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By Roald Dahl, adapted for the stage by David Wood


BFG artThe beloved children’s book by Roald Dahl, and future summer blockbuster film, is also an inventive play! Through crafty and clever stage magic, we see the story of an orphan girl named Sophie, as she encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kindhearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because unlike his peers refuses to eat boys and girls. Imaginative and clever staging allow giants and humans to interact without the special effects of CGI! Presented on the MainStage, you will not want to miss the heroic, silly and heart-warming tale of friendship, as Sophie saves children of the world from child-eating giants! Interest Level: 1st through 5th grade.

Public performances: April 7, 8, 9, 14 and 15, 2016 (Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 2:30 & 7pm & Sundays at 2:30pm) 



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Co-producers  

Vena & Greg Champion, Jo Coke, Milly Fariss, Eunice Hodges, Julie & Rodney Van Valkenburg, Amy & Steve Meller, Papercut Interactive,Dennis McGuire in memory of Mary Kate McGuire, Brandon & Miranda Culpepper, Charles & Krissy Joels, Michael & Sandra Steakley, Mark & Pamela Blass Bracher  


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The Jungle Book
By Rudyard Kipling, adapted for the stage by Scott Dunlap

Raised by wolves, Mowgli soon learns from his animal teachers, Baloo, the bear and Bagheera, the panther, to follow the “laws of the jungle.” His safety is threatened when Shere Khan, the man-eating tiger, returns to hunt in the jungle and Mowgli must use his human gifts to save himself and his friends and return to the “Man-Village.” This non-musical version, presented on the MainStage, isn’t based on the animated classic, but instead Kipling’s actual writings come to life onstage! Interest Level: 3rd grade and up.
 


Public performances: Oct. 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23, 2016 (Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 2:30 & 7pm & Sundays at 2:30pm) 

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CAST LISTS for THE BFG
Please read thoroughly.




If cast, please respond by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and accepting your role.



A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU to all that auditioned!



We had over 60 children audition. This was an EXTREMELY difficult decision, because there are so many talented kids. Everyone should be proud of their audition. If you were not cast, KEEP AUDITIONING! Please do not be discouraged and please, please, please come back and audition again and again!



If you are interested in joining the gang and helping out by being a Stage Manager or working on the running crew for this show, please contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



If you were cast, please be aware, I am cancelling Monday’s meeting with Parents. Instead I will just use the first part of your first rehearsal to meet with parents. So for The BUCKET CAST that means I will MEET WITH PARENTS on the Thursday, February 16th at 4:30pm and then we will read through the play. For the WORMWOOD CAST, I will meet with those parents on Friday, February 17th at 4:30pm and we will follow that with our reading of the play. You will get a schedule, a script and parking passes, as well as some other necessities, at that time. I will try to keep the parent meeting to about 45 minutes.



If cast, please respond by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and accepting your role.



The following is a Cast List for The BFG:

BUCKET CAST

Bradley Owens as The BFG

Alex Loyd as Sophie

With (Listed Alphabetically)

Lauren Coyne as ACTOR 2: (CHILDCHEWER, MISS PLUMRIDGE & the QUEEN OF ENGLAND)

Landry Howard
as ACTOR 8 (GIZZARDGULPER, REBECCA (Dreamer), UNDERMAID & the QUEEN of SWEDEN)


Makenna Jordan
 as ACTOR 7 (MEAT DRIPPER, CLASSMATE, MARY)

Aleah Larson
as ACTOR 4 (FLESHUMPEATER, HEAD TEACHER and MR. TIBBS)


Lydian Warren
 as ACTOR 5 (BLOODBOTTLER, CLASSMATE, RONALD SIMKINS & HEAD of the ARMY)


Madeline Warren
as ACTOR 6 (BONECRUNCHER, CLASSMATE, SAM SIMKINS & HEAD of the AIR FORCE)




WORMWOOD CAST

Aaron Slack as The BFG

Acadia Phillips as Sophie

With (Listed Alphabetically)

Eli Abercrombie as ACTOR 7 (MEAT DRIPPER, CLASSMATE, MARY)

Kristin Lowery as ACTOR 8 (GIZZARDGULPER, REBECCA (Dreamer), UNDERMAID & the QUEEN of SWEDEN)

Ellen Rich as ACTOR 2: (CHILDCHEWER, MISS PLUMRIDGE & the QUEEN OF ENGLAND)

Hannah Carter as ACTOR 4 (FLESHUMPEATER, HEAD TEACHER and MR. TIBBS)

Nia Freeman as ACTOR 5 (BLOODBOTTLER, CLASSMATE, RONALD SIMKINS & HEAD of the ARMY)

Nila Williams as ACTOR 6 (BONECRUNCHER, CLASSMATE, SAM SIMKINS & HEAD of the AIR FORCE)

If cast, please respond by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and accepting your role.