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Bridge to Terabithia - Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy

Bridge to Terabithia

Steve Liebman, Katherine Paterson, Stephanie S. Tolan

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Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy

1m, 3f, 4boy(s), 5girl(s), 3boy(s) or girl(s)

ISBN: 9780573650109

Book by Katherine Paterson and Stephanie S. Tolan
Music by Steve Liebman

This powerful adaptation, supported by a lyrical score, focuses the humor, warmth and emotional intensity of Katherine Paterson's Newbery Award winning novel. Jesse, alienated from the pragmatism of his family and rural Virginia culture, draws and dreams of becoming something special. Leslie, the ne…

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Description

Full Length Musical

Dramatic Comedy

Fantasy, Adventure, Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play -

Rural Virginia. The present. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Animal spot

Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Opportunity for Spectacle

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Animals

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Youth/Camp Programs, Tours

This powerful adaptation, supported by a lyrical score, focuses the humor, warmth and emotional intensity of Katherine Paterson's Newbery Award winning novel. Jesse, alienated from the pragmatism of his family and rural Virginia culture, draws and dreams of becoming something special. Leslie, the new girl from the city and the ultimate outsider, opens a world of imagination, art and literature for him. Together they create Terabithia, a fantasy kingdom where they are safe from those who don't understand them. Their friendship grows as Jesse's world expands. When tragedy strikes, the strength gained in Terabithia takes Jesse forward on his own and lets him share the magic of his dreams.

Bridge to Terabithia first premiered at Stage One, the Louisville Children's Theatre in October 1990. It was directed by Tom Schreier.

Characters

CASTING

1m, 3f, 4boy(s), 5girl(s), 3boy(s) or girl(s)

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Expandable casting, Features Children, Flexible casting, Roles for Children, Room for Extras

CASTING NOTES

More fifth graders may be included in the school scenes.

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

JESSE AARONS - age 10, Virginia farm boy who draws and runs
LESLIE BURKE - age 10, newly arrived from Arlington, a lover of reading and fantasy
MAY BELLE AARONS - Jesse's six year-old sister
MRS. AARONS - a farm wife and mother with little education and some religion
MR. AARONS - part time farmer and day laborer
BRENDA AARONS - the Aarons' teenager, interested in clothes, boys, and television
JANICE AVERY - 13 year-old school bully, large, unlovely and slow
MISS EDMUNDS - young, pretty, liberal and caring, she teaches fifth grade and music at Lark Creek Elementary
GARY FULCHER - supposedly the fastest runner in the fifth grade
BILLY JEAN - 5th grader
GIRL 2 -5th grader
BOY 1 - 5th grader
BOY 2 - 5th grader
THE DOG

Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Piano Only

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Easy

10 Piano/Synthesizer/Vocal Scores
Author(s)
Katherine Paterson

Katherine Paterson

Katherine Paterson is the author of more than 30 books including16 novels for children and young people. She has twice won the Newbery Medal, for Bridge to Terabithia in 1978 and Jacob Have I Loved in 1981. The Master Puppeteer won the National Book Award in 1977 and The Great Gilly Hopkins won the National Book Award in 1979 and was also a Newbery Honor Book and the recipient of a Christopher ... view full profile

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