Prince Ugly by Matt Buchanan

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About The Play

Montgomery Academy (Montgomery, AL).

Musical Comedy.  100-110 minutes.  7+ females, 6+ males (20-50+ performers possible).  Suitable for elementary school and older.  

Prince Ugly
premiered at The Montgomery Academy and has since played in many states and abroad (including a production in translation in Estonia).

Printed Script: $7.50 (contains special author commentary). Digital Perusal Script: $10.00 (includes digital perusal score). Performance Royalties: $70.00/performance. Production Photocopy License: $50.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for your cast/crew; must be purchased in conjunction with Performance Royalties)Classroom Photocopy License:  $75.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for closed classroom study only). Musical Tracks: $75.00 (digital music files for use in rehearsal/performance). Professional rights should be negotiated directly with YouthPLAYS at Need detailed help? Click on Place an Order and then look for the blue What Do I Order? button!


The King and Queen react to the curse (Montgomery Academy, Montgomery, AL).

Prince William Xavier Hopkirk the Third is under an evil curse.  He is the ugliest child in the entire Kingdom--so ugly that children run from his face.  There is only one way he can break the spell:  he must make one true friend.  Only it's not so easy to make a real friend when children run from your face--or if they don't it's only because the King has offered a reward to anyone who will be his friend.  That's not real friendship.  A real friend is someone you truly care about.  More than you care about yourself.  How will Prince Ugly (as everyone--even his parents--call him sometimes) learn the true meaning of friendship?

Music Files

Prince William dons a mask (Montgomery Academy, Montgomery, AL).
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"Overture" demo.

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