) throw up.

up. {{Corpsing}} is likely to ensue.

Often a play (school or otherwise) will be such a disaster that the audience, usually including an important patron or theatre critic, will mistake it for a comedy, resulting in an [[SoBadItsGood unexpected success]]. If the badness is intentional in an attempt to get (back) at something, you may end up with SpringtimeForHitler.
SpringtimeForHitler. TheLawOfConservationOfDetail dictates that things are much more interesting when they ''don't'' go according to plan, so TheShowMustGoWrong.
11th Mar '17 4:04:37 PM nombretomado
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** In ''Sabrina's Secret Life'', the play is 'Theatre/'AMidsummerNightsDream'' and Sabrina and Cassandra are gunning for the role of Titania the fairy queen. Cassandra gets the part and Sabrina is made producer instead.

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** In ''Sabrina's Secret Life'', the play is 'Theatre/'AMidsummerNightsDream'' ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'' and Sabrina and Cassandra are gunning for the role of Titania the fairy queen. Cassandra gets the part and Sabrina is made producer instead.
11th Mar '17 4:01:54 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/GetOverIt'', they play ''AMidsummerNightsDream'', strangely mirroring the film's story itself. Oh, and that's [[RecursiveReality a movie about students playing a play wherein a there is another play.]]

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* In ''Film/GetOverIt'', they play ''AMidsummerNightsDream'', ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'', strangely mirroring the film's story itself. Oh, and that's [[RecursiveReality a movie about students playing a play wherein a there is another play.]]
30th Jan '17 2:04:46 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', the kids turn a school production of ''The Miracle Worker'' into a musical extravaganza in order to make sure they wouldn't be outdone by the preschoolers' Thanksgiving skit.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
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kids turn a school production of ''The Miracle Worker'' into a musical extravaganza in order to make sure they wouldn't be outdone by the preschoolers' Thanksgiving skit.skit.
** Mr. Mackey puts on a play about dental hygiene with the Kindergartners to warn people about the dangers of Tooth Decay. Since [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Tooth Decay is a literal monster who killed his father and kidnapped the Princess of Canada]], the play is ''very'' SeriousBusiness to Mackey.
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