Based on Katherine Paterson’s Newberry Award winning novel, this powerful adaptation is filled with humor, warmth, poignancy, and emotional intensity.
The auditions will be held on Tuesday, January 28 and Wednesday, January 29 from 6:00-8:30 pm at My Binding in Hillsboro. (5500 NE Moore Court, Hillsboro, 97124.) The auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
Reading the book is not required, but would be very helpful.
Rehearsals begin February 3rd Monday, Tuesday and Thursday weekly
Performance dates are April 17, 18 & 19, April 24, 25, & 26, and May 1, 2 &3.
Jesse Aarons- age 10, a Virginia farm boy who loves to draw and run.
Leslie Burke- age 10, a lover of reading & fantasy.
May Belle Aarons- Jesse’s 6 year old sister.
Mrs. Aarons- farm wife and mother with little education & some religion.
Mr. Aarons- part-time farmer and day laborer.
Brenda Aarons- Jesse’s sister, a teenager, interested in clothes, boys & TV
Janice Avery- 13 year old school bully. Large, unlovely, and slow.
Miss Edmunds- young, pretty, liberal & caring, teaches 5th grade & music.
Gary Fulcher- supposedly the fastest runner in the 5th grade.
This announcement was originally posted by STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy.