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28th Oct '17 3:02:12 AM Sapphirea2
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** "PTV" features Meg as a disciple in ''God and His Magical Rainbow Suspenders'' (a parody of ''Theatre/{{Godspell}}'', [[ShownTheirWork a show frequently produced in high schools due to it being inexpensive to mount]]). Brian and Stewie are so dumbfounded that the former smacks the latter to make him cry. Brian says out loud "Crying baby, I'll take him out", getting ''both'' of them out of the auditorium and to freedom.
** "The King Is Dead" has Lois directing the Quahog Players' production of ''Theatre/TheKingAndI''. Forced to find some role for Peter, who is trying to develop his creativity, to fill she decides to make him the show's producer and tells him to find ways to get the word out about the show. Unfortunately, his ideas, which are consistently well-received by the cast and crew bar Lois (who eventually quits in disgust) and lead to the show selling out as word spreads, gradually turn the show into an InNameOnly story of a killer cyborg played by Peter. Lois tries to convince the cheering crowd that corrupting fine art in the name of pandering to the LowestCommonDenominator is a bad thing come the curtain call, but they just get distracted by Peter breaking wind.
28th Oct '17 2:42:31 AM Sapphirea2
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* Karen Kingsbury's novel ''Unlocked'' has its teenage heroine Ella cast as the heroine in what might be her high school's final production (due to budget cuts), the stage adaptation of Disney's ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''. The events of the story are reflected in the rekindling of her toddlerhood friendship with Holden, a noncommunicative case of HollywoodAutism who is the brunt of bullying by such people as her JerkJock boyfriend Jake, and who is responding to the music coming from the rehearsal room. Arranging for him to sit in on rehearsals, she ultimately helps Holden become far more communicative ( freeing him from his curse of autism), and he plays the Beast's transformed self in the show's final scene.

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* Karen Kingsbury's novel ''Unlocked'' has its teenage heroine Ella cast as the heroine in what might be her high school's final production (due to budget cuts), the stage adaptation of Disney's ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''. The events of the story are reflected in the rekindling of her toddlerhood friendship with Holden, a noncommunicative case of HollywoodAutism who is the brunt of bullying by such people as her JerkJock boyfriend Jake, and who is responding to the music coming from the rehearsal room. Arranging for him to sit in on rehearsals, she ultimately helps Holden become far more communicative ( freeing (freeing him from his curse "curse" of autism), and he plays the Beast's transformed self in the show's final scene.
28th Oct '17 2:37:30 AM Sapphirea2
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* ''Film/{{Hook}}'' opens at an elementary school's performance of ''Literature/PeterPan'', in which protagonist Peter Banning's daughter Maggie is playing Wendy. As the onstage Wendy and Peter have their first conversation, Banning can't bring himself to pay attention because he's just received another business call on his cell phone. This example averts several typical conventions of the trope: The kids are unpolished and obviously reciting dialogue, and there's a teacher nearby quietly reading it along with them in case they forget something. The sets are relatively simple, with Neverland a painted backdrop, and the only music is provided by a piano. Later in the film, after it's been established that Banning is the actual Peter Pan who chose to grow up and forgot his past in the process, he has a {{Flashback}} to his first meeting with Wendy, which uses almost exactly the same dialogue as the corresponding scene in the play did but plays ''much'' differently.
25th Oct '17 11:10:56 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** The first film has Wednesday and Pugsley's performance of a scene from ''{{Hamlet}}'', which leaves the audience drenched in fake blood.

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** The first film has Wednesday and Pugsley's performance of a scene from ''{{Hamlet}}'', ''Theater/{{Hamlet}}'', which leaves the audience drenched in fake blood.



* ''HamletTwo'' is about a school production of the eponymous play.

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* ''HamletTwo'' ''Film/{{Hamlet 2}}'' is about a school production of the eponymous play.



* ''Film/TeenWolf'': Scott joins the school play because he's got a crush on the girl playing the female lead. The play takes place in the South during the Civil War, with the girl playing a plantation owner and Scott playing a Union officer ([[BadBadActing very badly]]).



* ''[[Literature/TheBerenstainBears The Berenstain Bears Get Stage Fright]]'' has Sister Bear dealing with the titular problem when she's cast as the heroine of "Rumpelstiltskin"; specifically, she's afraid she'll forget her lines. Instead, she manages to save the show by helping her overconfident brother when he forgets ''his'' lines. This book was adapted into an episode of the SaturdayMorningCartoon in TheEighties.

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* ''[[Literature/TheBerenstainBears The ''Literature/TheBerenstainBears''
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Berenstain Bears Get Stage Fright]]'' has Sister Bear dealing with the titular problem when she's cast as the heroine of "Rumpelstiltskin"; specifically, she's afraid she'll forget her lines. Instead, she manages to save the show by helping her overconfident brother when he forgets ''his'' lines. This book was adapted into an episode of the SaturdayMorningCartoon in TheEighties.
21st Oct '17 12:47:31 PM LadyNorbert
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* In ''Starring the Baby-sitters Club!'' students from SES, SMS, SHS and Stoneybrook Academy put on a musical extravaganza, Peter Pan.



* 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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* 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) with a stern, almost supernatural outburst casting his sacriligious sacreligious parents out of the church.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' episode "Stage Fright" has Claire Brewster sabotaging Lydia's audition for Miss Shannon's School For Girls' play of "Romeo and Juliet." Beetlejuice gets even by taking over Claire's body and making a shambles out of the production. Oddly enough, the school's main backer loved it.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' episode "Stage Fright" has Claire Brewster sabotaging Lydia's audition for Miss Shannon's School For Girls' play performance of "Romeo ''Romeo and Juliet." '' Lydia instead gets to be the show's costume designer, but Claire further insults her by refusing to wear the dress Lydia made. Beetlejuice gets even by taking over Claire's body and making a shambles out of the production. Oddly enough, the school's main backer loved it.



* A flashback in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' shows a very young Meg playing Maid Marion in a school production of Robin Hood. Naturally, Peter heckles her.

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* A flashback in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' shows a very young Meg playing Maid Marion Marian in a school production of Robin Hood.''Robin Hood''. Naturally, Peter heckles her.
13th Oct '17 6:57:01 PM DoctorNemesis
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* Parodied in ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' with the "Woodbine High School Experimental Theatre" sketches, featuring a troupe of teenage actors who have clearly just discovered but not ''quite'' understood various concepts such as ''avant garde'' and social justice issues, proceeding to inflict the results on their long-suffering parents in a series of performances which are the worst combination of [{TrueArtIsIncomprehensible pretentious]], [[SoapboxSadie self-righteous]] and [[StylisticSuck inept]].

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* Parodied in ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' with the "Woodbine "Woodbridge High School Experimental Theatre" sketches, featuring a troupe of teenage actors who have clearly just discovered but not ''quite'' understood various concepts such as ''avant garde'' and social justice issues, proceeding to inflict the results on their long-suffering parents in a series of performances which are the worst combination of [{TrueArtIsIncomprehensible [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible pretentious]], [[SoapboxSadie self-righteous]] and [[StylisticSuck inept]].
13th Oct '17 6:13:03 PM ladyofthelibrary
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** One of the chapter books features the cubs doing Romeo and Juliet but not for the usual reasons. Rather than the author wanting to force characters together (in fact, Brother and Bonnie, the characters who end up in the titular roles, are already secretly dating but the secret is only from Papa and Squire Grizzly), the play was to convince the adults, [[FeudingFamilies who have gotten caught up in the ancient grudge between the Bear and Grizzly families]], to cease fighting as the cubs have all gotten sick of the trouble the feud is causing. And save for a minor moment of Cousin Fred getting caught onstage opening night touching up the scenery (which proceeds some very needed TensionCuttingLaughter), the play goes off without a single hitch.
** Hilariously one of the Christian pictures books features Romeo and Juliet in an entirely different context with the "nerds" and "cool kids" feuding, with Brother and Sister as mediators, and ''no one'' being pleased when Ferdy, king of the nerds, and Queenie, [[JustForPun queen of the cool kids]] are cast as the title characters. A fight actually breaks out at one point and Brother and Sister have to play peacemakers.
9th Oct '17 10:05:50 AM Generality
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* One of the earlier arcs for ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' involved Calvin's class putting on a play called ''[[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle Nutrition and the Four Food Groups]]''. Calvin is cast in the *cough* [[TearJerker tear-jerking]] role of the Onion, with other characters cast as "[[NeverHeardThatOneBefore Fat]]", "Bread", and "Amino Acid". Calvin's major struggle with this show, besides the zipper of his costume, is his difficulty in remembering his line. ''[[ChewingTheScenery "In addition to supplying vital nutrients, many vegetables are a source of dietary fiber!"]]'' [[spoiler:He remembered it perfectly, but was stuck in the bathroom at the time.]]

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* One of the earlier arcs for ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' involved Calvin's class putting on a play called ''[[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle Nutrition and the Four Food Groups]]''. Calvin is cast in the *cough* [[TearJerker [[OnionTears tear-jerking]] role of the Onion, with other characters cast as "[[NeverHeardThatOneBefore Fat]]", "Bread", and "Amino Acid". Calvin's major struggle with this show, besides the zipper of his costume, is his difficulty in remembering his line. ''[[ChewingTheScenery "In addition to supplying vital nutrients, many vegetables are a source of dietary fiber!"]]'' [[spoiler:He remembered it perfectly, but was stuck in the bathroom at the time.]]
20th Sep '17 9:25:14 PM DoctorNemesis
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* Parodied in ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' with the "Woodbine High School Experimental Theatre" sketches, featuring a troupe of teenage actors who have clearly just discovered but not ''quite'' understood various concepts such as ''avant garde'' and social justice issues, proceeding to inflict the results on their long-suffering parents in a series of performances which are the worst combination of [{TrueArtIsIncomprehensible pretentious]], [[SoapboxSadie self-righteous]] and [[StylisticSuck inept]].
20th Sep '17 8:51:26 AM jccw227
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* A flashback in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' shows a very young Meg playing Maid Marion in a school production of Robin Hood. Naturally, Peter heckles her.
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