Here at Fun Middle School Plays, you’ll find fun plays for kids, not to mention the director and the audience! I offer a wide variety of shows for middle school. You’ll find comedy plays, old-fashioned melodramas, Wild West shows, Christmas plays, mystery dinner theater plays, Shakespearean spoofs, short skits, and more.
There are 30 minute middle school plays, 45 minute middle school plays, and 1 hour middle school plays--all of which feature laughs galore!
These scripts for middle school are guaranteed fun.
And if you’re looking for a school fundraiser play, there’s nothing better than one of these shows for your middle school drama group! They can be done with small casts, large casts, small drama groups, big drama groups--possibilities are endless.
Here's what people are saying:
Alexi wrote a custom play that incorporated our school’s 100 year history for our annual Christmas program, and we were beyond thrilled with what she produced! The play resonated with our small community, it was funny while also being heartwarming with Christmas cheer. This play was one of the best plays our school has ever presented. The kids had a blast practicing and the community was impressed beyond belief. Alexi came out to our school to do fun drama activities and helped the kids learn their lines and give their best performance. She is an incredibly talented writer and is brilliant when working with kids of all ages. We hope to work with her much more in the future!
Over the last few years, The Florissant Grange Hall has been the host for several wonderful “Dinner Theater” events. Each one of the plays, written by Alexi Alfieri, has not only engaged the youth in the community who are acting in the plays, but have joyfully entertained those community members who have come to our Grange Hall, in sold out numbers, to enjoy the Dinner Theater productions. Alexi is a talented, creative member of our community, who, with her fabulous ability to write humorous, entertaining plays, brings laughter to all who attend these productions.
I loved Cowgirl Cookie’s character list with so many unique characters, and not one of them overwhelmed the others. Each student could find a part that fit him or her–a funny character, a quiet one, a slapstick character, or a straight man. The kids were able to really work together as an ensemble, but each part carried its own charm. The humor in the play came regularly, and there was a nice mix of the expected and unexpected.
I’ve had the huge pleasure of performing in some of Alexi Alfieri’s plays. Not only is she an amazing director, but her plays are fantastic and well loved by all who come to see them. Her plays are clean, funny, and more then a blast to perform!
I laughed so hard, I cried! Lexi’s plays were my favorite treat of the year as a parent.
Lexi’s work is fun, positive, and creative! As a middle school drama teacher, I feel so lucky that my students get to experience her creativity and imagination on stage through every word that she writes. Her story lines and comedic twists encourage my students to “find the funny” and dive into her dynamic characters in an amazingly appropriate and witty way. Whether I am in my classroom, teaching a workshop, or directing in the community, I highly recommend Lexi’s lines as your first stop for creative materials for your young performers!
Lexi built a funny, easy-to-perform show that addressed the very specific needs of our program. The script is the perfect length, with just the right amount of audience participation, and addresses all sorts of other logistical components that scared off other potential playwrights for us. We have performed her melodrama with over eight hundred students at this point and counting!
It was a pleasure to work with such a conscientious, friendly, and creative writer. Alexi crafted two separate melodramas that our whole staff and student body were thrilled to see and perform! The humor, ease of lines, and perfect script length added to our fun. You will not be disappointed!
Lexi’s plays are very kid oriented. There’s a fun part for every ability of student that captures the personality of each kid. The set is straight forward and the costumes are simple. Best of all, the plays are very entertaining. The audience loves watching them, and the kids love performing them!
Ms. Alfieri brings a seemingly endless talent to her craft. Her use of alliteration, creation of an interesting plot, along with witty character names and a whole lot of humor result in a play that is fun to put on. The cast enjoys the production as much as the standing-room-only audience. Each play is a fun experience for everyone involved.
Going to Alexi Alfieri’s plays have become a family affair. I can wholeheartedly recommend the fun-filled, family-friendly dramas to both teachers and students. They have been a great success and leave us smiling and asking when the next one is due to come out!
This was our first year to offer drama to our middle school students. I chose The Secret of the Spoon for our inaugural dinner theater performance, and it worked out perfectly. The play is cleverly written with breaks between acts for students to help serve the meal. We are a very small community (only 13 students in the eighth grade) and we made over $1,000 in one show! Everyone loved it! The play has some very funny parts that my students really “hammed” up, and the entire audience was cracking up. The costume and set decorations can be readily made or easily located. The script was entertaining with lovable characters. In fact, it was so successful that we are performing another one of your plays in a month. Thank you so much!
Thinking back on it, being in Cowgirl Cookie and the Case of the Missing Chocolate Chips really helped me discover what kind of person I am. As the narrator, I was able to help the characters follow their journey, and in my life, I try and help those close to me in whatever way I can.
Alexi Alfieri’s plays are original, clever, and fun. She has a way of making memorable characters that kids enjoy playing and audiences enjoy watching. There is a mystery involved in each that is solved with humor and creativity. The pace of each play is perfect. They don’t drag on too long, and they make great options for dinner theaters. Alexi’s plays offer wonderful entertainment, and we look forward to more.
These kid-friendly plays are both contemporary and creative while offering various grade levels and acting abilities an opportunity to participate. Costumes, stage settings, and props are all very achievable for schools. And during the performance, audience members are left chuckling, cheering, and clapping at the canny story lines students enjoy delivering.
I have attended at least five of Alexi Alfieri’s shows and found them all to be full of funny lines, great characters and enjoyable stories. Every young actor involved seemed to be having such fun and the audience definitely was too. Loved all the word plays and puns!
Talk about a great show! Every time I have gone to see one of Ms. Alfieri’s plays, I am enthralled! Not only is the story well written with great humor and entertainment value, she takes obvious care in character development, regional events, age appropriate subject matter, and most importantly, incorporates lots of opportunity for the actors to explore their own unique creativity. Having raised two sons, I have seen lots of local and school plays, but none written and directed the way that Ms. Alfieri does. I recommend her and her material highly for any theater group wanting to provide an excellent alternative and opportunity for their students.
Freeze right there! Don’t miss out on my final drama game of the year! This game is an easy one to play in any space with any number of kids, and once they’ve gotten the hang of it, they won’t want to stop. So sit back, sip on some hot chocolate, and let the freezing […]
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Once upon a time, I was a middle school teacher in a very small and very rural school. Actually, to be perfectly accurate, I was the middle school. I taught all of our sixth, seventh, and eighth graders in one room, all day, for all subjects...and loved it!
One school year, I happened to be in need of a playscript. But not just any script. I needed a script that was appropriate to the tender and tough age of adolescence. I needed a script that was flexible. I needed a script that was a reasonable length and could be performed successfully on a modest budget. And above all, I needed a playscript that was really, truly fun. Fun for the kids to perform, fun for me to direct, and fun for the audience to watch. And since I couldn’t seem to find a script that I really loved and met all of those needs, I wrote one. And I’ve been happily writing playscripts ever since.