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New PNA Titles March 2024

New Titles Now Available from Plays for New Audiences (PNA)

Posted on March 15, 2024

Plays for New Audiences (PNA), CTC’s script licensing division, is pleased to announce new titles now available for licensing!

The newly-available titles include A Bad Case of Stripes: The Musical by Kate Haderlie, Babble Lab by Autumn Ness, 5 new Theatre for the Very Young pieces by Ernie Nolan (The Flopsy Bunnies, Baby Shark, Bingo’s Birthday, and The Itsy-Bitsy Spider), Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by juliany taveras, and Rescue Rue by Stacey Weingarten. 

“We are thrilled to be welcoming 2 incredible new musicals, 4 enchanting Theatre for the Very Young pieces, and a groundbreaking new play to the PNA catalogue! The artists involved in these pieces are at the top of their field and we can’t wait to see them reach audiences across the country!”   

A Bad Case of the Stripes

A Bad Case of Stripes: The Musical 
Script, Music, and Lyrics by Kate Haderlie 
Based on the book by David Shannon

In this fun musical adaptation of David Shannon’s beloved book, Camilla thinks she must choose between her favorite food – lima beans – and the acceptance of those around her. But the harder she tries to conform to other people’s opinions, the more miserable (and colorful) she becomes. With infectious energy and heartfelt message, A Bad Case of Stripes reminds audiences of all ages that embracing your true colors is the key to self-discovery and acceptance. 

“I think the story resonates with so many because we all feel like Camilla sometimes; we all want to feel like we belong, and wonder what we’ll have to sacrifice to fit in. My hope is that audiences will come away feeling a little more accepting of themselves, and a little more friendly to those around them who seem different.” -Playwright, Kate Haderlie

Learn more about Kate Haderlie


Babble Lab

Babble Lab  
By Autumn Ness  

Strap on your safety goggles and clean out your ears! When an experiment unexpectedly goes awry, a concoction of sneaky, sprightly L E T T E R S takes over a weird and wondrous science lab. Watch them jump into jars, spring from drawers, bounce around the room, and even play hide-and-seek as our scientist makes her surprising findings: Bluku terullala blaulala loooo! Rakete bee bee? Rekate bee zee! Enjoy the blubbering and blibbering exploration of spoken blurbbles as they spring forth in this one-of-a-kind, gee-gaw-filled laboratory. Created with early learners in mind. 

Learn More About Autumn Ness

The Flopsy Bunnies! A Peter Rabbit Adventure

The Flopsy Bunnies  
By Ernie Nolan 

The Flopsy Bunnies have disappeared! But have no fear; Mama Bunny is in pursuit. Come along with her as she travels to Mr. MacGregor’s garden following a trail of lettuce leaves in this interactive, immersive play specially designed for the very young. Join in the celebration as this bunny bunch is reunited in time for tea with the help of a little, resourceful friend. 

Baby Shark

Baby Shark  
By Ernie Nolan 

Journey into the depths of the deep blue sea with famous oceanographer siblings Fifi and Francois LaMer as they search for the fabled Baby Shark. Will they find the illusive creature? Can their submarine survive the voyage? And how many times will they have to sing “Doo doo doo doo doo doo?” Get ready to play along in this interactive, immersive theatrical experience especially designed for the youngest of theatre goers. 

Bingo's Birthday

Bingo’s Birthday  
By Ernie Nolan 

Bow-WOW! It’s a barnyard bash! You are invited to the birthday party of a very precious pup, and Bingo is his name-o! Hop to the homestead and help Farmers Pickle and Tickle find the guest of honor before the celebration begins. Bingo’s Birthday is an immersive, theatrical, down-right farm-fanciful event. 

“A charming and interactive barnyard bash.” – Lollygag 

The Itsy-Bitsy Spider

The Itsy-Bitsy Spider  
By Ernie Nolan 

The itsy-bitsy spider climbed up the water spout…but what happened next? Follow two green thumbed gardeners as they learn patience and perseverance from a determined eight-legged hero. A favorite childhood song comes to life in this interactive, immersive theatrical experience especially designed for the youngest of theatre goers! 

Learn More About Ernie Nolan 

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress  
By juliany taveras 

Morris likes lots of things: doing puzzles, painting pictures, pretending to be an astronaut, and wearing a tangerine dress from his school’s dress-up box because it “reminds him of tigers, the sun, and his mother’s hair.” But some of his classmates think boys can’t wear dresses because … well, because they’re boys. With his vivid imagination and space-animal friends, Morris travels the galaxy in search of an answer to the all-important question: “Do astronauts wear dresses?”  

Learn More About juliany taveras 

Rescue Rue

Rescue Rue
Concept, Book, and Lyrics by Stacey Weingarten
Music and Lyrics by Joshua Zecher-Ross & Kate Steinberg
Additional Music and Lyrics by Dana Levinson, and Angela Parrish

When a little dog named Rue wishes for a “Happily Ever After” from her Fairy Dogmother, she soon embarks on an emotional journey of self-discovery and belonging. Kicked out of her home, Rue meets new friends and enemies alike on the street and at the pound before finding her “Furever” home, realizing life is really about finding your happy beginnings, not endings!  

“Yes, you (and, advance warning, probably your kids) will come out of the theater wanting to adopt a dog. More important, however, you’ll come out reminded that love at first sight, however hokey and improbable it may be, actually can happen.” - Talkin Broadway 

“Run To See Stacey Weingarten’s Rescue Rue Combining Music/Puppetry For A Loving Purpose.” - Unblock the Music  

More information on Rescue Rue is available at 

Learn More About Stacey Weingarten

About Plays for New Audiences (PNA) 

Plays for New Audiences (PNA) licenses quality scripts for multigenerational audiences and actors. Written by some of the world’s most extraordinary playwrights including 4 of the top 10 most-produced Theatre for Young Audiences playwrights, PNA’s 300+ show catalog features plays and musicals for any programming need. A division of Children’s Theatre Company, PNA offers contemporary stories and reimagined classics that are topical, relevant, and even fantastical. As a non-profit licensing company, all profits are invested back into supporting artists and creating new work.