Sleepy Hollow

by Elizabeth Doyle, Judy Freed and Owen Kalt

About the Play

Musical Comedy. 60-90 minutes (full show is 90 minutes, but may be cut down to a 60-minute one-act version). Book by Judy Freed, Music by Elizabeth Doyle, Lyrics by Owen Kalt. 5+ females, 6+ males (11+ performers possible). Suitable for high school and older performers, elementary school and older audiences.

Note about the score: A perusal copy of the score that may be printed once is included as part of a Digital Perusal Script, while printed scripts contain a link to a non-printable digital perusal copy of the score. A score that may be printed, copied and used in performance comes with the order of a Production Copy License (or a Classroom Copy license for classroom study only).

Developed at the ASCAP/Disney Musical Theatre Workshop and Theatre Building Chicago.
 Premiered at Theatre-Hikes (Chicago and Lisle, Illinois) and Acorn Theater (Three Oaks, Michigan).

Qty Price Total
Printed Script $9.00 $0.00
Digital Perusal Script $10.50 $0.00
Performance Royalties $85.00 $0.00
Production Copy License $80.00 $0.00
Classroom Copy License $100.00 $0.00
Musical Tracks $75.00 $0.00
Bronze Package $95.00 $0.00
Silver Package $130.00 $0.00
Gold Package $180.00 $0.00
Platinum Package $235.00 $0.00
Fundraising Add-On $95.00 $0.00

Professional rights should be negotiated directly with YouthPLAYS at [email protected].


A restless ghost. A scheming schoolmaster. An apprehensive heiress. And a teenage girl who thinks demons are delightful. Welcome to Sleepy Hollow, a delightfully spooky family musical. Tensions in the little village escalate when schoolmaster Ichabod Crane competes with a shy blacksmith to win the heart of a lovely young heiress. Meanwhile, rumors circulate that the local ghost, the Headless Horseman, is seeking his revenge. Nothing is as it seems in this fresh, funny adaptation of Washington Irving's classic American tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

"We produced Sleepy Hollow at the Acorn Theater in Three Oaks, Michigan, and it was a crowd favorite. If you are looking for a show that is appropriate for all ages, try this one. I think it is especially good for Halloween time." - David Fink, Co-Owner, Acorn Theater

"I had the pleasure of presenting Sleepy Hollow as part of a musical theater festival in Chicago. Audience were enthusiastic and the play has had several production since. It's a real crowd pleaser, appropriate for all audiences—a great family show but not just for children. It's a fun take on the original Washington Irving story with very witty lyrics and some beautiful song writing. Oh, and there's the Headless Horseman—or is there?" - Joan Mazzonelli, Managing Director, City Lit Theater Company